123 classes matched your search criteria.

Spring 2020  |  PA 1005 Section 001: Great Debates of Our Time: U.S. Policy and Politics (65492)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Topical political/policy debates with prominent government officials/experts. Constitutional crisis over authority/roles of legislative/executive branches. Visiting lecturers, in-class simulations, readings.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA1005+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65492/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (57555)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 115
Enrollment Status:
Open (1 of 30 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+Spring2020
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: abortion, teen pregnancy, definitions of marriage, education, prayers in schools, etc.

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% Three Short Essays
20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
20% In-Class Participation
20% Group 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 Group Project Report (10 Page Group Paper)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57555/1203
Past Syllabi:
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:
3 March 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (57594)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 225
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA3001+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57594/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (57608)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fonse024+PA3003+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57608/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 3972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (57614)

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
Meets With:
PA 5972 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 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 Notes:
Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA3972+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57614/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dchapin_PA3972_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2020  |  PA 3973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (65598)

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 5973 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA3973+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65598/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 3974 Section 001: Election Administration Capstone Project (57615)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5974 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report of an election administration issue or problem in jurisdiction of student's choice. Research best practices and possible solutions. Final paper or presentation with findings.
Class Notes:
Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA3974+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57615/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 3976 Section 001: Voter Participation (66549)

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 5976 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aochoa+PA3976+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66549/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 3982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (57617)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?tpatrick+PA3982+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57617/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2020  |  PA 3991 Section 001: Independent Study (66586)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
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/66586/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (57529)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jacob818+PA4101+Spring2020
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/57529/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57525)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 420B
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2020
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/57525/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (57570)

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
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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+Spring2020
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/57570/1203
Past Syllabi:
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 2020  |  PA 5011 Section 001: Management of Organizations (65460)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
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/?cheng838+PA5011+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65460/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (57598)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
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/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2020
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/57598/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (57583)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 415
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/?hend0402+PA5012+Spring2020
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/57583/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hend0402_PA5012_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5021 Section 001: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (57590)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
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/?dorelien+PA5021+Spring2020
Class Description:

This course will teach you to apply microeconomic reasoning to public issues, policies and programs. It begins with an analysis of economic incentives and their impacts on the behavior of individual consumers and firms, and shows how these decisions affect market outcomes. It then moves to an analysis of the consequences of market failure, and potential policy instruments to offset the impacts of market failure.


To be able to understand and apply economic analyses it is important that you learn to think about economic issues on three levels: conceptual, graphical, and mathematical. Lectures, problem sets and exams will encourage you to think about problems on all of these dimensions. Students frequently find one or more of these approaches easier than they do the others. We encourage you to challenge yourself to integrate all three.


Students will also be encouraged to think about how economic analysis applies to policy issues. To facilitate this process, we will have a series of in-class presentations in which students apply concepts in class to current policy issues. These presentations will offer you a chance to hone your communication skills and to explain economic concepts in a way that would be relevant and accessible to a policy audience.

This course will be taught at the level of an intermediate microeconomics course. This is not an introductory economics course. If you have never taken economics before you will need to make sure that you complete the Foundation for Success videos. I will also provide extra materials and videos to help students catch up.

Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (11:15AM - 12:30PM) and the discussion session will take place Thursday afternoons (1:25PM - 2:15PM).

Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Use of Calculus: In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.

Grading:

Class Participation (5%)
You will be graded on your participation in lecture and discussion. Participation includes attendance at lectures and discussion sections, active participation (by asking and responding to questions), and respect shown to peers and instructors. You are not guaranteed to receive all 10 percentage points.

Homework problem sets (10%)
You will receive problem sets regularly throughout the semester (8 total). They will be posted on Moodle on Tuesdays and due by the following Monday in class. Please type your problem sets and turn in a printed copy at the beginning of lecture. Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus, or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped. The problem sets are important to your learning and will be the best way to learn and understand the material and prepare for the exams.

Short memo and presentation (15%)
Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than five pages double spaced-that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.

Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)
The in-class exams will cover material presented in lecture and discussion, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets. I will give you sample test questions with answers to help you prepare for each exam.

