USC Price School of Public Policy

Policy Area Specializations

Additional Opportunities in Urban and Social Policy:

Urban and Social Policy

This specialization focuses on development of effective solutions related to the array of social problems (health, education, poverty) that emerge within complex urban societies.

Suggested management elective:

  • PPD 541 – Public Financial Management and Budgeting

Suggested analytic elective:

  • PPD 542 – Program and Policy Evaluation

Sample electives may include:

  • PPD 617 – Urban Demography and Growth
  • PPD 618 – Housing Facilities and Community Development
  • PPD 628 – Urban Planning and Social Policy
  • PPD 686 – U.S. Immigration Policy
  • PPD 690 – Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • PPD 531 – Planning Studio
  • PPD 647 – Finance of the Public Sector
  • AMST 570 – Readings on Los Angeles and Urban Culture (American Studies and Ethnicity)
  • SOWK – see scheduling offerings for Social Work courses (Social Work)