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Spring 2022  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (58947)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Freshman Full Year Registration
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public affairs work, roles of citizens in democratic way of life. Community organizing skills, their importance for public affairs. Negotiations among diverse audiences, understanding different interests, mapping power relationships. Relevant public affairs and governance theory.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?donov013+PA1401+Spring2022
Class Description:

*meets University of Minnesota Liberal Education requirement for Citizenship/Public Ethics Theme"


This course is a hands-on introduction for undergraduate students wanting to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to become empowered agents of change.This course involves an examination of key concepts of citizenship, politics, ethics, and democracy, as well as hands-on experiential learning in problem solving skills and team work especially from the framework called Civic Studies, developed to address the challenge of collective action in a world of often radically different ethical frameworks.


The goal of this class is to:

1. Give students a hands on introduction to organizing skills such as public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings.

2. Enable students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives

3. To provide stages for students' public speaking

4. Open the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers

5, To acquaint students with the methods and outlook of community organizing tradition in America as a strand of the emerging "Civic Studies" field

6. To provide students with an introduction to the approach to ethics in Civic Studies, compared to other approaches. Such topics include: mass incarceration, racism, immigration, climate change, education, gender issues, etc.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students should take this class if they like classes that are co-created by students and instructor and are engaging. All disciplines and years are welcome. During this time in our history, people want to acquire knowledge and skills of how to solve public problems.. This course provides knowledge, skills and practice for creating change.
Learning Objectives:
This course will help students acquire skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning through the course goals of:
• Acquainting students with Civic Studies and the community organizing tradition in America and the distinctive ways in which this framework addresses questions of ethical pluralism
• Giving students a hands on introduction to organizing skills for civic agency, such as writing, public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings
• Enabling students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives
• Providing stages for students' public speaking
• Opening the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers
Grading:
40% Two Essays
20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
20% In-Class Participation
20% Public Work Project
Exam Format:
No exams.
Class Format:
Discussion based with some lecture. All are teachers and learners. You will learn how to become a change agent through active learning.
Workload:
50 Pages of Reading Per Week (average)
30-45 Pages of Individual Writing, Including Weekly Reading Reflections
3 Short Papers
1 Public Work Project Report
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58947/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (58980)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. These components are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? How can we improve public policy making? After successfully completing this course, students will understand the process, structure, and context of policymaking; identify who, how, and what influences the policy process; and apply knowledge of public policy and the policymaking process to a specific policy issue. A strong understanding of the American political system is encouraged.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58980/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (58984)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58984/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (58986)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5972 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theories and basic structure of the American legal system. Experience with basic tools and skills for using the law to understand and analyze issues facing election administrators across the nation. Use of election-related and non-election related materials to prepare election administrators for interacting with counsel, legislators and the courts in carrying out their responsibilities.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58986/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (59011)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
INS 4200 Section 001
INS 6200 Section 001
PA 5973 Section 001
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Strategic management for election administrators in the political environment. Election official tools and challenges. The role of the lawmaking process in budgeting and organizational planning.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59011/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3976 Section 001: Voter Participation (59017)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Election Administration cert
Meets With:
BIOC 8401 Section 001
GCD 8401 Section 001
PA 5976 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59017/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (58987)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5982 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 9 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Evidence-based election administration. Collection and analysis of quantitative data to solve problems and identify opportunities for improvement. Emphasis on pre-election forecasting for planning purposes and post-election auditing of election results.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58987/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2022  |  PA 3984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (59033)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5984 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
"Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59033/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3991 Section 001: Independent Study (59019)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
12 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. prereq: instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59019/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3991 Section 002: Independent Study (59030)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
12 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. prereq: instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59030/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 3991 Section 003: Independent Study (59031)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
12 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. prereq: instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59031/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (58922)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
Class Description:
Course introduces managing and governing nonprofit and public organizations with theories, concepts, and real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Grading:
Classroom Participation 10%
Quizzes 10%
Discussion Posts 10%
Two Individual Case Study Memos 40%
One In-Depth Group Case Study Memo 30%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58922/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (58919)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

A6. Team Policy Brief (20% including self-and peer assessment)

A7. Individual Elevator Speech Video and Memo (20%)

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58919/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2022  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (58961)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5003+Spring2022
Class Description:

The financial environments for public and nonprofit organizations are changing. Governments are pressured to "do more with less" and nonprofit organizations are expected to "do better at doing good." In order to meet these challenges, it is important that managers of public and nonprofit organizations possess the fundamentals of financial analysis and management.


This is an introductory course to financial analysis and management in the context of public and nonprofit organizations. The primary learning objective of this course is how to obtain accurate financial information to make sound management decisions through the analyses of financial documents such as budgets and financial statements. The processes of producing such documents will be introduced but are not the focus of this course. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world financial problems.


Who Should Take This Class?:
This course is required for MPP, MDP, and Nonprofit Certificate students. It is recommended for MPA students.
Learning Objectives:

By the end of the semester, students should be able:

  • To obtain basic knowledge and terminology of budgeting and financial management;

  • To summarize budgetary process, revenues, and expenditures of a public or nonprofit organization;

  • To apply basic tools of financial analysis, such as break-even analysis and marginal cost analysis, in making simple financial decisions;

  • To know how financial information is organized and reported in the accounting system;

  • To interpret data in financial statements and relate them with each other; and

  • To determine and calculate financial ratios to assess financial condition

Grading:
Each class there will be an assignment that you are to prepare and submiy via email (You may work with others in completing the assignments.). These will not be graded. You should actively participate in class discussions and class problem-solving. Class discussion, timely assignment completion, and on-line attendance count toward your participation grade. Participation represents 12 points of your grade.

There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course taken at the Humphrey School. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.

The final assignment is a group project in which you will review the financials of a real government or nonprofit organization and present your findings to the class in person. You will be assigned to groups in the second week of class. The group should submit a 5+ page paper of your findings at the last class. The group will also present a power point presentation (no more than 10
minutes) of the findings at the last class. The group should provide me a copy of the power points and any other information that would be helpful. This group paper (20 points) and presentation (8 points) are worth 28 points.

First Test 30 points Second Test 30 points Group Project 28 points Class Participation 12 points Total 100 points
Exam Format:
There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.
Class Format:
This is a "flipped" course. Students will watch normal lectures on videos at home. There are 8 class periods. Class time is used to review material, solve assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams. Students in the online format will link-up through WebEx for all classes except for the 4th and 8th classes in which exams and presentations must occur in person.
Workload:
6 Homework Assignment(s).
2 Exams In person.
1 Group Presentation in person. Students indicate that the workload is similar to other Humphrey courses. Generally, 3-5 hours per class is required.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58961/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2017.docx (Summer 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2015.docx (Summer 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 March 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5011 Section 001: Management of Organizations (58999)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Challenges facing higher-level managers in public and nonprofit organizations in mixed economy and democratic republic. Distinctive features of public and nonprofit management, skills necessary for effective management, manager's role as creator of public value. Lectures, case discussions.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58999/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (58983)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:
Our challenge in this course is to get serious about questioning and sharpening the political perspectives we bring to bear on our work. All too often, our beliefs about politics are based on little more than civics-book platitudes, cynical clichés, and the commonsense views that prevail in our particular social circle. The purpose of this course is to unsettle such beliefs and invite students to think more critically and systematically about how to approach the political dimensions of their work. If you expect most of your future work to be technical - and therefore, "not political" - I'm especially hopeful that you will find opportunities in this course to question that assumption, as well as the politics that underlie it.
Learning Objectives:
This semester, we will work to develop a variety of political perspectives on public policy and public affairs. Toward these ends, we will organize our work around four concepts that guide any well-specified understanding of politics: power, institutions and organizations, discourse, and citizenship. We will ask how these elements of politics may be understood, how they operate in practice, why they matter, how they limit and enable political action, and how they can be engaged and navigated effectively.
Grading:
20% Class participation
80% Major Writing Assignments
- Power (20%)
- Institutions (20%)
- Political Discourse (20%)
- Democratic Citizenship (20%)
Your grade will depend, first and foremost, on the ways you engage, explain, critique, and apply ideas from our readings and class discussions.
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58983/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jbsoss_PA5012_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (58971)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Description:


About the course:


Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


About the instructor:


Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

Grading:
The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58971/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5021 Section 001: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (58977)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major or minor Public Policy or STEP major or minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Description:

This is an intermediate course in microeconomics that focuses heavily on the economic tools relevant for public policy discourses. Eligible students are (1) those who have already taken an Introduction to Microeconomics course, (2) those who took the one-credit crash course in economics at HHH in the fall, or (3) those who are eager to learn and willing to put in the extra time needed to internalize a new way of looking at the world.

We will spend time working through important concepts and models, as any intermediate microeconomics class would. But we will also make time for exploring economics discourses on policy topics such as the minimum wage, the reduction of C02e emissions, affordable housing, low-skilled migration to the U.S., and others.

The primary textbook is "Microeconomics, 6th Edition". Jeffrey M. Perloff. This is a nice resource for your policy library, and since it's an earlier edition, used copies can be purchased quite cheaply on Amazon. Another required book for this course is Arthur Okun's "Equality and Efficiency: The Big Tradeoff." You can also find inexpensive used versions of this short book online. Additional readings will also be assigned as per the syllabus.

Learning Objectives:

One primary goal of the class is to help students establish the foundation necessary to become informed consumers of policy literature with an economic conceptual framework. Through this course, students will build intuition around major economic concepts, such as opportunity cost, preferences and utility, supply and demand, elasticity, market power, etc. Students will also learn how to analyze intermediate-level economic models: what assumptions the models make, what outcomes they suggest under these assumptions, and what happens once the assumptions are relaxed.


The other main goal of the course is to prepare students for success in PA 5805 and the PA
5022 courses (this class is a prerequisite for these courses). The material covered will provide you with the skills to succeed in classes such as Public Policy of Labor and Pay, Economics of Social Insurance Programs, etc.

Grading:

I will determine grades based on the exams, problem sets, and participation (percent contribution of each to the final grade will be listed in the syllabus). Participation will reflect the student's attendance to lecture and labs as well as preparation for and contribution to group discussions.

Class Format:

Our class meets three times a week, two lectures plus a "lab" session. Lecture will consist of either a thorough overview of the new material or a group discussion of a policy topic we have been reading about. The lab session will be used exclusively for practicing new concepts using sample problems that are similar (but not identical) to the problem set. There will be one midterm exam mid-semester and one final exam, each sit-down tests covering one-half of the course material.

Workload:
Please be prepared to spend 6-9 hours per week on this class outside of lectures and lab sessions. That time will be dedicated to completing the assigned reading, reviewing your notes from lecture, and completing problem sets.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58977/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 December 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5021 Section 002: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (65296)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major or minor Public Policy or STEP major or minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65296/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis (65845)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
Cost-Benefit Analysis. This may be replaced with a new course number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65845/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)

Spring 2022  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis (65846)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
Economics of Social Insurance Programs. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65846/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

Spring 2022  |  PA 5032 Section 001: Applied Regression (58899)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58899/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5032 Section 002: Applied Regression (58900)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Fri 01:50PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58900/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5032 Section 003: Applied Regression (58915)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58915/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5033 Section 004: Multivariate Techniques (58910)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
This class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help the student read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. The course concentrates attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers. The course covers techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning. A basic statistics class is a required prerequisite. Here is a link to a video: http://player.vimeo.com/external/89316179.sd.mp4?s=5148a78bbdba654e8040327fa8ae93f1
Who Should Take This Class?:

To learn quantitative techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning.

https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58910/1223

Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2021.doc (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 December 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5033 Section 005: Multivariate Techniques (58911)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Fri 01:50PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
This class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help the student read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. The course concentrates attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers. The course covers techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning. A basic statistics class is a required prerequisite. Here is a link to a video: http://player.vimeo.com/external/89316179.sd.mp4?s=5148a78bbdba654e8040327fa8ae93f1
Who Should Take This Class?:

To learn quantitative techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning.

https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58911/1223

Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2021.doc (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 December 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5033 Section 006: Multivariate Techniques (58914)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
This class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help the student read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. The course concentrates attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers. The course covers techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning. A basic statistics class is a required prerequisite. Here is a link to a video: http://player.vimeo.com/external/89316179.sd.mp4?s=5148a78bbdba654e8040327fa8ae93f1
Who Should Take This Class?:

To learn quantitative techniques such as time series analysis, statistical cause and effect, forecasting models, limited dependent variables, combining time series and cross section data, and an introduction to big data and machine learning.

https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58914/1223

Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2021.doc (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
10 December 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (58953)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58953/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (58954)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58954/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (58939)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58939/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5042 Section 003: Urban and Regional Economics (58945)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58945/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5043 Section 001: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (58940)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 44 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Description:
This course aims at developing quantitative data analysis skills in the areas of economic and demographic analysis of small geographic areas. The methods covered are used to analyze the structure of regional and local economies, such as location quotient analysis and the economic base model, and to analyze the structure of the population and project population change over time. Familiarity with Excel is assumed.
Learning Objectives:
Become familiar with, and able to search, the most important online public sources of quantitative economic and demographic data that provide information at the regional and local levels
Able to effectively download data from these sources and put them in a suitable format for analysis
Become comfortable with models and mathematical representations of reality, and be able to competently move back and forth from verbal to mathematical formulations of economic and demographic concepts.
Able to effectively manipulate data and conduct quantitative analyses using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
Able to accurately interpret quantitative results
Understand the economic and demographic factors that underlie the growth of urban and regional economies
Able to evaluate the assumptions that underlie quantitative models and analyses and assess their limitations
Able to prepare clear, accurate and compelling reports using text, tables and graphics
Become intelligent consumers and critical readers of work that uses quantitative methods.
Be aware of the ethical dimensions of quantitative data analysis and interpretation and the various ways in which data can be manipulated to come up with the "right answer."

Grading:
Quizzes 20%, Team Projects 40% , Take-Home Final 40%
Exam Format:
Two in-class open-book, open-notes quizzes, Open-book, open-note take home final exam
Class Format:
67% lecture, 33% computer lab
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58940/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 December 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5043 Section 002: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (58941)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 23 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Description:
This course aims at developing quantitative data analysis skills in the areas of economic and demographic analysis of small geographic areas. The methods covered are used to analyze the structure of regional and local economies, such as location quotient analysis and the economic base model, and to analyze the structure of the population and project population change over time. Familiarity with Excel is assumed.
Learning Objectives:
Become familiar with, and able to search, the most important online public sources of quantitative economic and demographic data that provide information at the regional and local levels
Able to effectively download data from these sources and put them in a suitable format for analysis
Become comfortable with models and mathematical representations of reality, and be able to competently move back and forth from verbal to mathematical formulations of economic and demographic concepts.
Able to effectively manipulate data and conduct quantitative analyses using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
Able to accurately interpret quantitative results
Understand the economic and demographic factors that underlie the growth of urban and regional economies
Able to evaluate the assumptions that underlie quantitative models and analyses and assess their limitations
Able to prepare clear, accurate and compelling reports using text, tables and graphics
Become intelligent consumers and critical readers of work that uses quantitative methods.
Be aware of the ethical dimensions of quantitative data analysis and interpretation and the various ways in which data can be manipulated to come up with the "right answer."

Grading:
Quizzes 20%, Team Projects 40% , Take-Home Final 40%
Exam Format:
Two in-class open-book, open-notes quizzes, Open-book, open-note take home final exam
Class Format:
67% lecture, 33% computer lab
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58941/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 December 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5043 Section 003: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (58942)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 21 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Description:
This course aims at developing quantitative data analysis skills in the areas of economic and demographic analysis of small geographic areas. The methods covered are used to analyze the structure of regional and local economies, such as location quotient analysis and the economic base model, and to analyze the structure of the population and project population change over time. Familiarity with Excel is assumed.
Learning Objectives:
Become familiar with, and able to search, the most important online public sources of quantitative economic and demographic data that provide information at the regional and local levels
Able to effectively download data from these sources and put them in a suitable format for analysis
Become comfortable with models and mathematical representations of reality, and be able to competently move back and forth from verbal to mathematical formulations of economic and demographic concepts.
Able to effectively manipulate data and conduct quantitative analyses using a spreadsheet program such as Excel.
Able to accurately interpret quantitative results
Understand the economic and demographic factors that underlie the growth of urban and regional economies
Able to evaluate the assumptions that underlie quantitative models and analyses and assess their limitations
Able to prepare clear, accurate and compelling reports using text, tables and graphics
Become intelligent consumers and critical readers of work that uses quantitative methods.
Be aware of the ethical dimensions of quantitative data analysis and interpretation and the various ways in which data can be manipulated to come up with the "right answer."

Grading:
Quizzes 20%, Team Projects 40% , Take-Home Final 40%
Exam Format:
Two in-class open-book, open-notes quizzes, Open-book, open-note take home final exam
Class Format:
67% lecture, 33% computer lab
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58942/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5043_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 December 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5044 Section 001: Applied Regression, Accelerated (58948)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course is targeted towards students who intend on taking a quantitative approach to policy analysis during graduate school and in their future career. The course will cover the theory behind basic regression models, and illustrate their application in analyzing programs and policies. In order to delve deeply into the assumptions behind such models as well as to understand specific issues that can arise when these assumptions are not met, the course material will use more advanced mathematical notation and concepts, but no calculus is required. Ideally, students entering this course will have a background in economics and/or mathematics/statistics from their undergraduate education. The approach taken to understanding regression analysis in this class will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

The syllabus below is from Spring 2016, but Spring 2017's course will be virtually identical. Please see the syllabus for grading and exam information. Contact the instructor with any questions.
Learning Objectives:
This course will cover bivariate and multivariate regression models, including the assumptions behind them and the problems that arise when these assumptions are not met. It covers the same topics as PA5032 (Regression Analysis) but in more depth and using more mathematical notation. Students will also become familiar with the Stata statistical package.
Grading:
45% Assignments (3)
40% Final Exam
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
I teach my lectures from PDF slides. I will try my best to post the day's slides to Moodle by midnight on the day before class. You are welcome to print out the slides and bring them to class to facilitate note-taking.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58948/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5044 Section 002: Applied Regression, Accelerated (58949)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course is targeted towards students who intend on taking a quantitative approach to policy analysis during graduate school and in their future career. The course will cover the theory behind basic regression models, and illustrate their application in analyzing programs and policies. In order to delve deeply into the assumptions behind such models as well as to understand specific issues that can arise when these assumptions are not met, the course material will use more advanced mathematical notation and concepts, but no calculus is required. Ideally, students entering this course will have a background in economics and/or mathematics/statistics from their undergraduate education. The approach taken to understanding regression analysis in this class will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

The syllabus below is from Spring 2016, but Spring 2017's course will be virtually identical. Please see the syllabus for grading and exam information. Contact the instructor with any questions.
Learning Objectives:
This course will cover bivariate and multivariate regression models, including the assumptions behind them and the problems that arise when these assumptions are not met. It covers the same topics as PA5032 (Regression Analysis) but in more depth and using more mathematical notation. Students will also become familiar with the Stata statistical package.
Grading:
45% Assignments (3)
40% Final Exam
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
I teach my lectures from PDF slides. I will try my best to post the day's slides to Moodle by midnight on the day before class. You are welcome to print out the slides and bring them to class to facilitate note-taking.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58949/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5044 Section 003: Applied Regression, Accelerated (58950)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course is targeted towards students who intend on taking a quantitative approach to policy analysis during graduate school and in their future career. The course will cover the theory behind basic regression models, and illustrate their application in analyzing programs and policies. In order to delve deeply into the assumptions behind such models as well as to understand specific issues that can arise when these assumptions are not met, the course material will use more advanced mathematical notation and concepts, but no calculus is required. Ideally, students entering this course will have a background in economics and/or mathematics/statistics from their undergraduate education. The approach taken to understanding regression analysis in this class will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