Final Exam (30%)
The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course. The final exam is scheduled according to the University's Calendar on December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Class Format:

Lectures will occur once a week on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. Lectures will cover material similar to the textbook and will go into more detail in certain areas and cover topics the textbook misses. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class problems and exercises. During half of the lecture sessions there will be short memo presentations. The class lectures are reinforced with homework problem sets and policy memos. Printed slide handouts will be provided to you at each class and posted on the Moodle site for note-taking.

Discussion sections will occur once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Discussion sections will focus on reviewing concepts that the class finds difficult and going over practice problems. Please let your TA know if there are specific concepts you would like covered.

There will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Workload:
You should be prepared to spend about 6-9 hours per week outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57590/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5021 Section 002: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (57591)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Thu 01:25PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
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/?dorelien+PA5021+Spring2020
Class Description:

This course will teach you to apply microeconomic reasoning to public issues, policies and programs. It begins with an analysis of economic incentives and their impacts on the behavior of individual consumers and firms, and shows how these decisions affect market outcomes. It then moves to an analysis of the consequences of market failure, and potential policy instruments to offset the impacts of market failure.


To be able to understand and apply economic analyses it is important that you learn to think about economic issues on three levels: conceptual, graphical, and mathematical. Lectures, problem sets and exams will encourage you to think about problems on all of these dimensions. Students frequently find one or more of these approaches easier than they do the others. We encourage you to challenge yourself to integrate all three.


Students will also be encouraged to think about how economic analysis applies to policy issues. To facilitate this process, we will have a series of in-class presentations in which students apply concepts in class to current policy issues. These presentations will offer you a chance to hone your communication skills and to explain economic concepts in a way that would be relevant and accessible to a policy audience.

This course will be taught at the level of an intermediate microeconomics course. This is not an introductory economics course. If you have never taken economics before you will need to make sure that you complete the Foundation for Success videos. I will also provide extra materials and videos to help students catch up.

Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (11:15AM - 12:30PM) and the discussion session will take place Thursday afternoons (1:25PM - 2:15PM).

Textbook: Goolsbee, Levitt, and Syverson. Microeconomics (First Edition). Worth Publishers

Use of Calculus: In all three sections of PA 5021 we teach students how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. In other words, all three sections of PA 5021 are taught at the same level.

Grading:

Class Participation (5%)
You will be graded on your participation in lecture and discussion. Participation includes attendance at lectures and discussion sections, active participation (by asking and responding to questions), and respect shown to peers and instructors. You are not guaranteed to receive all 10 percentage points.

Homework problem sets (10%)
You will receive problem sets regularly throughout the semester (8 total). They will be posted on Moodle on Tuesdays and due by the following Monday in class. Please type your problem sets and turn in a printed copy at the beginning of lecture. Problem sets are graded by TA with check, check minus, or check plus. The lowest problem set grade will be dropped. The problem sets are important to your learning and will be the best way to learn and understand the material and prepare for the exams.

Short memo and presentation (15%)
Students will work in groups that will be determined at the beginning of the semester. Each group will prepare a presentation for an in-class discussion on a policy or decision-making issue. Presentations will be based on your use of relevant economics tools and your informed opinions. In addition, each member of the group will write an individual memo - no longer than five pages double spaced-that summarizes his or her position on the issue. The memo will be due by noon the day of in-class discussion.

Midterm Exams (Two at 20% each, total midterms are 40% of final grade)
The in-class exams will cover material presented in lecture and discussion, problem sets and in the policy discussions. Exams will test concepts developed in class, as well as your ability to analyze and solve problems similar to those in your problem sets. I will give you sample test questions with answers to help you prepare for each exam.

Final Exam (30%)
The final exam will be the same format as the in-class exams and problem sets. It will be cumulative, although more heavily weighted towards the material in the final part of the course. The final exam is scheduled according to the University's Calendar on December 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Class Format:

Lectures will occur once a week on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:45 pm. Lectures will cover material similar to the textbook and will go into more detail in certain areas and cover topics the textbook misses. There will be plenty of opportunities for questions and some in-class problems and exercises. During half of the lecture sessions there will be short memo presentations. The class lectures are reinforced with homework problem sets and policy memos. Printed slide handouts will be provided to you at each class and posted on the Moodle site for note-taking.

Discussion sections will occur once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:15. Discussion sections will focus on reviewing concepts that the class finds difficult and going over practice problems. Please let your TA know if there are specific concepts you would like covered.

