Class 1: Lecture on Public Policy and Critical Thinking
* Richard Paul and Linda Elder (2014). "Learning the Art of Critical Thinking", Rotman Management.
* William Dunn (2008). Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction, 4th edition, Pearson: Prentice Hall. Chapter 3: Structuring Policy Problems.
Class 2: Case Study on Public Policy and Critical Thinking
* Learning by the Case Method, HKS Case Program.
* Long Thanh or Tan Son Nhat Airport, FETP Case.
The objective of this course is to introduce students to some key concepts in the study of public policy and relate them to concrete policy issues. Our aim is to demonstrate to students how the theories and techniques that they will study in greater depth in other classes can be applied to important economic and social policy problems.
The course also aims at equipping the students with important soft skills such as critical thinking, public speaking, working in groups, and presentation skills.