Dec 03, 2023
PSC 401M - Intergovernmental Relations (3 units)
Analysis of the interactions between federal, state and local governments. Theoretical foundations of federalism, issues of public policy and administration.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe the origins and theoretical foundations of federalism.
2. discuss the similarities and differences between federal and confederal models of governmental organization.
3. relate the principle components of federalism to the development of the United States.
4. relate federalism to public policy.
5. discuss the relationship between the national, state, and local levels of government.
6. recognize elements of federalism in public policy as implemented by levels of government.
7. analyze public policy issues reflecting components and parameters of federalism.
8. describe the impact of federalism on state and local government.
9. recognize the impact of federalism on public policy development.
10. recognize the relationship between assigned texts, lecture content, in-class discussion materials, and current public policy articles shared during a semester.
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