NURP

6012

Urban Policy Lab for Non-Majors

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Policy Lab for Non-Major

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alex Schwartz and Oscar Sosa Lopez

Section: A

CRN: 2737

Credits: 3

This 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. Students work on an issue for a client supervised by a faculty member and assisted by an experienced and analytically talented second-year master’s program student. 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. The three-credit Urban Policy Lab for Non-Majors is open to all graduate students outside the Urban Policy program who have taken the prerequisite course Policy Analysis (NURP 6002). The Urban Policy Lab for Non-Majors meets twice a week for the first half of the spring semester. Students join the student consulting team and work on one client project. (Offered Spring term only.)

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: January 20, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: Varies

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:07pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 3/12/2020

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 3/23/2020