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SIW 103: Economic Growth and Development Patterns, Policies, and Prospects

This class is designed to provide an overview of the history of economic and social development, the evolution of thinking on the subject, and current debates regarding the best policy approaches to foster development objectives. To emphasize the constantly evolving nature of the policy debate on development, the text is supplemented by articles from a wide variety of sources, and some additional readings will likely by assigned from contemporary newspaper, blog and magazine articles. Grades will depend on weekly pre-class reading comments and questions, four short assignments, and class participation.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SIW 104: Congressional Oversight and the Press

Who keeps watch of the federal government and its activities as they grow more complex at home and abroad? This seminar will look at oversight, or the lack of it, by the Executive Branch itself, by Congress, the Courts, outside groups, and the media, with some emphasis on the latter. We will establish the Constitutional basis for oversight through various readings, and we will look at some major scandals and issues from the past.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Pincus, W. (PI)

SIW 105: Education Policy

This seminar has three primary goals: 1) introduce today¿s major education policy issues; 2) investigate the ways education policy questions are addressed at the federal level, and by implication, the state and local levels; and 3) develop skills to develop and recommend appropriate policy options and solutions. You will become familiar with major education policy questions and over the course of the quarter, analyze these issues, consider policy options, and provide written and oral support for possible solutions.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SIW 106: Criminal Justice Policy

This class is designed to offer students a chance to explore how criminal justice policies and laws come into being, are executed, and end up changing. Through a different topic focus each week, students will grasp the actors that affect criminal justice policy (across all branches of government) and will learn the true recourse of the law in the United States (it¿s more surprising than you might think). Through an end-of-term paper, students will argue for and against a specific policy of their choosing.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SIW 107: Civil Rights Law

This course analyzes the major civil rights laws that Congress has enacted since the 1960s, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Fair Housing Act, the Public Accommodations ACt, the AGe Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The course provides an in-depth study of the statutory language of each of these laws, examines how courts have interpreted the statutes, and explores the policy arguments in favor and against such laws. The course also reviews the history context surrounding the enactment of these statutes, including an examination of the civil rights movement as a political and social force.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SIW 119: U. S. and Europe: Cooperation or Competition?

How are Brexit, Trump, Merkel and Macron reshaping the key relationship between the US and Europe? At a time of rising international threats from Russia, China, the Middle East, and Africa, as well as the challenges of populism, Euro-Skepticism, and Islamist terrorism, this course explores the Trans-Atlantic alliance that has been the central axis of US and European relations. By the end of the course, students will have engaged in substantive readings and class discussion in order to investigate these topics.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Chamorel, P. (PI)

SIW 124: The American Presidency: From TR to Nixon

This course will examine the tenures of past United States Presidents, comparing and contrasting styles, policies, histories, contexts, and outcomes. The course will consist of readings, class discussions, and a 20-page paper due at the end of the term. Sample weekly topics include TR and the Making of the Modern Presidency and Woodrow Wilson and the Growth of Federal Power.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Dallek, R. (PI)

SIW 151: Banking Regulation

Why is banking special? This course will examine the United States financial system, taking in-depth looks at the Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank, Wall Street, and more. It will investigate the US financial crisis, the history of banking regulation, and current structures of regulators in the industry. Learning will rely on in-class debate and discussion, as well as written papers.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Patel, B. (PI)

SIW 156: Washington Policymaking: A New Era? Advocacy and Strategy at the Federal Level

Executive Orders. Court challenges. Repeal and replace. Presidential tweets. Regulatory rollback. Tax reform. Senate filibusters. Government leaks. Republican factions. Immigration reform. CBO scoring. Congressional investigations. How do these all fit together? Are the rules of the policymaking game changing? In this class, we will examine the practical aspects and complex intricacies of policy development at the federal level. We will use current and rapidly evolving topics as examples, while also drawing on historical policymaking precedents. A central objective is to help prepare students to better understand and participate in the policymaking process.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

SIW 190: Directed Readings

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Jamieson, A. (PI)
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