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POL 150 First-Year Seminar: Perspectives on Public Policy (3 credits)

This course will examine the basic relationship between the basic needs and wants of individuals, groups, and the community in the United States and public policy and government service. It will look at a variety of problems and challenges in contemporary American society in the context of the basic questions of: "Should government get involved?" and if yes, "How should government get involved?" Finally it will analyze the scope, range, and complexity of the interdependent and dynamic factors that affect the public decisions and services at all three levels of American government in an age of globalization. Not for major credit.