PPOL 501 - Foundations of American Government Introduction to Public Policy (2017)

Publication Date

Fall 2017

Document Type



Economics | Other Social and Behavioral Sciences | Political Science | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration


This course provides a broad study of the philosophical, intellectual, political, and cultural influences on Western Society and examines the manner in which those influences have been and are being reflected in American Public Policy. More specifically, it will examine the manner in which various worldviews affect American Public Policy, with particular emphasis on the contrast between the Judeo-Christian worldview and Secular Humanism, Marxism/Leninism, and Islamic Fundamentalism.