The syllabus below is from Spring 2016, but Spring 2017's course will be virtually identical. Please see the syllabus for grading and exam information. Contact the instructor with any questions.
Learning Objectives:
This course will cover bivariate and multivariate regression models, including the assumptions behind them and the problems that arise when these assumptions are not met. It covers the same topics as PA5032 (Regression Analysis) but in more depth and using more mathematical notation. Students will also become familiar with the Stata statistical package.
Grading:
45% Assignments (3)
40% Final Exam
15% Class Participation
Class Format:
I teach my lectures from PDF slides. I will try my best to post the day's slides to Moodle by midnight on the day before class. You are welcome to print out the slides and bring them to class to facilitate note-taking.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58950/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA5044_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5052 Section 001: Public Affairs Leadership in a Diverse World (58928)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/07/2022
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
01/08/2022
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/04/2022
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/05/2022
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/04/2022
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/05/2022
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/01/2022
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/02/2022
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/29/2022
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/30/2022
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5051. Leadership concepts, tools, and strategies in diverse settings for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5051-5052 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
Students should register for 5052, 5054, and 5056. 5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet on Jan 7-8, Feb 4-5, Mar 4-5, Apr 1-2 and Apr 29 - 30 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5052+Spring2022
Class Description:
Continues 5051. Leadership development tools, and strategies for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or Publi Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate; 5051-5052 must be taken in sequence in the same academic year. Students may contact the instructor or department for additional information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58928/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Spring 2022  |  PA 5054 Section 001: Program Design and Implementation Analysis (58929)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5053. Process of public policy and program analysis, including problem formulation, program design and implementation. Opportunity to draw upon published research and conduct field-based research to understand implementation conditions. Professional communications, including writing of memos, requests for proposals, and implementation briefs, are stressed. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5052+Spring2022
Class Description:
Continues PA 5053. Process of public policy and program analysis, including program design and evaluation, implementation, and communication of findings. Use of multimedia mini-cases, including readings and contemporary policy cases. prereq: Major in Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) (cohort) or Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr. Students may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58929/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5056 Section 001: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (58927)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Problem-based learning to analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple regression analysis. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5052+Spring2022
Class Description:
Continued PA 5055. Problem-based learning to analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple regression analysis. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [PA 5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58927/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (58923)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/05/2022
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/06/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
Class Notes:
4/5/2022 session will be REMOTE (synchronously online). All other work will be COMPLETELY ONLINE (asynchronously online). PA 5080:1 is required for students who will enroll in the Summer 2022 PA 8081. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Spring2022
Class Description:
NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO ENROLLED IN A SPRING 2018 CAPSTONE COURSE (PA 8081). STUDENTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CAPSTONE PREPARATION WORKSHOP WITH YOUR CAPSTONE TEAMMATES, AS THE WORKSHOP ALLOWS FOR TEAM INTERACTION TO PLAN THEIR SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECT. The purpose of this Capstone Preparation Workshop is to provide information, resources, and tools to help Capstone teams successfully plan for and complete Capstone projects that they will complete during the Spring Capstone Workshop. The Capstone Preparation Workshop focuses on the elements of successful problem-solving, research design, project planning and management, group dynamics, communications, client relations, and ethical conduct and is designed to allow time for team members to engage more deeply with each other in understanding their Capstone project.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Only students who are simultaneously enrolled in a SPRING SEMESTER Capstone workshop (PA 8081).
Grading:
Other Grading Information: Grading is S/N
Class Format:
15% Lecture
75% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers This course will be run like a workshop, with limited lecture and maximum time allowed for teams to formulate their Capstone project.
Workload:
Much of the class time in this course will be offered for your Capstone team to complete work that will establish a plan and direction for your Capstone project.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58923/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5103 Section 001: Leadership and Change (58994)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Models of change/leadership. How leaders can promote personal, organizational, and societal change. Case studies, action research. Framework for leadership and change.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58994/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5108 Section 001: Board leadership development (58952)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Nonprofit board governance. Governance models, roles/responsibilities, ethics/dynamics. Current research/concepts along with students' current board experiences to illuminate challenges/explore solutions that build board leadership competencies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58952/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5113 Section 001: State and Local Public Finance (58946)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of financing. Providing public services at state/local level of government. Emphasizes integrating theory/practice, applying materials to specific policy areas, and documenting wide range of institutional arrangements across/within the 50 states. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
Most government services that affect everyday life are provided and largely financed by state and local governments. In this course, we will explore how state and local governments make decisions about what services to provide and decisions about how to finance them. There is increasing demand for state and local government to manage their finances well while providing quality services. Governments are pressured to "do more with less". In order to meet these challenges, it is important that leaders, managers, and analysts of state and local government possess fundamental understandings of how revenues are derived and what expenditures are made.
Grading:

Student grades will be determined based on final exam (30%), two individual assignments (35%), one group assignment (25%), and participation through the course (10%)

Class Format:
Lecture, group discussion, in-class exercise, and student presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58946/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2017.doc (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5114 Section 001: Budget Analysis in Public and Nonprofit Orgs (58956)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5003
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques, terminology, concepts and skills for developing and analyzing operating and capital budgets in public and nonprofit organizations. Budget analysis using case studies, problem sets, and spreadsheets. Time value of money, cost-benefit analysis, break-even analysis, sensitivity analysis, and fiscal analysis. prereq: PA 5003
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Class Format:
Presentation, discussion, review of assignments, and viewing videos
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58956/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2016

Spring 2022  |  PA 5116 Section 001: Financing Public and Nonprofit Organizations (58957)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5003
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Financial resource management for public and nonprofit organizations. Short-term and long-term debt management, retirement financing, and endowment investing. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques applied to real-world problems. Financial management in context of national and regional economies. prereq: PA 5003; credit will not be granted if credit already received for: PA 5111
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58957/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5122 Section 001: Law and Public Affairs (58995)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Overview of evolution of American legal system. Role of courts, legislatures, and political actors in changing law. How law is used to change public policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
Devin Driscoll spent nearly a decade working for progressive candidates and issues. A veteran of both Obama campaigns, Devin served as Rhode Island state director for the 2012 reelect. He later managed a governor's race and was senior advisor to Congressman David Cicilline's campaign. Devin spent the bulk of 2013 working on marriage-equality campaigns across the country, first as communications director for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, and then as northeast regional director of President Obama's nonprofit, Organizing for Action. After trading in the campaign trail for law school, Devin was elected editor-in-chief of Minnesota Law Review. He also served as president of both the Asylum Law Project, a student-led immigration service project, and the law-student chapter of the Federal Bar Association. He has been a judicial law clerk for Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court and Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Devin holds a bachelor's degree from Providence College, a Master of Public Policy degree from the Humphrey School, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School. He lives in Saint Paul with his wife, Katie, and son, Jack.
Class Description:
Overview of evolution of American legal system. Role of courts, legislatures, and political actors in changing law. How law is used to change public policy.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58995/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 November 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (59001)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options.
Class Description:
Jen Ford Reedy has been president of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native Nations. The Foundation was established in 1953 by Archibald Bush, a 3M executive who played a key role in growing 3M into one of the world's leading companies.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Jen served as chief of staff and vice president of strategy for St. Paul and Minnesota Foundation, where she led the creation of GiveMN.org, Give to the Max Day, and the Minnesota Idea Open. Jen was also a consultant with McKinsey and Company for nine years and was the first director of the Itasca Project, a CEO-led regional civic initiative in the Twin Cities. Her current community service includes board work with Region's Hospital, GHR Foundation and Independent Sector.

Jen has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the "100 Minnesotans You Should Know" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59001/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 December 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (59023)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59023/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (58965)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58965/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5145 Section 001: Civic Participation in Public Affairs (59009)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/MS-STEP/MURP/Ph.D.-Public Affairs
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Critique/learn various approaches to civic participation in defining/addressing public issues. Readings, cases, classroom discussion, facilitating/experiencing engagement techniques. Examine work of practitioner, design engagement process.
Class Description:
Critique/learn various approaches to civic participation in defining/addressing public issues. Readings, cases, classroom discussion, facilitating/experiencing engagement techniques. Examine work of practitioner, design engagement process.
Grading:
Readings & weekly reading notes - 20%
Attendance and active classroom participation - 20%
Facilitation practice (leading classroom exercises) - 15%
Short paper: Observing & analyzing a civic participation effort - 15%
Short paper: Interviewing a practitioner and assembling & analyzing their methods - 15%
Final poster plus paper: Designing an engagement process - 15%

Refer to syllabus for more detail
Exam Format:
There are no exams in this class
Class Format:
10% Lecture
15% Discussion
45% Laboratory
20% Small Group Activities
5% Field Trips
5% Guest Speakers
"Laboratory" refers to experiential, practicum sessions in which students experiment with different facilitation and engagement methods in the classroom.
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week, plus weekly required reading notes prior to class
2 Short papers 1. observing & analyzing a civic participation effort; 2. Assembling & analzying a practitioner account;
1 poster + accompanying paper: Designing an engagement process
Co-facilitating 2 types of classes: 1) Participation / facilitation methods exercise; 2) Reading / concept discussion (twice)
Active participation in class
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59009/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksquick_PA5145_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksquick_PA5145_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 July 2016

Spring 2022  |  PA 5162 Section 001: Public Service Redesign Workshop (58981)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5161
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public service delivery innovation and redesign in health and human services fields to improve outcomes. Study and application of theories of organizational development, leadership, and system change. Social system dynamics analysis. Engaging diverse stakeholders. Effects and influence of implicit bias on current and redesigned efforts. Models and tools for public service redesign.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58981/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5204 Section 001: Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics (58921)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning major/minor or Public Affairs PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Behavioral theories of internal spatial arrangement, functioning, characteristics of cities at macro level/how they produce system of cities. Factors influencing urban spatial structure over time. Urban form, land use/rent. Spatial expression of economic, social, political forces. prereq: urban/regional planning Major/minor in or public affairs PhD or instr consent
Class Description:

This course is an introduction to the relevant theories, models, and approaches that explain the function and structure of urban areas. The course covers positive behavioral theories regarding the internal spatial arrangement and functioning of cities and characteristics of cities at a macro level and how they interact with each other (i.e., how they combine to produce systems of cities). Subtopics include factors influencing urban spatial structure over time, models of urban form, theories of land use and land rent, and issues related to the spatial expression of economic, social and political forces in urban areas. This course does not examine normative theories of urban form and development, and therefore leaves the treatment of specific urban planning movements such as Garden City, Modernism, New Urbanism, etc., to other courses, except insofar as these movements have had significant impact on urban form.

This course will require a rudimentary but working knowledge of GIS for the completion of one or more assignments. Specifically, students should be able to import census data into a GIS database, export data into Excel or SPSS, compute distances between points, and produce maps incorporating census tract attributes. The course will also require rudimentary statistical analysis in SPSS, and a fair amount of database manipulation and calculations in Excel.


Behavioral theories of internal spatial arrangement, functioning, characteristics of cities at macro level/how they produce system of cities. Factors influencing urban spatial structure over time. Urban form, land use/rent. Spatial expression of economic, social, political forces. prereq: urban/regional planning Major/minor in or public affairs PhD or instr consent. Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Learning Objectives:

By the end of the semester, students should be able to:



  • Understand major economic, geographic, and sociological approaches to understanding the development of cities

  • Understand and utilize standard tools for analyzing urban economic, spatial, and social structures

  • Identify and assess the importance of major social, political, and economic forces that have shaped urban spatial development of cities

  • Describe and explain the ways in which public policy and planning approaches have significantly affected urban development

  • Explain how local public financing in the U.S. affects the spatial development of urban areas

Grading:

Midterm exam: 20%

Metro Report 1 25%

Metro Report 2 25%

Metro Report 3 25%

Participation: 5%
Exam Format:
There is one exam and three take-home assignments. The exam will be based on both the readings and the material covered in class.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58921/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zhan3373_PA5204_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/egoetz_PA5204_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2022  |  PA 5209 Section 001: Urban Planning and Health Equity (58989)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
sr or grad
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This interdisciplinary course examines the causes and consequences of place-based health disparities in cities, explores how health disparities can be mitigated and exacerbated by urban planning decisions, and introduces best practices in urban planning for achieving community health equity. The course will involve extensive readings, guest lectures, field-based assignments, data-collection activities, and local community involvement. Twin Cities has one of the largest disparities in health outcomes in the nation and local practitioners are pioneering new urban planning solutions to reduce place-based health disparities. The course will utilize this location advantage and use the region as an immersive learning environment. Students are expected to apply knowledge and skills learned in the class locally in the Twin Cities region. At the end of the course, students will be able to: Understand the historical foundations, current trends and challenges, and international perspectives in connecting urban planning to health equity issues; investigate how various planning sectors and urban environment dimensions, including land use, transportation, open space, housing, food systems, and community social capital, interact to affect health disparities in cities; critically evaluate how existing planning processes and decisions respond to the needs of vulnerable populations and contribute to health equity; and develop skills to engage communities and identifying community-sensitive solutions for reducing place-based health disparities. Fulfills a requirement for graduate Health Equity Minor (http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/minor/health-equity/).
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58989/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/yingling_PA5209_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)

Spring 2022  |  PA 5212 Section 001: Managing Urban Growth and Change (59013)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of planning, promoting, and controlling economic growth/change in urban areas. Economic development tools available to state/local policymakers, historic context of their use in the United States. legal, social, and economic implementation constraints. Interactions among economic, social, and demographic trends. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Theory/practice of planning, promoting, and controlling economic growth/change in urban areas. Economic development tools available to state/local policymakers, historic context of their use in the United States. legal, social, and economic implementation constraints. Interactions among economic, social, and demographic trends.
Grading:
50% Reports/Papers
25% Class Participation
25% Laboratory Evaluation Other Grading Information: Aterm paper and in - class presentation on the paper topic.
Class Format:
50% Lecture
50% Discussion
Workload:
125-175 Pages Reading Per Week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59013/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 April 2013

Spring 2022  |  PA 5213 Section 001: Introduction to Site Planning (58958)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Analyzing/preparing graphic plans for development or redevelopment of property. Site planning issues, process, opportunities, details, and techniques. Hands-on preparation of a site plan. Site visits, lectures, research, presentations, exam, in-class exercises. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:

This course should probably be called "Site Plan Analysis" because its purpose is to start you on the path of becoming a "site analyst" or trained observer and critic of how sites are designed, programmed, and used. The course does more than teaching site plan review (taking city guidelines and applying them), but it is not going to bring you up to the level of "site designer". For example, landscape architects go to school for five years or more and they still have to learn a great deal of site planning and design on the job.

However, in one semester we can delve into the elements of design (point, line, shape, form, color, texture, tone, letterform), the principles of design (balance, contrast, cropping, hierarchy, figure-ground, scale, proportion, pattern), and these big questions: What makes great public spaces? What makes great neighborhoods? And what makes great streets? As we get into the basics of design thinking and designing great places, we will learn about the process behind the design of sites, the importance of context, and how to use technical and design skills to steer development in the direction of "greatness." Planning is all about communication and while other planning courses concentrate on oral presentations or report writing, this class will focus on building visual communication capabilities with hands-on exercises. Even for planners, it is useful to be able to do a little drawing or be able to illustrate what you mean in a professional looking way. We will work on unleashing the designer in each of us. But no pressure - this is about trying not necessarily about being able to draw well.

Grading:
Class Participation 10%: Attendance; in-class exercises; discussion

Group Assignments 30%: Great Places & Design Elements/Principles; Public Input & Equity; Site Inventory, Code Research, & Site Analysis

Individual Site Plan Assignments 40%: Project Site Impressions; Collections; Programming Statement/Description; Bubble Diagram/Functional Relationships

Final Project 20%: Conceptual Site Plan and presentation
Class Format:
Classroom instruction, off-campus site visits, guest speakers, and hands-on exercises focused on site design at the Bohemian Flats area near the University of MN.
* Please note for your calendar: this class will include an optional instructor-led site visit to Bohemian Flats on Saturday, February 1 from 10-11am.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58958/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/odel0017_PA5213_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 December 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5234 Section 001: Urban Transportation Planning and Policy (59015)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will integrate key theories and practices, traditional and emerging policy instruments, and techniques for urban and transportation planning. The goal is to introduce students to essential concepts, influential thinkers, and important debates associated with the land use-transportation connection as a foundation for both professional and academic work. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend urban transportation planning process and demand forecasting; the theories and empirical evidence on land use and transportation interactions; land use and transportation policy instruments and their effectiveness; and land use and transportation planning in developing countries.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59015/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (58972)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58972/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5261 Section 001: Housing Policy (58918)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
HSG 5463 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 33 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Institutional/environmental setting for housing policy in the United States. Competing views of solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58918/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (58943)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58943/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (59008)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
This course provides an overview to program evaluation in public affairs. It explores the complexities and realities of conducting program evaluation studies in community-based settings, such as public agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, and collaborative initiatives. The overall purpose of this course is to provide students with a theoretical framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.
Grading:
50% Program Evaluation Field Work

25% Reports/Papers/Memos

15% Student Presentations

10% Participation
Class Format:

30% Lecture

20% Small Group Activities

20% Student Presentations

15% Discussion

10% Laboratory

5% Guest Speakers
Workload:

50 Pages Reading Per Week

2 Reports/Papers/Memos

1 Presentation

1 Special Project
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59008/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Spring 2022  |  PA 5415 Section 001: Economics of Early Childhood Development (65844)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Early childhood development (ECS) is examined through the first decade of life from an economic perspective. Course focuses on the role of government in helping to promote ECD for purposes of social welfare and economic growth. Readings focus on education and health policies or programs that affect child outcomes from the prenatal period to third grade. Topics range from brain development to kindergarten-third grade policies. Students will become familiar with the importance of rigorous impact evaluations and the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation of child policies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5415+Spring2022
Class Description:
Description:

Early childhood development
(ECS) is examined through the first decade of life from an economic perspective. Course focuses on the role of government policies in helping to promote ECD for purposes of social welfare and economic growth. Readings focus on education and health policies or programs that affect child outcomes from the prenatal period to third grade. Students will become familiar with the importance of rigorous impact evaluations and the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation to promote child wellbeing.

Examples of topics included in the first decade of life:

Cost-effectiveness of nurse home visiting programs and doulas

Long-term consequences of being in utero during a pandemic - evidence from 1918

Universal versus targeted preschool programs - short and long-term effects

Academic red-shirting in kindergarten

Elementary school topics including teachers, charter schools, and small class sizes

Required readings:

Reynolds, Rolnick, Englund and Temple, eds. (2010) Childhood Programs and Practices in the First Decade of Life: A Human Capital Integration. Cambridge University Press.

Additional assigned and optional articles and reports on topics of recent interest.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students and advanced undergraduates with permission. Students from any department are welcome. There is no prereq.
Grading:
One exam, a short paper (perhaps 7-8 pages) on a topic of the student's choosing, and multiple smaller assignments.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65844/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 December 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5421 Section 001: Racial Inequality and Public Policy (58970)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 29 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Historical roots of racial inequality in American society. Contemporary economic consequences. Public policy responses to racial inequality. Emphasizes thinking/analysis that is critical of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial economic inequality. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
This seminar explores the historical roots of racial inequality in American society and the economic consequences for contemporary times. Focus will be placed on public policy developments and intellectual debates in the "Post-Civil Rights Era," i.e., recent years when race-based strategies for reduction of economic disparities no longer are politically feasible and the "Post-Racialism Era" when race itself is no longer considered an explanation for inequality. The first half of the course explores the various causes and the empirical evidence on racial and ethnic economic inequality. The second half the course introduces the methods and techniques for assessing the effectiveness of alternative remedies to inequality. Some consideration is given to the problem of race and racial inequality in a comparative perspective, even though the main focus of much of the course is on the United States. Special attention is paid to changing notions of race and federal and state responses to rapid demographic changes. The seminar will provoke open debate and discourse about public policy responses to racial inequality. The emphasis is on stimulating seminar participants to think about and to analyze critically the range of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial and ethnic economic inequality.

This course fulfills a requirement for the 7-credit Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration. For more information on the concentration and a full list of requirements, please visit http://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/ic/disparities/.

