College Catalog: 2012-2013
Salameno School of American and International Studies (SSAIS): Public Policy
Ramapo College offers a flexible, interdisciplinary sequence of courses, listed below, leading to a minor in Public Policy. The Public Policy minor has been designed to complement such majors as Political Science, Social Work, and Environmental Studies.
The added focus on Public Policy turns the student’s attention to problems and solutions in the world of public events. The Public Policy minor enhances effective citizenship and analytical rigor, giving the student a concrete focus on application of principles and methods generated by the major.
Students earning the Public Policy minor often go on to graduate work, either at the Masters of Ph.D. level in the field of Public Policy. Public administration careers are available to Public Policy minors. Federal, state, and local government employ professionals with a background in Public Policy.
- Students are required to take 6 courses (24 credits) to complete this minor.
- At least 1/2 of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the five courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A school core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.
- Subject & Course # – Title & Course Description
- Required Courses:
- ENST 207 - PUBLIC POLICY
- POLI 107 - INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
- POLI 223 - AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
- Research Methods Course (select one of the following):
- POLI 316 - POLITICAL SCIENCE METHODOLOGY
- PSYC 242 - STATISTICS
- SOCI 308 - SOCIAL STATISTICS WITH COMPUTERS
- Choose one Process Courses such as (200 level or higher):
- ENST 326 - ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- LAWS 201 - COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS
- LAWS 233 - AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY
- POLI 318 - POLITICS OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
- POLI 321 - THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
- Choose one Content Area Courses such as (200 level or higher) (consult with your advisor):
- GEOG 303 - WATER RESOURCES
- INTL 337 - HUMAN RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA
- IBUS 326 - FUNDAMENTALS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
- An internship is recommended but is optional.