PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY
Public administration and related areas of public policy; personnel; comparative and historical aspects; public budgeting; agency management; decision making, evaluation, and policy analysis; ethical issues and administrative law.
COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Cross-cultural, cross-national, and cross-institutional survey of public administration organizations and practices around the world. Particular attention is given to administrative systems of northern nation-states and the processes of administrative change in post-Communist and southern nation-states.
Prerequisites: Six credits of PAD graduate courses or instructor permission.
Selected topics in administrative law examined and analyzed in depth.
Selected topics or workshops not otherwise included in courses.
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
This course introduces student to the principles and practices used by federal, state, and local governments in budgeting. Examination of revenue sources, borrowing, debt management, regulations, reporting, and strategic budgetary planning.
SUPERVISION IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
Prerequisite: Graduate status.
Roles and functions of supervisors in a variety of work settings; supervisory role in coordinating agency functions and meeting clients' needs; worker role and responsibilities; leadership, organizational, and systems theory; application of theory to practice situations.
PROGRAM PLANNING IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
Prerequisites: One course in statistics and research methodology.
Use of data for program planning in human service organizations. Students design a study pertinent to human services management.
RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Design, execution, and interpretation of research for public and nonprofit managers. Includes quantitative and qualitative research methods, constructing and testing hypotheses, data collection and analysis, use of SPSS, ethical consequences of social science research, preparing a research report.
Research or investigation of a particular problem, planned and carried out by student with consultation and guidance from instructor.
DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
Prerequisites: PAD 689 or instructor permission.
Preparation for advanced research and data analysis in public administration and non-profit management.
MANAGING PROGRAM EVALUATION
Management and technical skills required for program evaluation in the public and private sectors; establishing evaluation standards and criteria; developing evaluation instruments and designs; statistical analysis of evaluation data; computer-based statistical analyses; report preparation and follow-up studies.
ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES IN PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT SECTORS
Prerequisite: Six credits of PAD courses or instructor permission.
Public and nonprofit management and organizational theories, policies and practices. Major topics in public and nonprofit management: the history of public and nonprofit management systems; public and nonprofit organizational structures; distinctions and similarities in mission, values, and culture.
POLITICS OF THE THIRD WORLD
Leading issues and challenges found in the developing world. Examination of development in terms of democratization; religion and politics; cultural pluralism, ethnic and national identity, and nationalism; women and development; agrarian reform; urbanization; revolution; the military; political economy; and globalization. Special focus on development aid, trade, and the UN Millennium Goals.
Theories of international relations; statecraft and diplomacy; international organizations and international law; peace and security.
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
Foundations of the American constitutional system; federalism, separation of powers, and role of the states; political parties, pressure groups, and electoral processes; the president, bureaucracy, Congress, and courts.
PSC 612/HIS 602
CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST
Characteristic cultural features of the Middle Eastern countries, with emphasis on Islam; interaction with the Western world; cultural and social changes under way; fundamentalism; problems typical of the developing countries.