Grading:

Individual Assignments 60%

10 Reflective Essays 10%
5 Online Forum Essays 10%
Quiz #1 20%
Quiz #2 20%

Team Assignments 40%

Team Reading Response Paper 5%
Peer Evaluation of Team-Led Discussion 5%
Problem Statement 5%
Policy Brief 10%
Peer Evaluation of Team Policy Brief Presentation 5%
Within-Group Peer Evaluation 10%


TOTAL 100%
Exam Format:

There will be two timed, computer graded quizzes. The format will include multiple-choice and true-false questions as well as matching and completion formats. These quizzes will be based largely on the lectures and required and recommended readings. The quizzes will be posted online. Study guides will be distributed two weeks before each quiz.
Class Format:

Class sessions will be devoted to highlighting some of the central issues that confound theoretical and empirical assessments of racism and racial and ethnic inequality. These central issues are developed extensively in the required readings, which cover a broad range of scholarly and popular perspectives and approaches. The sessions will include lectures, group activities, discussions, and films.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58970/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 October 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5426 Section 001: Community-Engaged Research and Policy with Marginalized Groups (58974)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Marginalized populations tend to be viewed as objects of social policy, passive victims, or a cause of social problems. Processes of marginalization we will explore in this class include: structural racism, colonization, economic exclusion and exploitation, gender bias, and more. Policy and research are typically driven by mainstream/dominant society members with little direct knowledge about the real lives of people on the margins. This can lead to misguided actions, misunderstandings, paternalism, unintended negative consequences, and further marginalization and/or stigmatization. In this course, we will learn about community-engaged research methodologies such as participatory action research (PAR) and community-based participatory research (CPBR). We will use case studies of sex trafficking, housing, and youth work to explore the challenges, rewards, and ethical implications of these community-engaged approaches to research and policy-making. Instructors and students in the course will work together on a real-world research and policy challenge so that students contribute to ongoing work in the field in real-time.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?melan108+PA5426+Spring2022
Class Description:
Marginalized populations tend to be viewed as objects of social policy, passive victims, or a cause of social problems. Processes of marginalization we will explore in this class include: structural racism, colonization, economic exclusion and exploitation, gender bias, and more. Policy and research are typically driven by mainstream/dominant society members with little direct knowledge about the real lives of people on the margins. This can lead to misguided actions, misunderstandings, paternalism, unintended negative consequences and further marginalization and/or stigmatization. In this course, we will learn about community-engaged research methodologies such as participatory action research (PAR) and community-based participatory research (CPBR). We will use case studies of sex trafficking, housing, and youth work to explore the challenges, rewards and ethical implications of these community-engaged approaches to research and policy-making. Instructors and students in the course will work together on a real-world research and policy challenge so that students contribute to ongoing work in the field in real-time.

This course may be eligible as an elective for the Graduate Health Equity Minor. The Health Equity Minor is a graduate minor that allows students to specialize in studying health disparities and inequalities. More information available here: https://www.sph.umn.edu/academics/degrees-programs/minors/health-equity/
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students who are interested in the intersection of community engagement, research and policy will benefit from learning theory, skills and practices for this work. The course will offer experiential learning in approaches that are vital to equitable policy making and research.
Learning Objectives:
After completing the course, students should be able to:

Analyze sensitive public policy problems using reflexive and/or feminist methodologies, discourse analysis, critical legal theories and legal realism


Design ethical research protocols on sensitive topics for use with marginalized communities


Understand and be able to use community engaged research approaches


Analyze implications and develop legislative strategy with demonstrated sensitivity, awareness, and involvement of marginalized communities


Develop ethical advocacy plans on sensitive topics involving marginalized communities


Engage in real world problem solving at the intersection of theory and practice


Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the complex and multifaceted topic of commercial sex and the individuals involved in that marketplace.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58974/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/melan108_PA5426_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 January 2021

Spring 2022  |  PA 5451 Section 001: Immigration, Health and Public Policy (58973)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu?fenne007+PA5451+Spring2020
Class Description:
This course is taught entirely on-line, but the interaction among students and between the students and the instructor permit us to get to know one another and to have lively exchanges of ideas and reports on community-based assignments. It is designed for current or future policy makers, advocates, or service providers who want to understand how to design effective and culturally relevant programs and services for immigrants.. Note that no previous health background is required. 'Health' is defined broadly to include social characteristics and access to services. The course can be taken for either four-credits (with final project), or three-credits (without final project) Course Objectives: 1. Students will acquire research skills necessary to access demographic, health, and background information on immigrants in the U.S. 2. Students will understand the major social and health needs of new immigrants. 3. Students will be able to design `culturally competent programs. 4. Students will learn to advocate for needed changes to promote immigrant well being. Contact the instructor for more information.

The course fulfills requirements for the 7-credit SPH Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration, the University-wide Human Rights minor, and the HHH global policy and human rights.masters programs

Who Should Take This Class?:
See syllabus

Learning Objectives:

Students will:

1. acquire research skills necessary to access demographic, health, and background information on immigrants in the U.S.

2. understand the major characteristics, health and social needs of new immigrants, and learn to apply them to analyses of new populations.

3. design "culturally competent" health or educational programs.

4. advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing.

Grading:
Grades are based upon:: 1) Posted reactions to reading and large assignments; 2) Quiz grades; 3) Research and community work assignments; 4) Class participation on the website.
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There are brief, online quizzes based on the reading and course videos.
Class Format:
The class is entirely on-line, although there are assignments in your local community . Weeks begin on Monday, with weekly postings due by the following Sunday. Students are required to post and submit assignments by specified due dates.
Workload:
Comparable to other graduate courses. Although we don't meet face-to-face, the equivalent "class time" is made up with community assignments and web-based reading and research.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58973/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_garza001_PA5451_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 January 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5521 Section 001: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (58920)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
Class Description:
This course examines the techniques and assumptions of development planning and policy analysis at the national, program and project levels. The course focuses on modeling techniques and policy applications rather than on theory. It consists of three parts. First, you will learn how to analyze and interpret macroeconomic data in the context of an open macroeconomy model. Second, you will learn how to conduct financial and economic cost-benefit analyses and will apply what you learn to a real world project for a client. Third, you will become familiar with experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation techniques for development projects and programs. Students are assumed to have some background in the theories of economic development and to have had previous preparation in quantitative methods. While the focus will be on developing countries, many of the techniques covered will also have applications in the U.S. context.
Learning Objectives:
Provide and introduction to some widely used quantitative modeling techniques.

-
Build an appreciation of the promise and pitfalls of quantitative modeling.

-
Acquire a specific set of modeling and interpretation skills through hands-on application.

-
Develop an ability to describe the macroeconomic context of a country based on an analysis of time series data on major economic variables.

-
Learn to conduct financial and economic cost-benefit analyses of public and non-profit development interventions and programs and learn how to manage the complexities of real-world projects.

-
Become effective and critical consumers of experimental and non-experimental impact evaluation studies of development programs and interventions

Grading:
15% Midterm Exam; 85% Special Projects
Exam Format:
short essay, short answer
Class Format:
67% Lecture
33% Laboratory
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
1 Exam(s)
Other Workload: Three 15 page project reports done in groups
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58920/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5521_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5521_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 December 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5521 Section 002: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (58924)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
Class Description:
This course examines the techniques and assumptions of development planning and policy analysis at the national, program and project levels. The course focuses on modeling techniques and policy applications rather than on theory. It consists of three parts. First, you will learn how to analyze and interpret macroeconomic data in the context of an open macroeconomy model. Second, you will learn how to conduct financial and economic cost-benefit analyses and will apply what you learn to a real world project for a client. Third, you will become familiar with experimental and quasi-experimental impact evaluation techniques for development projects and programs. Students are assumed to have some background in the theories of economic development and to have had previous preparation in quantitative methods. While the focus will be on developing countries, many of the techniques covered will also have applications in the U.S. context.
Learning Objectives:
Provide and introduction to some widely used quantitative modeling techniques.

-
Build an appreciation of the promise and pitfalls of quantitative modeling.

-
Acquire a specific set of modeling and interpretation skills through hands-on application.

-
Develop an ability to describe the macroeconomic context of a country based on an analysis of time series data on major economic variables.

-
Learn to conduct financial and economic cost-benefit analyses of public and non-profit development interventions and programs and learn how to manage the complexities of real-world projects.

-
Become effective and critical consumers of experimental and non-experimental impact evaluation studies of development programs and interventions

Grading:
15% Midterm Exam; 85% Special Projects
Exam Format:
short essay, short answer
Class Format:
67% Lecture
33% Laboratory
Workload:
50 Pages Reading Per Week
1 Exam(s)
Other Workload: Three 15 page project reports done in groups
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58924/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5521_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5521_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 December 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5561 Section 001: Gender and International Development (58988)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Women and men are affected differently by development and participate differently in policy formulation and implementation. Gender-sensitive perspective. Historical, political context. Global South. Policy, practice, and experience (theory and measurement; international, national, local stakeholders; effects of policy and practice on development). prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58988/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5690 Section 001: Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy (65848)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5690+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65848/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5690_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)

Spring 2022  |  PA 5690 Section 002: Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy (65857)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
Tentative title: LGBTQ Politics and Policy http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bfh+PA5690+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65857/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5715 Section 001: Survey of Current Issues in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (58925)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Current topics in science, technology, and environmental policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
The objective of this course is to explore current topics at the interface of public policy with science, technology, and the environment. You will gain an understanding of current "hot" topics in science, technology and environmental policy; further develop your critical thinking skills; develop discussion facilitation skills; and understand some of the social and historical contexts that have led to the current topics. The class will be taught in a seminar style, with the expectation that you will take significant responsibility, including leading at least one discussion session. This course is sometimes referred to as the "book club" class.

The course is structured in six modules of two class sessions, with an introductory session and two synthesis sessions in addition to the modules. Each module is centered on a single book which you will be asked to read in its entirety by the first session of the module. You will be assigned to groups and asked to lead the discussion in the first session of each module. You will also write brief reflections on each book for the first session of each module.
Learning Objectives:

• Gain an understanding of current topics in science, technology and environmental policy;

• Develop critical thinking skills;

• Develop and practice discussion facilitation skills;

• Understand the social and historical contexts; and

• Become a discerning participant/observer in science, technology and environmental policy.


Diversity is a welcome and healthy component to our class. This includes diversity of race, diversity of gender, diversity of abilities, diversity of opinions, diversity of perspectives, and diversity of backgrounds. Don't just be tolerant of diversity - bring out your diversities and help make the class even more interesting.

Exam Format:
There are no exams but there are regular written assignments.
Class Format:
Very discussion oriented and will lean heavily on World Cafe techniques. Some guest lectures on relevant topics.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58925/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/rosex122_PA5715_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (58990)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
Class Description:
This course will introduce students to core concepts in economics that underlie policy and decision-making related to the environment and conservation. These include cost-benefit assessment, valuation of non-market goods and services, the role of the market and the state in addressing externalities, and decision tools commonly used in negotiating the tradeoffs that are inevitable in managing scarce resources. The course will explore and debate real-world applications of economic principles, as well as critiques of key assumptions in economic models and frontiers in behavioral economics, ecological economics, and issues of power, justice, and equity.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course is open to any student, regardless of previous experience in economics. The focus of the course is on conceptual applications of economic theory to environmental policy and management. Assignments include review and critique of cost benefit assessments, position papers, and presentation and application of core concepts to contemporary environmental problems.
Grading:
student choice
Class Format:
Lecture materials will be available online asynchronously - students can move through the materials at their own pace and schedule. Discussion sections will be offered either in-person or synchronously online during designated class times. Students can chose to participate in discussions in-person or remotely. Students will be assigned to a discussion slot based on schedules and preference.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58990/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 July 2020

Spring 2022  |  PA 5723 Section 001: Water Policy (58926)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
WRS 5101 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sociocultural, legal, economic, and environmental forces affecting supply/use of water by individuals, sectors, and governance institutions. Historical trends; water laws in United States and internationally. Institutional structures for managing water at federal, state, and local levels. Current water-related issues/policies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Socio-cultural, legal, economic, and environmental factors affecting supply/use/quality of water at all levels. Historical trends; water laws in United States and internationally. Institutional structures for managing water at federal, state, and local levels. Current water-related issues/policies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
There will be 4 major strands that cover: why we need water policy; how water policy can be deployed; what water policy is deployed to address water quality, supply and wildlife; and a series of sessions on water works that considers the water industry in terms of how it fits into the water cycle and from the point of view of employment. The issues will range from international to local and will also cover tribal water law.
Grading:
Grading will be based on attendance, an essay, a science brief and a policy brief (together with public awareness material).

Attendance and participation - 20%
Essay paper - 20%
Science brief - 10%
Waters of Minnesota policy brief - 20%
Waters of Minnesota executive summary - 10%
Waters of Minnesota video presentation - 20%
Class Format:
Classes will involve both lectures from the instructor and interactive sessions involving input from the class. Topics covered in the first half of the course will concentrate on principles and in the second half putting principles into practice. In particular there will be a major assignment in the second half where groups will focus on different aspects of the quality of waters in Minnesota developing policy briefs on status and how improvements might be achieved through appropriate management. The policy briefs will also be developed into materials for raising public awareness.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58926/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5723_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5723_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5723_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5741 Section 001: Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (58944)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Interplay between risk assessment, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
This course embraces how risk assessment informs policy development and decision-making in a cross-disciplinary way by addressing core natural science issues on technological impacts and core social science issues on public values and perceptions of risk. It will cover important issues related to risk assessment, risk perception and risk communication.
Grading:
Grading will involve a combination of aspects covering attendance, essays, a quiz and a critical review of risk laws.

One essay (Assignment 3 is a practice and Assignment 5 is the one that will be graded) - worth 25%.
Quiz session 7 worth 25%.
Risk law policy assessments (Assignment 8) worth 30% (10% for presentations and 20% for written policy assessment).
Overall attendance and involvement worth 20%.
Class Format:
Classes will involve lectures from the instructor and interactive sessions where class members will express views based on readings. Risk principles will be translated into practice when the class divides into groups to critically assess risk laws.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58944/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2022  |  PA 5743 Section 001: Social Innovation Design Lab: Making Your Idea a Reality (58978)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
UMTC, St Paul
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Do you have an idea for an organization, initiative or venture that that could address a social or environmental problem? This course is designed to help aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers from all disciplines develop a viable proposal for social change. Course content includes an introduction to human-centered design thinking, change management, leadership skills, non-profit and for-profit business models, and social entrepreneurship frameworks. At the end of the course, students present their project to a panel of experts. Students will be prepared to compete in the Acara Challenge for funding if interested. Students or teams interested in this course should apply by emailing a 1-page resume and project description (1 paragraph to 1 page) of your project/idea to acara@umn.edu. The essay should address your motivation for taking the course, along with describing your idea, where you are with developing it, and what you need to take it forward.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58978/1223

Spring 2022  |  PA 5801 Section 001: Global Public Policy (58931)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Creation of rules, norms, institutions to regulate global activities. Policy making. How global policy making regulates interstate, national, transnational activities. Creation/enforcement of global rules. Applications to international security, political economy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Description:
A survey of major issues in international affairs. Specific topics include international security, human rights and humanitarianism, international political economy, international cooperation, global migration, and climate change.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58931/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 December 2019

Spring 2022  |  PA 5814 Section 001: Global Diplomacy in a Time of Change (58964)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Taught by the Humphrey School's diplomat in residence, this course examines the changing world of twenty-first century global diplomacy and how state and nonstate actors are challenging the status quo. We look at the dynamics behind major international developments - with case studies including BREXIT, the Iran Agreement, climate negotiations, and China's global initiatives - placed in the context of an examination of how states operate in the international diplomatic sphere and how multilateral organizations enhance or challenge the concept of state sovereignty. Students gain knowledge about the complexities of diplomacy and negotiation through readings, classroom discussions, and guest speakers and develop professional skills through writing and presentation assignments.
Class Description:

This course will examine the theory, practice and profession of twenty-first century diplomacy in bilateral and multilateral environments. While the successful negotiation in 2015 of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement drew more attention to how nations large and small use diplomacy to advance their interests, political shifts ranging from the 2016 U.S. elections to Brexit to Russian actions have raised questions about how nations and non-state actors engage one another to achieve their goals in a complex world. In addition, while international organizations, including the United Nations, and regional organizations, such as the European Union, the Organization of American States, and the African Union, have become not just venues for multilateral diplomacy, but also diplomatic players in their own right, seeking to negotiate resolutions to regional problems, their functioning is being challenged by resurgent nationalism.


During the course of the semester, we will examine the history of diplomacy, and its norms and practices, including its international legal bases, and how modern technology and changing cultural norms have impacted the way that diplomats operate. Through readings, classroom discussions and simulations, students will come to understand the ways in which major powers, and medium and small states use bilateral and multilateral diplomacy to achieve their own goals and work with friends and allies to achieve regional and global objectives. Students will also examine the way in which nations come together in formal and informal blocs to advance regional goals, and look at how non-state actors operate in the diplomatic sphere to achieve their objectives, and at how governments and non-governmental organizations seek to resolve conflicts through Track II processes.

Grading:

Students will be graded on an A-F basis. Grading will be as follows:

  • 30%--Overall Class participation--Students are expected to attend all classes unless excused, to complete all the readings, and to be prepared to participate in the classroom discussion. Students will be separately graded on classroom simulation exercises.

  • 10%--Individual student contributions to discussion on issues of current interest.
  • 15%--Short (400-600) word diplomatic report from an embassy to a home government foreign ministry (or State Department) on an issue, summarizing events, the implication of those events for the home country, and recommendations on next moves or how to react.

  • 15%--Group Negotiating Exercise: Students will identify the specific issues to be negotiated, decide on tactics, and then negotiate a solution with the help of the mediator. In the final session, the group will present a briefing (with visual slides) showing the results of the negotiation

  • 30%--A final 2,500-3,000 word research paper on an assigned topic.
  • Class Format:
    Combined lecture and discussions, with students expected to attend and actively participate in discussions and debates based on assigned reading and familiarity with relevant international events; two negotiation exercises in which students will role play; occasional virtual or in person class visits by professionals in the field.
    Workload:
    Readings 50-100 pages per session, plus assignments detailed above.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58964/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5814_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 December 2020

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5823 Section 001: Managing Humanitarian and Refugee Crises: Challenges for Policymakers & Practitioners (58982)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 50 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Examines response of governments, international organizations, NGOs, and others to global humanitarian and human rights challenges posed by civil conflict and other complex emergencies in places such as Syria, the Middle East region, South Sudan, Somalia, Burma, and elsewhere. Course will also consider and assess UN and other institutions established to address these issues (like UNOCHA and UNHCR). In addition, course will examine US policy toward humanitarian issues and refugees (including US refugee admissions).
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58982/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5825 Section 001: Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs (58985)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Crisis decision making in foreign policy. Examination of the organization and structure of crisis decision-making within U.S. national security apparatus. Analysis of in-depth four foreign policy crises (Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Tet, Iraq, and a current crisis). Crisis simulation with students in the role of national security leaders.
    Class Description:
    ·
    This course will analyze crisis decision making in foreign policy. Students will:


    o Examine the organization and structure of crisis decision-making within the U.S. national security apparatus;

    o Analyze in depth four foreign policy crises: the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962); Vietnam - Tet (1968); Iraq (2006-2008) and a Current Events Crisis (2016).

    o Put themselves in the position of national security leaders as part of a crisis simulation; and

    o Write an analysis of a historical foreign policy crisis.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58985/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2017

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5887 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar II (58963)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA 5886
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    The Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar is a required course for all first-year MHR students. The course is intended to create a cohort group and ensure that all MHR students have an opportunity to work together to explore current issues related to human rights practice, focusing on emerging events or crises, and debates over policy, practice, or theory and for direct contact with and networking particularly with counterparts in the Global South. This course is in a series with, and taken after, PA 5886.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58963/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5926 Section 001: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (58969)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
    Mon 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
    Class Description:
    Please see syllabus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VHS-G5aENGoz3yUsCYq_5kQXs-3Na8W0UAiqpNr72gs/edit#heading=h.6s07iudyh5ty
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58969/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    3 November 2019

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5927 Section 001: Effective Grantwriting for Nonprofit Organizations (58993)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Grantwriting skills, processes, problem,s and resources for nonprofit organizations. Researching and seeking grants. Communication with potential funders and generating financial support. Collaborating effectively with the organization and clients to create substantive, fundable proposals.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58993/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (58966)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/05/2022
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Spring2022
    Class Description:
    The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

    The course in the spring will use Excel and Tableau. There will be additional modules available for more advance Excel users and those who want to go beyond the basics in Tableau. I will not teach R as part of the class but will make available the R modules and handouts for students that are interested in learning R.
    Learning Objectives:
    Learn to make better tables- see example below
    ClearOffTheTableMd
    Learn to make better figures
    Grading:
    Please note that it is possible to audit the course or take the course S/N. I encourage students that are already taking a full load of classes to sign up for this class S/N, that way you can focus on learning the material and not on the letter grade.

