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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.

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