Public Policy Analysis - PPA

PPA 401 Data Analysis I 3 OR 4 hours. Statistical inference for the social sciences. Emphasis on univariate and bivariate statistics. Same as POLS 401. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): POLS 200 and POLS 201; or graduate standing. 
PPA 500 Introduction to Policy and Governance 4 hours. Introduces the intellectual traditions and debates that have characterized the study of public policy and the social order. Society-centered and state-centered explanations for policy will be explored. Same as POLS 500.  Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.
PPA 501 Data Analysis II 4 hours. Interpretation and application of multivariate methods of analysis in the social sciences. Regression specification and diagnostics, limited dependent variable models, measurement issues. Same as POLS 501. Prerequisite(s): POLS 401 or PPA 401. 
PPA 541 Policy Formation, Implementation and Evaluation 4 hours. Introduction to political science theories of how elections, interest groups and state structure affect the formulation of public solutions to societal problems. Same as POLS 541.  Prerequisite(s):  Consent of the department required for nondegree graduate students.
PPA 584 Methods of Policy Analysis 4 hours. Analytic, allocative and evaluative techniques in public policy analysis. Preparation of case studies in problem analysis and policy recommendation. Same as UPP 584. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. 
PPA 590 Advanced Public Policy Workshop 4 hours. Interdisciplinary workshop on preparing a dissertation proposal for public policy analysis students. Same as POLS 590. Prerequisite(s): Advanced standing in the Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis program and completion of core P.P.A. courses.