    4 Problem Sets (each problem set is worth 15% of final grade). The problem sets will be due one week after being assigned and will need to be uploaded to Moodle before the start of class.
    1 Final Report (30% of final grade)
    Class Format:
    Meets twice a week for first half the semester. The majority of class time is spent doing in-class exercises.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58966/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 November 2020

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5929 Section 002: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (58976)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/02/2022
    Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Spring2022
    Class Description:
    The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

    The course in the spring will use Excel and Tableau. There will be additional modules available for more advance Excel users and those who want to go beyond the basics in Tableau. I will not teach R as part of the class but will make available the R modules and handouts for students that are interested in learning R.
    Learning Objectives:
    Learn to make better tables- see example below
    ClearOffTheTableMd
    Learn to make better figures
    Grading:
    Please note that it is possible to audit the course or take the course S/N. I encourage students that are already taking a full load of classes to sign up for this class S/N, that way you can focus on learning the material and not on the letter grade.

    4 Problem Sets (each problem set is worth 15% of final grade). The problem sets will be due one week after being assigned and will need to be uploaded to Moodle before the start of class.
    1 Final Report (30% of final grade)
    Class Format:
    Meets twice a week for first half the semester. The majority of class time is spent doing in-class exercises.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58976/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 November 2020

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5962 Section 001: State Governing and Legislating: Working the Process (58991)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Meets With:
    PA 8991 Section 007
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    The Minnesota Capitol and rules and reality of state governance and legislating. Classroom discussions, high-profile guest speakers (including legislators, lobbyists and potentially the governor), and an extensive State Capitol practicum to explore state politics and policies.
    Class Description:

    Using the Minnesota Capitol as our laboratory, this course will dive into the rules and reality of state governance and legislating. The course will include classroom discussions, guest speakers and a significant State Capitol practicum to give you a deep look into state politics and policies.

    This is a praxis-oriented course, not a theoretical course. You are expected to be active learners, absorbing readings, lectures, guest speakers' talks and your practicums to become equipped to understand and operate within the state decision-making process.

    The goal of this class: If you participate fully and complete this course, by the end, you should be prepared to approach a job or issue in state government with an understanding of the role you can play and the roles of those around you.

    Briana Bierschbach is a veteran Minnesota political reporter who covers politics for the Star-Tribune. She has also worked for Minnesota Public Radio. She has covered state politics and campaigns for nearly a decade with publications like the Associated Press, Politics in Minnesota and MinnPost. She's been twice named one of the top political journalists in Minnesota by the Washington Post and was the Society of Professional Journalists' 2015 Young Journalist of the Year.

    Note: A practicum in Spring 2020 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at bier0136@umn.edu by December 14, 2019 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2020


    Learning Objectives:
    ● Identify and analyze the pressures on state government and individuals in state government.

    ● Explore the real world relationship between elected officials, lobbyists, interests groups, voters and the public.

    ● Gain the ability to interact with powerful decision-makers, by listening with respect and questioning with authority.

    ● Improve public speaking skills through practice.

    ● Develop the tools to build relationships within state government and have a network of resources to tap.

    Grading:
    Final paper - 30%

    Practicum - 30%

    Class participation -- 16%

    Other assignments -- 12%

    Question memos -- 12%

    There is no extra credit in this class.


    A = 100% - 90%

    B = 89% - 79%

    C = 78% - 69%

    D = 68% - 59%

    F = less than 59%

    Exam Format:
    No exams
    Class Format:
    Discussions/guest speakers
    Workload:
    8 hours per week practicum at the Capitol

    Three monthly reports from the practicum

    Weekly question memos/short readings to prepare for speakers

    Active participation in class

    Final project on issue/bill and mid-semester memo outlining project

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58991/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bier0136_PA5962_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    30 December 2019

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (58960)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    PA 3972 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theories and basic structure of the American legal system. Experience with basic tools and skills for using the law to understand and analyze issues facing election administrators across the nation. Use of election-related and non-election related materials to prepare election administrators for interacting with counsel, legislators and the courts in carrying out their responsibilities.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58960/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (59012)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    INS 4200 Section 001
    INS 6200 Section 001
    PA 3973 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/18/2022 - 03/14/2022
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Strategic management for election administrators in the political environment. Election official tools and challenges. The role of the lawmaking process in budgeting and organizational planning.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59012/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5976 Section 001: Voter Participation (59018)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    BIOC 8401 Section 001
    GCD 8401 Section 001
    PA 3976 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59018/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (58975)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    PA 3982 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Evidence-based election administration. Collection and analysis of quantitative data to solve problems and identify opportunities for improvement. Emphasis on pre-election forecasting for planning purposes and post-election auditing of election results.
    Class Description:
    This course will highlight the importance of evidence-based election administration, which focuses on collection and analysis of quantitative data to solve problems and identify opportunities for improvement. There will be an emphasis on pre-election forecasting for planning purposes as well as post-election auditing of election results.

    Identify sources of data in the election process.

    Examine different methods to obtain data that informs policy decisions and administrative processes based on voting behavior and the architecture of voting systems.

    Use data to forecast turnout and other Election Day events to assist with pre-election planning.

    Apply data analysis techniques to post-election reviews as part of continuous improvement.

    Illustrate the story of an election by presenting data in a meaningful and persuasive way.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58975/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2017

    Spring 2022  |  PA 5984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (59032)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Meets With:
    PA 3984 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    "Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59032/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8004 Section 001: Integrative Doctoral Seminar in Public Affairs II (58955)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Public Affairs PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Tue 11:30AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Continues PA 8003. Lays foundation for doctoral-level study of public affairs through introduction of key concepts, literature, research questions of public affairs. Critically examines paradigms/methodologies through readings, discussions, writing assignments, research presentations. Facilitates development of dissertation research ideas. prereq: Public Affairs doctoral student
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58955/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8005 Section 001: Doctoral Research Seminar in Public Affairs (58962)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Public Affairs PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Wed 08:15AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 8 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Conduct of research, including ethics. Students develop and refine their research ideas. Facilitates development of dissertation research prospectus. prereq: Public Affairs doctoral student
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58962/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8006 Section 001: Current Research in Public Affairs: Topics, Approaches, and Cultures (58979)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Public Affairs PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Mon 11:15AM - 12:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students participate in research seminars exploring current topics, approaches, and cultures in public affairs. Students responsible for discussion, presentation, and evaluation of research, including peer review of papers and presentations. Discussion of research ethics and skills, including literature reviews, research design, data visualization, public engagement, presentation, and project management.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58979/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Social Policy (65847)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 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:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2022
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65847/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Urban Planning (65653)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 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 Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65653/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8106 Section 001: Research Seminar in Management, Leadership & Governance (58998)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Public Affairs PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    This seminar provides an introduction to the research and theory of management, leadership, and governance within the public, nonprofit organizations, and cross-sector networks involved in public affairs. The course is team-taught by faculty in the Humphrey School's Leadership & Management area, and focuses on the following research literature: democracy and governance (public participation, civic engagement, and public values); organizational theory and behavior; leadership and management practices (strategic management, financial management, and human resource management); policy and program design and implementation; and cross-boundary collaboration. prereq: inst consent
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58998/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8206 Section 001: Planning Theory (59014)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Public Affairs PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Wed 02:45PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    An overview of the major theories that have shaped the field of urban and regional planning, including the analysis of theories related to the process and substance of urban planning. prereq: Public Affairs Ph.D. student, urban planning subplan
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59014/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8331 Section 001: Economic Demography (65850)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Mon 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Classical theory, advanced econometric methods, recent empirical work, and available datasets for research in economic demography. Topics include the economics of mortality, fertility, migration, marriage, women's labor supply, intra-family bargaining, and age structure. Students develop critical analysis and academic discourse skills through in-depth discussions and replications of papers, presentations, referee-style writing assignments, and a term paper. prereq: Grad-level economic theory (PA 5021 or equiv) and econometrics (PA 5033 or equiv) and instructor permission
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA8331+Spring2022
    Class Description:

    This course will expose you to the major economic theories in demography, including those of migration, mortality, fertility, marriage, family formation, and others. We will also discuss recent empirical work on these same topics and explore the difficulties of causal inference in demography. You will have the opportunity to lead discussions and prepare lectures on demographic topics of your choice.

    This course is targeted toward PhD students and master's students considering a PhD. As it is a small seminar-style class, course participation and attendance is mandatory. Contact the instructor with questions.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65850/1223
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA8331_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2016

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (58967)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Advanced Doctoral Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 200 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    FTE: Doctoral prereq: Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58967/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8777 Section 001: Thesis Credits: Master's (58909)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-18 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    50 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 200 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    (No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
    Class Description:
    (No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]. Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58909/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (58968)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-24 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    100 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA PhD and ETCR or Doct
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 100 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Doctoral thesis credit. prereq: [Max 18 cr per semester or summer], 24 cr required
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58968/1223

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58930)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Notes:
    If you wish to register for a section of PA 8921, please contact MPP adviser Joel Mixon in the Humphrey School Student Services office.
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58930/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 002: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58932)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Notes:
    If you wish to register for a section of PA 8921, please contact MPP adviser Joel Mixon in the Humphrey School Student Services office.
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58932/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 003: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58933)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58933/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 004: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58934)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58934/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 005: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58935)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58935/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 006: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58936)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58936/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 007: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58937)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58937/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 008: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (58938)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58938/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 009: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59026)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59026/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 010: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59027)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59027/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 011: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59028)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59028/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 012: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59029)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59029/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 013: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59034)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59034/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8921 Section 014: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (59035)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/59035/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (58959)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Masters of science in science, technology, and environmental policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Plan B. prereq: instr consent
    Class Notes:
    If you wish to register for a section of PA 8922, please contact Joel Mixon.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58959/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (58902)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Notes:
    Contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) to have an 8991 section set up with the faculty member with whom you wish to work after consulting your professional adviser.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58902/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 002: Independent Study (58903)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58903/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 003: Independent Study (58917)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58917/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 004: Independent Study (58904)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58904/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 005: Independent Study (58905)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58905/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 006: Independent Study (58906)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58906/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 007: Independent Study (58907)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Meets With:
    PA 5962 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58907/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 008: Independent Study (58913)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58913/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 009: Independent Study (58912)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58912/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2022  |  PA 8991 Section 010: Independent Study (58908)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
    Class Description:
    Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58908/1223
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (25823)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Public affairs work, roles of citizens in democratic way of life. Community organizing skills, their importance for public affairs. Negotiations among diverse audiences, understanding different interests, mapping power relationships. Relevant public affairs and governance theory.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?donov013+PA1401+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    *meets University of Minnesota Liberal Education requirement for Citizenship/Public Ethics Theme"


    This course is a hands-on introduction for undergraduate students wanting to develop the skills, confidence, and knowledge to become empowered agents of change.This course involves an examination of key concepts of citizenship, politics, ethics, and democracy, as well as hands-on experiential learning in problem solving skills and team work especially from the framework called Civic Studies, developed to address the challenge of collective action in a world of often radically different ethical frameworks.


    The goal of this class is to:

    1. Give students a hands on introduction to organizing skills such as public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings.

    2. Enable students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives

    3. To provide stages for students' public speaking

    4. Open the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers

    5, To acquaint students with the methods and outlook of community organizing tradition in America as a strand of the emerging "Civic Studies" field

    6. To provide students with an introduction to the approach to ethics in Civic Studies, compared to other approaches. Such topics include: mass incarceration, racism, immigration, climate change, education, gender issues, etc.

    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students should take this class if they like classes that are co-created by students and instructor and are engaging. All disciplines and years are welcome. During this time in our history, people want to acquire knowledge and skills of how to solve public problems.. This course provides knowledge, skills and practice for creating change.
    Learning Objectives:
    This course will help students acquire skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning through the course goals of:
    • Acquainting students with Civic Studies and the community organizing tradition in America and the distinctive ways in which this framework addresses questions of ethical pluralism
    • Giving students a hands on introduction to organizing skills for civic agency, such as writing, public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings
    • Enabling students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives
    • Providing stages for students' public speaking
    • Opening the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers
    Grading:
    40% Two Essays
    20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
    20% In-Class Participation
    20% Public Work Project
    Exam Format:
    No exams.
    Class Format:
    Discussion based with some lecture. All are teachers and learners. You will learn how to become a change agent through active learning.
    Workload:
    50 Pages of Reading Per Week (average)
    30-45 Pages of Individual Writing, Including Weekly Reading Reflections
    3 Short Papers
    1 Public Work Project Report
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25823/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 July 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 3002 Section 001: Basic Methods of Policy Analysis (25802)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 39 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduction to policy analysis. Theoretical foundations/practical methods of analysis. Tools for problem definition, data collection/analysis, presentation techniques, implementation strategies. Multidisciplinary case-study approach.
    Class Description:
    The complex economic, political and social issues that define our world are not easily solved. PA 3002 teaches students to apply the methods and techniques of the social science discipline to address these multifaceted challenges that increasingly confront public agencies and nonprofit organizations.


    PA 3002 is designed for students who share an interest in quantitative techniques to analyze issues of public policy. This multidisciplinary course is appropriate for students from various undergraduate majors, including economics, political science, business and other social sciences. In particular, this introductory course provides a firm academic and technical background for students preparing for graduate studies and careers in public and nonprofit organizations at the local, state, national and international levels.

    Grading:
    Ungraded Assignments, which must be printed (typed and/or printed spreadsheets, some of which are provided), and brought to the class for the lecture and discussion. These assignments will not be graded, but will be collected at the end of the class. The problems and case studies will be solved together in class, so students should be prepared to actively participate in these joint class discussions and problem-solving.

    Participation points (1 per class), which represent 30% of the total grade.

    Graded Assignments, must be printed, and are due at the beginning of the assigned class period, since the assignment will be discussed during the class. involve actual comprehensive policy analyses, and allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the analytical and communication skills they have learned. These case studies constitute 40% of the final grade. Groups and cases will be assigned half way through the course.


    Participation 30 points
    Graded Assignments 30 points
    Group Presentation 40 points
    Total 100 points

    Points for Grades
    90.0 & Above
    87.5-89.9
    83.5-87.4
    80.0-83.4
    77.5-79.9
    73.5-77.4
    70.0-73.4
    67.5-69.9
    63.5-67.4
    60.0-63.4
    59.9 & Below

    An I (Incomplete) may be assigned at the instructor's discretion if, due to extraordinary circumstances, the student was unavoidably prevented from completing course work on time. An Incomplete requires a written agreement between the instructor and the student specifying the time and manner in which the student will complete the unfinished work
    Exam Format:
    There are no exams.
    Class Format:
    Class time is approximately 40 percent lecture, 30 percent interactive discussion and
    30 percent small group activity.
    Workload:
    Workload averages about 30 pages of reading per week, seven ungraded assignments, six graded assignments, one group case presentation, all of which are designed to help students apply the policy concepts and practical techniques learned in class.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25802/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    15 June 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 3969 Section 001: Survey of Election Administration (25838)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Election Administration cert
    Meets With:
    PA 5971 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Survey of building blocks of election administration, from voter registration to recounts.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25838/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 3975 Section 001: Election Design (25872)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    PA 5975 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Election administration design principles, including ballot and polling place design and poll worker training materials. Application of principles of field.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25872/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA3975_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

    Fall 2021  |  PA 3983 Section 001: Introduction to Election Security (25846)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    PA 5983 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    This course will examine the history of cyberattacks on the United States and the American election system, with special attention to the 2016 election cycle. Students will explore the types of cybersecurity threats that exist and strategies to protect against them; understand the roles different levels of government can play in the process, and hear from key officials about the issues raised by the official response to election security threats at the federal, state and local levels as well as in related private sector communities.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25846/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 3991 Section 001: Independent Study (25879)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    12 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Independent study. prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25879/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (25787)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
    Class Description:
    Course introduces managing and governing nonprofit and public organizations with theories, concepts, and real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Grading:
    Classroom Participation 10%
    Quizzes 10%
    Discussion Posts 10%
    Two Individual Case Study Memos 40%
    One In-Depth Group Case Study Memo 30%
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25787/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA4101_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 4200 Section 001: Urban and Regional Planning (25782)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Fundamental principles of urban/regional land-use planning. Introduction to planning theory and its applications. Political-economic context of urban/regional planning.
    Class Description:
    This course is geared toward upper division undergraduates who are curious about a career in urban and regional planning, or simply want to know how planning works and affects our lives. It provides an introductory overview of planning theory and practice, with primary attention to current issues in planning practice in the U.S. The content covers land use, urban design, transportation, community development, housing, and environmental planning problems within the broader context of the historic development of cities, political processes, and regional and national economic forces. Attention to the planning process, or how planning actually occurs, represents a constant theme in the course. The first half of the class is largely lecture based, to provide a common foundation for the class, culminating in the mid-term exam. The 2nd half is a small group exercise where small groups of students create draft comprehensive plans for hypothetical urban areas, and present them to a guest jury. After this course, you will be expected to: Identify how major social, political, and economic forces have shaped urban development in the U.S.; Understand the primary tenets of the urban planning profession; Describe approaches for examining urban form and function; Discuss whose interests are served (and not served) by urban planners and plans; and Evaluate and suggest responses to current policy and planning challenges affecting U.S. urban areas, with a particular focus on the Twin Cities. Over the course of the semester, you will gain an appreciation for the complexity of urban areas and an understanding of what urban planners do and the possibilities and limitations that they face. In summary, if you have any interest in knowing how cities and metropolitan areas develop and function the way they do, you should find the class interesting, and engaging, and perhaps even enjoyable!
    Grading:
    20% Midterm Exam
    30% Reports/Papers
    10% Reflection Papers
    20% In-class Presentations
    10% Class Participation
    10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "other" 10% is grading from small group peers
    Exam Format:
    In class: multiple choice, short answer and essay
    Class Format:
    30% Lecture
    25% Discussion
    25% Small Group Activities
    10% Guest Speakers
    10% Service Learning
    Workload:
    20 Pages Reading Per Week
    20 Pages Writing Per Term
    1 Exam(s)
    2 Paper(s)
    1 Presentation(s)
    1 Special Project(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25782/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    16 March 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (25783)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5002+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25783/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 September 2007

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (25813)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5002+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25813/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 September 2007

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5003 Section 001: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (25769)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5003+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    The financial environments for public and nonprofit organizations are changing. Governments are pressured to "do more with less" and nonprofit organizations are expected to "do better at doing good." In order to meet these challenges, it is important that managers of public and nonprofit organizations possess the fundamentals of financial analysis and management.


    This is an introductory course to financial analysis and management in the context of public and nonprofit organizations. The primary learning objective of this course is how to obtain accurate financial information to make sound management decisions through the analyses of financial documents such as budgets and financial statements. The processes of producing such documents will be introduced but are not the focus of this course. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world financial problems.


    Who Should Take This Class?:
    This course is required for MPP, MDP, and Nonprofit Certificate students. It is recommended for MPA students.
    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of the semester, students should be able:

    • To obtain basic knowledge and terminology of budgeting and financial management;

    • To summarize budgetary process, revenues, and expenditures of a public or nonprofit organization;

    • To apply basic tools of financial analysis, such as break-even analysis and marginal cost analysis, in making simple financial decisions;

    • To know how financial information is organized and reported in the accounting system;

    • To interpret data in financial statements and relate them with each other; and

    • To determine and calculate financial ratios to assess financial condition

    Grading:
    Each class there will be an assignment that you are to prepare and submiy via email (You may work with others in completing the assignments.). These will not be graded. You should actively participate in class discussions and class problem-solving. Class discussion, timely assignment completion, and on-line attendance count toward your participation grade. Participation represents 12 points of your grade.

    There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course taken at the Humphrey School. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.

