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Course ID:PADP 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Public Administration
Course
Description:
Major issues of administration and public agencies, such as personnel, finance, administrative law, and the growth and significance of governmental bureaucracy.
Athena Title:Introduction to Public Admin
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Policy Analysis
Course
Description:
An introduction to the fundamentals of public policy analysis. It provides a “tool kit” of practical methods, as well as the theoretical and practical skills necessary to analyze public policy issues involving complex, real-world issues, multiple actors with diverse interests, information uncertainty, institutional complexity, and ethical controversy.
Athena Title:Intro to Policy Analysis
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PADP 4200
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Selected Topics in Public Administration and Policy
Course
Description:
Specialized seminars in public administration and policy. Topics may include government contracting, homeland security, higher education, social insurance, public personnel issues, or organizational theory and behavior.
Athena Title:Selected Topics in PADP
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4630E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics and the Budgeting Process
Course
Description:
Public revenue and expenditure policies, financial administration, and politics of the budgetary process.
Athena Title:Politics and Budgeting Process
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PADP 4630
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politics and the Budgeting Process
Course
Description:
Public revenue and expenditure policies, financial administration, and politics of the budgetary process.
Athena Title:Politics and Budgeting Process
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PADP 4630E
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
Course
Description:
An overview of the history, diversity, and significance of the nonprofit sector in modern society. Through a variety of activities, including site visits, in-class exercises, written assignments, and opportunities to engage with practitioners, students will gain a more concrete understanding of the sector.
Athena Title:Intro to the Nonprofit Sector
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4650. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Process
Course
Description:
An introduction to roles of governmental structures and policy-making procedures in the policy process. In addition, the course covers an array of policy areas and topics, including both cost-benefit analysis and ethical analysis. The core focus is on policymaking in the United States.
Athena Title:Policy Process
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4660. 3 hours.
Course Title:Program Evaluation
Course
Description:
Provides a broad training in policy evaluation concepts and methods and provides the tools needed to apply quantitative techniques to the assessment of policy decisions.
Athena Title:Program Evaluation
Prerequisite:POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4690. 3 hours.
Course Title:Bureaucracy and the Law
Course
Description:
Basic introduction to administrative law and the role of regulatory and other administrative agencies in the governing process. The primary focus will be on United States administrative law, but systems in other countries will be discussed as well.
Athena Title:BUREAUCRACY AND LAW
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 4980H. 1-6 hours.
Course Title:Directed Readings and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects, under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READINGS PROJ H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 4960 or POLS 4960H
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP(POLS) 6490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Administrative Law
Course
Description:
The legal principles and practical doctrines involved in the work of administrative agencies, vested with quasi-legislative or quasi-judicial powers.
Athena Title:ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6910. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Administration and Democracy
Course
Description:
Administrative organization, relations, and controls facing the contemporary public management in the United States. The institutional, political, and normative environment of the public manager in democratic society. Among the questions considered is the problem of reconciling bureaucratic government and democratic principles.
Athena Title:PUB ADMIN/DEMOCRACY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6910
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6920. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Personnel Administration
Course
Description:
Procedures and problems of governmental personnel administration. Included in the topics are classification, performance appraisal, hiring practices, affirmative action, and pay equity. Studies of governmental agencies are employed to give the students first-hand knowledge of governmental personnel administration.
Athena Title:PUBLIC PERSON ADMIN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6920
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Financial Administration
Course
Description:
Activities involved in the collection, custody and expenditure of public revenue, such as the assessment and collection of taxes, public borrowing and debt administration, the preparation and enactment of the budget, financial accountability and the audit. In addition, the course covers politics of the budgetary process.
Athena Title:PUBLIC FIN ADMIN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6930
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6950. 3 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Policy Analysis
Course
Description:
Introduction to the basic tools and analytical techniques needed for the analysis of public policies. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles of microeconomic theory as applied to policy analysis.
Athena Title:FOUND POLICY ANALYS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Management
Course
Description:
Major concepts and theories associated with the modern public organization. Organizational environments, goals and effectiveness, strategy and decision-making, structure and design, communication, leadership, individual work behaviors, and other topics. The implications of the public sector context and political environments for these topics.
Athena Title:Public Management
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 6980. 1 hour.
Course Title:Socialization Seminar in Public Administration I
Course
Description:
First of a two-part seminar focused on an introduction to the profession of public administration for incoming MPA students, with emphasis on law, ethics, communications, professionalism, service learning, and cohort building.
