The Applied Policy Lab allows students to select a topic in the policy world that interests them and spend a semester digging deep and exploring it from every angle with an extremely flexible and lightweight class format. The course will guide students on best practices and methods to research their selected topic, ascertain academic consensus on the topic, analyze and evaluate the policies it relates to, and understand and draft advocacy plans to engage the public on their topic. This is an excellent opportunities for students to get credit while getting exposure into fields of study they may pursue a career or thesis in, and assignments double as tools they can use to leverage policy change and advocacy after the class.
Students are welcome from all majors and are not expected to have prior policy experience. Students can expect one core assignment per month and to attend one synchronous discussion section per month, with remote and asynchronous discussion options available for class conflicts/off campus students and additional elements to the assignments for 2 and 3 unit students.
Discussion sections are offered in-person at 140 Social Sciences twice weekly, Monday at 6:30 - 8:00 PM and Thursday at 5:00 - 6:30 PM. Students are only required to attend one per class section (roughly once per month) with options available for students unable to make either or learning remotely.
The course is available in 98 and 198 format and is available for 1, 2 or 3 units depending on preference - with workload scaling to the selected unit count. Lectures are delivered asynchronously and can be reviewed at the student's preferred pace. Credits are public policy minor applicable if taken as 198 at 3 units or 198/198 or 198/98 with another DeCal for 3 units (see the academic guide for details).
Please email facilitator Gabriel Kelvin at GabrielKelvin@Berkeley.edu with any questions.
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|Section 1||Alexa Apodaca ; Diana Valenzuela ; Gabriel Kelvin||94||140 Social Sciences||[M] 6:30PM-8:00PM||08/30/2021||Full||--||--|
|Section 2||Alexa Apodaca ; Diana Valenzuela ; Gabriel Kelvin||94||140 Social Sciences||[Th] 5:00PM-6:30PM||9/2/2021||Full||--||--|