There will be no discussion session the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Workload:
You should be prepared to spend about 6-9 hours per week outside of the class time on this course. The class lectures are reinforced with problem sets and policy memos.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57591/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5021_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis (65469)

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
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Thu 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5022+Spring2020
Class Description:
This course is designed to help students learn how to read and interpret a technical economics journal article, report, or analysis. The focus will be on articles in the domain of the economics of crime and law enforcement. Policy topics range from those dealing with optimal enforcement of the law to examinations of domestic violence, racial disparities in the criminal justice system, and gun control. Students will gain an appreciation for has the strengths and weaknesses of the rational choice model of crime and the use of economics to develop policies addressing problems of race, crime and law enforcement.

Grading:
10% Abstract of Research Note
10% Research Note Presentation (Peer Evaluated)
20% Final Research Note
30% Midterm Examination
20% Team Review/Critique of Assigned Article
10% Peer Evaluation of Team Presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65469/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 March 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis (65477)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 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/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2020
Class Description:

This class will introduce you to the Economics of Social Insurance Programs. It begins by introducing a framework to evaluate the efficiency and equity of social insurance programs. It then applies this framework to health insurance, unemployment insurance, workers' compensation, welfare and the EITC, and social security.


Application of economic reasoning to various public policy issues. Cost-benefit analysis, nonmarket valuation, and tax analysis. prereq:
[[5021 or equiv], public policy major] or instr consent Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Learning Objectives:

Students in this module will learn to:

understand and critique the main economic rationales for current social insurance programs,

understand trade-offs in the design of social insurance programs between providing risk protection and promoting efficient efforts to avoid losses,

read and evaluate current empirical research on the impacts of social insurance programs

construct written and oral arguments for specific policy reforms
Grading:
Class Attendance + Participation: It is important that you attend each class and make an effort to participate constructively in class discussion. Repeated absences from classes can have a negative effect on your overall grade.

Problem Sets (15%): I will assign three problem sets that cover the material in the first part of the class. You may work in groups on these problem sets, but you must write up the answers in your own. You will receive a grade of check, check minus, or check plus for these problem sets.

In-Class Quiz (25%): There will be an in-class quiz covering the material in the first part of the class.

In-Class Presentations: You will be asked to work in a group to lead class discussion of a current policy reform proposal in the areas of health insurance, unemployment insurance, welfare reform, and social security reform. These presentations will not be graded, but will help guide you in writing your policy memos. Failure to complete one of these presentations can have a negative impact on your grade.

Short policy memos (40%): You will write two short policy memos that present an argument for or against one of the proposals discussed in class. Each memo must be 3-5 pages, double spaced.

Final Group Projects (20%)

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65477/1203
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)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 001: Applied Regression (57499)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 130
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57499/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 002: Applied Regression (57500)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 01:50PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57500/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 003: Applied Regression (57521)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57521/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 004: Applied Regression (57513)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Mon, Wed 05:45PM - 07:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57513/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 005: Applied Regression (57520)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Wed 07:15PM - 08:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57520/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5032 Section 006: Applied Regression (57514)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Wed 08:15PM - 09:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5032+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57514/1203

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 001: Multivariate Techniques (57501)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 05:45PM - 07:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57501/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 002: Multivariate Techniques (57522)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Wed 07:15PM - 08:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57522/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 003: Multivariate Techniques (57502)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Wed 08:15PM - 09:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57502/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 004: Multivariate Techniques (57515)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57515/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 005: Multivariate Techniques (57516)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 01:50PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57516/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5033 Section 006: Multivariate Techniques (57519)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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+Spring2020
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57519/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 October 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (57561)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
01/22/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
02/05/2020 - 03/18/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
04/01/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
 
04/29/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 317
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5041+Spring2020
Class Description:

The class involves two weekly class sessions that consist of lectures, discussion, presentations, and practical training. The course also includes a weekly 75-minute lab to workshop the different components involved in research design, learn data analysis, and code by hand or using the qualitative data analysis software package, NVivo.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:Navigate the ethical and practical challenges of research with human subjects; determine when to use qualitative methodology; develop strong qualitative research design skills, design questions and protocols appropriate to each method; gather qualitative data via primary source documents and human subjects research; deploy a variety of interviewing techniques; use basic techniques to analyze data using NVivo 11 qualitative data analysis software.

