Public Policy

Learn and discuss the system of laws, regulatory measures, courses of action, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives

Program Highlights

Discover the impact social media has on political campaigns and movements
Gain an understanding of the factors that influence the direction of government action and the “tools” available to address policy problems
Develop critical thinking about public policy issues and the ability to conduct professional analyses of social, political, and economic structures and bureaucratic processes
Engage with experts and hear firsthand about the policy-making practices
In teams apply social science methods and policy analysis to practical problems of government, communities, regions, and/or global issues
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Tuition:

Residential Tuition :
$5,198 Will increase to $5,398 on November 30th

Extended Commuter Tuition:
$3,598 Will increase to $3,698 on November 30th

Commuter Tuition:
$2,998 Will increase to $3,098 on November 30th

Dates:

July 2, 2023 July 14, 2023

July 16, 2023 July 28, 2023

Location:

Research Triangle
Raleigh-Durham

Course Overview

The government today can affect all aspects of our lives. Curious to find out more about issues addressed by public policy such as public health, criminal justice, gun rights, immigration, reproductive rights, drug use, education, and disaster preparedness. Learn and discuss the system of laws, regulatory measures, courses of action, and funding priorities concerning a given topic promulgated by a governmental entity or its representatives. This course aims to create conditions for learning, opportunity and experience, which enable young people to develop knowledge, skills and competences.

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Course Structure


There are nine 3-hour class sessions over the two-week course. During week one, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Friday. During week two students have class from 9am-12pm Monday through Thursday. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to additional academic time (excursions, speakers).

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