POLS 7170X Master's Seminar
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as POL 717.
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30 hours plus conference; 3 credits
A guided research experience designed to allow students to conceptualize, organize, and complete a major policy paper. Class sessions will focus on problem identification and issues involving policy analysis. Students will be required to identify a policy problem, choose an applicable model for evaluating the problem, and complete a thirty- to forty-page policy paper containing a series of policy recommendations. Labor topics and labor-oriented policy analysis will be encouraged. Students will submit various pieces of the project according to a prearranged schedule. The class will be organized as a workshop to provide systematic feedback and direction of the various papers.
Prerequisite or corequisite: completion of 24 credits with a B average.