Undergraduate course to examine “Modern Regulatory State” this Spring

Regulation-courseStudents interested in pursuing a career in public service, whether within government institutions or with an NGO, can take an interdisciplinary course to prepare them for their work and to be more informed and aware citizens.

The course takes a historical perspective on the evolution of modern regulatory states, with an emphasis on independent research. Throughout the Spring 2015 semester, the course will examine the dynamics and consequences of regulatory decision-making across various issue domains: rate-setting for public utilities; oversight of the financial system to prevent/mitigate crises; and consumer and environmental protection.

This course was first offered last spring, and several of the students were able to apply lessons learned to summer internship experiences with law, entrepreneurship, and rights advocacy. Read their reflections on their work in and out of the class for a sense of their experiences.

The Modern Regulatory State
History 365D/Pub Pol 219D/Political Science 340D/Environ 365D/
Tues-Th, 1:25-2:40; Section on Mon, 10:05-11:20 or 1:25-2:40