Unit 7: Public Policies
Public policy is the result of interactions and dynamics among actors, interests, institutions, and processes. The formation of policy agendas, the enactment of public policies by Congress and the president, and the implementation and interpretation of policies by the bureaucracy and the courts are all stages in the policy process with which students should be familiar. Students should also investigate policy networks and issue networks in the domestic and foreign policy areas. The study of these will give students a clear understanding of the impact of federalism, interest groups, parties, and elections on policy processes and policy making in the federal context. Students should be familiar with major public policies.
Unit 7 Calendar:
This is a tentative calendar. Therefore assignments, due dates, and tests can be changed at the discretion of the teacher. Students are given a calendar before the new unit is started, therefore they are well aware of due dates of all assignments and assessments.