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Well-reasoned and thoughtful analysis of policy issues is a necessary but not sufficient requirement for implementing effective public policy. What is an equally important requirement is the ability to clearly and accurately relate complex policy ideas in easily understood narratives. The aim of this course, in turn, is to hone students' professional policy writing skills and to familiarize them with the major written formats used throughout the policy-making process; from memos and briefs, to white-papers and op-eds. This course is organized as a collaborative, seminar-style discussion of policy writing strategies and techniques, with a substantial focus on the thinking behind effective communication.

Course Sections

Quarter Instructor(s) Day(s) Time(s)
Spring 2021 David Michael Chrisinger Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Fall 2020 David Michael Chrisinger Wednesday 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM