Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 200-01. This course will provide a foundational experience for majors in both Law and Policy and Policy Management. It will introduce key policy studies principles, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Prerequisites: POSC 120 and ECON 111. This course is cross-listed as PMGT 200.
1030:TR   DENNY 203
LAWP 230-01 Negotiation and Advocacy
Instructor: Edward Guido
Course Description:
This course will focus on the role of the advocate in the law and policy-making process. It will consider various types of advocacy (public debate, litigation, public relations, etc.) and various methods of negotiation as well as compare and contrast the advocate's role in different forums (legislatures, courts, administrative agencies, the press, etc.). Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor.
1500:MR   DENNY 104
LAWP 300-01 Gateway Course
Instructor: Christopher Gulotta
Course Description:
This course explores the diverse public-service roles that lawyers and administrators play at the local, state, national, and international levels. Emphasis will be given to the professional rights and duties attached to public-service positions and the ethical dilemmas that arise in fulfilling these responsibilities. Public-service professionals will play an integral role in the course as visiting speakers. Prerequisite: LPPM 200.
1330:W   DENNY 112
LAWP 400-01 Biomedical Technology, Policy and Law
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
This course examines the legal, ethical and policy issues surrounding developments in biomedical technology, with a focus on surrogate motherhood, in vitro fertilization, stem cell research and cloning. We will study the scientific advances in these areas along with their practical applications. We will consider how the different individual and institutional perspectives of scientific, political and legal actors combine to frame the policy debate about the use and regulation of cutting-edge medical and scientific research.
1330:TR   DENNY 204
LAWP 550-01 The Legal and Political Implications of Local Counterterrorism Policing
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: Douglas Edlin
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 200-01. This course will provide a foundational experience for majors in both Law and Policy and Policy Management. It will introduce key policy studies principles, including an appreciation for (1) fluid interdisciplinarity, (2) the contingent nature of knowledge, (3) connections to the wider world beyond the college, (4) principle-based models of leadership, (5) the meaningful application of ethics, and (6) the role of stakeholder values in problem analysis and decision making processes. Prerequisites: POSC 120 and ECON 111. This course is cross-listed as LAWP 200.
1030:TR   DENNY 203
PMGT 290-01 National Futures: Reproductive Health Policy and Practices in the United States, Japan, and Israel
Instructor: David Sarcone, Shawn Bender
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HEST 250-01, INBM 300-04 and INST 290-03. This course explores policies and controversies related to reproductive health in the United States, Japan, and Israel. Along with assessing the success and/or failure of public policy to support fertility and reproductive health, students will compare and contrast the health systems of the three countries. Students will also examine ethnographically cultures of infant and maternal health, and apply the World Health Organizations building block approach to clarify linkages among health system components, measure health system performance, and assess attempted reforms on system-wide outcomes. At the conclusion of the semester, class members will travel to Israel to visit Ben Gurion University of the Negev to gain a deeper, comparative understanding of the Israeli health system.
1030:TR   STERN 103