Spring 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
LAWP 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 200-01.Permission of Instructor Required. 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.
1330:MR   DENNY 212
LAWP 200-02 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with PMGT 200-02.Permission of Instructor Required. 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.
1500:MR   DENNY 21
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 212
LAWP 248-01 The Judiciary
Instructor: Kathryn Heard
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 248-01. A study of the structure, processes, and institutional role of the American judiciary. Topics may include: the adversarial system, criminal and civil procedure, implementation of court decisions, judicial decision-making, legal development, and legal reasoning. Special attention is given to the federal judiciary, especially the Supreme Court. Prerequisites: POSC 120 or permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as POSC 248.
1030:TR   DENNY 212
LAWP 260-01 Problem-Solving Courts
Instructor: Albert Masland
Course Description:
Pending Faculty Approval Through a hands-on, experiential examination of traditional courts, treatment courts, and addiction issues, this course will introduce the students to the use of problem-solving courts to address drug, DUI, and mental health concerns. A major course component will involve community-based learning. Students will be required to interact with court participants and members of the various problem-solving court teams (e.g., judges, attorneys, probation officers, treatment providers as well as other support specialists, depending on the courts focus). As the students become familiar with one component of the war on drugs, they will be challenged to examine and debate the war as a whole.
0900:R   DENNY 112
1630:T   DENNY 212
LAWP 400-01 The Laws and Policies of Religious Freedom
Instructor: Kathryn Heard
Course Description:
In this senior seminar, we will examine historical and contemporary examples of the laws regulation of religion in order to think critically about the values of freedom, liberty, and equality in democratic societies. We will bring a range of classic texts on religion (such as John Lockes A Letter Concerning Toleration, John Stuart Mills On Liberty, and Karl Marxs On the Jewish Question) to bear on watershed legal cases (on such issues as polygamy, religious dress in the workplace, the consumption of spiritual hallucinogens, and faith-based objections to reproductive healthcare). In doing so, we will also examine how the democratic tensions illuminated by these texts are made manifest in modern culture by interpreting street art, ethnographic accounts of spiritually-driven lives, and popular media. Some of the questions we will explore include: What counts as religion in the eyes of the law? How has the relationship between religion and the law been historically understood in the democratic liberal state, and how do these historical understandings account for (or refute the possibility of) religious difference? How might contemporary socio-cultural developments like the recent refusal of some Southern Baptists to serve same-sex couples help us to uncover what assumptions the law makes about the proper practice of religion? Can religious freedom and individual, secularized liberty ever truly coexist within a democratic state? Fundamentally, this course critically attends to how the law has served to shape both religious practice and normative values. As a result, students will emerge from this course with a nuanced understand of how law, religion, and policy are not separate entities, but rather generative of one another.
1330:W   DENNY 212
LAWP 550-01 An Analysis of the Complications Caused by Drug Addiction in the Dependency System
Instructor: Edward Guido
Course Description:
 
Courses Offered in PMGT
Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
PMGT 200-01 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 200-01.Permission of Instructor Required. 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.
1330:MR   DENNY 212
PMGT 200-02 Foundations in Policy Studies
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
Cross-listed with LAWP 200-02.Permission of Instructor Required. 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.
1500:MR   DENNY 21
PMGT 401-01 Policy Management Seminar
Instructor: James Hoefler
Course Description:
This course will serve as a capstone experience for Policy Management majors. It will echo the key principles covered in the Foundations class, 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. Emphasis will be placed on acclimating students to the processes of complex problem solving that exist in a variety of contexts, including the public, non-profit, and private sectors, as well as in various comparative cross-cultural settings. "Policy Management" majors conclude their academic study of the various frameworks, orientations, stakeholders, and value sets that exist in different policy contexts by completing a comprehensive, hands-on policy management exercise. Prerequisites: LPPM 200.
1330:T   STERN 12