Writing 41: Writing and Speaking Public Policy

20S: 2A.

Identical to Public Policy 41, this course is designed for students who intend to use their writing and communication skills to effect tangible change. Course materials will draw from various areas of public policy, and students will develop policy arguments through position papers, strategy memos, public talks, multi-media tools, as well as op-ed pieces and "letters to the editor" to be submitted to local newspapers. Students will strengthen their understanding and practice of public persuasion, as well as their capacity to analyze the components of effective argument.

Prerequisite: Public Policy 5 or permission of instructor. Dist: ART; WCult: W. Kalish.