Urban Policy Lab

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Urban Policy Lab
Spring 2024
Taught By: Charles Allison, 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.) Pre-requisite: Policy Analysis (NURP 6002). Learn more about this course.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 2:22am EDT 6/17/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday
Times: 6:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024
Days: Thursday
Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th
Room: 713
Date Range: 1/25/2024 - 5/9/2024