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Core Courses

MPP 600. The Roots of American Order: What Is Public Policy? (4)
MPP 601. Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy: Great Books and Great Ideas (3)
MPP 602. Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy I (3)
MPP 603. Applied Research Methods in Public Policy (3)
MPP 604. Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy Analysis (3)
MPP 605. Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy II (3)
MPP 607. Policy Research Seminar (Capstone) (4)
MPP 608. Professional Development (0, CR/NC)
MPP 609. Directed Studies (1–4)
MPP 619. Seminar in Current Public Policy Issues (1–4)
MPP 699. Policy Internship (0, CR/NC)

Public Policy and Economics

MPP 620. Global Economics (3)
MPP 622. Applied Econometrics (3)
MPP 625. Public Finance and Public Choice (3)
MPP 627. Seminar in Economic Policies (Selected Topics) (1–3)
MPP 628. Development of American Economic Institutions and Policies (3)
MPP 629. Applied Methods (3)
MPP 632. Social Policy (3)
MPP 633. Economics and Policy of Science and Innovation (3)
MPP 634. Advanced Econometrics (3)
MPP 635. Latin American Economic Development (3)

Public Policy and American Politics

MPP 640. The Political Biography of a New Policy (3)
MPP 642. Environmental Regulation, Business, and Society (3)
MPP 643. Immigration Policy (3)
MPP 645. Public Policy and Religion (3)
MPP 646. Public Policy and Education in America (3)
MPP 647. Seminar in Political Issues (Selected Topics) (1–3)
MPP 648. Public Policy and Political Economy (3)
MPP 650. Public Policy in Modern America (3)
MPP 651. American Democratic Culture (3)
MPP 652. Strategy and Rhetoric of Presidential Campaigns (3)
MPP 656. Public Policy and the Legal Framework (3)
MPP 657. Federalism and the Progressives (3)

International Relations and National Security

MPP 662. Studies in United States Relations with Other Nations (3)
MPP 663. Business-Government Cooperation (3)
MPP 664. National Security and Freedom (3)
MPP 665. Region-Specific Studies (3)
MPP 667. Global Migration and International Relations (3)
MPP 668. Seminar in International Relations (Selected Topics) (1–3)
MPP 670. War, Strategy, Democracy, and Politics (3)
MPP 671. Comparative Democracy and Federalism (3)
MPP 672. International Conflict Management (3)
MPP 674. Prudence in Politics (3)
MPP 675. Contemporary Issues in American Foreign Policy (3)
MPP 676. Public Diplomacy in a Global Context (3)

State and Local Policy

MPP 680. Regional Policies: Southern California as World Microcosm (3)
MPP 681. Policies Past and Present: The History and Wealth of Cities (3)
MPP 682. Policy Relationships of State and Local Government (3)
MPP 685. The Financing of Local and Regional Government (3)
MPP 686. Permissions, Development, and the Environment (3)
MPP 687. Seminar in Regional Policies (Selected Topics) (1–3)
MPP 688. Leadership through Public Engagement (3)
MPP 689. Children, Families, and Communities (3)