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Stuart Alan Streichler
BIS 415
Bothell Campus

Public Policy and Law

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.

Class description

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

Lecture/discussion

Recommended preparation

Previous courses in political science would be helpful.

Class assignments and grading

In-class tests, presentations, class participation, paper


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Stuart Alan Streichler
Date: 02/13/2014