Eugene BardachEmeritus Professor of Public Policy
Henry E. BradyDean and Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Jennifer M. GranholmAdjunct Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law & Goldman School of Public Policy
Daniel M. KammenProfessor of Energy in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the department of Nuclear Engineering
David L. KirpJames D. Marver Professor of Public Policy
Steven RaphaelProfessor and James D. Marver Chair in Public Policy
Robert B. ReichChancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy
Larry A. RosenthalSenior Lecturer of Public Policy
An introduction to Berkeley’s signature method for problem-solving in the public interest.
Provided by the University of California, Berkeley.
About this course
Interested in public policy thinking? This course will equip you to utilize a powerful, eight-step method for analyzing public policy problems and formulating recommendations for addressing them.
To help you learn the “eightfold path” to problem-solving, you will review and enjoy lectures and presentations by faculty from UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, the top-ranked graduate academy in this field. You will examine specific policy examples and learn to apply this method to the social challenges you wish to concentrate upon in your own work.
And this course is just the beginning! Consider exploring graduate training in public policy. Earn a Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) degree from the Goldman School.
What you’ll learn
- Defining problems in public policy
- Constructing alternatives
- Projecting outcomes
- Confronting tradeoffs
- The relationship between politics and policy work