Sociology of Public Policy and Administration
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
Public Policy Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
SO100 and SO200
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course examines the social dynamics and pressures that influence public policy and its administration. A theoretical introduction will deal with the role of the state in articulating and implementing public policies and their administration. It encourages students to select contemporary public policy issues and its administration in poverty, education, health, social welfare, economic development, gender, civil societies, and environment in line with the Declaration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.