Policy Review at Berkeley is the official undergraduate journal of the Goldman School of Public Policy. The journal is a ‘teaching journal’, for which DeCal course facilitators will lecture material on the semester theme and assign various policy-focused writing assignments that will allow students to find where they stand in the policy conversation; design-specialist, activist, analyst, or both? Writing assignments for the DeCal will be synthesized into a final publication at the end of the semester. Over the course of the semester, students will hone their newswriting, interviewing, and policy analysis skills, while also sharing their personal stories.
This semester’s theme for the publication is “There’s No Place Like Home.” We will be focusing on policies that affect our hometowns, our home-countries, and our newfound home, Berkeley. Local laws and policies have a huge impact on the homes in which children grow up, the schools they attend, and every other facet of life. We’ll dive into many of these policies, and share our stories about how they shape(d) us and how we shape(d) them. Each class will consist of lecture and discussion about local policies on housing, education, and criminal justice. We hope that through the DeCal, students can gain a better perspective on how their homes shaped who they have become today.
This course is offered through the Goldman School of Public Policy.
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