If selected, Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars will be invited to enroll in the 15 credit-hour minor in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA).
- Gateway to Global Policymaking* (PPIA 2380)
Study the interaction of policy problems, policy tools, and organizational structures at the local, national, and international levels
- Meets UC Proficiencies and Experiences Writing & Information Literacy, Depth Humanities and Fine Arts, and Breadth Individuals, Institutions, and Cultures
- Taken spring of the second year
- Junior Year Policy Seminar I: Theoretical Public Policy* (PPIA 3301)
Students develop critical skills in policy analysis, writing and presentation
- Meets UC Proficiencies and Experiences Information Literacy and Oral Communication and Depth History, Social and Behavioral Sciences
- Taken fall of the third year
- Junior Year Policy Seminar II: Public Policy in Professional Practice* (PPIA 3302)
Students are tasked with a real world policy problem, work on solving that problem, and finally report back to the client
- Meets UC Proficiencies and Experiences Oral Communication and Community Engagement, and Foundation Ways of Knowing
- Taken spring of the third year
- Directed Research Project* (PPIA 4306)
Students are placed with a Dallas-based client to carry out research and solidify the practical experience gained in the two-semester junior year policy seminar
- Students may apply to have this course as an Engaged Learning credit
- Taken fall of the fourth year
- Principles of Public Policy (PLSC 3320)
- Offered through political science and is open to all students
- Subject to course offering, may be taken at any time during a student’s college career
To see the PPIA course catalog descriptions, click here.
To see the Tower Scholars Minor degree plan, click here.