PAD 520-Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

Prerequisite: MAT 540

Reviews the political, social, and economic factors influencing policy analysis and planning for analyzing, solving, and resolving practical problems designed for policy issues facing federal, state, local, and nonprofit sectors. Examines quantitative and qualitative methods,processes, and concepts of public policy analysis and develops skills in applying critical thinking skills, analytical techniques, and various forms of structured analytical writing and communications. The role and ethical dimensions of policy analysis in the policy making process are discussed.