Public Policy
Public Policy
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Exclusive Majors
(Students who study the following majors are not allowed to choose this minor)
Note: The following curriculum information is subject to periodic review and changes.

Aims of Minor

This minor aims to……

1. provide students with academic knowledge of the theories and concepts in public policy management.

2. offer students the analytical tools to examine public policy issues.

3.  enable students to appreciate the developments and challenges of managing public policy in the contemporary world.

4. equip students with the skills that meet the human resources needs of public and private sectors employers in administration, management and policy analysis positions.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Minor (MINILOs)

Upon successful completion of this minor, students should be able to:

1. Evaluate the theories and concepts of public policy management

2. Conduct research on public policy issues

3. Discover new frontiers within the spheres of public policy management

4. Apply communication and leaderships skills in relation to managing public policy

Minor Requirements (15 credit units)Catalogue Term : Semester A 2021/22

Minor Requirement (15 credit units)

1. Core Courses  (6 credit units)

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2307Principles of Public Sector Management3
POL3921Urban and Social Policy3

2. Electives  (9 credit units)

Any 3 courses from the following electives.

Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Units
POL2105Introduction to Political Science3
POL2400Introduction to Ethics and Public Policy3
POL2402Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy3
POL2530Introduction to Urban Studies3
POL3205Urban Policy3
POL3206Environmental Issues, Policy and Ethics3
POL3207Health Care Policy and Ethics3
POL3209Employment and Labour Policy3
POL3232Transport Policy and the Environment3
POL4953Housing Policy in Contemporary Society3

Additional Information

Not all the electives in this Minor will be offered each year.  It is the responsibility of students to ensure that there is no overlap of courses between their Major and this Minor if they wish to declare this minor and that their timetables over the years allow them to take the courses.