Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Planning and Public Affairs (65453)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
Enrollment Status:
Open (22 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
Class Notes:
Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2020
Class Description:
This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
Exam Format:
Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 November 2015

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2020 Public Affairs Classes Taught by Greg Lindsey

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