PUBPOL 201 - Systematic Thinking About the Problems of the Day
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Public Policy (PUBPOL)
Department: SPP: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 101.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One additional introductory social science course.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The main idea that we want to get across is implicit in the title: Systematic thinking — largely from the social sciences, but with the application of scientific methods and knowledge more generally — can make a difference in the way that we approach and solve current problems.

This will be a sophomore level course, offered for four credit hours. The class will consist of three hours of lecture and one section review each week. For each topic, there will be at least two faculty members, teaching a module together. Between 3 and 6 of these topics will be covered: vaccines and drugs for diseases that are more prevalent in developing countries; the Kyoto accords and policy related to global warming; No Child Left Behind and other national education policy issues; national health insurance; AIDS (national and international); intellectual property issues (such as the case involving Google); electoral college reform; affordability of higher education; globalization, trade and U.S. workers; and stem cell research.

Paul Courant served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan from 2002-2005. He is currently Professor of Economics and Public Policy and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research.

PUBPOL 201 - Systematic Thinking About the Problems of the Day
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001 (LEC)
 
35359
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
35413
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1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
35415
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
35417
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
35419
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0814788076
Copyrights and copywrongs : the rise of intellectual property and how it threatens creativity, Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan., Publisher: Univ. Press 2003
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