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Planning, Public Policy & Management (PPPM)
119 Hendricks, 541-346-3635
College of Design
G - Pre-major, major, or minor are required to take this course graded to be applied to major/minor requirements
Course Data
  PPPM 201   Intro to Public Policy >2 >AC >US 4.00 cr.
Overview of professional public service and the planning and management of public issues. Focuses on the goals of public services within their economic, social, and political contexts.
Grading Options: Graded for Majors; Optional for all other students
Instructor: Choquette BE-mailHomepage Office:   106 Hendricks Hall
Phone:   (541) 346-3851
Office Hours: 0900 - 1600 MTWRF W 15 drop-in hours, or by appointment
  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  43070 16 32 0800-1020 tr 6/22-8/16 00 REMOTE Choquette B G
Academic Deadlines
Deadline     Last day to:
June 26:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded)
June 27:   Add this course
June 27:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
June 30:   Last day to change to or from audit
July 2:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
July 7:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
July 13:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
July 29:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
July 29:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
This course is an introduction to the related fields of planning, public policy, and the management of public and non-profit organizations. As an introduction, it aims to lay out the broad contours of these disciplines: the problems they address and the intellectual and methodological approaches to these problems. Another objective of this course is to convey the challenge and the excitement of professional work in these fields.

Professional work in planning, public policy and management requires that the practitioner be a savvy politician, a skilled analyst, an effective leader, and possess a deep knowledge of the substantive issue being addressed, whether it be terrorism and national security, child welfare policy, or wetlands management. Moreover, the effective practitioner operates with an ethical purpose, respecting the integrity of civic institutions and the ultimate sovereignty of citizens. This course will have failed if any of the intellectual, political, technical, social or ethical dimensions of effective performance are slighted. It is this peculiar stew that gives the field its challenge and excitement.

My intention is to combine a number of approaches: lectures, guest speakers, case reviews, student presentations, and as much class discussion as we can fruitfully accommodate.

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