NURP

6010

Urban Policy Lab

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Urban Policy Lab

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alex Schwartz and Oscar Sosa Lopez

Section: A

CRN: 2418

Credits: 6

This core course builds on the techniques and frameworks that were mastered through case analysis in Policy Analysis. Lab is an applied policy-analysis experience in which students work together in teams of four or five to resolve a policy issue for a public or nonprofit decision-maker. Over the course of the semester, students work on two different issues for different clients. Each experience, or “round,” is supervised by a different faculty member and assisted by an experienced and analytically talented second-year master’s program student. At the end of each round, the client and two faculty members are briefed in an interactive setting, the team’s performance is assessed in terms of its analytic strength and policy relevance, and the team then prepares written analysis in response to the feedback. Students labor under realistic constraints of limited data, time, and resources to provide rigorous analysis to clients with decision-making responsibility. The goal is to build strong analytic skills and research logic in the service of rational decision-making. This is a six credit hour course. (Offered Spring Term only.) research logic in the service of rational decision-making. This is a six credit hour course. (Offered Spring Term only.) Note: This course was formerly named Laboratory in Issue Analysis Learn more about this course.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 40

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:00am 9/16/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

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Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 9:50pm

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Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020