    The final assignment is a group project in which you will review the financials of a real government or nonprofit organization and present your findings to the class in person. You will be assigned to groups in the second week of class. The group should submit a 5+ page paper of your findings at the last class. The group will also present a power point presentation (no more than 10
    minutes) of the findings at the last class. The group should provide me a copy of the power points and any other information that would be helpful. This group paper (20 points) and presentation (8 points) are worth 28 points.

    First Test 30 points Second Test 30 points Group Project 28 points Class Participation 12 points Total 100 points
    Exam Format:
    There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.
    Class Format:
    This is a "flipped" course. Students will watch normal lectures on videos at home. There are 8 class periods. Class time is used to review material, solve assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams. Students in the online format will link-up through WebEx for all classes except for the 4th and 8th classes in which exams and presentations must occur in person.
    Workload:
    6 Homework Assignment(s).
    2 Exams In person.
    1 Group Presentation in person. Students indicate that the workload is similar to other Humphrey courses. Generally, 3-5 hours per class is required.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25769/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2017.docx (Summer 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2015.docx (Summer 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    28 March 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (25770)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5003+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    The financial environments for public and nonprofit organizations are changing. Governments are pressured to "do more with less" and nonprofit organizations are expected to "do better at doing good." In order to meet these challenges, it is important that managers of public and nonprofit organizations possess the fundamentals of financial analysis and management.


    This is an introductory course to financial analysis and management in the context of public and nonprofit organizations. The primary learning objective of this course is how to obtain accurate financial information to make sound management decisions through the analyses of financial documents such as budgets and financial statements. The processes of producing such documents will be introduced but are not the focus of this course. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world financial problems.


    Who Should Take This Class?:
    This course is required for MPP, MDP, and Nonprofit Certificate students. It is recommended for MPA students.
    Learning Objectives:

    By the end of the semester, students should be able:

    • To obtain basic knowledge and terminology of budgeting and financial management;

    • To summarize budgetary process, revenues, and expenditures of a public or nonprofit organization;

    • To apply basic tools of financial analysis, such as break-even analysis and marginal cost analysis, in making simple financial decisions;

    • To know how financial information is organized and reported in the accounting system;

    • To interpret data in financial statements and relate them with each other; and

    • To determine and calculate financial ratios to assess financial condition

    Grading:
    Each class there will be an assignment that you are to prepare and submiy via email (You may work with others in completing the assignments.). These will not be graded. You should actively participate in class discussions and class problem-solving. Class discussion, timely assignment completion, and on-line attendance count toward your participation grade. Participation represents 12 points of your grade.

    There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course taken at the Humphrey School. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.

    The final assignment is a group project in which you will review the financials of a real government or nonprofit organization and present your findings to the class in person. You will be assigned to groups in the second week of class. The group should submit a 5+ page paper of your findings at the last class. The group will also present a power point presentation (no more than 10
    minutes) of the findings at the last class. The group should provide me a copy of the power points and any other information that would be helpful. This group paper (20 points) and presentation (8 points) are worth 28 points.

    First Test 30 points Second Test 30 points Group Project 28 points Class Participation 12 points Total 100 points
    Exam Format:
    There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.
    Class Format:
    This is a "flipped" course. Students will watch normal lectures on videos at home. There are 8 class periods. Class time is used to review material, solve assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams. Students in the online format will link-up through WebEx for all classes except for the 4th and 8th classes in which exams and presentations must occur in person.
    Workload:
    6 Homework Assignment(s).
    2 Exams In person.
    1 Group Presentation in person. Students indicate that the workload is similar to other Humphrey courses. Generally, 3-5 hours per class is required.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25770/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2017.docx (Summer 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2015.docx (Summer 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    28 March 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5004 Section 001: Introduction to Planning (25768)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    History/institutional development of urban planning as profession. Intellectual foundations, planning theory. Roles of urban planners in U.S./international settings. Scope, legitimacy, limitations of planning/planning process. Issues in planning ethics/settings of diverse populations/stakeholders. prereq: Major/minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
    Class Description:
    History, institutional development of urban planning as a profession. Intellectual foundations, planning theory. Roles of urban planners in U.S./international settings. Scope, legitimacy, limitations of planning and of planning process. Issues in planning ethics and in planning in settings of diverse populations/stakeholders.
    Learning Objectives:

    After this course, you will be able to:

    1. Identify how major social, political, and economic forces have shaped urban development in the U.S.;

    2. Locate the urban planning profession in the U.S. within the historical context of urbanization;

    3. Describe and compare theoretical approaches used by urban planners in their work;

    4. Discuss ethics in urban planning and whose interests are served (and not served) by urban planners and plans;

    5. Evaluate and generate responses to current policy and planning challenges affecting urban areas in the United States and abroad; and

    6. Demonstrate skills of written and oral analysis and communication.


    The goals and expectations of this course are ambitious, but no one will finish this course ready to become a practicing urban planner. Instead, over the course of the semester, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the complexity of urban areas and an understanding of what planners do and the possibilities and limitations that they face

    Grading:

    Participation 50 points (5%)

    Reading Responses 200 points (20%)

    Planning Meeting 50 points (5%)

    Planning Memo #1 200 points (20%)

    Planning Memo #2 250 points (25%)

    Final Exam 250 points (25%)

    Total Points 1,000 points (100%)
    Class Format:
    45% Lecture
    30% Discussion
    15% Small Group Activities
    10% Guest Speakers
    Workload:
    80-100 Pages of Reading per Week
    3 Memos
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25768/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5004_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5004_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 October 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5011 Section 001: Management of Organizations (25766)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Challenges facing higher-level managers in public and nonprofit organizations in mixed economy and democratic republic. Distinctive features of public and nonprofit management, skills necessary for effective management, manager's role as creator of public value. Lectures, case discussions.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5011+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25766/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (25791)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    America has witnessed four massive surges of protests and political organizing over the past decade: The Tea Party (started in 2010), Occupy Wall Street (occurred in September 2011), grassroots resistance following President Trump's election in 2016, and the ongoing demonstrations sparked by George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Each promised deep, enduring political change -- but what normative and legal impacts did they produce?

    Sophisticated agents of change appreciate that there are "varieties of politics," which offer discrete and interconnected avenues. Elections, legislation, and administrative and legal accountability - along with protests and community organizing - are used by political activists and policy entrepreneurs to produce or thwart change. Each modality of politics is distinctive, varying in terms of the types of actors involved; the resources that are required; the scope of political debate; the visibility of the policy design; and their potential consequences. If political change is the objective, which variety of politics is most feasible and potentially impactful?

    Time is a critical - often overlooked - dimension in politics. President Barack Obama's health reform and the conservative movement's attack on estate taxes not only produced change at one point in time but also influenced subsequent politics by generating new public expectations, interest groups, and government agencies committed to ongoing implementation. Politically astute reformers design progressive and conservative policies to secure change in the first instance and then to influence politics downstream.

    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor.
    Grading:
    Paper, Two Group Projects, Final Examination, and 5 short discussion reports.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25791/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_PA5012_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    25 August 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (25863)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
    Class Description:


    About the course:


    Politics is messy, complex, unpredictable, and sometimes ugly. Yet, many of us want to work in environments that are heavily influenced by politics. So how do we make sense of the political world around us? How do we navigate it? How do we understand the behavior and choices of the political actors around us? How do we make our own choices - whether it's what issues to work on, what solutions to propose, whom to align ourselves with - that lead to desired outcomes?

    To understand the politics of public affairs, it can be helpful to understand what motivates people who work in and around politics. Is it party, ideology, public opinion, the laws or the Constitution, personality, or a combination of these factors? During the semester, we will examine these, and other, factors and discuss to what extent they help us understand real-world policy issues and outcomes.


    About the instructor:


    Henriët grew up in the Netherlands and moved to the United States in 2003 for her graduate studies in political science at the University of Minnesota. She currently works as a research and management consultant within Minnesota state government. Prior to that, Henriët worked for the Minnesota House of Representatives as a non-partisan analyst in the Fiscal Analysis Department. She also held positions as an assistant professor at St. Olaf College (MN) and Susquehanna University (PA), where she taught courses on American politics, campaigns and elections, public opinion, and research methods.

    Grading:
    The course grade will be based on class participation (10%), three short writing assignments (25% each), and a group presentation (15%).
    Class Format:
    Discussion and lecture
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25863/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    7 November 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5013 Section 001: Law and Urban Land Use (25765)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Role of law in regulating/shaping urban development, land use, environmental quality, local/regional governmental services. Interface between public/private sector. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
    Class Description:
    This 1.5 credit course is offered Fall semester every year. The course covers the role of law and its influence on the planning profession. Specifically, it addresses the role of law in regulating and shaping urban development, land use, environmental quality, and local/regional governmental services, and the interface between the public and private sector in land use changes.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25765/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jlcolema_PA5013_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jlcolema_PA5013_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jlcolema_PA5013_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jlcolema_PA5013_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    5 May 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5021 Section 001: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (25814)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Major or minor Public Policy or STEP major or minor or Human Rights major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 9th edition (2018). The 8th edition would work also. Students do not need to purchase a study guide nor are special access codes needed. Please try to find a good deal on this textbook so you don't have to pay full price!
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but that is not required. The Humphrey School offers an online review program called Foundations for Success that some students might want to look into that helps students review some basic algebra.
    Learning Objectives:
    The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.
    This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
    Grading:
    The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
    Exam Format:
    The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
    Class Format:
    We'll be meeting online this spring (2000). We will meet in synchronous meetings (recorded for those not available to meet that day) and some additional content will be available asynchronously. Our TA will provide some asynchronous lessons and meet in real time during the class discussion section.
    Workload:
    Look at syllabus for workload within course.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25814/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    18 December 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5021 Section 002: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (25784)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Discussion
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
    Grading:

    Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

    Short Memo and In-Class Debate (15% of grade)

    Two Quizzes (20% each; 40% of class grade)

    Final Exam (30% of class grade)


    (There must be class participation and reactions (look towards syllabus for more information on participation and reactions.))

    Exam Format:

    FINAL EXAM:

    10:30-12:30 Saturday December 19
    Class Format:

    Lecture MW 9:45-11:00AM Blegen 415

    Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415
    Workload:
    The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25784/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    1 September 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis (34009)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Discussion
    Credits:
    1.5-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    9 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kleiner+PA5022+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34009/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 001: Statistics for Public Affairs (25762)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    If you are a mjr or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights mjr, you should be able to register without a permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
    Learning Objectives:
    This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25762/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 July 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 002: Statistics for Public Affairs (25763)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 02:15PM - 03:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    If you are a mjr or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights mjr, you should be able to register without a permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
    Learning Objectives:
    This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25763/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 July 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 003: Statistics for Public Affairs (25764)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    If you are a mjr or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights mjr, you should be able to register without a permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
    Learning Objectives:
    This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25764/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 July 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 004: Statistics for Public Affairs (25843)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, correlation, elementary probability and probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation and chi-square testing. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Hands-on learning using microdata from Brazil and Tanzania with the Stata statistical package.
    Grading:
    20% Final Exam
    25% Reports/Papers
    45% Quizzes
    10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Grading percentages are approximate. Class participation includes group preparation and participation.
    Exam Format:
    Written, in-class.
    Class Format:
    40% Lecture
    8% Discussion
    40% Laboratory
    12% Small Group Activities
    Workload:
    1 Exam(s)
    8 Homework Assignment(s)
    12 Quiz(zes)
    Other Workload: Students are expected to work problems in the textbook and check their answers.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25843/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 August 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 005: Statistics for Public Affairs (25857)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 004
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, correlation, elementary probability and probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation and chi-square testing. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Hands-on learning using microdata from Brazil and Tanzania with the Stata statistical package.
    Grading:
    20% Final Exam
    25% Reports/Papers
    45% Quizzes
    10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Grading percentages are approximate. Class participation includes group preparation and participation.
    Exam Format:
    Written, in-class.
    Class Format:
    40% Lecture
    8% Discussion
    40% Laboratory
    12% Small Group Activities
    Workload:
    1 Exam(s)
    8 Homework Assignment(s)
    12 Quiz(zes)
    Other Workload: Students are expected to work problems in the textbook and check their answers.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25857/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 August 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5031 Section 006: Statistics for Public Affairs (25858)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 004
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA5031+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, correlation, elementary probability and probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation and chi-square testing. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Hands-on learning using microdata from Brazil and Tanzania with the Stata statistical package.
    Grading:
    20% Final Exam
    25% Reports/Papers
    45% Quizzes
    10% Class Participation Other Grading Information: Grading percentages are approximate. Class participation includes group preparation and participation.
    Exam Format:
    Written, in-class.
    Class Format:
    40% Lecture
    8% Discussion
    40% Laboratory
    12% Small Group Activities
    Workload:
    1 Exam(s)
    8 Homework Assignment(s)
    12 Quiz(zes)
    Other Workload: Students are expected to work problems in the textbook and check their answers.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25858/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 August 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (25794)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25794/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (25795)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25795/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5045 Section 001: Statistics for Public Affairs, Accelerated (25847)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduces a range of quantitative tools that are commonly used to inform issues in public affairs. The course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference, with an emphasis on the ways in which quantitative tools are applied to a diverse range of practical policy questions. PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gabechan+PA5045+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Lab section for PA 5045. See course description for PA 5045 Section 001.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031. PA 5045 moves at a more rapid pace and spends more time on policy applications and advanced topics. While neither PA 5031 or PA 5045 have enforced prerequisites, PA 5045 is recommended for students with prior statistical coursework or for students without prior coursework but a strong interest in pursuing a quantitatively oriented career and a willingness to work hard during the semester. PA 5045 is recommended (but not required) for students planning on enrolling in PA 5044 (Applied Regression, Accelerated) in the Spring.

  • have taken at least one prior course in statistics covering topics such as: basic probability rules, conditional probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals
  • scored above the 80th percentile on the quantitative GRE
  • have professional experience applying statistical techniques in a public affairs context
  • anticipate a career that will require extensive application and consumption of quantitative analysis
  • Learning Objectives:
    Develop an appreciation for the applicability and limitations of the tools of probability and statistics to inform real-world situations and courses of action in public affairs;

    Apply quantitative reasoning to inform contemporary issues in public affairs by beginning with a policy question, identifying a data set, determining appropriate statistical analysis techniques, conducting such analysis using software, identifying the most salient findings and patterns emerging from the data, and presenting your findings in an effective manner to a decision maker;

    Critically consume and critique policy analysis in which statistical analysis and quantitative reasoning is used;

    Develop confidence in learning new statistical techniques, approaching quantitative data, and synthesizing empirical evidence.
    Grading:
    Final class grades will be based on the following criteria:

    10% - Problem sets (9 total)

    10% - Class participation

    15% - Final exercise

    15% - Midterm 1

    15% - Midterm 2

    5% - Stata quiz

    30% - Final Exam

    Exam Format:
    There will be two midterms and a final exam. These will be closed book/notes and a formula sheet will be provided. Calculators may be used, but statistical functions on them may not. Calculators that allow text storage are not permitted.
    Class Format:
    Class instruction will be delivered in two 75-minute lectures, an optional 75-minute recitation led by TAs, and a 75-minute lab.

    The required textbook for the class is OpenIntro Statistics (3rd Edition) by David Diez, Christopher Barr, and Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, developed by the OpenIntro 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This textbook is available immediately and for free online in regular PDF and tablet-friendly PDF (you may also purchase a hard copy for $15-25 on Amazon): https://www.openintro.org/stat/textbook.php

    Software is an integral part of conducting statistical analysis. This semester, you will conduct analysis in two software packages, Microsoft Excel and Stata. Labs will teach you key software skills, and problem sets will contain exercises designed to get you to practice the basics of both software packages. The Humphrey School's computer labs have Stata installed and you are not required to purchase Stata. You will learn the key Excel and Stata skills necessary for the course in lecture and labs.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;
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    Workload:
    PA 5045 requires concurrent enrollment in a lab section and is a 4-credit course. Under UMN policy, it is expected that the academic work required of graduate and professional school students will exceed three hours per credit per week. Therefore, you should expect a workload of at least 12 hours per week. Each week there will be two 75-minute lectures, an optional 75-minute recitation led by TAs, and a 75-minute lab. Therefore, you should expect approximately 7 hours per week of work outside of scheduled class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25847/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 July 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5045 Section 002: Statistics for Public Affairs, Accelerated (25848)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduces a range of quantitative tools that are commonly used to inform issues in public affairs. The course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference, with an emphasis on the ways in which quantitative tools are applied to a diverse range of practical policy questions. PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gabechan+PA5045+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Lab section for PA 5045. See course description for PA 5045 Section 001.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031. PA 5045 moves at a more rapid pace and spends more time on policy applications and advanced topics. While neither PA 5031 or PA 5045 have enforced prerequisites, PA 5045 is recommended for students with prior statistical coursework or for students without prior coursework but a strong interest in pursuing a quantitatively oriented career and a willingness to work hard during the semester. PA 5045 is recommended (but not required) for students planning on enrolling in PA 5044 (Applied Regression, Accelerated) in the Spring.

  • have taken at least one prior course in statistics covering topics such as: basic probability rules, conditional probability, probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals
  • scored above the 80th percentile on the quantitative GRE
  • have professional experience applying statistical techniques in a public affairs context
  • anticipate a career that will require extensive application and consumption of quantitative analysis
  • Learning Objectives:
    Develop an appreciation for the applicability and limitations of the tools of probability and statistics to inform real-world situations and courses of action in public affairs;

    Apply quantitative reasoning to inform contemporary issues in public affairs by beginning with a policy question, identifying a data set, determining appropriate statistical analysis techniques, conducting such analysis using software, identifying the most salient findings and patterns emerging from the data, and presenting your findings in an effective manner to a decision maker;

    Critically consume and critique policy analysis in which statistical analysis and quantitative reasoning is used;

    Develop confidence in learning new statistical techniques, approaching quantitative data, and synthesizing empirical evidence.
    Grading:
    Final class grades will be based on the following criteria:

    10% - Problem sets (9 total)

    10% - Class participation

    15% - Final exercise

    15% - Midterm 1

    15% - Midterm 2

    5% - Stata quiz

    30% - Final Exam

    Exam Format:
    There will be two midterms and a final exam. These will be closed book/notes and a formula sheet will be provided. Calculators may be used, but statistical functions on them may not. Calculators that allow text storage are not permitted.
    Class Format:
    Class instruction will be delivered in two 75-minute lectures, an optional 75-minute recitation led by TAs, and a 75-minute lab.

    The required textbook for the class is OpenIntro Statistics (3rd Edition) by David Diez, Christopher Barr, and Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, developed by the OpenIntro 501(c)(3) nonprofit. This textbook is available immediately and for free online in regular PDF and tablet-friendly PDF (you may also purchase a hard copy for $15-25 on Amazon): https://www.openintro.org/stat/textbook.php

    Software is an integral part of conducting statistical analysis. This semester, you will conduct analysis in two software packages, Microsoft Excel and Stata. Labs will teach you key software skills, and problem sets will contain exercises designed to get you to practice the basics of both software packages. The Humphrey School's computer labs have Stata installed and you are not required to purchase Stata. You will learn the key Excel and Stata skills necessary for the course in lecture and labs.

    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-latin;
    mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">We'll also be making use of the in-class polling platform, Poll Everywhere. To participate, you will need to bring an internet-connected device (i.e. smartphone, tablet, or laptop) or phone to every class.

    Workload:
    PA 5045 requires concurrent enrollment in a lab section and is a 4-credit course. Under UMN policy, it is expected that the academic work required of graduate and professional school students will exceed three hours per credit per week. Therefore, you should expect a workload of at least 12 hours per week. Each week there will be two 75-minute lectures, an optional 75-minute recitation led by TAs, and a 75-minute lab. Therefore, you should expect approximately 7 hours per week of work outside of scheduled class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25848/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 July 2018

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5051 Section 001: Public Affairs Leadership (25797)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
    Times and Locations:
    Extended Regular Session
     
    08/26/2021 - 08/28/2021
    Thu, Fri, Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    09/24/2021
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    09/25/2021
    Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    10/15/2021
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    10/16/2021
    Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    11/12/2021
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    11/13/2021
    Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    12/03/2021
    Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Leadership concepts, tools, and strategies in a personal, community, and organizational context for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5051-5052 must be taken in same academic yr
    Class Notes:
    Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. Class meets 8:30-4:30 on Aug 26-28 (Thu, Fri, Sat). And on Sep 24-25/Oct 15-16/Nov 12-13, and Dec 3 (Fridays, 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays, 8:30-4:30.) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5051+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    The Public Affairs Leadership Cohort is a unique offering at the Humphrey School that is designed for mid-career professionals that integrates adult learning methodologies in a schedule that accommodates working adults. Three core (required) courses are offered in an integrated format and students can either apply the cohort experience to a U of Mn Regent's approved graduate certificate in Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) or towards the Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) degree. The three courses integrated into the MPA cohort are: 1) Cohort Leadership I & II, 2) Cohort Policy and Program Analysis I & II, and 3) Cohort Research Methods & Analysis I & II.


