Stuart Alan Streichler
Examines the different histories of and processes by which law and public policy create rules that govern a society. Discusses the nature and influence of law and policy in our society via a sociological perspective.
Spring 2014: This course examines the relationship between law and the policy process in the American political system. Students will analyze general issues of the policymaking process and law as well as specific policy areas (e.g., education policy).
Student learning goals
Students will analyze the principal components of the policymaking process in the United States.
Students will learn about the impact that law has on policymaking.
Students will evaluate competing arguments on major controversies in policymaking.
General method of instruction
Previous courses in political science would be helpful.
Class assignments and grading
In-class tests, presentations, class participation, paper