Political Economy of Washington State (1970 to Present)

Spring 2018
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Stephen Buxbaum
political economy, community development and planning

Governance in Washington State has been shaped by the transformation from a rural natural resource based economy to a manufacturing based economy after WWII followed by a transition to a service/technology based economy in more recent years. Understanding the economic and social forces that dominate our politics and culture is key to charting a future course through times of growing national and international uncertainty. Our State Capitol City is the perfect learning laboratory for exploring the interplay between politics and economics. Students will learn how to access and use information from state data systems and archives.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in: Public policy, education, public and non-profit management

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Scheduled for: Evening

Located in: Olympia

Advertised schedule:

Mondays 5:30-9:30 PM