    The cohort program focuses on developing a range of skills essential in public affairs through an intensive learning community. A theoretical framework emphasizing transformational leadership guides us and creates awareness that leadership is demonstrated through acts undertaken by many people, not just by those in formal authority positions. Leaders must have skills to address both technical and adaptive challenges and the content of these courses highlights those most critical to public policy and public affairs.


    Exam Format:
    No final exam.
    Workload:
    There are required textbooks. (Look at syllabus for required text.)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25797/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_ksgerdes_PA5051_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    7 June 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5053 Section 001: Policy Analysis in Public Affairs (25798)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Process of public policy and program analysis, including problem formulation, program design and implementation. Opportunity to draw upon published research and conduct field-based research to understand implementation conditions. Professional communications, including writing of memos, requests for proposals, and implementation briefs, are stressed. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr
    Class Notes:
    Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5051+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    The Public Affairs Leadership Cohort is a unique offering at the Humphrey School that is designed for mid-career professionals that integrates adult learning methodologies in a schedule that accommodates working adults. Three core (required) courses are offered in an integrated format and students can either apply the cohort experience to a U of Mn Regent's approved graduate certificate in Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) or towards the Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) degree. The three courses integrated into the MPA cohort are: 1) Cohort Leadership I & II, 2) Cohort Policy and Program Analysis I & II, and 3) Cohort Research Methods & Analysis I & II.


    The cohort program focuses on developing a range of skills essential in public affairs through an intensive learning community. A theoretical framework emphasizing transformational leadership guides us and creates awareness that leadership is demonstrated through acts undertaken by many people, not just by those in formal authority positions. Leaders must have skills to address both technical and adaptive challenges and the content of these courses highlights those most critical to public policy and public affairs.


    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25798/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    7 June 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5055 Section 001: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis (25799)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Problem-based learning of analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Systematic review and literature review. Qualitative research including interviews, focus groups, and analysis. Research proposal. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
    Class Notes:
    Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5051+Fall2020.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25799/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (25832)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    11/05/2021
    Fri 02:00PM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    11/08/2021 - 12/15/2021
    UMTC, West Bank
    UMN ONLINE-HYB
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 100 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
    Class Notes:
    PA 5080 will be offered remotely (synchronously online) on November 5, 2021 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be additional asynchronous online work. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO ENROLLED IN A SPRING 2018 CAPSTONE COURSE (PA 8081). STUDENTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CAPSTONE PREPARATION WORKSHOP WITH YOUR CAPSTONE TEAMMATES, AS THE WORKSHOP ALLOWS FOR TEAM INTERACTION TO PLAN THEIR SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECT. The purpose of this Capstone Preparation Workshop is to provide information, resources, and tools to help Capstone teams successfully plan for and complete Capstone projects that they will complete during the Spring Capstone Workshop. The Capstone Preparation Workshop focuses on the elements of successful problem-solving, research design, project planning and management, group dynamics, communications, client relations, and ethical conduct and is designed to allow time for team members to engage more deeply with each other in understanding their Capstone project.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Only students who are simultaneously enrolled in a SPRING SEMESTER Capstone workshop (PA 8081).
    Grading:
    Other Grading Information: Grading is S/N
    Class Format:
    15% Lecture
    75% Small Group Activities
    10% Guest Speakers This course will be run like a workshop, with limited lecture and maximum time allowed for teams to formulate their Capstone project.
    Workload:
    Much of the class time in this course will be offered for your Capstone team to complete work that will establish a plan and direction for your Capstone project.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25832/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 November 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5081 Section 001: Working in Teams: Crossing Disciplines and Learning from Difference (25808)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
    Times and Locations:
    Extended Regular Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Principles and skills necessary to create high-performing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25808/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5081 Section 002: Working in Teams: Crossing Disciplines and Learning from Difference (25809)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 37 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Principles and skills necessary to create high-performing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25809/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5101 Section 001: Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (25840)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Thu 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theories, concepts, and real world examples of managerial challenges. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of funding environments, management of multiple constituencies. Types of nonprofits using economic/behavioral approaches. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Description:
    Theories, concepts, and real world examples of managerial challenges. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of funding environments, management of multiple constituencies. Types of nonprofits using economic/behavioral approaches.
    Learning Objectives:
    This course focuses on distinctive features of leading/managing and governing nonprofit organizations and draws on current theories, concepts, and real-world examples to explore management changes. This course is designed to provide current and future nonprofit managers and leaders with an overview of a range of nonprofit management concerns and practices. Course projects and discussions expand learners' management skills, analytical tools, and knowledge. In this course learners are asked to take the perspectives of nonprofit leaders/managers, volunteers, board members, policy makers, donors, and clients.
    Grading:
    15% Classroom Participation
    20% Memo #1
    20% Memo #2
    20% Op Ed Piece
    25% Reflective essay
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25840/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/davi1315_PA5101_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/davi1315_PA5101_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 August 2019

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5105 Section 001: Integrative Leadership: Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges (25860)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Meets With:
    LAW 6623 Section 001
    MGMT 6402 Section 060
    OLPD 6402 Section 001
    PUBH 6702 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 8 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Examines how challenges can be addressed through the shared leadership of government, business, and nonprofit sectors. Multi-sector leadership and related governance and management challenges explored from a variety of perspectives. The lens of the course moves to the collaboration itself after a focus on the individual, looking at techniques and qualities of successful teams, including those composed of diverse individuals or organizations. Students apply what they learn individually and in teams through in-class exercises and a final team project. Taught by a team of interdisciplinary faculty and considers different contexts, forms and specific examples of multisector leadership to enable transformative action to tackle significant societal issues and achieve lasting change.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5105+Fall2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?laird005+PA5105+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    This is an interdisciplinary, 3-credit seminar led by co-instructors from multiple schools of the university. Students will: a) learn to recognize and diagnose integrative leadership challenges and opportunities; b) build their own capacities to practice integrative leadership through group work in individualized peer-to-peer coaching in diverse teams and through being exposed to a range of boundary work practices; and c) gain better knowledge of the leadership contexts within their own profession and in other sectors. We emphasize contexts for integrative leadership at five basic levels: within individuals, within and across groups, within and across organizations, within and across sectors, and at the societal scale. Learning occurs through reading foundational materials, personal leadership coaching, engaging extensively with examples from guest speakers and case materials, developing a group capstone project on integrative leadership, and iteratively co-producing an understanding of what integrative leadership is. This course is sponsored by four departments. If PA 5105 shows as full, please check for space under the other departments - MGMT 6402, OLPD 6402, and PubH 6702. They are all for the same class, with the same instructors, meeting at the same time. Every section in all four schools must be filled before any over-ride permission numbers are issued. If all class sections are full, please contact Samantha Silker at the Center for Integrative Leadership (sbsilker@umn.edu) for a permission number.
    Grading:
    30% Reports/Papers
    30% Reflection Papers
    20% Class Participation
    20% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: Participation in class-based learning and discussion - 20% Biweekly reading notes and biweekly reflection notes - 30% Team case study project research, presentation, and report - 30% Integrative leadership peer-to-peer coaching: 20%
    Class Format:
    15% Lecture
    20% Discussion
    25% Small Group Activities
    10% Student Presentations
    15% Guest Speakers
    15% Web Based
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25860/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/louquast_laird005_PA5105_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 April 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5114 Section 001: Budget Analysis in Public and Nonprofit Orgs (34095)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA 5003
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
    Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Techniques, terminology, concepts and skills for developing and analyzing operating and capital budgets in public and nonprofit organizations. Budget analysis using case studies, problem sets, and spreadsheets. Time value of money, cost-benefit analysis, break-even analysis, sensitivity analysis, and fiscal analysis. prereq: PA 5003
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5114+Fall2021
    Class Description:

    This course focuses on analysis of financial resources for public and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is placed on operating and capital budgeting.

    The primary objective of this course is to help students understand and use analysis to develop solutions for budgets of public and nonprofit organizations. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world budgets.

    This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for six weeks.

    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Those students interested in learning greater detail about budgets and how to analyze them. Many former students from this course have become budget analysts, budget team leaders, and municipal budget directors.
    Learning Objectives:
  • Understand budgeting as an integral part of nonprofit/public management
  • Obtain basic knowledge, terminology, and skills in nonprofit/public budgeting
  • Develop capability to perform basic budget analysis functions of nonprofit/public organizations
  • Understand key financial theories such as time value of money, cost-benefit analysis, break-even analysis, sensitivity analysis, and fiscal analysis.
  • Improve critical thinking, analysis, communication, and writing skills regarding financial matters

  • Grading:

    For each class, there will be a set of questions/problems and/or a case study that you are to prepare in writing. I will ask one or many of you to present the solution to each problem/question and case study questions. We will review the problems/questions and case studies together in class. You will be asked to hand-in the assignment at the end of class, and it will be returned at the next class with 1 point representing your assignment and participation grade for that class.

    Participation in preparation of your assignments, presentation of problems/questions and case studies in class, and involvement in the discussions in class will constitute 35% of your grade. Participation will be graded on the quality of your contributions, not the quantity. Hallmarks of good participation include: a) risk taking - presenting an opposing view or a different interpretation of the data; b) listening - trying to understand what others are saying and why they are saying it; c) bringing your own experiences when relevant into discussions; d) monitoring your own participation in terms of both amount and quality; and, e) completing all of your assignments well.

    There will be an exam worth 65% of your grade for this course. The exam will be a set of word questions and financial problems based on the assignments.

    Participation 35 points First Exam 65 points Total 100 points

    Exam Format:
    The exam will be a set of word questions and financial problems based on the assignments.

    Class Format:
    Presentation, discussion, review of assignments, and viewing videos
    Workload:
    A majority of students in the past have indicated that they spend 3-5 hours outside of class in preparation.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34095/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5114_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5114_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5114_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5114_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5114_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    8 November 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5116 Section 001: Financing Public and Nonprofit Organizations (34096)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA 5003
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    10/26/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Financial resource management for public and nonprofit organizations. Short-term and long-term debt management, retirement financing, and endowment investing. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques applied to real-world problems. Financial management in context of national and regional economies. prereq: PA 5003; credit will not be granted if credit already received for: PA 5111
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5116+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    This course focuses on management of financial resources for public and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is placed on short-term and long-term debt management, retirement financing, and endowment investing.The primary objective of this course is to help students understand and use financial information to prepare solutions for financing public and nonprofit organizations. Conceptual frameworks and analytical techniques will be emphasized and applied to analyze real-world financial problems. Micromanagement of financial resources is also examined in the broader contexts of the performance of the national or regional economy.

    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students interested in learning more about how to finance nonprofits and governments. Students will learn about financing short-term casn needs of an organization, selling public bonds to finance long-term needs, and how to manage the investments in pension funds and in endowments.
    Learning Objectives:
    Desired Student Outcomes:
  • Understand financial management as an integral part of nonprofit/public management
  • Obtain basic knowledge, terminology, and skills in nonprofit/public resource development and management
  • Develop capability to perform basic financial management functions of nonprofit/public organizations
  • Understand key financial theories such as time value of money, risk and return, security valuation, and valuation attribution.
  • Improve critical thinking, analysis, communication, and writing skills regarding financial matters
  • Grading:

    For each class, there will be a set of questions/problems and/or a case study that you are to prepare in writing. I will ask one or many of you to present the solution to each problem/question and case study questions. We will review the problems/questions and case studies together in class. You will be asked to hand-in the assignment at the end of class, and it will be returned at the next class with 1 point representing your assignment and participation grade for that class.

    Participation in preparation of your assignments, presentation of problems/questions and case studies in class, and involvement in the discussions in class will constitute 35% of your grade. Participation will be graded on the quality of your contributions, not the quantity. Hallmarks of good participation include: a) risk taking - presenting an opposing view or a different interpretation of the data; b) listening - trying to understand what others are saying and why they are saying it; c) bringing your own experiences when relevant into discussions; d) monitoring your own participation in terms of both amount and quality; and, e) completing all of your assignments well.

    There will be an exam worth 65% of your grade for this course. The exam will be a set of word questions and financial problems based on the assignments.

    Participation 35 points First Exam 65 points Total 100 points

    Exam Format:
    The exam will be a set of word questions and financial problems based on the assignments.
    Class Format:
    Presentation, discussion, review of assignments, and viewing of videos
    Workload:
    A majority of past students have indicated that they spent 3-5 hours per week on this course.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34096/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5116_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5116_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5116_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5116_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    8 November 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5135 Section 001: Managing Conflict: Negotiation (25824)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theories and frameworks used in negotiations. Navigating diverse audiences and an increasingly complex world. Negotiation in various arenas. Opportunities to practice skills and learn from experts. Structured exercises on issues such as compensation, union conflicts and international development. Culture, emotions, gender and ethics in negotiation.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ande0844+PA5135+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    This course will introduce you to the theories and frameworks used in negotiations, and provide ample opportunities to test and practice your skills. Conceptual frameworks will help you in preparing and analyzing negotiations, thus increasing your effectiveness.
    Grading:
    20% Participation
    10% Reading reflections
    15% Goal-setting memo
    30% Negotiator journals and prep forms
    25% Individual negotiation memo
    Class Format:
    Case analysis, discussion, review of reading materials, negotiation exercises
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25824/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ande0844_PA5135_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ande0844_PA5135_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    7 October 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5205 Section 001: Statistics for Planning (25849)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Urban/Regional Planning major
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis in urban and regional planning, including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, elementary probability theory, research design and sampling, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution, correlation, and simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25849/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5205 Section 002: Statistics for Planning (25850)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Auto Enrolls With:
    Section 001
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis in urban and regional planning, including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, elementary probability theory, research design and sampling, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution, correlation, and simple/multiple regression analysis.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25850/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5211 Section 001: Land Use Planning (25789)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    6 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Physical/spatial basis for land use planning at community/regional level. Role of public sector in guiding private development. Land use regulations, comprehensive planning, growth management, innovative land use planning/policies. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hfburga+PA5211+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    PA 5211 provides an introduction to the theory, practice, and innovation of land use policy in American cities and beyond. Land use regulations are an essential facet of rural, suburban and urban life across municipalities, unincorporated areas and natural preserves in the United States. As residents of these communities we encounter the consequences of land use regulation on a daily basis. The rules and conventions of land use define where we live, how we move, and why places develop in particular ways according to pre-­‐established legal mandates and the imperative of the public interest. Indeed, our future as healthy, just and sustainable communities is contingent upon innovations in land use that will shape the environments of the places we call home.
    Grading:
    20% Corridor Zoning Analysis
    10% White Space Reflection
    20% Urban Frameworks Analysis
    40% Proposal
    10% Final Markups Submission
    Exam Format:
    no final exam, but final presentations
    Workload:
    6.5-7 hours of assigned exercises outside of class including site visits, archival research, data collection and visualization, graphic board layout design, printing and practice presentations with team members.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25789/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 October 2016

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5233 Section 001: Sustainable Transportation (33468)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Concepts of sustainability in movement of people/goods in cities. Techniques/best practices/methods for planning/implementing interventions to improve social, economic, environmental sustainability of communities. prereq: Grad or instr consent
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33468/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (34153)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Delivery Medium
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5242+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34153/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5243 Section 001: Environmental Justice in Urban Planning & Public Policy (34161)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Environmental racism can be defined as policies and practices that result in communities of Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPoC communities) being overexposed to environmental harms and being denied access to environmental goods. The environmental justice (EJ) movement in the United States was birthed in the 1980s with the aim of ending environmental racism. Early EJ activism was led by Black rural communities protesting the disproportionate presence of toxic waste facilities in their neighborhoods and Latinx migrant farmworkers who were overexposed to harmful pesticides. Central to the course is the understanding that structural racism, in the form of social, political, and economic forces, has denied BIPoC individuals and communities their rights to live in clean environments and access natural resources that allow communities to build and maintain their physical, mental, emotion, and fiscal health. Although the course focuses on race and racism, it takes as axiomatic that racism is intertwined with other systems of oppression including, but not limited to, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. The course begins by tracing the history of the EJ movement and unpacking the terms "racism" and "justice." The main body of the course will focus on a series of issues that EJ scholars and activists address including pollution, greening, transportation, disasters, and climate change. The course ends with discussions and reflections on our roles, responsibilities and possibilities as public policy and planning scholars, researchers and practitioners to work towards ending environmental racism and achieving EJ for all. The required "readings" for the course will include academic journal articles, news stories, governmental policies, podcasts, videos, poetry, and short stories. This will allow us to understand the theoretical and methodological approaches to EJ activism and research and explore popular and creative forms of knowledge abo
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5243+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34161/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5262 Section 001: Neighborhood Revitalization Theories and Strategies (25876)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Policymaking/politics of planning in housing, community development, social policy. Connecting policy to local/regional politics. Role of institutional decision-making structures on policy outcomes. Importance of citizens, social movements, interest groups in policymaking process.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?delan120+PA5262+Fall2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?smith399+PA5262+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25876/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (25788)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Non-MURP students should contact Geoff Maas (maas0021@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers and the waiting list.
    Class Description:

    GIS Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis is intended for the planning and public policy student who desires a fundamental working knowledge of the core concepts of GIS. Students can expect to work with geospatial data in a lab environment, develop core skills in working with, manipulating and understanding geospatial data. Lectures explore the data types, origins, uses and limitations.


    Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are an important supportive technology for the fields of planning and public policy. Both fields involve exploring location-based issues and GIS facilitates spatial visualization of phenomena such as crime, poverty, pollution, health, land use, economics, environmental conditions and many others. GIS - a discipline in its own right - is now firmly woven into the fabric of government and many business operations. It is vital that planning and public policy students have a fundamental knowledge of the concepts, usage, processes and potential of GIS technology.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students interested in working with spatial data, making maps, presenting and communicating spatial data.
    Learning Objectives:
    Development of foundational skills in GIS, understanding of the various uses and limits of the technology and how it can be applied to the work of urban planning, public policy, public health and urban studies.
    Grading:
    10 Lab Assignments using GIS Software (55% of grade)
    Class Attendance (10% of grade)
    Final Project (25% of grade)
    Final Exam (10% of grade)
    Exam Format:
    Final Exam: Cumulative, written exam for core concepts covered in the class.
    Class Format:
    Tuesday Evenings: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Workload:
    Emphasis is on topical lectures, in-class lab exercises and assignments. Students will leave the course with a firm command of core GIS and geospatial concepts, tools, processes and methods and their applicability to the fields of urban and regional planning and policy analysis.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25788/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5271_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    10 November 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 001: Topics in Planning -- Planning & Design for the Urban Public Realm (34103)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    12 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/24/2021 - 11/12/2021
    Fri 09:00AM - 11:45AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    Planning & Design for the Urban Public Realm. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?brow1804+PA5290+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    NEW FOR 2020: Our view of what the urban public realm is and how we use it has changed this year, first with the impacts of Covid and then the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed. In the past, this class has focused on both urban design theory and implementation - the planning and design of projects for public places. This year, however, we will also spend time on our more recent and unexpected experiences of the spaces that make up the urban public realm: as places for protest, as adaptable places (e.g., increased use during covid) and as temporary places (homeless campsites). We will, however, also take a longer view to the work of planning and building our public places (previous years, below) as well as on their maintenance, which is likely to suffer in coming years as a result of a slower economy and diminished tax revenues and resources for upkeep in cities throughout the US and around the world.

