Courses

PADM 5803. Quantitative Methods Analysis. 3 Hours.

Data analysis techniques, including descriptive and inferential statistics and packaged computer programs. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall)

PADM 5813. Managing Information Technologies in Public Affairs. 3 Hours.

Examines digital interactions between citizens, institutions, and political interests from the perspective of analysts, civic leaders, and professional non-technical administrators. Explores timely issues related to public information transactions, ethics and best practices of public information management, and the strategic positioning of public information assets. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Spring)

PADM 5823. Grant Writing for the Social Sciences. 3 Hours.

This course will teach students the fundamentals of obtaining grants from local, state and federal agencies. (Typically offered: Irregular)

PADM 5833. Urban Planning. 3 Hours.

Reviews the many forms, functions, and purposes of American cities. Covers basic planning theories, surveys the various sub-fields of planning, discusses trends in the planning field, and utilizes computer simulations. (Typically offered: Fall)
This course is cross-listed with PLSC 4103.

PADM 5853. Performance Measurement in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors. 3 Hours.

Provides a hands-on approach for measuring organizational performance and using performance information of decision making. Addresses components and key issues of performance measurement, such as steps in the measurement process, methods of data gathering, and analysis. Prerequisite: PLSC 5193. (Typically offered: Summer)

PADM 5863. Issues in Public and Nonprofit Management. 3 Hours.

Explores current developments and themes in the theory and practice of public and nonprofit management. Covers a range of contemporary issues in the field, such as managing collaborative networks, e-government, and managing for results. Emerging trends are intensively discussed at the juncture of theory and practice. (Typically offered: Spring)

PADM 587V. Professional Development. 1-6 Hour.

Encompasses internships, professional projects if individual is employed full-time and not eligible for an internship, conference and workshop participation, and other activities conducive to the students development as a public service professional. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

PADM 588V. Directed Readings. 1-3 Hour.

Directed readings. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

PADM 589V. Independent Research. 1-3 Hour.

Independent Research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

PADM 5903. Risk and Public Policy. 3 Hours.

Examines how concepts of risk serve to justify and shape public policies and risk management practices. (Typically offered: Spring)

PADM 5913. Policy Analysis: Theory and Practice. 3 Hours.

Provides a firm theoretical foundation in, and an ability to apply, the general instruments necessary for professional practice of policy analysis. (Typically offered: Fall)