U.S. Social Policy OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Political Science Course on the Study of Social Policy in the U.S.

Published Feb 03, 2009

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Are you interested in the policy making process in America? As part of their OpenCourseWare program, MIT currently offers an online version of 'U.S. Social Policy'. In this undergraduate-level course, students will study examples of social policy initiatives and will learn how and why policies are implemented.

U.S. Social Policy: Course Specifics

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U.S. Social Policy: Course Description

This course offers a thorough examination of the history of the U.S. policy making process, as well as its current state. Many Political Science topics are covered, including health insurance policy and political participation. Taught at MIT by professor Andrea Campbell, 'U.S. Social Policy' is intended for undergraduate-level students interested in studying Public Policy, Politics or Politcal Science. This course places emphasis upon the ways in which policies are implemented in the U.S. Other course topics include the roles of special interest groups and examples of social policy initiatives, including the G.I. Bill and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Several assignments and a list of suggested readings are available for download. Students interested in this course should visit the US politics and social policy course page.

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