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PPLE 480W Knowledge into Action Senior Capstone (8)

This eight-credit senior seminar invites students to go beyond dealing with identifying problems in a given area of policy and politics, to designing solutions and analyzing how the desired change can be brought about. Students are required to engage in collaborative problem-solving in devising their action proposals. Although the seminar will have a few common texts, the bulk of the semester’s work will be organized around smaller group projects that will require students to draw on the relevant academic literature, available data, and community expertise. The final written product will be a briefing memo and research report, which will be presented orally in a public setting. The course cannot be taken credit/no credit.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing-centered; Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: Completion of 32 PPLE semester hours toward the major
  • Offering: Every semester
  • Instructor: Ellis, Gutterman, Michaux

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