Please note: ENST20750 (course #30157), offered by Professor Wayne Hayes, is an online course offered in the Summer Session I semester Ramapo College, School of Social Science and Human Service. We will use a course wiki and Bulletin Board, which will require that you register and sign in. Please email me at a site that I use for ENST20750, email@example.com, although I will also maintain my Ramapo eddress. (Note: the ovals in the logo above link to the corresponding section of the course and the "^" symbols below return the browser to the top of the page.)
Welcome to the online syllabus supporting Public Policy for the summer of 2011. This course, organized around a dedicated Internet site, explains the processes that shape public policy in the United States, emphasizing environmental policy, economic policy, globalization, and sustainable development --- and what it all means for you.
Two principal goals should direct your effort here:
To guide our inquiry, we will consider these basic questions:
Aspects of globalization and sustainability will be explained and discussed, consistent with the Ramapo College Mission Statement. Cases illustrating policy dynamics will be drawn from current events within the USA and around the world.
The course materials are:
Experiential learning: Students will closely follow current national and international affairs. We will all peruse the New York Times and be prepared to inject policy-relevant issues throughout the course. This fulfills the Ramapo College requirement for an experiential learning component in this course.
Grading will be based on the following distribution:
Detailed memoranda on the course wiki will explain these assignments well in advance.
Grades will be scaled in the standard fashion: A = 93 and above; A- = 90 to 92; B+ = 87 to 89; B = 83 to 86; B- = 80 to 82; C+ = 77 to 79; C = 73 to 76; C- = 70 to 72; D+ = 67 to 69; D = 60 to 66; F < 60.
The timetable of class events is displayed in the course Schedule web page and will be updated as needed. Please consult the class schedule and the Bulletin Board before each class--and be prepared. The rules of academic integrity set forth in the Student Handbook will be enforced.
I will use a dedicated email site to separate the communications for Public Policy from my overall flow: firstname.lastname@example.org. The course wiki Bulletin Board will provide ample opportunity for comments and participation. I will invite the class roster to join the wiki community shortly before the start of the semester.
Students with special needs should contact me at their earliest convenience. Individual accommodations for special needs will be cheerfully arranged. Welcome aboard!
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Initialized: 5/22/2001 | Last Update: 05/24/2011