The Food and Drug Administration: Creation, Behavior, Regulatory Culture

RGA 6214 4 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Seeks to study the FDA on its own terms, from both inside and outside. Among many regulatory affairs specialists, the Food and Drug Administration represents an outside agent bent on slowing down the productive efforts to develop new drugs, medical devices, and biologics. In this view, the FDA is worthy of close examination only inasmuch as it impinges upon the development and marketing of particular products. Offers students an opportunity to understand the FDA as an organization beholden to its several stakeholder communities, including Congress, the executive branch, regulated industries, and patient advocacy groups. Appropriates theories and methods common to political science and sociology to explore the nature of regulatory cultures and limits of acceptable risks.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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