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POL8507 - Policy Analysis

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course discusses theory and empiricism about the implementation and evaluation of public policy. Emphasis will be put on the various approximation- and research methods that are applied to understand the content and results of these policies. The theory and methodology used will be of an international character, whilst the practical examples will mainly be Norwegian. The course aims to provide candidates with basic qualifications in practical implementation- and evaluation studies. The essay will be within this framework.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student shall:
- be in the forefront of knowledge about policy-design, instruments and implementation in the field of public policy and have a command of the area’s theory and methods.
- have knowledge of the methods for evaluating public policy measures and programs.
Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
- treat one of the themes which was discussed in instruction in an independent empirical analytical manner at an internationally high level.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures/group discussions. Supervision of term paper. The essay is to be an independent discussion of a topic taught in lectures, and is to consist of 20 pages.
If 6 or fewer students sign up for a planned course during the first 2 teaching weeks, the course will be offered as an instructed reading course.

Required previous knowledge

Master’s degree in Political Science or equivalent

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
POL3507 10.0
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science

Phone:

Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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