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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

PUAD-685
Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Examination of the doctrines associated with the design and implementation of public policies, together with conducting analytical studies on various policies, including social, health care, national security, environmental, science and technology, regulatory, income, and economic. Usually offered every spring.

PUAD-685
001
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Public Policies for the Environment and Energy

This course provides a review, analysis, and evaluation of environmental and energy policies, including energy production and consumption, air and water pollution, climate change, regulation of toxic chemicals, land and resource management, habitat protection, and the effects of new and emerging technologies. The course considers substantive issues, strategies, analytical approaches, and the political perspectives that influence policy framing, evaluation, and implementation.

PUAD-685
002
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Advanced Quantitative Methods

This course applies advanced econometric techniques to policy analysis. The course covers extensions to the linear regression model, including instrumental variables and panel-data methods, as well as an introduction to the estimation and interpretation of nonlinear regression models, such as those for limited dependent variables, quantile regression, sample-selection corrections, and survival analysis. Prerequisite: PUAD-602.

PUAD-685
003
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Child and Family Policy

This multidisciplinary course examines the complex policies and programs through which services are delivered to children, youth, and families. It provides students with the critical skills, abilities, and substantive knowledge necessary to be effective policy analysts or program managers. Includes welfare, maternal employment and child well-being; marriage, family structure and responsible fatherhood/child support; child care; early child education; primary and secondary schooling; child welfare; teen pregnancy prevention; children's health (including obesity); and family leave policies. The course incorporates case studies, lectures, in-class debates, policy memoranda, and a sequential policy analysis project.

PUAD-685
004
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
FALL 2014

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Science and Technology Policy

This course helps students understand the relationship between science; technology; and public policy; an essential skill for persons leading twenty-first century institutions. Through readings and case studies; students examine the interaction between culture and technology and the effect of ideology on science policy.

PUAD-685
001
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Global Health Policy

This course covers health issues facing low-income countries; such as HIV/AIDS; maternal and child mortality; and weak health systems. Students consider how policy-makers and managers can address these problems. The global health architecture and national health systems are examined.

PUAD-685
002
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Social Policy and Programs

This course reviews some of the most significant social policies and programs of the previous decade; including welfare reform; school choice and accountability; social security; food assistance programs; and Medicaid. The class discusses the history; implementation; and evaluation of each policy or program.

PUAD-685
003
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy

This course examines and applies the concept of environmental sustainability. The focus of study is on environmental, energy, and natural resources issues in the context of their relationships with the economic, social, and governance systems. The course begins with the concept of sustainability, the environmental/ecological system as a critical component, and sustainability indicators. It then turns to an analysis of how environmental sustainability is applied at several levels of governance: local, regional, corporate, and international, and within different kinds of organizations. The course combines a theoretical assessment of environmental sustainability, analysis of several case studies for applying it, and an overview of tools and methods for integrating it into a range of organizations, such as life cycle analysis, environmental management systems, smart growth policies, and energy efficiency analysis.

PUAD-685
004
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Qualitative Methods

Prepares students to understand and use qualitative analytic methods with data collected through interviewing, focus groups, archival research, text analysis, and other means.

PUAD-685
006
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3)

Healthcare Policy

Examination of current government policies affecting the U.S. national health care system. Emphasis on the government's role in regulating and delivering health care services, the financial implications of proposed reforms, and the relationship between governmental bodies and private providers.