In conjunction with UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
Investment time: 56 hours, 2 ECTS
The world of policy and politics, governance and government can be murky with seemingly transparent and tangled connections. Who gets to define the agenda, what type of policy will come to the fore and who is accountable? This course sheds light on some of these concepts using the work of respected authors in the field. It allows learners to understand how a critical analytic and descriptive framework can help understand who is involved in the policy process, how it operates and ultimately leads to a discussion about who is accountable. The answers to these questions help lay a solid foundation for further exploration of policy analysis and formation in other courses.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
The course instructions and all readings are given in English. Fluency in English, both reading and writing, is essential, in both technical and common language.
Teaching and assessment
The course is offered as a self-paced e-learning course, providing flexibility to the students to enter and complete the modules at their convenience. The teaching materials consist of lectures and lecture-style slides with mandatory and recommended readings for further understanding. There are also case studies provided which will form the basis of the written assignment. At the end of each unit there is a self- assessed quiz to help the learner measure their understanding. Organizational questions may be directed to the IT administrator and course coordinator while technical questions can be directed to your tutor in the online learning environment. The course is designed to be 56 hours, including viewing the online lectures, reading the mandatory reading materials and participation in the online tutorials.
Grading and assessment
Participants’ learning will be assessed on:
All applications should be submitted online.