Mar 25, 2023  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23
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ET 3800J - Engineering and Technology Public Policy

Writing course in which students will learn about the legislative, regulatory and policy-making processes that will frame developing and existing technologies. Course content will include the theory, structure, and function of government as relates to engineering and technology public policy at the state and federal level. Evaluate engineering and technology public policy.

Requisites: Jr or Sr
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Advanced Writing
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1J
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Become aware of the power struggle that exists among the players in any specific public policy.
  • Become aware of the international factors that influence policy-making.
  • To be able to provide examples of who their legislators rely upon for guidance in technical policy issues.
  • To be able to write a letter to your public officials.
  • To become familiar with a few of the basic ethical frameworks for such as utilitarian and deontological approaches and how these ethical frameworks influence public policy.
  • To become familiar with administrative law and how it can impact/challenge engineering and technology regulation.
  • To become familiar with how Congress oversees policy implementation.
  • To become familiar with how interest groups are formed.
  • To become familiar with the factors a politician uses to decide whether to support an agenda/policy.
  • To become familiar with the laws that regulate how individuals can try to influence public officials.
  • To become familiar with the laws that regulates interest groups.
  • To become familiar with the separation of powers in (legislative executive judicial) in state government impacts public policy.
  • To cite examples of how interest groups affect policy formation.
  • To find examples of metropolitan regulatory agencies as they relate to your discipline.
  • To find possible ways that you maybe able to influence your political representatives.
  • To find ways that implementation of a law varied due to interpretation of language in a law.
  • To understand how public policy emerges in from government.
  • To understand how to access you political representatives and gain their support.

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