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PPGA 591L Special Topics in Public Policy - TOPS PUBLIC PLCY

Offerings respond to current policy debates, topics of emerging interest, availability of visiting scholars, and interest in non-traditional courses incorporating practitioner expertise, interest in particular disciplinary perspectives missing from core courses and electives, and interest in specific regions or countries.

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 1.5


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PPGA 591L 001Web-Oriented Course2 Sat10:0013:00

There is limited seating for Non-MPPGA students. Please contact the instructor directly for approval.

Please note that this is an intensive course. The course will be offered synchronously from 10AM-1PM on: Saturday (January 16); Saturday (January 23); Saturday (January 30); and Saturday (February 6). Asynchronous sessions are available in between these dates for team work.

This course is titled Strategic Design for Systemic Change.

Introduction to the theory, tools and techniques of strategic design as an approach to systemic change in society using a multi-sectoral approach to policy and strategy in an interactive studio setting. Strategic design is an emerging discipline that integrates design (human-centered research, problem finding, design and creative thinking) and strategy (systems thinking, problem solving, practical reasoning and planning) techniques. Strategic design is a useful skill set for policy practitioners in an increasingly complex world.