This course introduces you to the concept of statesmanship and various models for policy analysis. You will be introduced to the various contexts in which policy formation and implementation occur. You will be challenged to view policy from Biblical, constitutional, and political lenses in order to understand a comprehensive approach to policy development and implementation.
As the first course in the Program, it is important to lay a foundation for a Biblical, constitutional perspective on public policy and policy analysis. Biblical perspectives on constitutionalism, domestic policy, and foreign policy will be discussed, and you will be challenged to articulate a model of statesmanship based upon key principles found therein.
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread of 450 - 500 words in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. In each thread, the student must support his/her assertions with at least two scholarly citations in APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 - 250 words and must incorporate at least two scholarly citations in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the course readings and/or scholarly sources, such as books and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
The student will prepare an Annotated Bibliography of at least 10 peer-reviewed academic sources that are relevant to a research topic of interest. Each annotated summary must be 200-250 words and the assignment must be in current APA format.
Journal Article Review Assignment
The student will prepare a Journal Article Review of one peer-reviewed academic source that is relevant to a research topic of interest. This Review must be at least 4 pages and must follow current APA format.
Literature Assessment Assignment
The student will prepare a Literature Assessment covering at least 10 peer-reviewed academic sources that are relevant to a research topic of interest. This Assessment must be at least 8 pages of content and must be written in current APA format.