BPAPM Core Courses
PAPM 1001 Policy: Analysis, Implementation, and Evaluation
The processes of policy-making, implementation and evaluation. Forces that shape policy deliberations and alternative tools for managing policy action and policy evaluation. Theoretical approaches to understanding the origins of policy, and methods by which programs are designed and assessed.
PAPM 2001 Foundations of Public Policy: Political Thought
Theoretical, philosophical and ethical foundations for the study of public affairs and policy management. Drawing from classic and contemporary texts in political philosophy and theory, students consider issues relating to the nature of democracy, civic society and social organizations, the public, public affairs, public interest.
PAPM 2002 Foundations of Public Policy: Economic Thought
Theoretical, philosophical and ethical foundations for the study of public affairs and policy management. Drawing from classic and contemporary texts in economic philosophy and theory, students consider issues relating to the nature of democracy, civic society and social organizations, the public, public affairs, public interest.
PAPM 3000 Policy Research
An examination of the research strategies and techniques relevant to policy analysis and evaluation. Using the case study method, the role of research and research organizations in the policy process is discussed. The issue of ethical dilemmas in policy research is also considered.
PAPM 4000 Capstone Seminar in Public Affairs and Policy Management
Policy workshop focusing on the application of public affairs analysis to develop problem solving and research skills. Seminar is policy-focused and organized by area of Specialization in the program. Students, working in small groups, examine concrete policy problems, actual or simulated, in specific institutional contexts.
PAPM 4099 Policy Seminar
Students address a specific policy problem or problems, in interaction with local, national or international policy experts or practitioners. Emphasis on policy analysis, research, and communication skills.
PAPM 4908 Honours Research Essay
Individual research project resulting in a major essay, completed under the supervision of a faculty member and evaluated by both the supervisor and an appointed reader. Students are responsible for locating a faculty member willing to supervise the essay. Departmental regulations apply.