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Philosophy, Law, and Public Policy

Law and public policy grapple with the problems that arise when politicians and citizens attempt to justify and enact political commitments. This track offers normative and philosophical perspectives on these problems, as well as courses analyzing the record of governments' policy successes and failures from a variety of contexts. Several courses in this track push learning beyond the classroom, involving students directly in the world of policy implementation and analysis.

  • PSCI 104 Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • PSCI 121 Democracy in America
  • PSCI 167M Democracy: Past and Present
  • PSCI 212 Supreme Court in U.S. History
  • PSCI 216 Environmental Health and Justice in the Rochester Community
  • PSCI 217 American Health Policy and Politics
  • INTR 219 International Law and Courts
  • PSCI 220 Agriculture Law, Property Rights and Sustainability
  • PSCI 221 Philosophical Foundations of the American Revolution
  • PSCI 223 Constitutional Structure and Rights
  • PSCI 224 Incarceration Nation
  • PSCI 225 Cultural Politics of Prison Towns
  • PSCI 226 Act Locally? Local Government in the U.S.
  • PSCI 228 Race, Ethnicity, and American Politics
  • PSCI 229 Environmental Health Policy
  • PSCI 230 Public Health Law and Policy
  • PSCI 231 Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health: Policy & Advocacy
  • PSCI 232 Disagreement in a Democratic Society
  • PSCI 233W Innovation in Public Service
  • PSCI 234W Financial Regulation
  • PSCI 235 The Political Economy of U.S. Food Policy
  • PSCI 236 Health Care and the Law
  • PSCI 237 U.S. Policymaking Processes
  • PSCI 238 Business and Politics
  • PSCI/INTR 239 International Environmental Law & Policy
  • PSCI 240 Criminal Procedure and Constitutional Principles
  • PSCI 241 Urban Change and City Politics
  • PSCI 242 Research Practicum in Criminal Justice Reform
  • PSCI 243 Environmental Politics
  • PSCI 244K Politics and Markets: Innovation and The Global Business Environment
  • PSCI 246 Environmental Law and Policy
  • PSCI 247 Green Markets: Environmental Opportunities and Pitfalls
  • PSCI 248 Discrimination
  • PSCI 249 Environmental Policy in Action
  • PSCI 284 Democratic Theory
  • PSCI 287 Theories of Political Economy
  • PSCI 291 First Amendment and Religion
  • PSCI 292 Ethics in Markets and In Public Policy
  • PSCI 293 The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass
  • PSCI 294 Political Economy of African-American Communities
  • PSCI 295W The Good Society
  • PSCI 304 Urban Crime and Justice
  • PSCI 305 Poverty and Mental Health
  • PSCI 394 Local Law and Politics Internships
  • PSCI 394C Washington Semester Internship
  • PSCI 399 Washington Semester