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Public Affairs and Policy Management (PAPM) Courses

PAPM 1000 [1.0 credit]
Introduction to Public Affairs and Policy Management

The theoretical, philosophical and ethical foundations for the study of public affairs and policy management. Drawing from classic and contemporary texts in political philosophy and theory, students will consider issues relating to the nature of democracy, civic society and social organizations, the public, public affairs and public interest.
Prerequisite(s): registration in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management Program.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

PAPM 2000 [1.0 credit]
Policy: Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation

The institutions and processes of policy-making, implementation and evaluation. Forces that shape policy deliberations and alternative tools for managing policy action and policy evaluation. Theoretical approaches to understanding the origins of policy, and methods by which programs are designed and assessed.
Prerequisite(s): PAPM 1000 and Good Standing in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management program.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

PAPM 3000 [0.5 credit]
Policy Research

An examination of the research strategies and techniques relevant to policy analysis and evaluation. Using the case study method, the role of research and research organizations in the policy process is discussed. The issue of ethical dilemmas in policy research is also considered.
Prerequisite(s): PSCI 2701 and PSCI 2702, or COMM 2001, or ECON 2201 and ECON 2202 and Good Standing in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management program.
Lecture and discussion three hours a week.

PAPM 3999 [0.0 credit]
Co-operative Work Term



PAPM 4000 [0.5 credit]
Capstone Seminar in Public Affairs and Policy Management

A policy workshop focusing on the application of public affairs analysis to develop problem solving and research skills. The seminar will be policy-focused and organized by area of Specialization in the program. Students, working in small groups, will examine concrete policy problems, actual or simulated, in specific institutional contexts.
Prerequisite(s): PAPM 3000 and Good Standing in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management program.
Seminar three hours a week.

PAPM 4100 [0.5 credit]
Special Topics in Public Affairs and Policy Management

Analysis of selected issues in public affairs and policy management not ordinarily treated in the regular course program. The choice of topics will vary from year to year. Students should consult with the College regarding the topic offered.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the B.P.A.P.M. program or permission of the Kroeger College.
Seminar three hours per week.

PAPM 4908 [1.0 credit]
Honours Research Essay

The Honours essay, which represents a major research paper in the student's Area of Specialization, is carried out under the direction of a faculty supervisor who is either selected by the candidate or assigned early in the year. The Honours essay is evaluated by both the supervisor and an appointed reader.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management program.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca