*Pubpol 155D (55D) is the prerequisite for this course.
Electives (4): 4 electives at the 165-699 level
(one of which MUST be a 400-450 or 500-699 level course)
Students will take PUBPOL 303 (prev 128), Microeconomic Policy Tools, as the introductory economic policy analysis course. Majors will then be required to take PUBPOL 304 (prev 132)
PUBPOL 303 will be required before doing the internship. PUBPOL 304 will not be required before the internship and may be taken before or after it.
Note that taking both Econ 101 (51) and Econ 201D (55) fulfills the requirement for PUBPOL 303 (128). Students who have taken both of these courses cannot take PUBPOL 303 (128). Taking Econ 101 (51) and Econ 201D (55) count as the prerequisite for PUBPOL 304 (132).
If you have any questions, please contact Ken Rogerson (firstname.lastname@example.org) Public Policy Director of Undergraduate Studies.
All public policy core and elective courses must be taken for credit and cannot be taken Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (what used to be Pass/Fail).
Internship and Policy Paper
Prior to starting the internship, a student must have completed all of the following courses: Pubpol 155D (55D), 301 (114), 302 (116), 303 (128) or Econ 201 (55) , and Stat 101.
In 2004, the PPS faculty voted to make the core courses a prerequisite for the internship. The purpose of this was substantive. We believe the core courses teach the skills and critical thinking necessary to gain the most from the internship experience. A student must complete all the core classes (PPS 301, 302, 303, 304 and Stats 101) to receive credit for an internship that counts toward the completion of a major in public policy.
The internship is not meant to simply be something that students check off on their way to graduation, but a culminating synthesis of course work and other PPS-related experiences.
If students are able to do their internship between their sophomore and junior years having met all of the prerequisites, that is fine, but most PPS majors will not be able to complete the internship on this schedule. Most will sastisfy the internship requirement during the summer of their junior and senior year.
Please contact the Undergraduate Office with questions.