Athena Title:SOCIALIZATION I
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6980
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 6990. 1 hour.
Course Title:Socialization Seminar in Public Administration II
Course
Description:
Second of a two-part introduction to the profession of public administration for incoming MPA students, with emphasis on law, ethics, communications, professionalism, service learning, and cohort building.
Athena Title:SOCIALIZATION II
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 6990
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 7000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 27 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTERS RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 7110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Research Methods in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Basic research methods and their use in public administration from the standpoint of both public policy and public management. Topics covered include the scientific method, experimental and quasi-experimental designs, sampling, interviewing, and questionnaire construction.
Athena Title:RSCH MTHDS PUB ADMN
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7110
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Data Applications in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Applications of data analysis techniques to problems in public management and policy. Special attention is devoted to instilling familiarity with software packages to solve public sector problems. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, cross-tabulation, difference of means testing, and regression analysis.
Athena Title:DATA APP PUB ADM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Information Management in the Public Sector
Course
Description:
Introduction to issues surrounding the use of information technology in public sector organizations, including contemporary issues surrounding the design and implementation of IT systems within traditionally bureaucratic organizations and possible changes in organizational operations that may result. The course will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of database management systems.
Athena Title:INFO MGMT PUB SEC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Capstone
Course
Description:
This course provides students the opportunity to do supervised group research on a policy or management issue and to prepare a formal report for an agency. The report must contribute to understanding a policy/management issue and utilize the analytic skills gained in the MPA curriculum.
Athena Title:POLICY CAPSTONE
Nontraditional Format:Students taking this course should be in the last semester of coursework in the MPA program.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7160. 3 hours.
Course Title:Survey Research Methods
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level examination of methods and techniques associated with social science survey research.
Athena Title:SURVEY RSCH METH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Research or seminars in specialized areas of public administration.
Athena Title:INDP STUDY PA
Nontraditional Format:Directed study or specialized seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector: Theory and Practice
Course
Description:
Introduction to the theory, trends, and policies that shape the nonprofit sector in the United States and abroad. A brief history of the nonprofit sector in the United States followed by an overview of nonprofit theory and classification systems for nonprofit organizations.
Athena Title:INTRO TO NONPROFIT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nonprofit Governance and Management
Course
Description:
Organizational structures and decision-making processes in nonprofits. Topics include nonprofit legal forms and regulations, nonprofit administrative structures, nonprofit ethics and structures for nonprofit accountability, nonprofit goals, human resource strategies for nonprofits, and the role of stakeholders in service distribution.
Athena Title:NONPROFIT MGT.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7230. 3 hours.
Course Title:Funding Nonprofit Organizations
Course
Description:
An overview of funding strategies in nonprofit organizations and discussion of the factors that influence the generation of nonprofit revenue, including sections on philanthropy and major donors, charitable giving, special event fundraising, memberships, payment for services, and for-profit arms.
Athena Title:FUNDING NONPROFITS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nonprofit Advocacy and Social Change: Lobbying, Advocacy and Influence in the Nonprofit Sector
Course
Description:
Introduction to avenues for policy influence available to nonprofit organizations. Discussion of the current laws that govern lobbying and legislative influence for nonprofit organizations as well as the strategies available for nonprofits to link to policy. Methods of lobbying, the promotion of awareness in general, and the relationship of a social change nonprofit to the community at large will also be covered.
Athena Title:NONPROFIT ADVOCACY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Grant Proposal Writing
Course
Description:
Explores grant proposals from various perspectives: grant seeker and grant maker, proactive and reactive, private foundation and government, with an emphasis on recognizing and developing linear arguments, compelling problem statements, measurable outputs and outcomes, and reasonable budgets.
Athena Title:GRANTWRITING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7350. 3-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Internship in Government
Course
Description:
Integrates government employment experience into the curriculum of the Master of Public Administration degree program.
Athena Title:INTERN IN GOVT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7350
Nontraditional Format:Student works independently and meets with project director several times during the semester to monitor progress and discuss requirements for written paper.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 7360. 3 hours.
Course Title:Managing Government Performance
Course
Description:
History of the performance improvement movement and government performance literature. Exploration of the definitions of performance and the role of administrative/program performance in the context of democratic governance; introduction of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues in defining/measuring performance; and review of recent attempts to model performance improvement in the public sector.
Athena Title:MANAGING GOVT PERF
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7380. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ethics in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Leading ethical issues that arise in public administration practice and consideration of the sources to which the public administrator can look for guidance in dealing with these issues.
