POLS 460 - Public Policy Process

  • 3 credits

Explanation of U.S. policy formation, implementation, and impacts; discussion of major U.S. policy issues.

This course can be applied toward:


POLS 101 (American Government and Politics); junior standing.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Policy Paradox, 3rd Ed.
    Stone, Deborah
    ISBN: 978-0-393-91272-2
  • Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 6th Ed.
    Kraft, Michael E. and Furlong, Scott R.
    ISBN: 9781506358154


Morgann Means


Morgann Means is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at Colorado State University. Morgann’s research interests focus on municipal sustainability with a particular emphasis on explaining why there is variance in how sustainability is defined among U.S. cities. Her research also explores the role of citizen participation, as well as the impact of natural and industrial disasters, on sustainability policy at the local level.