2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 21, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 295 - Social Science Research to Influence Public Policy

The purpose of this course is to teach students strategies for using their research knowledge to influence public policy decisions, particularly at the state level. Students will also be involved in the planning and implementation of the Family Impact Seminar, a seminar where Clark faculty and their colleagues present research to state legislators at an annual symposium at the State House in Boston in late March. Students will learn the importance of using research to influence public policy, the challenges in translating research into a format that is relevant to policymakers, and strategies for overcoming those challenges.

Prerequisites for this course require a grade of C- or better

Fulfills the capstone requirement for psychology majors.

Prerequisites: PSYC 108   OR SOC 202  OR PSCI 107  OR GEOG 141  OR ID 132  

Course Designation/Attribute: POP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Spring