PUBPOL 201 - Systematic Thinking About the Problems of the Day
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Public Policy (PUBPOL)
Department: SPP: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Sustain
Waitlist Capacity:
99
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. 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
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
18469
Open
23
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
18482
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
18483
Open
4
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
18484
Open
9
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
18485
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets, and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe
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