POLS 460 - Public Policy Process

  • 3 credits

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


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

Textbook and Materials

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


  • Public Policy, 5th Ed. (2015)
    Kraft, M.E. and Furlong, S.R.
    ISBN: 978-0199547661


Pamela Duncan


Dr. Pamela Duncan received her Ph.D. in political science from Colorado State University in 2003 with subfields in American government comparative politics and environmental policy. She comes from inland Southern California, having received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California at Riverside. Beginning with the re-examination of nuclear energy after the accident at Three Mile Island, Dr. Duncan has been involved with several civic and advocacy organizations addressing environmental and energy issues as well as senior citizens’ homelessness and poverty. She has several publications with Dr. Stephen Mumme. In addition to her work at Colorado State, she has taught at several colleges in southern California. Her dissertation was a comparative look at federalism in the three NAFTA party states with an emphasis on environmental authority and implications.