Athena Title:ETHICS IN PUB ADM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7380
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Local Government Management
Course
Description:
Description and analysis of the practice of local government management. Key issues in several functional areas of local government service are highlighted.
Athena Title:LOCAL GOVT MANAGEMT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7500
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Urban Policy
Course
Description:
Major trends and policies affecting American communities, alternative explanations for these patterns, and possible responses. Topics include service delivery, land use, economic development, and intergovernmental cooperation.
Athena Title:URBAN POLICY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7520
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7580. 3 hours.
Course Title:Local Government Practicum
Course
Description:
Research/policy analysis on a problem experienced by a local government. Projects chosen by instructor. Seminar involves four weeks of research design. Following approval, students conduct research with occasional progress reports. The final product is formally presented to local government recipients.
Athena Title:LOC GOVT PRACTICUM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PADP 8580
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7840. 3 hours.
Course Title:Budget Practicum
Course
Description:
The development of practical budgeting skills, with a special emphasis on budget development at the local level of government. Practical computer-based exercises enable the student to learn the logic of budget format and techniques of budget analysis.
Athena Title:BUDGET PRACTICUM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7840
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Managing Volunteers in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
Course
Description:
Involvement of volunteers in government and nonprofit organizations, especially in relation to delivering services and maintaining the organization. Covers size, scope, significance, and challenges of the voluntary sector, and functions of volunteer administration, including recruitment, screening, placement, recognition, and evaluation.
Athena Title:MANAGING VOLUNTEERS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7900
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7920. 3 hours.
Course Title:Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Diversity in the Public Sector
Course
Description:
An overview of the challenges and opportunities associated with managing public organizations in our increasingly diverse society. The history of efforts to combat employment discrimination will be discussed along with the emergence of affirmative action programs and the important role of the courts in adjudicating disputes that arise in this area of concern. The development and impact of diversity management programs in the 1990s will also be reviewed.
Athena Title:EEO AND DIVERSITY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 7930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Human Services Administration in Government
Course
Description:
Special problems and processes involved in administering government and human service programs in health, welfare, disability, social security, and other service areas. Privatization of services will be considered as an alternative service-delivery mechanism.
Athena Title:HUMAN SERVICES ADM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7930
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8110. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Logic of Social Inquiry
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level advanced examination of the philosophy of science, the logic of inquiry, and theory construction.
Athena Title:LOGIC OF SOCIAL INQ
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Data Analysis and Statistical Inference
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level advanced discussion of inductive statistics and associated methods of data analysis.
Athena Title:DATA ANLSYS & STAT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8130. 3 hours.
Course Title:Linear Models and Associated Techniques
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level advanced examination of linear regression and related techniques under ideal and non-ideal conditions.
Athena Title:LINEAR MODS & TECH
Prerequisite:PADP 8120
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8140. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Topics in Statistical Modeling
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level examination of selected advanced topics in multivariate estimation and modeling. Specific topics covered vary.
Athena Title:ADV TOPIC STAT MOD
Prerequisite:PADP 8120 and PADP 8130
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8210. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public and Private Provision: Civil Society, Nonprofits, and Government
Course
Description:
Investigation of how voluntary organizations have informed social policy and how the federal government has shaped the formation of the nonprofit sector. Topics include nonprofit law, its development and its effects on nonprofit provision, advocacy and lobbies and their effect on social policy, civic behavior and its role in the nonprofit sector, and the influence of political structures in nonprofit communities.
Athena Title:PUB/PRIV PROVISION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8220. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Selected Topics in Nonprofit Management
Course
Description:
Topics in the area of nonprofit management. The focus of the course will shift depending on the interest of the instructor and may include such topics as nonprofit theory, government funding, philanthropy, and nonprofits in the arts.
Athena Title:TOPICS NONPROFIT
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8230. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Market and Civic Responsibility: Corporate-Nonprofit Cooperation and Competition
Course
Description:
The role of the not-for-profit organizations in a market economy and the increasing linkage between nonprofit organizations and for-profit organizations. Introduction to the avenues of nonprofit-corporate collaboration such as nonprofit ventures, corporate sponsorship, and cause related marketing. For profit options available to nonprofit organizations will also be explored.
Athena Title:MARKET/CIVIC RESP
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8240. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nonprofit Organization in an International Perspective: INGOs and Globalization
Course
Description:
Focus on the international nonprofit sector and investigation of the role of nonprofits in cross-national and international provision of public goods. Students will become familiar with the scope of INGO engagement, the influence of globalization on nonprofit organization and development, accountability structures for international organizations, and international laws affecting their function. Special issues of ethics and culture that pertain to international nonprofit practice will also be considered.
