Social Change

Humanities

Review the article “Toward an Anthropology of Public Policy” in this week’s Learning Resources. Consider the direct influence that public policy may have on society at large. Think about how public policy may effect social change in society.

Browse the article “Shaping Tomorrow Today: Near-Term Steps towards Long-Term Goals” in this week’s Learning Resources. Choose one of the three public policy topics presented at the conference to review. Think about how the policy topic you selected might effect social change now or in the future.

Consider the effect that short-term public policy decisions might have on shaping future public policy.

Focus on the connection between public policy and social change and consider ways in which public policy might be used to impact social change.

Think about whether it is legitimate to use public policy as an instrument of social change.

Write 1-2 pages on your thoughts about using public policy as an instrument of social change. Explain whether you think using public policy in this way is legitimate and explain why. Be sure to use information you read from the article “Toward an Anthropology of Public Policy” and the article “Shaping Tomorrow Today: Near-Term Steps towards Long-Term Goals” to help explain why.