Public Policy: Government (PPOG)

Public Policy: Government (PPOG)

PPOG 500  Introduction to Writing, Research and Turabian  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will provide an overview of current research techniques in the field of public policy. Students will also hone and apply professional writing skills by completing a final research paper fully incorporating techniques as outlined by Turabian.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 502  Economics and Public Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will study markets and market failure, the effects of Public Policy on economics, the effects of economics on Public Policy, and the role of government in economic issues particularly in the areas of trade, enterprise, debt and taxation, from a biblical worldview. The class will emphasize the Judeo-Christian foundations and principles of economic activity.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 503  Political Philosophy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course studies the most influential political philosophers who substantially influence the Western political and legal thought processes, for better or worse, from ancient Greece, through Western European development and the American Founding era to the modern era.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 504  Leadership, Statesmanship, and Governance  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will provide an examination of the fundamentals and characteristics of diligent, principled-based servant leadership from a Judeo-Christian perspective. This course will be as practical as it is philosophical.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 506  Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Introduction to Geopolitics and International Diplomacy will provide a Judeo-Christian perspective on international affairs; American foreign policy; international governments, groups, organizations and coalitions; sovereignty issues; the influence of Christianity and competing worldviews on the changing global arena; and the role of America in the world.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 530  Domestic Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a survey of U.S. domestic policy. It will focus on domestic public policy-making at the national level, beginning with the processes, institutions and actors engaged in the creation, advocacy, development, enactment, and implementation of domestic policy, and followed by a discussion of several contemporary public policy issues.

Offered: Online

PPOG 540  Foreign Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a survey of U.S. foreign policy. It will focus on the processes, institutions and actors engaged in the creation, advocacy, development, enactment, and implementation of foreign policy, followed by a discussion of several contemporary foreign policy issues.

Offered: Online

PPOG 595  Directed Readings in Public Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course will allow a student to work individually with a professor to do extra readings on a specific topic related to Public Policy form a Judeo-Christian perspective. This course will be as practical as it is philosophical.

PPOG 597  Special Topics in Public Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PPOG 500 (may be taken concurrently)

This course is a one-on-one study directed by the professor that involves specialized readings pertaining to Public Policy.

Offered: Resident

PPOG 624  Presidential Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PPOG 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Presidential Leadership is a course studying the role, powers, dynamics, and impact of the American presidency. The course will analyze the effects of the worldview, philosophies, and personal experience of the President as well as methods, strategies, and tactics that Presidents employ in shaping public policy, structuring the court, and communicating with and persuading the American people.

Offered: Online

PPOG 625  Legislative Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Legislatures are at the heart of policy-making in the United States. This course will help students learn how to ask and answer original research questions related to the study of U.S. legislatures, their members, and policy-making within the legislature. The course has two goals; to introduce students to a broad range of legislative research and to explore how to critically assess and extend that research.

Offered: Online

PPOG 626  State and Local Leadership  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course examines the challenges of running public sector organizations at the state and local level from the perspective of those who lead them. With trust in government plummeting and greater expectations from both the federal government and citizens, senior executives in state and local governments face significant challenges in governing. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to operate as ethical and effective statesmen at the state and local level. Additionally, students will learn the need for public officials to be ready to lead strategically, think creatively, and act collaboratively in a dynamic governing environment.

Offered: Online

PPOG 635  Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PPOG 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Speech Writing for Candidates and Officeholders is a research and writing course instructing students in the drafting of comments, sound bites, and full campaign and policy speeches for use by candidates and office holders.

Offered: Online

PPOG 640  Middle East Law and Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PPOG 500 (may be taken concurrently)

Middle East Laws and Policy provides an introduction to and survey of the legal, political, legislative, and judicial systems of the Middle East. The course will analyze the political parties that wield power, the ideologies that drive them, the policies they produce, and the impact of those policies both in the Middle East and abroad.

Offered: Online

PPOG 641  U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: PPOG 500 (may be taken concurrently)

U.S. Middle East Foreign Policy will build upon PPOG 640, providing a detailed analysis of the foundations, motivations, formation and impact of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East. The course will study the history and status of U.S.-Israeli relations, the substance of U.S. foreign policy, and the mechanics of how that policy is communicated, negotiated and carried out.

Offered: Online

PPOG 689  Thesis Proposal & Research  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to help students complete their master's thesis in Public Policy. It is expected that research for the thesis project will be relevant to the student's study in the master's program and will make an academic contribution to the research in public policy.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 690  Thesis Defense  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Intended to demonstrate a student's ability to carry out orignial research. Thesis may be designed to answer practical research questions, or address theoretical or ethical issues of interest to scholars and professionals in the field of public policy. Credit is not allowed until the thesis has been accepted.

Offered: Resident and Online

PPOG 695  Direct Research  3-6 Credit Hour(s)  

Offered: Resident and Online

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