Writing for Global Policy Studies (I, II, III)
The MGPS program requires each student to demonstrate advanced individual writing skills suitable for a professional career. This requirement is typically satisfied by enrollment in a one-credit course in three different semesters, however, this course may be used to satisfy all of the requirements in one semester course. Students in the writing course will complete a set of professional writing tasks and work with the faculty member leading the course on the style and composition used in policy writing such as memoranda, advocacy papers, reports, and opinion columns. Several assignments will be tied to attendance at various colloquia affiliated with the MGPS program and / or to use of resources available in the LBJ Presidential Library's archives of actual policy writing from the Johnson Administration.