    PREVIOUS YEARS: The flight to the City is on, and along with the new residents and workers has come heightened demand for reinvestment in the urban public realm.
    In order to enhance both productivity and quality of life, American cities are reinvesting in older parks, plazas and streets, and building new public spaces in developing areas that never had them - waterfronts, industrial sites, rail yards, and acres of surface parking. The work of improving the public realm requires commitment to multi-disciplinary collaboration and broad and genuine stakeholder engagement processes at an entirely new level. Facilitating these processes - and successfully building this new public realm - requires uniquely skilled and open-minded planners and designers who can help us envision a better way to live together in our cities.


    Who Should Take This Class?:
    This class is open to graduate students from the Humphrey School, the College of Design, and others interested in City Building.
    Learning Objectives:

    The course integrates theory and practice into a framework for understanding the experience of public places and the role of planning and design in the implementation of urban public realm projects - from inception through construction, start-up, and ongoing operations. Students will pursue the following three objectives:


    Passion: Develop a general interest in and an understanding of the urban public realm and learn how to evaluate the character and quality of different types of public spaces.


    Tools and Skills: Analyze how urban public realm projects are created by collecting and summarizing information such as objectives, budgets, timelines, narratives, and organizational charts that, together, explain the "who, what, where, why, when, and how" of public realm production, maintenance, and use.


    Generalization: Develop your own theory of the public realm while learning about project implementation - the process of taking a project from vision to reality - across a broad range of urban development projects.

    Grading:
    Coursework will include three graded assignments that will build upon one another.

    Assignment #1: Response Paper - 30%

    Assignment #2: Project Analysis - 30%

    Assignment #3 Final Paper - 30%

    Participation: 10%

    TOTAL: 100%

    Exam Format:
    There will be no exams, just three individual writing assignments, the last of which will be due in class on the last day of class.

    Class Format:

    Class Time: Class will meet on Zoom during the scheduled class time. Class is scheduled once a week for two hours and forty-five minutes, but that is a long time to be on zoom so some of that time will be replaced with asynchronous content (below). Generally, I plan to have much of the class be "flipped," with our live time together dedicated to student discussion and screen sharing, individual guests, and panel discussions. I will ask you all to help me manage the class, for example, monitoring the chat. I plan to invite a lot of people to visit us on zoom for individual talks as well as panel discussions and that will bring new perspectives and be fun and interesting, too.


    Walks Together: I hope to hold several of our class sessions outdoors, in public places, during class time on Friday mornings. We may, for example, take several walking tours of public places, stopping along the way for discussion of readings and student papers. I will send a survey to all students in advance of our first meeting, seeking information about your ability and willingness to attend these in person meetings, for example, physical mobility, access to automobile/bike, if you are local, etc. More to follow. We will all have to be flexible and adaptable but I think if the weather cooperates we will have the opportunity to have some great in-person classes outdoors this fall.


    Asynchronous Content: I also plan to post some pre-recorded video lectures/slide shows and videos of seminars for you to watch before class. My lectures will be relatively short and succinct, for example 15-20 minutes and 15-20 slides, each focused on a single topic, maybe one or two per week. There will also be several longer videos of seminars.

    Workload:
    Students will be required to read 60-80 pages a week and complete three individual writing assignments.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34103/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/brow1804_PA5290_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/brow1804_PA5290_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 July 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 004: Topics in Planning -- Tribal-State Relations Workshop (34106)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    12 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34106/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5301 Section 001: Population Methods & Issues for the United States & Global South (25842)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Basic demographic measures/methodology. Demographic transition, mortality, fertility. Perspectives on nonmarital fertility, marriage, divorce, cohabitation. Cultural differences in family structure, aging, migration, refugee movements, population policies. Discussion of readings. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hacke010+PA5301+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25842/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (25841)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kaln0003+PA5311+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    This course provides an overview to program evaluation in public affairs. It explores the complexities and realities of conducting program evaluation studies in community-based settings, such as public agencies, schools, non-profit organizations, and collaborative initiatives. The overall purpose of this course is to provide students with a theoretical framework and practical strategies for conducting community-based evaluation studies.
    Grading:
    50% Program Evaluation Field Work

    25% Reports/Papers/Memos

    15% Student Presentations

    10% Participation
    Class Format:

    30% Lecture

    20% Small Group Activities

    20% Student Presentations

    15% Discussion

    10% Laboratory

    5% Guest Speakers
    Workload:

    50 Pages Reading Per Week

    2 Reports/Papers/Memos

    1 Presentation

    1 Special Project
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25841/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kaln0003_PA5311_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 August 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5401 Section 001: Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy (25790)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Mon, Wed 04:35PM - 05:50PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries. prereq: Grad or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5401+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries.
    Grading:

    - Reaction Paragraphs (15% of grade)

    - Class Presentation and Class Participation (10% of grade)

    - Short Memo on Poverty Measurement (10% grade)

    - Policy Memos (40% grade)

    - Final Group Project: (25% grade)

    -Late work will receive penalty in grading.

    Exam Format:
    No exams, the assignments are your grades. There will be a final group paper and presentations. (Look to syllabus for more information)
    Workload:
    Look at syllabus below to see work load within course.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25790/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5401_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5401_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    17 November 2015

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5405 Section 001: Public Policy Implementation (25811)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theory, tools, and practice of the implementation of public policy, particularly in areas involving public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Analytical approach focuses on multiple levels in policy fields to pinpoint and assess implementation challenges and levers for improvement.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myhre044+PA5405+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    This course examines issues in the implementation of public programs and policies. Implementation is an integral, dynamic and important component of using policy and programs to improve public problems. Policies are not only created by elected officials, who authorize and fund government activities, but also by state administrators, local managers, front-line staff, and groups targeted by policy change. Because of this complexity, this course introduces students to a multilevel implementation analysis framework. Multilevel analysis focuses on understanding how the core policy or program is understood at the policy field, organizational, and front-line levels. It also provides ways to better understand how a social process that involves power and culture often significantly shapes implementation processes and tasks. This helps improve students' skills in navigating complex system in which most public policy implementation occurs.
    Learning Objectives:
    Because implementation is inherently a social process, it requires skillful actors who can both analyze situations and work effectively with others to direct resources, manage competing demands, and move toward positive social outcomes. As such, students need to cultivate their abilities to be analytical, reflective and adaptive. The course is designed to help students build all of these skills through lecture, field work, and discussion.
    Exam Format:
    There are no exams. Assignments will be in the form of field projects, presentations, and participation.
    Class Format:
    Classes are face-to-face with weaving in of on-line materials, small group informal meetings, and consultation with the instructor.
    Workload:
    One textbook is required - Effective Implementation In Practice: Integrating Public Policy and Management by Sandfort and Moulton (2015). Other materials are provided on Moodle, including readings, case studies, videos, etc. Students engage in field research projects that allow them to focus on their areas of interest and explore implementation processes and results.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25811/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    24 March 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5413 Section 001: Early Childhood and Public Policy (25878)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5-3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    State/federal/int'l policies/legislation touching first 5 years of child's life. Family, community, institutional roles in promoting children's social/cognitive/emotional development. Health, mental health, poverty, special needs, economic/social justice. Part of Early Childhood Pol cert. prereq: Grad or instr consent
    Class Description:
    Early Childhood & Public Policy examines state and federal policies relating to the first five years of life, the process by which such policies are developed, and the skills of policy advocacy on behalf of young children and their families. There is a particular emphasis on the policy context in Minnesota. The course is taught by State Representative Dave Pinto, the chair of the Minnesota House Early Childhood Finance & Policy committee and the founder of the Prenatal to Three Policy Forums. This course is part of the early childhood policy certificate.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Graduate students from a wide variety of disciplines who have an interest in the course content are welcome to enroll. There is no prerequisite.
    Class Format:
    Weekly seminar
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25878/1219
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    23 August 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5431 Section 001: Public Policies on Work and Pay (25839)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Meets With:
    HRIR 5655 Section 060
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Public policies affecting employment, hours of work, and institutions in labor markets. Public programs impacting wages, unemployment, training, collective bargaining, job security, and workplace governance. Policy implications of the changing nature of work. prereq: [[PA 5031 or equiv], grad student] or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5431+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    The purpose of this course is to examine and analyze how public policies affecting the employment relationship can be developed and evaluated. The major methods of analysis used are cost/benefit techniques and economic methods. Lessons from other countries are integrated throughout the course. The latter part of the course is devoted to the issue of who should govern the workplace, with a special emphasis on proposals for potential changes in U.S. public policy on labor and industrial relations in both the public and private sector.
    Grading:
    Class Participation and homework 10%
    In-Class exam 40%
    Class debates on a labor policy topic 20%
    Essay/Exam on Workplace governance 30%

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25839/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_HRIR5655_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 October 2017

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5451 Section 001: Immigration, Health and Public Policy (25834)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
    Class Description:
    This course is taught entirely on-line, but the interaction among students and between the students and the instructor permit us to get to know one another and to have lively exchanges of ideas and reports on community-based assignments. It is designed for current or future policy makers, advocates, or service providers who want to understand how to design effective and culturally relevant programs and services for immigrants.. Note that no previous health background is required. 'Health' is defined broadly to include social characteristics and access to services. The course can be taken for either four-credits (with final project), or three-credits (without final project) Course Objectives: 1. Students will acquire research skills necessary to access demographic, health, and background information on immigrants in the U.S. 2. Students will understand the major social and health needs of new immigrants. 3. Students will be able to design `culturally competent programs. 4. Students will learn to advocate for needed changes to promote immigrant well being. Contact the instructor for more information.

    The course fulfills requirements for the 7-credit SPH Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration, the University-wide Human Rights minor, and the HHH global policy and human rights.masters programs

    Who Should Take This Class?:
    See syllabus

    Learning Objectives:

    Students will:

    1. acquire research skills necessary to access demographic, health, and background information on immigrants in the U.S.

    2. understand the major characteristics, health and social needs of new immigrants, and learn to apply them to analyses of new populations.

    3. design "culturally competent" health or educational programs.

    4. advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing.

    Grading:
    Grades are based upon:: 1) Posted reactions to reading and large assignments; 2) Quiz grades; 3) Research and community work assignments; 4) Class participation on the website.
    Exam Format:
    There is no final exam. There are brief, online quizzes based on the reading and course videos.
    Class Format:
    The class is entirely on-line, although there are assignments in your local community . Weeks begin on Monday, with weekly postings due by the following Sunday. Students are required to post and submit assignments by specified due dates.
    Workload:
    Comparable to other graduate courses. Although we don't meet face-to-face, the equivalent "class time" is made up with community assignments and web-based reading and research.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25834/1219
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_garza001_PA5451_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/fenne007_PA5451_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    5 January 2020

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5490 Section 001: Topics in Social Policy -- The Civil Rights & Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (34122)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    12 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Meets With:
    AFRO 3866 Section 001
    AFRO 5866 Section 001
    HIST 3856 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mayes+PA5490+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34122/1219

    Fall 2021  |  PA 5490 Section 002: Topics in Social Policy -- The Politics and Policy of Demographic Change (34002)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1-4 Credits
    Repeat Credit Limit:
    12 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Enrollment Requirements:
    Graduate Student
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5490+Fall2021
    Class Description:
    There are two tenets that motivate this course:
        1. You cannot have effective policy without good data.
        2. Representation in our democracy and state's tax capacity are based on Census counts (everyone gets counted regardless of age, citizenship, voting eligibility, race, and gender). Therefore the census has always been a weapon of political power; and from the beginning people have sought ways to manipulate the census for political gains.

        The first part of the course focuses on the history and politics of the US Census. Students will have a clear understanding of some of the major uses of census data ( including how can data be useful for the COVID19 response); understand how historical events and policy debates have shaped the census overtime; and understand the concerns relating to undercounting, privacy, and debate about the citizenship question. Next the course focuses on the impact of demographic change on politics and policy, specifically voting behavior and party competition. Specific demographic trends of interest include population ageing, immigration, changes in US racial composition, and distribution/internal migration. Finally in the third section, we focus on policies that impact demographic behavior (for instance gender equality policies) and policies that manipulate/distort the impact of census counts such as gerrymandering and felony disenfranchisement.


        Who Should Take This Class?:
        This course counts towards the Population Studies Minor and the Politics and Governance Concentration.
        Learning Objectives:

        At the end of this course:

        • Students will understand the role that the census and census data plays in US politics and policy.
        • Students will be knowledgeable of some of the major demographic trends affecting American society; they will know how that information is collected and where to find that information.
        • New for Fall 2020: Students will have a lab session where they learn how to create thematic maps using Tableau Software. This is important in order to be able to visualize geographic trends.

        • Student will enhance their listening and discussion skills. Demonstrate ability to civilly discuss topics related to race, immigration, and political parties using three parts of an argument: Assertion, Reasoning, Evidence (ARE).
        • Students will enhance their writing and presentations skills. Students will be put in the role of a state demographer and will create a series of short briefs describing key demographic trends and their impacts as well as analyze the demographic impacts of policies such as felony disenfranchisement.

        Grading:
        • Journaling/Assignments (24%) : You are expected to complete 5 journal responses and one short assignment. If you miss class you are expected to submit a journal response based on the readings for the day you missed.

        • Memo (36%): Your memo grade is a combination of in class group presentation(s) and one individually written memo.

        • Op-Ed (40%): You are required to submit a first draft, second draft, and give an oral brief of the op-ed before submitting the final draft for a grade. Op-ed have to be under 1,000 words.
        Exam Format:
        • No final exam, instead the final project is the submission of an Op-Ed to a publication.
        Class Format:

        This fall the course will be taught online. Majority of the classes will be synchronous but there will also be some asynchronous sessions

        • This course was originally designed as a hybrid course which means that much of the content will be presented online leaving majority of class time for discussion, presentations, and feedback.
        • This course will incorporate material from a wide range of sources including journal articles, book chapters, reports, newspaper articles, podcasts.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34002/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5490_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        29 June 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5501 Section 001: Theories and Policies of Development (25835)

        Instructor(s)
        No instructor assigned
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 27 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        What makes some countries wealthier than others, one group of people healthier and more educated than another? How does the behavior of rich nations affect poor nations? Origins of development thought, contemporary frameworks and policy debates. Economic, human, and sustainable development. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
        Class Description:
        Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25835/1219

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5503 Section 001: Economics of Development (25807)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        A-F or Audit
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        PA 5501 or &5501
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Economic growth, inequality, poverty, rural/urban labor markets, risk/insurance. Investments in human capital, credit markets, gender/household economics, governance/institutional issues. Microfinance, conditional cash transfers, labor/education policies. prereq: PA 5501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PA 5501
        Class Notes:
        MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5503+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
        Grading:

        Homework Assignments and Written Reflections

        Participation

        Midterm Exam

        Final Exam
        Class Format:

        80% Lecture

        20% Discussion
        Workload:

        60 Pages Reading Per Week

        12 Homework Assignments

        12 Reflections on Readings

        2 Exams
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25807/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        15 May 2015

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5511 Section 001: Community Economic Development (25861)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Contexts/motivations behind community economic development activities. Alternative strategies for organizing/initiating economic development projects. Tools/techniques for economic development analysis/planning (market analysis, feasibility studies, development plans). Implementation at local level. prereq: Grad or instr consent
        Class Notes:
        Contact the instructor at bob.streetar@ci.oakdale.mn.us with questions. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rstreeta+PA5511+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        If you wish to contact the instructor, please contact him at streetarbob@gmail.com
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25861/1219
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        11 October 2019

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5601 Section 001: Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (34003)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Meets With:
        PA 8690 Section 001
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Introduction to the key concepts and tools necessary for gender policy analysis. Survey of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy in policy areas such as poverty alleviation, health, international security, environment and work-family reconciliation. Scope includes local, national, and global policy arenas as well as exploration of gender and the politics of policy formulation.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5601+Fall2021
        Class Description:

        • What are the implications of providing paid sick days to poor, working women in the US - for themselves, their kids and the broader US economy?

        • Does providing "daddy leave" to German fathers lead to more engaged fathers that also help out with the housework?

        • Is providing a cash subsidy to poor moms in Bolivia if their daughters attend school empowering or patronizing?

        • Why might the turn toward antiretroviral therapies for HIV-AIDS in Africa have negative implications for the economies of care in African families?

        • What are the proven tactics for achieving policies that address gender inequalities?

        • How can public policies address gender inequalities that vary as they intersect with race, class, disability and other factors?


        These are just some of the questions that we will tackle in this course. Students will learn the tools of gender public policy analysis through examination of a range of policies from around the world. In the first section of the course, students will become familiar with the key concepts necessary for gender policy analysis including how gender operates as a social structure and its intersectional relationship to other social structures such as race, class and disability. The second section of the course focuses on specific policy areas where gender policy analysis has been applied. Exploration of specific policy areas allows students to become familiar with the some of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy as well as offers an opportunity to examine, learn from and critique how gender policy analyses have been carried out in a variety of contexts and topic areas. Given the global scope of the course and the fact that students come to the course with both local and global policy interests, we will consider policy issues and case studies from the US alongside and, in comparison to, issues and case studies from other countries. Specific policy areas covered this semester include equality policies, poverty policies, work/family reconciliation, health policy, climate change and international security. In section three, students will learn how gender is embedded in the politics of the policy making process, including in the specific behavior of political actors, the organization of institutions, and in the political discourses employed. This section of the course will allow students to assess what strategies have been more or less effective in promoting more gender-equitable public policies and the challenges of achieving policies attentive to intersectional inequalities.

        Who Should Take This Class?:
        Student interested in developing a foundation in gender and policy analysis should take this course. Students interested in the Gender and Public Policy Concentration must take this course.
        Learning Objectives:
        Grading:
        A-F
        Class Format:
        Seminar-style course based primarily on discussion.
        Workload:
        The course reading load will range from between 100 and 150 pages a week, generally four to five book chapters or journal articles per week. The course materials blend feminist theory with empirical case studies of policy implementation and formulation. Assignments include regular written responses to the readings, a gender policy in practice assignment and a gender policy research paper.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34003/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5601_Fall2018.pdf (Fall 2018)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5601_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        3 July 2018

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5711 Section 001: Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (25792)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5711+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        This course will investigate, from a variety of perspectives, the ways in which human society is transforming (and being transformed by) science, technology, and the environment. Drawing on ideas from a wide spectrum of the social sciences, this course will prepare students to grapple with contemporary policy issues in arenas such as systems for intellectual property, global climate change, public health, technology for development, the science and engineering workforce, innovation, and regulation of emerging technologies. Special emphasis will be given to policies at the intersection of science, technology, and the environment. No student is expected to have a sophisticated understanding of the full range of disciplinary perspectives and topical issues we will explore; all of us will bring some relevant experience, expertise, or perspective to the table, and to integrate it with that of their classmates through discussion and teamwork. The focus of the course is public policy in the United States, but several class sessions will cover issues related to globalization and international development.
        Grading:
        Grading for this course will have four major components. The first component is participation, which will be evaluated based on your participation in classroom discussions, role as reading discussant, and participation in class debates and cases (debates and cases also include a reflection component). Second is a policy memo on R&D policy due on October 6. Third is a policy memo on environmental regulation due on October 22. Finally, you will complete an individual final project. Evaluation of the final project will be based on a written paper, policy memo, oral presentation to the class, and your thoughtfulness as a discussant of one of your peer's project.

        The breakdown of final grades will be as follows: Policy Memo 1 (10%), Policy Memo 2 (10%), Final Project (40%), Case/Debate (25%), Participation & Reading Discussant (15%)
        Exam Format:
        No Exams
        Class Format:
        For Fall 2020, this course meets synchronously twice per week (from 4:00-5:15pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Generally, Tuesdays will focus on readings and Thursdays will focus on a case or debate.
        Broadly, we will spend the first four weeks focused on science and technology policy (with some examples drawn from the environmental sphere). The next four weeks will focus on environmental policy (with some examples and connections drawn to science and technology issues). The final four weeks examine cross-cutting issues across science, technology, and environmental policy, which will include student presentations on a cross-cutting topic of choice.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25792/1219
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        31 July 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy Systems and Policy (25793)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?edwar369+PA5721+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        This class will give a broad overview of energy systems in modern society, the social and environmental implications of current technology choices, and the market and policy structures that govern energy production and use. Topics will include state and federal regulatory jurisdictions, utility business models, oil and gas markets, local government policy, electrification, renewable and distributed energy, and consumer end-use trends. The focus will largely be on the US domestic context, though some material will be dedicated to international case studies.

