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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

PUAD-685 Topics in Policy Analysis/Mgmt Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Policy Analysis and Management (1-3) Topics vary by section. 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: spring. Repeatable for credit with different topic.

PUAD-685-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Public Pol for Environ/Energy
Public Policies for the Environment and Energy (3) 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
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Education/American Policy Syst
Education and the American Policy System (3) This course analyzes K-12 and higher education policy in the institutional setting unique to the United States. The analytic lens for the course includes federalism and intergovernmental relations, the role of fragmented governing systems, and the incentives used to execute policy mandates.
PUAD-685-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Global Health Policy
Global Health Policy (3) 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 course also examines the global health architecture and national health systems.
PUAD-685-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Pub Finance in Developing Coun
Public Finance in Developing Countries (3) This course focuses on issues of coordination and accountability in a decentralized context and considers decentralization and intergovernmental finance from a public finance perspective, including expenditure and revenue assignment; intergovernmental transfer; coordinated budget processes and structures; and public expenditure management.
PUAD-685-005
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Science and Technology Policy
Science and Technology Policy (3) 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-685-006
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Housing Policy
Housing Policy (3) This course gives students a comprehensive overview of U.S. affordable housing policy since the 1930s. Emphasis is given to federal initiatives and systems focused on financing, building, and maintaining affordable housing units across the country. Topics covered include public housing, urban renewal, vouchers (and other mobility programs), public housing demolition, HOPE VI developments, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, subprime lending, and various mechanisms of housing finance.
PUAD-685-007
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Race, Policy & Administration
Race, Policy, and Administration (3) This course explores the role of race and ethnicity within public administration and policy. Emphasized are issues of representation, inequities in policy outcomes, social constructions of minority populations in policy and administration, and other topics. The course covers the interaction of race with important policy areas such as education, health, welfare, criminal justice, environmental justice, and employment. The course engages the challenges related to managing and administering policies to racial and ethnic populations. Additionally, the course examines inequities in policy outputs and outcomes.
PUAD-685-008
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Urban Policy & Community Devel
Urban Policy and Community Development (3) Contemporary American cities offer benefits to citizens far beyond their boundaries, yet are also a source of some of the most intractable policy challenges. Concentrated crime and poverty, housing and economic segregation, failing schools, political corruption, social isolation, and a lack of vitality and innovation mark many urban and suburban communities. This course provides students with the analytic tools to understand and tackle the policy problems of cities and localities, as well as substantive knowledge in critical areas.
PUAD-685-009
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Grant Management
Grant Management (3) This course exposes students to skills necessary to design and manage projects of various sizes. The course also discusses the skills needed to seek external funding, with particular attention to grant seeking and grant writing. The focus is not on a particular grant-maker, sector, or national context; the skills and tools students learn transcend organizational, sectoral, and national boundaries.
PUAD-685-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Education/American Policy Syst
Education and the American Policy System (3) This course analyzes K-12 and higher education policy in the institutional setting unique to the United States. The analytic lens for the course includes federalism and intergovernmental relations, the role of fragmented governing systems, and the incentives used to execute policy mandates.
PUAD-685-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Race, Policy & Administration
Race, Policy and Administration (3) This course explores the role of race and ethnicity within public administration and policy. Emphasized are issues of representation, inequities in policy outcomes, social constructions of minority populations in policy and administration, and other topics. The course covers the interaction of race with important policy areas such as education, health, welfare, criminal justice, environmental justice and employment. The course engages the challenges related to managing and administering policies to racial and ethnic populations. Additionally, the course examines inequities in policy outputs and outcomes.
PUAD-685-001
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Envir Sustainability & Pub Pol
Environmental Sustainability and Public Policy (3) 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-685-002
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Qualitative Methods
Qualitative Methods (3) Prepares students to understand and use qualitative analytic methods with data collected through interviewing, focus groups, archival research, text analysis, and other means.
PUAD-685-003
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Social Policy and Programs
Social Policy and Programs (3) 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. Meets with EDU-696 005 EDU-696 905.
PUAD-685-004
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Healthcare Policy
Healthcare Policy (3) 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.