Below are the proposed Policy Studies graduate courses. This schedule is subject to change. Consult the time schedule for the most up-to-date information.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 2017

Required Courses

BPOLST 510 Statistics Fundamentals for Policy Studies (Year 1)
Early Fall Course, Day and Time TBD, Carlisle

BPOLST 511 Policy Process and Analysis (Year 1)
T 5:45 - 10 pm, Walsh

BPOLST 509 Pro-seminar (Year 1)
Th 5:45 - 7:15 pm, Class meets: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, Kochis

BPOLST 504 Management and Organizations (Year 2)
Th 5:45 - 10 pm, Nitta

Elective Courses

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BPOLST 571 Policy Ethics
W 5:45 - 10 pm, Kochis

The purpose of this course is to examine the complex relationships between
policy and ethics. These relationships are grounded in moral and political
theories about the behavior of state and non-state actors in the public
sphere, especially in collective action problems, and exhibiting themselves
in formal and informal standards, rules, and institutions, including rights,
property, and authority. Policy ethics is a relevant component of all policy
work -- research, analysis, implementation, reporting, and teaching. In
addition, the intensified process of globalization has opened up arenas of
policy ethics that cut across global and local contexts.

BPOLST 594 Research Design (Year 2 strongly recommended)
M 5:45 - 10 pm, Twinam

This course provides grounding in research designs, such as experimental, longitudinal, cross-sectional, case-study, and action research design. Helps professionals design and evaluate research proposals and be astute consumers of puclished research. Students develop research proposals that can be submitted for institutional review at UW. 

BPOLST 598 Directed Research
Meetings and faculty to be arranged

BPOLST 520 Policy Internship
Prerequisites: Policy Process; Statistics for Policy Studies
Meetings and faculty to be arranged

BPOLST 508 Capstone Project 
Meetings and faculty to be arranged

* Students are also encouraged to seek interdisciplinary elective courses from Cultural Studies.
** This schedule is subject to change.

Outside Courses

Students wishing to receive elective credit for courses taken in other departments (either at UW Bothell or UW Seattle) must fill out a Request for Outside Coursework form and obtain faculty approval.