Athena Title:NONPROF/INGO/GLOBAL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8420. 3 hours.
Course Title:Leadership in Public Service
Course
Description:
The role of leadership in the development of effective public management. Topics include leadership styles, motivation of personnel, and the impact of effective leadership in the public service.
Athena Title:LEADERSHIP PUB SERV
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7720
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8430. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Financial Management
Course
Description:
Principal aspects of public financial management, including accounting, budgeting, capital budgeting, revenue forecasting, risk management, pension management, and auditing. The focus of the course is on state and local finance.
Athena Title:PUB FIN MANAGEMENT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7830
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8460. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organizational Behavior
Course
Description:
Focuses on four arenas or levels of management which must be integrated in the pursuit of public-sector excellence. These arenas involve individuals, pairs of individuals, supervisor/subordinates, and small groups. Institutional, behavioral, and psychological factors will be emphasized.
Athena Title:ORG BEHAVIOR
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7960
Prerequisite:PADP 6960
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8470. 3 hours.
Course Title:Bids and Contracting
Course
Description:
Provides exposure to the rationale, theory, and complex context of contracting and an opportunity to learn and apply fundamentals of the various stages of government contracting: integration, operation/management, and termination. Content covers make/buy decisions, managing relationships, monitoring, risk/delay management, contract separation/termination, and ethics.
Athena Title:Bids and Contracting
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Administration of Local Government: Growth and Development Policy
Course
Description:
The first of a two-course sequence designed to broaden understanding of local government administrative roles and responsibilities in terms of growth and development policy. Establishes local government's responsibility for planning, economic development, and regional cooperation as integral to the support of human and economic vitality.
Athena Title:ADM LOC GOVT GROWTH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8540. 3 hours.
Course Title:Administration of Local Government: Human Vitality and Quality of Life
Course
Description:
The second of a two-course sequence on local government administrative roles and responsibilities. Examination of the role in the community, and social transactions that affect the capacity of individuals to live, work, and prosper. The study of the influence of class, race, civic participation, poverty, housing, and employment on community and policy.
Athena Title:ADM LOC GOVT Q LIFE
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Managing Complex Public Problems: Intergovernmental Relations and Networked Governance
Course
Description:
Public managers work in settings of increasing complexity, demanding new forms of organization. Devolution, changes in technology, scarce resources, and rising interdependence explain the emergence of novel networking and collaboration. Intergovernmental relations studies how U.S. government units interact and their relative roles and levels of influence in addressing public problems.
Athena Title:Intergovernmental Relations
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8560. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Urban Administration
Course
Description:
Topics in the area of urban policy and administration. The focus of the course will shift depending on the interest of the instructor and may include such topics as land use policy and regulation, urban service delivery, and local government reform.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS URB ADM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7560
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8610. 3 hours.
Course Title:Economics of Health Policy
Course
Description:
This course uses an economic framework and draws upon real- world examples to understand the health care system and evaluate current policy debates. Although the vast majority of this course covers health policy in the United States context, some topics of international concern are also examined.
Athena Title:ECON HEALTH POLICY
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8620. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Process
Course
Description:
Key concepts in the study of public policy. Among the topics covered are description of policy process to include agenda setting, policy formulation, and policy adoption.
Athena Title:POLICY PROCESS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7620
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Implementation
Course
Description:
Public policy implementation literature with emphasis given to the major substantive and methodological issues driving this emerging field of public policy analysis. Bureaucracy's role in policy process, implementation analysis, and theories and methods for studying policy implementation.
Athena Title:POLICY IMPLEMENT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7630
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Program Evaluation
Course
Description:
The theoretical perspectives associated with program evaluation; design and measurement procedures; types of evaluative research; and the management of political and ethical problems associated with performing and utilizing evaluation research.
Athena Title:PROGRAM EVALUATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7640
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8650. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Public Policy Seminar
Course
Description:
Research seminar on the major analytical techniques and theoretical approaches to decision-making in substantive public policy areas (e.g., environmental protection, health care, natural resources.)
Athena Title:PUBLIC POLICY SEM
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 7650
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8670. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Analysis I
Course
Description:
This course covers microeconomic policy analysis. It explains how economic analysis is an important tool in analyzing public policies. Students learn the strengths and weaknesses of economic analysis in making public policy choices. Finally, students will access and comprehend what economists can contribute to the public sector.
