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Courses at the 500-level

POL 504: Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

The financial and programmatic relationships between federal, state, and local governments are examined. The federal government's efforts to achieve national policy objectives are also investigated.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • early admission to the University of Rhode Island M.P.A. program or graduate status at Rhode Island College or consent of department chair.
POL 525: Public Sector Contracting

Models used to provide government services are analyzed along with the conditions that lead to the success of models of service delivery. Topics include the impact of such models on political accountability and quality of services.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • early admission to the University of Rhode Island M.P.A. program or graduate status at Rhode Island College or consent of department chair
POL 531: Public Policy in the Arts

The history, interests, purposes, rationales, politics, and programs of public agencies involved in shaping public policy in the arts are studied.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • admission to the M.F.A. in theatre program or consent of department chair

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