PLCY - Public Policy

PLCY201 Leadership for the Common Good (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide undergraduate students an introduction to leadership theory and a chance to practice a core set of practical skills relevant to transformational and collaborative leadership.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY201 or PUAF201.

Formerly: PUAF201.

PLCY214 Leading and Investing in Social Change: Re-defining and Experimenting with Philanthropy (3 Credits)

Defines philanthropy as an exploration of how one develops a vision of the public good and then deploys resources (including donations, volunteers, and voluntary associations) to achieve an impact.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY214, PUAF214 or PUAF359I.

Formerly: PUAF359I, PUAF214.

PLCY215 Innovation and Social Change: Creating Change for Good (3 Credits)

A team-based, highly interactive and dynamic course that provides an opportunity for students to generate solutions to a wide range of problems facing many communities today. Students in the iGIVE Program will deepen their understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation practices by creating and implementing projects or ventures that address an issue of their choosing while learning topics such as communications, project management, teamwork, leadership, fundraising, project sustainability and next steps in social change.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY215 or PUAF215.

Formerly: PUAF215.

PLCY301 Sustainability (3 Credits)

Designed for students whose academic majors would be enhanced by the complementary study of a widely shared but hard-to-operationalize aspiration: that present choices should preserve or improve future options rather than foreclose or degrade them. How should we understand sustainability? How might we achieve it? How would we know if we had achieved it? And how could sustainability activists of a rising generation lead by example?Also offered as: AGNR301.

Credit Only Granted for: AGNR301, PUAF301, or PLCY301.

Formerly: PUAF301.

PLCY302 Leadership: Philosophy, Policy and Praxis (3 Credits)

Leadership as a search for meaning, identity and purpose are explored. Also introduces major philosophical traditions, from the ancient world to the modern one, and encourages students to ground their leadership interests and aspirations in a disciplined process of self-reflection, critical thinking and inquiry.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY302 or PUAF302.

Formerly: PUAF302.

PLCY311 Women in Leadership (3 Credits)

Examines the role of women in the leadership process including the participation of women as activists, voters, advocates, public leaders and as agents of change through various avenues including, among others, public service (elected and appointed), the media, community service, political organizations, and the nonprofit sector.

Credit Only Granted for: PUAF311, PLCY311 or PUAF359W.

Formerly: PUAF359W.

PLCY312 Leading to Get Results (3 Credits)

Students will have an opportunity to learn and use results-based leadership competencies to take actions that will make a measurable difference in an issue affecting the student and/or university community.

Credit Only Granted for: PUAF312, PLCY312 or PUAF359J.

Formerly: PUAF359J.

PLCY313 Advocacy in the American Political System (3 Credits)

Introduces students to the creation of law through the legislative process with a special focus on the Maryland General Assembly.

Credit Only Granted for: PUAF313, PLCY313 or PUAF359C.

Formerly: PUAF359C.

PLCY315 Intelligence As a National Security Instrument (3 Credits)

Examines the role of intelligence in US national security policy. Topics will include the post WWII history of US intelligence, the current structure of the US intelligence community, the intelligence cycle, covert action, interrogation and intelligence, counterintelligence and cybersecurity.

Credit Only Granted for: PUAF315, PLCY315 or PUAF388I.

Formerly: PUAF388I.

PLCY338 Academic Seminar for Interns: Federal and International (3 Credits)

The academic seminar for student interns in PUAF399. Students read, discuss, analyze, and write about topics in political and public policy leadership, and leadership studies.

Corequisite: PUAF339.

Restriction: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Formerly: PUAF338.

PLCY339 Internship in Political Institutions: Federal and International (3-6 Credits)

Offers students supervised internship placements in federal and international political or public policy organizations.

Corequisite: PUAF338.

Restriction: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY339 or PUAF339.

Formerly: PUAF339.

PLCY348 Academic Seminar for Interns: State and Local (3 Credits)

The academic seminar for student interns in PUAF349. Students read, discuss, analyze, and write about topics in political and public policy leadership, and leadership studies.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Corequisite: PUAF349.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY348 or PUAF348.

Formerly: PUAF348.

PLCY349 Internship in Political Institutions: State and Local (3-6 Credits)

Offers students supervised internship placements in state and local political or public policy organizations.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Corequisite: PUAF348.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY349 or PUAF349.

Formerly: PUAF349.

PLCY359 Contemporary Issues in Political Leadership and Participation (3 Credits)

Special topics in political leadership and participation.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY359 or PUAF359.

Formerly: PUAF359.

PLCY368 Internship in Community Service Organizations (3-6 Credits)

Offers students supervised placements in non-profit community organizations.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY368 or PUAF368.

Formerly: PUAF368.

PLCY386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

PLCY388 Special Topics in Public Policy (1-3 Credits)

Advanced special topics focusing on an interdisciplinary topic related to Public Policy.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY388 or PUAF388.

Formerly: PUAF388.

PLCY396 Fellowship Program in Political Leadership (2-6 Credits)

Individual instruction course.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Restriction: Must be enrolled in the full-time fellowship program.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY396 or PUAF396.

Formerly: PUAF396.

PLCY398 Fellowship Program in Political Leadership (3-6 Credits)

PLCY399 Directed Study in Public Policy (1-6 Credits)

Guidance for the advanced student capable on interdisciplinary study on special projects under the supervision of faculty.

Prerequisite: Permission of PLCY-School of Public Policy.

Repeatable to: 12 credits if content differs.

Credit Only Granted for: PLCY399 or PUAF399.

Formerly: PUAF399.