Policy Studies Minor

Policy Studies provides students at Elon with the opportunity to explore the connection between major issues facing society (e.g., the economy, health care, crime, education) and the public policies used to address them.

All Policy Studies minors take courses covering the basic institutional and economic principles underlying the creation of public policies, as well as the processes through which these decisions take place.  Elective courses allow minors to examine public policy and the policy process from a variety of disciplinary perspectives including economics, political science, public health studies, sociology, and communications.  Students gain substantive knowledge to aid their understanding of a particular policy area or political actor, while at the same time building skills in leading policy change and analyzing public policy issues.

Minor Requirements

Foundation courses: 12 sh

ECO 111PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS

4 sh

POL 111AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

4 sh

PST 225INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC POLICY

4 sh

Select one Policy Studies course: 4 sh

PST 224ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND LAW

4 sh

PST 231PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

4 sh

PST 301POLICY ANALYSIS

4 sh

PST 310PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

4 sh

PST 311NONPROFITS

4 sh

PST 320FOOD POLICY

4 sh

PST 325HEALTH POLICY

4 sh

PST 332COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY

4 sh

PST 342U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

4 sh

PST 344INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

4 sh

PST 347COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY

4 sh

Select one additional course: 4 sh

ANT 325MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

4 sh

CJS 271-79SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

2-4 sh

CJS 255ORGANIZED CRIME

4 sh

CJS 371-79SPECIAL TOPICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE

2-4 sh

COM 304BROADCASTING IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST

4 sh

CSC 111DATA SCIENCE AND VISUALIZATION

4 sh

CSC 341COMPUTER AND NETWORK SECURITY

4 sh

ECO 203STATISTICS FOR DECISION MAKING

4 sh

ECO 302MONEY AND BANKING

4 sh

ECO 303FEDERAL RESERVE CHALLENGE

2 sh

ECO 305MONETARY POLICY - DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

4 sh

ECO 310INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY

4 sh

ECO 311INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY

4 sh

ECO 314INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND FINANCE

4 sh

ECO 317GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

4 sh

ECO 320HEALTH ECONOMICS

4 sh

ECO 321LABOR ECONOMICS

4 sh

ECO 335ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

4 sh

ECO 360INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION AND REGULATION

4 sh

ECO 432PUBLIC FINANCE

4 sh

ECO 440URBAN ECONOMICS AND PLANNING

4 sh

ECO 460ECONOMIC CONSULTING

4 sh

EDU 211EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

4 sh

EDU 315EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT

4 sh

EDU 467EARLY CHILDHOOD POLICY AND ADVOCACY

4 sh

ENS 244NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

4 sh

ENS 321URBAN ECOLOGY

4 sh

ENS 340/GEO 340WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

4 sh

ENS 360GREEN DESIGN: ENVISIONING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

4 sh

FIN 303INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE

4 sh

GEO 345GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

4 sh

HSS 320GROUP DYNAMICS AND LEADERSHIP

4 sh

HSS 324PERSPECTIVES AND ISSUES IN AGING

4 sh

HSS 349VIOLENCE IN FAMILIES

4 sh

HSS 359CRIMINAL JUSTICE

4 sh

HSS 361SUBSTANCE ABUSE: ISSUES IN TREATMENT

4 sh

HSS 369JUVENILE JUSTICE

4 sh

HSS 411DESIGNING AND ASSESSING HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS

4 sh

ISC 111DATA SCIENCE AND VISUALIZATION

4 sh

JOU 250JOURNALISM IN A FREE SOCIETY

4 sh

MGT 412ADVANCED ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

PCS 121INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MEDIATION

2 sh

PCS 122COLLABORATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION SKILLS

2 sh

PCS 350FOUNDATIONS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

4 sh

PHL 215ETHICS AND DECISION MAKING

4 sh

PHL 320RECLAIMING DEMOCRACY

4 sh

PHL 330ECONOMIC JUSTICE

4 sh

PHL 341PHILOSOPHY OF LAW

4 sh

PHL 348/REL 348ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS

4 sh

PHL 356RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

4 sh

PHS 201INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH

4 sh

PHS 301INTRODUCTION TO EPIDEMIOLOGY

4 sh

PHS 302GLOBAL HEALTH

4 sh

POL 325THE PRESIDENCY

4 sh

POL 326THE CONGRESS

4 sh

POL 327JUDICIAL PROCESS

4 sh

POL 329POLITICAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

POL 341INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

4 sh

POL 343INTERNATIONAL LAW

4 sh

POL 359POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS

4 sh

PST 224ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND LAW

4 sh

PST 231PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

4 sh

PST 301POLICY ANALYSIS

4 sh

PST 310PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL CHANGE

4 sh

PST 311NONPROFITS

4 sh

PST 320FOOD POLICY

4 sh

PST 325HEALTH POLICY

4 sh

PST 332COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY

4 sh

PST 335ETHICS IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR

4 sh

POL 342U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

4 sh

POL 344INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

4 sh

POL 347COMPARATIVE FOREIGN POLICY

4 sh

PSY 241SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

PSY 363INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

PSY 368THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEADERSHIP

4 sh

PWR 215PROFESSIONAL WRITING AND RHETORIC

4 sh

PWR 323WRITING CIVIC ACTION

4 sh

SOC 220SOCIAL ISSUES AND PROBLEMS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

4 sh

SOC 243SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

4 sh

SOC 315DRUGS AND SOCIETY

4 sh

SOC 333SOCIAL STRATIFICATION

4 sh

SOC 334ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

4 sh

SOC 341ETHNIC AND RACE RELATIONS

4 sh

SOC 355CRIMINOLOGY

4 sh

SOC 356GENDER AND CRIME

4 sh

STS 212STATISTICS IN APPLICATION

4 sh

STS 213SURVEY SAMPLING METHODS

4 sh

STS 232STATISTICAL MODELING

4 sh

STS 327STATISTICAL COMPUTING FOR DATA MANAGEMENT

4 sh

Total Credit Hours: 20

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