2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethics and Public Policy Concentration


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Overview


Undergraduate Concentration


The interdisciplinary ethics and public policy concentration can be taken in conjunction with any major at Clark. This concentration is particularly recommended for students who intend to pursue professional or career interests in policy-related fields such as law, government, public administration or health care.

Courses


Program Requirements


The requirements for a concentration in ethics and public policy are designed to familiarize the student with the basic concepts and methods of both ethical analysis and policy analysis; to introduce the theoretical and methodological problems of both ethical analysis and policy analysis; and to ensure that the student engages in sustained analysis of particular ethical and public-policy issues at both an introductory and an advanced level.

At a minimum, the concentration in ethics and public policy requires six courses, distributed in the following manner:

1. Two required courses in ethics


At least one introductory course focused on the basic concepts and methods of ethical analysis. For example:

At least one advanced course focused on theoretical and methodological problems of ethical analysis. For example:

2. Two required courses in public-policy analysis


At least one introductory course focused on the basic concepts and methods of policy analysis. For example:

  • EN 175 - Science, Decision Making and Uncertainty
  • GOVT 070 - Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • GOVT 107 - Research Methods
  • GOVT 154 - The Politics of Public Policy
  • GOVT 155 - Roots of Political Thought
At least one advanced course focused on theoretical and methodological problems of policy analysis. For example:

3. Two required courses on applications and problems.


At least one introductory course focused on particular ethical and public-policy issues. For example:

At least one advanced course devoted to the intensive analysis of particular ethical and public-policy issues. For example:

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