        This class will provide a core understanding of the physical constraints that underlie modern energy systems,and the policy tools used to manage the social and environmental impacts of those systems. The first half of the course will be a survey of different energy systems, their environmental impact, and associated policy frameworks (e.g. different regulatory structures and jurisdictions). The second half will focus on cross cutting themes and case studies.

        Learning Objectives:
        1. Gain a working knowledge of the physical constraints that underlie energy systems and the life cycle environmental impact of different energy sources.

        2.Understand the historical context for why and how different energy systems are regulated, and the major levers of policy change

        3. Understand the different market forces at work that govern energy supply and demand

        4. Consider how values of energy access and equity are represented in current policy

        5. Understand how choices in scientific analysis (especially modeling) and the structure of stakeholder input impact policy outcomes

        6. Gain experience in writing and critical thinking around energy issues to more effectively communicate with key decisionmakers

        Grading:
        Grading for this course will be based on class participation, four assignments throughout the semester, and an 8-10 minute final presentation. All assignments will be completed individually (no group projects) although collaboration is encouraged. Class participation will assess quality of individual contributions to the class discussion and completion of weekly readings.

        The below grading breakdown is tentative and will be confirmed by the first day of instruction.

        - 15% Class Participation

        - 60% Four Homework Assignments (15% each)

        - 25% Final Presentation
        Exam Format:
        No Exams
        Class Format:
        Lecture with class discussion

        Workload:
        The workload for this course will primarily be reading, writing, and in-class discussion. Readings will be assigned for every class. There will be one quantitative problem set, three short writing assignments, and a final presentation.

        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25793/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/edwar369_PA5721_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        25 June 2018

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (34104)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keeler+PA5722+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        This course will introduce students to core concepts in economics that underlie policy and decision-making related to the environment and conservation. These include cost-benefit assessment, valuation of non-market goods and services, the role of the market and the state in addressing externalities, and decision tools commonly used in negotiating the tradeoffs that are inevitable in managing scarce resources. The course will explore and debate real-world applications of economic principles, as well as critiques of key assumptions in economic models and frontiers in behavioral economics, ecological economics, and issues of power, justice, and equity.
        Who Should Take This Class?:
        The course is open to any student, regardless of previous experience in economics. The focus of the course is on conceptual applications of economic theory to environmental policy and management. Assignments include review and critique of cost benefit assessments, position papers, and presentation and application of core concepts to contemporary environmental problems.
        Grading:
        student choice
        Class Format:
        Lecture materials will be available online asynchronously - students can move through the materials at their own pace and schedule. Discussion sections will be offered either in-person or synchronously online during designated class times. Students can chose to participate in discussions in-person or remotely. Students will be assigned to a discussion slot based on schedules and preference.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34104/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        3 July 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5724 Section 001: Climate Change Policy (34055)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Existing and proposed approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change through policies that cross scales of governance (from local to global) and impact a wide range of sectors. Exploration of climate change policy from a variety of disciplinary approaches and perspectives, emphasizing economic logic, ethical principles, and institutional feasibility. How policy can be shaped in the face of a variety of competing interests to achieve commonly desired outcomes. Students develop a deep knowledge of climate change in particular countries through a team final project. prereq: Intro microecon (such as Econ 1101 or equiv)
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gabechan+PA5724+Fall2021
        Class Description:

        Global climate change poses perhaps the most significant environmental challenge of this generation with responses and impacts falling unevenly across the globe now and well into the future. The response to climate challenge spans grassroots movements to coordinated international policy. As policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change continue to take shape, what do decision makers, advocates, and analysts need to know to take effective action? This course will investigate climate change policy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, emphasizing economic logic, ethical principles, and institutional feasibility.

        Who Should Take This Class?:
        Graduate students from across the university with interests in climate policy, including students in policy degrees, science and engineering degrees, and in the humanities. Exceptional undergraduates may seek permission to enroll from the instructor.
        Learning Objectives:
        By the end of the course, my hope is that you will achieve the following learning goals:
        • Gain a substantive understanding of the climate change problem, including trends and drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, the effectiveness of existing and proposed policies, and the range and likelihood of impacts;
        • Gain a holistic understanding of climate change policies and how they fit together so that new developments in climate policy at the local, national, and international stages can be situated in the context of decades of climate policy development;
        • Develop a familiarity with major environmental policy theories and frameworks and how they apply to climate change policy accounting for the differing positions of a wide array of public and private actor groups;
        • Build an expanded capability to apply multiple lenses to understand and evaluate climate policies, bridging economic, ethical, institutional, and environmental dimensions;
        • Practice writing memos and briefs that support the policy-making process;
        • Gain experience working through complex policy arenas in teams while developing a greater openness to receiving constructive feedback from your peers and improved skills in providing feedback yourself;
        • Develop a deepened curiosity in climate change policy that inspires future coursework, research, professional development, and learning.
        Grading:
        Grading for this course will have four major components. First is participation, which will be evaluated based on your participation in classroom activities and evidence that you have completed the readings. Second is a policy memo on climate stabilization. Third is a climate campaign platform. Finally, you will complete a group project where you will be challenged to develop and defend a national climate strategy. Evaluation of the final project will be based on a written paper, oral presentation to the class, and your engagement with other project teams.
        Exam Format:
        No Exams
        Workload:
        Readings will be assigned for every class. You should expect around 50-70 pages of reading (or equivalent) per week drawn from books, scholarly publications, popular articles, and other forms of media (e.g. videos). Each week, students will be given a list of required and optional readings.
        Students are expected to come to class having completed readings and prepared to engage in discussion.

        Brief descriptions of the assignments are detailed below. More specific guidelines will be distributed in class well before the deadlines. Assignments are subject to change but will be finalized by the first class.


        Stabilization wedges memo: In this memo you will use design a comprehensive technical solution to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions based on the stabilization wedge logic of Pacala and Socolow. After presenting the technical components of your climate stabilization strategy, pick the three wedges you believe will pose the greatest policy challenges and explain the nature of these challenges. How can policies be designed to overcome these challenges. Your audience is a general group of international stakeholders concerned with overall global strategic directions.

        Campaign platform: Choose a real or imaginary candidate running for a political office and draft a campaign platform on climate change. What kind of authority does your chosen candidate seek and what kind of tangible impact on climate change mitigation and adaptation would this candidate be able to have? Consider that the audience for the campaign platform consists of likely voters, so take care to describe your candidate's position in a politically favorable way.

        Final project: Working in groups of 3-4 students, you will develop a comprehensive national climate strategy for an assigned country. Identify the key government agencies in your country with authority on climate-related issues. Summarize the key interests of domestic groups with a stake in climate policy, and then identify the key areas for policy reform. Grounded in your analysis of domestic conditions, develop an international negotiating position for your country to take into multilateral negotiations. How is your outward facing position informed by internationally agreed upon norms and what are negotiating strategies and coalitions that are likely to yield favorable outcomes for your country? You will prepare a written report of your analysis and present the key findings of your research in class. Following presentations of all groups, we will have an in-class simulation-style debate where you will take on your country's negotiating position and hash out a path forward for multilateral action with other project teams.

        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34055/1219
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        7 May 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5813 Section 001: US Foreign Policy: Issues and Institutions (25827)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option No Audit
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Taught by the Humphrey School diplomat in residence, this course helps students develop a deep understanding of how US foreign policy institutions function, how that is being challenged, and the broader global implications of those changes. Through readings, class discussions, and guest lectures, we look at the institutions and processes involved in developing and managing US foreign policy, and use case studies to advance students' knowledge, including of how the Department of State works, and the expanding role of the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and intelligence agencies. We examine how economic instruments like sanctions are used to advance policy; and how American citizens, lobbyists, and foreign governments influence policy. We incorporate discussions of current events into each class. Students develop writing and presentation skills critical to foreign policy careers.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5813+Fall2021
        Class Description:

        This course will examine the institutions that shape, influence and manage U.S. foreign policy. Through a combination of readings, classroom lectures and discussions, and policy-making simulations, it will provide students with a foundation of knowledge about the institutions, their origins, and culture. During the semester, the instructor, a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service, will guide students as they delve into the way key foreign policy institutions work. We will examine the changing role of the State Department and the Foreign Service, including its decision-making and planning processes; the role of foreign assistance and USAID in foreign policy; and the emergence of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) as a leader in trade and economic policy. Through readings and discussions we look at the role of the Department of Defense and examine the argument that there has been a growing "militarization" of foreign policy, as well as look at how intelligence agencies have been used by presidents in foreign policy and have themselves impacted policy. We will examine, with a close linkage to the 2016 presidential elections, how the National Security Council has grown from a coordinating body to a foreign policy leader, and examine academic and policy critiques of and recommendations for these institutions, with a particular eye to the transition preparations the newly elected president will put into place in November. The course will also look at the role played by Congress in making and carrying out foreign policy; and examine non-governmental forces that seek to influence policy, including the media, think tanks, non-governmental organizations and lobbying groups, and the public as they seek to influence foreign policy. Students will have the opportunity several times during the semester to meet virtually with Washington policy-makers who will join the class via Skype to provide their insights on real time iss and institutional realities. The impact of the 2016 election will be woven into the course, in particular with regard to the transition process.


        The goal of the course is to develop in students interested in global careers an understanding of how the Washington foreign policy process works and an opportunity to think critically about those processes. Students will have the chance to engage in practical writing and negotiating exercises that will deepen their understanding of policy processes, including learning to think and write critically about the competing priorities and interests policy-makers must grapple with.
        Grading:

        Students will be graded on an A-F basis. Grading will be as follows:


        10% Short Policy Memo (300-500 words) summarizing an assigned issue. Examples will be given and reviewed before the assignment..

        15% Negotiation and Policy Memo Writing Exercise (3 class periods) Over three class periods, the class will write a consensus policy memo to the newly elected president on a complex major foreign policy issue on which there are differences among departments (eg., China). Students will write one paragraph as the contribution of their assigned bureau or department; negotiate with other students consensus language and assist in writing a consensus memo; and orally brief their bureau's recommendation.

        45% Class Participation - Students will be expected to attend participate fully in class discussions, offering their own informed opinions, role playing, and making formal presentations as required. Students must complete the assigned reading and remain abreast of key foreign policy developments.

        30% Final Paper--A final paper, 2,500-3,000 words, with research footnoted, will be due on December 15. Students must meet with professor by November 1 to discuss the topic of their paper, which must address either a policy or institutional foreign policy issue.

        Class Format:
        Lecture and discussion, based on assigned readings and current events. There will be practical writing exercises, and one simulation exercise with a negotiation, presentation, and writing component.
        Workload:
        In addition to writing exercises above, there is about 50-100 pages of reading per session, in addition to an expectation that students will keep up on events in U.S. foreign policy.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25827/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5813_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        25 August 2016

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5826 Section 001: National Security Policy (25875)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        This course will analyze U.S. national security policy and process from the viewpoint of the National Security Council staff. Students will examine the organization and structure of the U.S. national security apparatus and the national security decision-making process, including individual and political factors; assess central threats to U.S. and international security and develop and discuss policy options to deal with those threats; undertake a major policy review on a specific national security challenge facing the United States, including analysis and recommendations; produce products, both written and oral, crucial to national security policy making (e.g., concise information and action memorandum), and put themselves in the position of national security leaders as part of a policy simulation. Grades will be based on oral participation, papers, and class reports.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?andre104+PA5826+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25875/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5826_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5885 Section 001: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (25862)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?shin0148+PA5885+Fall2021
        Class Description:

        This is a graduate-level introductory course on human rights policy, issues, actors and mechanisms. Human Rights is generally understood to refer to the ways in which states treat their citizens and not the relationship between private citizens. For example, the difference between a murder committed by the police (extrajudicial killing) and the murder of one civilian by another (homicide). In this course, we will spend the majority of our time exploring the International Human Rights System, including the United Nations, International Civil Society, and International Justice mechanisms. We will also explore the United States policy system and human rights policy, both domestic and foreign.


        This course will cover many topics, in many cases we will merely scratch the surface of the wealth of information available on these topics. The assignments will ask you to explore in-depth a topic that is of particular interest to you.


        Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am teaching this course online. We will be trying out new tools and tactics to expand our learning in this environment. While this course is being taught online this semester it is what is termed a "remote" course, which means that while the majority of the material will be delivered asynchronously through readings, videos, podcasts, etc. Most weeks will also include two in person discussions. These discussions will occur via zoom on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:15pm CST.

        The Syllabus is available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/13SSGWIFa4QJLt9qfX51ft3EjZwPbjp3UGbgPuGzNyz4/edit?usp=sharing
        Learning Objectives:

        As a result of completing this course and the assigned readings, activities, papers, and projects you will be able to:

        • Understand the international human rights context and mechanism and how these standards affect governments and individuals

        • Distinguish the difference between U.S. domestic rights and how these intersect with international human rights.

        • Identify human rights issues and place them within the larger human rights framework.

        • Identify and analyze international and domestic human rights actors.

        • Effectively communicate, through a variety of media, a specific human rights issue, and policy recommendations.

        Grading:

        This course has two major assignments, which will be broken down into a number of steps, and a number of smaller assignments throughout the semester. In addition, each person is expected to sign up to lead one discussion session. This section of the syllabus will provide an overview of the two large assignments and the expectations for the discussion leaders. Additional information will be available through the Canvas site.

        The assignments will carry the following weight for your final grade:

        • Story Map - 50%

        • Interview -20%

        • Discussion Group Leader - 15%

        • Participation - 15%


        Each assignment will be graded on a 100 point scale and then weighted as indicated above. Letter grades are assigned as follows. 97-100=A+, 94-96=A, 90-93=A-, 87-89=B+, 84-86=B, 80-83=B-, and so on. Unless prior arrangements have been made, late assignments will be penalized three points immediately and then again for every 24 hours that pass after the due date/time.

        Exam Format:
        This course does not contain any exams.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25862/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5885_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        28 July 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5886 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar I (25828)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        1 Credit
        Grading Basis:
        S-N only
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        PA: Human Rights M H R
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        09/21/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        10/05/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        10/19/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        11/02/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        11/16/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        11/30/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        12/14/2021
        Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        The Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar is a required course for all first-year MHR students. The course is intended to create a cohort group and ensure that all MHR students have an opportunity to work together to explore current issues related to human rights practice, focusing on emerging events or crises, and debates over policy, practice, or theory and for direct contact with and networking particularly with counterparts in the Global South. This course is in a series with, and taken before, PA 5887. prereq: First-year MHR
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5886+Fall2021
        Class Description:

        The Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar provides a space for students to:


        • Build relationships with each other, and connect with members of past MHR cohorts;

        • Prepare in practical ways for human rights internships and careers;

        • Reflect on your purpose and values as human rights professionals;

        • Focus on racial justice and apply an anti-racist lens to human rights work and studies; and

        • Connect with and learn from human rights advocates, especially those in the Twin Cities.

        Grading:
        S/N
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25828/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5886_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        22 July 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 001: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Int'l Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise (34105)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        1 Credit
        Repeat Credit Limit:
        15 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option No Audit
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Class Attributes:
        Topics Course
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Second Half of Term
         
        10/29/2021
        Fri 03:00PM - 08:00PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        10/30/2021
        Sat 08:00AM - 05:00PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Selected topics.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5890+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        The role-playing exercise will be led by the Humphrey School diplomat in residence in partnership with a retired senior diplomat and a team from the U.S. Army War College. The course will enable students to engage in a simulated multi-party negotiation of a complex, high stakes international crisis with multiple players, focused on a future world crisis involving political, military, and humanitarian issues. Students will be divided into six teams representing key players, such as the U.S., Russia, , China, and other countries involved in the chosen crisis situation. Each team will be mentored by a retired diplomat and/or military officer who will provide negotiating and strategic advice. The learning objective of the exercise is to help students gain greater understanding of and experience in the skills needed to operate in complex multifaceted negotiations. Students will gain experience in:
        • Regional Situation Analysis:
        • Negotiation Techniques
        • Strategic Thinking
        • Leadership
        • Planning and Evaluation
        • Decision Making
        • Team Building
        • Time Management

        NOTE: Teams will be formed and a complete read-ahead packet provided before the exercise. Teaches the theory and practice of diplomacy and how it is used by the US and others to advance foreign policy objectives. Readings, lectures, and class discussion provide historical and critical understanding; simulations provide opportunities to develop and practice skills in negotiation, policy development, and oral and written communication. The course will focus on how the U.S., other countries, and other international players use diplomacy to advance their foreign policy goals and address and seek to resolve complex international crises. It will examine differing diplomatic styles and skills needed to operate successfully as a professional diplomat.
        Exam Format:
        Students will be required to fully participate in the events on October 18 and 19 and to submit a prompted two-page reflection memorandum after the exercise.
        Class Format:
        This exercise takes place on Friday, October 18 from 3:00-8:00 and Saturday, October 19, 8:00-4:00pm and is an active multilateral strategic negotiation exercise. Students will be assigned to one of seven teams, each with a retired diplomat or faculty member as a mentor. A retired senior U.S. diplomat will lead the exercise acting in the role of a UN Special Envoy. All students who register must actively participate.
        Workload:
        Students will be provided a 100 page read-ahead document. In addition to full engagement during the exercise on February 3-4, students must submit a two-page reflection memorandum.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34105/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5890_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5890_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        15 March 2019

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 004: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Women's Human Rights in Practice (34107)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        3 Credits
        Repeat Credit Limit:
        15 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option No Audit
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Class Attributes:
        Topics Course
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Selected topics.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?WALSH912+PA5890+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
        Grading:
        Option for the final grade to be on the A-F grade scale or S/N (Satisfactory or Not Satisfactory).
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34107/1219
        Past Syllabi:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        22 July 2020

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5910 Section 001: Developing Your Public Service Career (25785)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        1 Credit
        Grading Basis:
        S-N or Audit
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
        Times and Locations:
        Regular Academic Session
         
        09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
        Mon 11:15AM - 12:30PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Students investigate/analyze interests, skills, and abilities and combine them in a career plan. Develop tools to demonstrate abilities, document experiences/knowledge, and explore public service career options.
        Class Description:

        This course provides Humphrey students with the knowledge to manage their own career development. You will:

        • Analyze and articulate your own interests and skills

        • Explore multiple public service career paths

        • Demonstrate knowledge of effective approaches to job/internship searches

        • Create a personal plan and timeline for exploring and reaching career goals

        Grading:
        S/N
        Exam Format:
        There is no final exam for this 1 credit class.
        Class Format:
        Lecture, Discussion/Activity, Career Panels
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/25785/1219
        Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
        19 July 2019

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5920 Section 004: Skills Workshop (34011)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Lecture
        Credits:
        0.5-4 Credits
        Repeat Credit Limit:
        48 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        Completely Online
        Class Attributes:
        Topics Course
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        First Half of Term
         
        09/11/2021
        Sat 08:30AM - 05:00PM
        Off Campus
        UMN REMOTE
         
        10/02/2021
        Sat 08:30AM - 05:00PM
        Off Campus
        UMN REMOTE
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
        Class Notes:
        Class will be held REMOTELY (syncronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jkb+PA5920+Fall2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?taddjohn+PA5920+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
        Textbooks:
        https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/34011/1219

        Fall 2021  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (25829)

        Instructor(s)
        Class Component:
        Laboratory
        Credits:
        2 Credits
        Grading Basis:
        Student Option
        Instructor Consent:
        No Special Consent Required
        Instruction Mode:
        In Person Term Based
        Enrollment Requirements:
        Graduate Student
        Times and Locations:
        First Half of Term
         
        09/07/2021 - 10/25/2021
        Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
        UMTC, West Bank
         
        09/25/2021
        Sat 01:00PM - 04:00PM
        UMTC, West Bank
        Enrollment Status:
        Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
        Also Offered:
        Course Catalog Description:
        Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
        Class Notes:
        http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Fall2021
        Class Description:
        The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

        The course in the spring will use Excel and Tableau. There will be additional modules available for more advance Excel users and those who want to go beyond the basics in Tableau. I will not teach R as part of the class but will make available the R modules and handouts for students that are interested in learning R.
        Learning Objectives:
        Learn to make better tables- see example below
        ClearOffTheTableMd
        Learn to make better figures