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Public Policy Syllabus

Public Policy Syllabus

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Published by: Ambakisye-Okang Olatunde on Mar 23, 2012
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18:00 PMRM: CAFE-2TUESDAY 18:00
Ambakisye-Okang Quaashie Nantambu OlatundeDukuzumurenyi
Public Policy Analysis
 Southern University A&M College, United States of America
Masters of Public Administration
 Grambling State University, United States of America
B.A., History
Grambling State University, United States of America
Secondary Education
 Level 3 Teaching Certificate Louisiana, United States of America
Certificate, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development
 University of Louisiana Monroe & Northeast Louisiana Delta CommunityDevelopment Corporation
 Areas of Specialization:
Afrikana History, Public Administration, Public Policy, Educational Pedagogy,Philosophy of Education & Curriculum Development, Political Philosophy,Economic Development, Entrepreneurship, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,Public Health Management, Afrikan Traditional Religions, Afrikan TraditionalPolitical and Economic Institutions, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology,Political Psychology
18:00WEDNESDAY 10:00 - 18:00THURSDAY 10:00
14:00FRIDAY 10:00
18:00Telephone: Office- Ext. 147Mobile- 0718 117300Email: Ambakisye.Dukuzumurenyi.IUCo@gmail.com
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Tumaini University Iringa University College Honor Code Guidelines
The Professor, under the watchful eyes of the Creator, the Ancestors, and theBeautiful Ones Who Are Not Yet Born, Pledges to Guide You in the Process of Education according to the High Standards of Cultural Excellence set by Our Afrikan Ancestors, the first Humans to Walk Upon the face of the Earth, Worship the Creator,Build Cities, and Erect Civilizations that existed for Millennia. What I think, is what I shall speak. What I speak, is what I shall do. I shall think, speak, and do Maat: the Ancient Afrikan Concept of Justice. I shall be Impartial and Just in thought, act and deed. Furthermore, the Professor Pledges to Guide You in the Process of Educationaccording to the Tumaini University Iringa University College Honor Code Guidelineson Academic Integrity. The University has a commitment to maintaining anatmosphere of Intellectual Integrity and Academic Honesty. Students pledge toknowingly neither give, nor receive any 
assistance in academic work [Academic Dishonesty consisting of Cheating, Fabrication, Facilitating Academic Dishonesty, and Plagiarism], thus maintaining a personal commitment to Honor and Integrity. You are requested to read the Tumaini University Iringa University CollegeProspectus for detailed explanation. Included in this publication are rules and regulations governing student rights and responsibilities, disciplinary sanctions, penalties, violations, and other type of offenses.
Course Description
 This course will introduce students to the field of Public Policy from a
multidisciplinary inquiry based
Afrikan perspective
. Concepts,ideas and theories will be drawn from Afrikana Studies, CulturalAnthropology, Political Anthropology, History, Psychology, Sociology,Philosophy, Geography, Linguistics, Political Science, and Economics.The use of this methodology will serve to broaden the discussion andanalysis and center it within the Afrikan subjective historicalexperience. The multidisciplinary inquiry will be conducted throughthe analysis of the major socio-historical, socio-cultural, socio-economic, and socio-political issues, philosophies, paradigms andpolitical science perspectives of the local, and national Tanzanianpolitical economic arena, the East Afrikan political economic arena, thesub-Saharan Afrika political economic arena, the continental Afrikanpolitical economic arena, the Afrikan Diaspora political economic arenaand the International political economic arena.Along with a survey of the discipline of Public Policy Studies, whichincludes the approaches and processes of public policy making, publicpolicy analysis, public policy design, public policy implementation andevaluation, the key concepts and public policies to be addressed
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include: land reform, land tenure, Agricultural production, Agriculturalmanagement, Food, Clothing and Housing Quality, Quantity andDistribution, public policy and economic theory, politicalcommunication, power, the nation-state, nation-building,reconstruction, imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, delinking,liberation, enslavement, mal-development, socio-economic and socio-political change, resistance, and the methods of violent and nonviolentpolitical participation (
 „legitimate political action‟ 
- voting, particularizedcontacting, and civil disobedience, war, terrorism and state terrorism),the political ideologies of liberalism, neo-liberalism, Ujamaa,Privatization, conservatism, Marxism, Capitalism, nationalism,Black/Afrikan Nationalism, Black/Afrikan Consciousness, Afrikantraditional political egalitarianism, feminism, environmentalism andprogrammatic Pan-Afrikanism, Afrikan Identity, Afrikan Citizenship andAfrikan Nationality; the organization and policies of major politicalsystems; institutions of governance; executives, legislatures, andcourts; the international dimensions of local and national Tanzanianpolitical and economic public policies.The method of analysis utilized will, from an Afrikan perspective, firstlocate the student as a centered active participant, a major factor of 
Afrikan political and economic “…agency and accountability…” and
 “…locate the imaginative structure
of the political arenasand key concepts
in their “…attitude, direction, and language…” byanalyzing “…text, institution, personality, interaction, or event.” 
Thesethemes provide frameworks to interpret and analyze current events,locate them as either central or peripheral to the Tanzanian andAfrikan experience and evaluate their impact on the nature of domesticand international public policy and its effect on Tanzania, East andcontinental Afrika and the Afrikan Diaspora. To do so the student mustassume a principal role as a representative and servant of Afrikanpeople and their advancement.Parallel goals of this course include developing effective Kiswahili andEnglish reading, writing, active listening and speaking skills, enhancingcritical and creative thinking, research, analysis, and writing skills.Regarding research methods, the student will learn the following skills:how to select a topic, conduct literature review, formulate hypotheses,operationalize concepts, select a research design, collect appropriatedata, test hypotheses, analyze the results, and actually write (and re-write) a research paper.This class will foster a global understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity, north/south political economic difference, and

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