Athena Title:POLICY ANALYSIS I
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8680. 3 hours.
Course Title:Policy Analysis II
Course
Description:
The application of the concepts of microeconomic analysis to subjective public policy questions. The chief focus will be an explanation and application of cost-benefit analysis to major issues of public policy.
Athena Title:POLICY ANALYSIS II
Prerequisite:PADP 8670
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ideas and Issues in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Perennial and emerging research issues, perspectives, and controversies in the field of public administration.
Athena Title:IDEAS/ISSUES IN PA
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8710
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8720. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Selected Problems in Public Personnel Administration
Course
Description:
Special topics, such as public sector labor relations and collective bargaining; issues related to job analysis, evaluation, and compensation; or civil service reform.
Athena Title:SEL PROB PUB PER AD
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8720
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Doctoral Seminar in Public Administration and Policy: Professional Development I
Course
Description:
Professional development in public administration and policy. Sessions explore processes and practices required of productive scholars and teachers: research, teaching, service, key practices, and contemporary issues related to professional life. Second-year students must present a research paper, develop a course outline, and teach a relevant module.
Athena Title:Doctoral Seminar PADP Prof Dev
Nontraditional Format:Three hours lecture and discussion every other week for two semesters.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8740. 3 hours.
Course Title:Frontiers of Public Management Research
Course
Description:
A doctoral-level examination of current issues and problems in public management research.
Athena Title:FRONTIERS PUB RSCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8810. 3 hours.
Course Title:State and Local Taxation
Course
Description:
An overview of the theoretical framework, legal structure, political context, and policy implementation of the most common taxes levied at the state and local levels of government. Discussion of these aspects of state/local taxation will focus on the property tax, sales and use tax, personal and corporate income taxes, and excise taxes.
Athena Title:State and Local Taxation
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8820. 3 hours.
Course Title:Economic Development
Course
Description:
Overview of the economic development policies and practices of U.S. states and localities. We will use academic literature, case studies, discussions with practitioners, and group interaction to explore the major rationales for development programs, commonly used tools, and some of the issues confronting officials attempting to promote it.
Athena Title:Economic Development
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8830. 3 hours.
Course Title:Seminar in Public Budgeting
Course
Description:
A doctoral seminar which considers the works of the major scholars in the field of public budgeting and finance.
Athena Title:PUBLIC BUDGETING
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8830
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8840. 3 hours.
Course Title:Metropolitan Fiscal Problems
Course
Description:
Public economy of metropolitan areas and selected special metropolitan fiscal problems in the areas of public expenditures, revenues, and fiscal administration.
Athena Title:METRO FISCAL PROB
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8840
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8850. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Analysis for Public Decision-Making
Course
Description:
Quantitative analysis and techniques used in public sector decision-making.
Athena Title:QUANT PUB DEC-MKG
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8850
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8860. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nonprofit Financial Administration
Course
Description:
Academic and practical approaches to planning, reporting, and financial decision-making in nonprofit organizations. It addresses the business planning process, paying special attention to unique issues facing nonprofits involved with these types of ventures. It covers developing operating budgets, managing working capital, and analyzing organizational fiscal health.
Athena Title:Nonprofit Financial Admin
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8870. 3 hours.
Course Title:Debt Management
Course
Description:
Access to capital markets for state/local governments to finance infrastructure projects and cash flow needs. Emphasizes major economic/financial theories related to financial intermediation and market regulation. Cost of capital and efficiency effects due to institutions (legal, fiscal, political), debt management networks/intermediaries, debt structure, primary/secondary market processes, and financial engineering.
Athena Title:Debt Management
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8940. 3 hours.
Course Title:International and Comparative Administration
Course
Description:
Administrative systems other than the United States. Among the topics covered will be personnel administration, public finance, organizational analysis, and public policy problems.
Athena Title:Intl and Comparative Admin
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 8960. 3 hours.
Course Title:Organization Development and Change
Course
Description:
Intellectual and theoretical perspectives on a complex area of inquiry and application--organizational development and change. The course illustrates various ways in which significant theoretical issues can be approached in practical ways, and in which central practical issues can be approached in theoretically-rich ways.
Athena Title:ORGAN-DEVEL & CHNG
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in POLS 8960
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 9000. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 50 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PADP 9200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Independent Study in Public Administration
Course
Description:
Research in specialized areas of Public Administration. For students with advanced graduate standing.
Athena Title:INDP STUDY PA
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PADP 9300. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 63 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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