Policy Practice  --  Social Welfare  (SOC WEL) 254 [2 units]
Course Format: Two hours of seminar per week.
Description: Course introduces the practice of social welfare policy making. Focusing on the California State Legislature, students in the first half of the course are taught policy analysis skills, lobbying, testifying, working with legislators, legislative staff, and the media, and forwarding a policy agenda. In the second half of the course, students examine the internal environment of agency change, address the use of management information systems and outcomes measurement as strategies for information collection, and learn skills for effectively using information to improve agency decision making.
(F) Berrick
 


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