Discussion

The student will complete four Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of at least 450 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Thursday of the assigned Module: Week. The student must then post two replies of at least 250 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least two scholarly citations in Turabian format. Each reply must incorporate at least two scholarly citations in Turabian format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the course readings and/or scholarly sources, such as books and peer-reviewed journal articles.

 

 

  • Identify one or more official policy actor(s) most responsible for the public policy issue that you are exploring and assess their role(s) in evaluating/implementing/blocking this public policy issue. Be specific.
  • Identify one or more unofficial policy actor(s) most responsible for the public policy issue that you are exploring and assess their role(s) in evaluating/implementing/blocking this public policy issue. Be specific.
  • Consider what kind of research may be useful in assessing your current policy or issue and tailoring it to the relevant actor or audience. (For example, is there a lack of current or relevant data on this issue? Are there externalities that have not been fully understood? Are there new academic perspectives that have not been taken into account in the policy process?)