318.605.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 1st Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 9:00:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Sandee Newman
  • Course Learning Objectives

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Define the nature of the policy problem based on effective and critical review of multiple sources of information;
    • Assess the quality of evidence from secondary source policy analyses;
    • Identify and interpret patterns and trends in data;
    • Conduct surveys to assess perceptions and behaviors
    • Communicate policy analyses with precision, clarity and cogency; and
    • Engage in effective team work.
  • Course Description
    Develops student analytical thinking through real-world problem applications including social, urban, and health policy. Prepares students to master the essential steps of any policy analysis: identify the problem, assessing the available evidence, specifying goals and constraints and examining policy alternatives. Emphasizes communicating in a simple, clear and direct way.
  • Intended Audience
    Students enrolled in the MPP program
  • Methods of Assessment
    6 written policy papers and associated oral presentations
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Welcome Message

    For the SYLLABUS and COURSE CALENDAR, please look in the Online Library in the folder "Syllabus and Calendar."


    Please note that Professor Newman's email address is sjn@jhu.edu.  Do not use the JHSPH email address listed below.

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