Policy Studies Course Archive


2019 - 2020 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 510 Statistics Fundamentals for Policy Studies (5 credits)​
Shauna Carlisle (SLN #11934)

**Early Fall Hybrid Online/On-site Course: Meets Thurs, Sept 5; Thurs, Sept 12; Fri, Sept 13, 5 pm-10 pm and Sat, Sept 14, 10 am-3 pm in UW1-120.

BPOLST 511 Policy Process and Analysis (5 credits)​ T 5:45 - 10 pm
Camille Walsh (SLN# 11935)

BPOLST 509 Pro-seminar (1 credit) M 5:45 - 7:45 pm**
Keith Nitta (SLN#11933)

**Meets alternate Mondays, as follows: September 30, October 14, October 28, , November 18, December 2


BPOLST 593A Topics in Policy Studies: Urban Planning and Geography (5 credits)
Jin-Kyu Jung, W 5:45-10 pm (SLN#11938)

‘The urban’ is often dynamic and contested, as people struggle to understand what is distinctive and fundamentally urban about the important social, political, economic, and cultural transformations of our time. There is, however, no doubt that the urban is at the heart of many fields of inquiry. In this course, we will learn about key concepts and practices of urban planning and geography, (such as urbanism, urban system and form, zoning, sustainable planning), and look at critical contemporary urban issues such as gentrification, social/spatial inequity, and urban regeneration and smart cities. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to understand urban planning and geography ‘theory’ as a form of geographic and planning ‘practice’ (and vice versa) and will explore these from an interdisciplinary perspective. The class is designed to provide students with knowledge that they can use as active citizens in their communities, in careers in urban studies and planning, and in related public, environmental, and economic policy fields.

BPOLST 593B Topics in Policy Studies: Alternate Economies (5 credits) S.Charusheela, Th 5:45-10 pm (SLN#22947)

How do we imagine and create a world beyond capitalism? This course aims to experiment creatively with answers to this question. We will work on projects for change with students from Ambedkar University Delhi. Sample project themes include: 1) Anti-racist movements (Dalit movement in India/Black Lives Matter in US); 2) Movements for sustainable food pathways; 3) Households, care, and provisioning; 4) Urban poverty and homelessness (Delhi and Seattle); 5) Media interventions and the politics of popular culture; 6) The University in neoliberal times in India and the US.

Outside Electives

If you would like to take a policy-related course from another UW graduate program for your elective requirement, please submit a petition before the quarter begins.

Winter Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 502 Statistics for Policy Studies  (5 credits)​
Shauna Carlisle, Th 5:45-10:00 PM

BPOLST 513 Practicum in Policy Studies (5 credits)​
Charlie Collins, T 5:45-10:00 pm

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (1 credit)
Keith Nitta, M 5:45 pm-7:45 pm
Meets alternate Mondays: Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 2, and Mar 9.

Spring Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 514 Management and Program Evaluation (5 credits)​ 
Keith Nitta, Th 5:45-10:00 PM (SLN# 11362)

BPOLST 594 Research Design  (5 credits) 
Joseph Ferrare, T 5:45-10:00 pm (SLN# 11364)

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (1 credit) 
Keith Nitta, M 5:45-7:45 pm (SLN#11361)
**Meets alternate Mondays, 4/6,4/20, 5/4, 5/18, and 6/1 

Summer Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 515 Capstone (8 credits)
Independent Study, by arrangement.  (SLN#10596)

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (2 credit) M 6:00-8:30 PM**
Keith Nitta (SLN#10595)

**Meets alternate Mondays: June 29; July 13 and 27; August 10.