Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A19. Modern Problems, Creative Solutions: Public Policy in the 21st Century

We are going to solve America’s problems. Well, okay, we are going to identify major challenges in the United States, generate possible solutions, and examine the feasibility and effectiveness of those solutions. In doing so, we will consider a range of challenges from economic inequality and difficulties in access to quality education, to aging infrastructure and globalization. This course will introduce you to some of the most pressing public policy challenges in the 21st century. It will cover economic, political, and social challenges from a policy perspective, emphasizing the ways in which policies can either alleviate or exacerbate modern challenges.

Lindsay FlynnLindsay Flynn
Assistant Professor of Political Science