ARTEDUC 5670: Public Policy and the Arts
Tuesdays 12:45 PM-3:30 PM
Sullivant Hall 225
The purpose of this course is to explore the many ways in which public policy, especially at the federal level, is concerned with the arts and culture. Discussion will cover the purposes, rationales, interests, issues, policymaking dynamics, and performance of agencies/programs involved in the U.S. cultural policy system. In the process, students will also become familiar with major models of the public policy - making process and with key cultural policy documents of the past fifty years. Special effort will be focused on developing analytical capacities by introducing students to specialized research and information sources, to discerning underlying policy paradigms, and to learning how to visualize the analysis of complex ideas and information.