2011-12 General Bulletin

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Phone: 216-368-2424
Joseph White, Program Director

This is an archived copy of the 2011-12 Bulletin. To access the most recent version of the bulletin, please visit http://bulletin.case.edu.

Undergraduate or graduate courses with public policy content are offered through the Departments of Anthropology, Geological Sciences, History, Political Science, and Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences; through the Department of Economics and other departments in the Weatherhead School of Management; through the School of Law, the School of Medicine, and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing; and through the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. Students can engage with policy issues both through courses and through the extracurricular programming of the Center for Policy Studies and other university bodies.

A minor in public policy is available to undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the economics and management programs in the Weatherhead School of Management. The course requirements are in four categories, listed below. Substitutions can be made under exceptional circumstances, at the discretion of the program director.

Program Advisory Committee

Joseph White, PhD
Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy, Department of Political Science; Director, Center for Policy Studies; Director, Public Policy Program

Robert H. Binstock, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine

Brian Gran, PhD, JD
Associate Professor of Sociology

David C. Hammack, PhD
Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History

Susan Helper, PhD
AT&T Professor of Regional Economic Development, Department of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management

Undergraduate Programs


One of the following:3
Making Public Policy
Health Policy and Politics in the United States
Interest Groups in the Policy Process
One of the following:3
Principles of Microeconomics
One of the following:3
American Political History
America Since 1940
Graduate Topical Seminar
The American Presidency
The Legislative Process
Judicial Politics
Ethics and Public Policy
U.S. Bureaucratic Politics
Two courses on a particular field of public policy *6
Total Units15


Selected with the approval of the program director. A list of courses that have been approved in the past is available on the Public Policy program’s Web site.