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4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: POLS 101 or consent of instructor. Examines public policy in the U.S., emphasizing how patterns of political power shape, and are shaped in turn, by state intervention. Students will consider various social and economic policies as illustrations of these processes. Topics explored can include environmental and education policy, Title IX as it relates to sports, and rural/urban debates. Key concepts will be reinforced through the use of case studies, memo writing, policy analysis papers, and a final research project.