Grading:
Class Participation 15%
Discussion board posts 15%
Research Assignments 30%
Research Proposal 15%
Final Project 25%
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There is a final research project which is the results of running a research study with all its components
Workload:
This is a 4 credit class, expect and plan to spend more time in class, doing readings, and preparing research materials. The class is designed to give students the basic tools to run a research study from beginning to end.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57561/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (57562)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/29/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
 
03/25/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
 
04/08/2020 - 04/22/2020
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5041+Spring2020
Class Description:

The class involves two weekly class sessions that consist of lectures, discussion, presentations, and practical training. The course also includes a weekly 75-minute lab to workshop the different components involved in research design, learn data analysis, and code by hand or using the qualitative data analysis software package, NVivo.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:Navigate the ethical and practical challenges of research with human subjects; determine when to use qualitative methodology; develop strong qualitative research design skills, design questions and protocols appropriate to each method; gather qualitative data via primary source documents and human subjects research; deploy a variety of interviewing techniques; use basic techniques to analyze data using NVivo 11 qualitative data analysis software.

Grading:
Class Participation 15%
Discussion board posts 15%
Research Assignments 30%
Research Proposal 15%
Final Project 25%
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There is a final research project which is the results of running a research study with all its components
Workload:
This is a 4 credit class, expect and plan to spend more time in class, doing readings, and preparing research materials. The class is designed to give students the basic tools to run a research study from beginning to end.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57562/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (57546)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 110
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2020
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/57546/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5042 Section 002: Urban and Regional Economics (57552)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 10:10AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2020
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/57552/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5042 Section 003: Urban and Regional Economics (57553)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2020
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/57553/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5043 Section 001: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57547)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 110
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2020
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/57547/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5043 Section 002: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57548)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2020
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/57548/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5043 Section 003: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57549)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2020
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/57549/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5044 Section 001: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57556)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
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+Spring2020
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/57556/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5044 Section 002: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57557)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
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+Spring2020
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/57557/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5044 Section 003: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57558)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
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+Spring2020
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/57558/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5052 Section 001: Public Affairs Leadership II (57535)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/10/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
01/11/2020
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
02/07/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
02/08/2020
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
03/06/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
03/07/2020
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
04/03/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
04/04/2020
Sat 08:30AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
05/01/2020
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
 
05/02/2020
Sat 12:00PM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 180
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5051. Leadership theories, tools, and strategies in global context for the mid-career student. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5051-5052 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Fridays (1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, and 5/1) from 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays (1/11, 2/8, 3/7, 4/4, and 5/2) from 8:30-4:30. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5052+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5052+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5052+Spring2020
Class Description:
Continues PA 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/57535/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5054 Section 001: Program Design and Implementation Analysis (57536)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 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:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Fridays (1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, and 5/1) from 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays (1/11, 2/8, 3/7, 4/4, and 5/2) from 8:30-4:30. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5054+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5054+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5054+Spring2020
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/57536/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5056 Section 001: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (57534)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
05/02/2020
Sat 08:30AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, East Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 131B
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 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:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Fridays (1/10, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, and 5/1) from 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays (1/11, 2/8, 3/7, 4/4, and 5/2) from 8:30-4:30. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5056+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5056+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5056+Spring2020
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/57534/1203
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2020  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (57530)

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
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/24/2020 - 01/25/2020
Fri, Sat 09:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 250
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 80 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:
This class meets on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, 2020. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Spring2020
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/57530/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5080 Section 002: Capstone Preparation Workshop (57559)

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
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/07/2020 - 04/21/2020
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
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:
PA 5080:2 is required for students who will enroll in the Summer 2020 PA 8081. Tu, 4/7-4/21/20. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Spring2020
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/57559/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5103 Section 001: Leadership and Change (57633)

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
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/13/2020 - 01/16/2020
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 09:00AM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jacob818+PA5103+Spring2020
Class Description:
Change in our society is no longer optional. It's necessary. Our failing and out of touch institutions and systems are doing more harm them good. However, systems in and of themselves are not inherently "bad". How do we reframe our approach to systems change so that we can harness what works and jettison what doesn't?

What is the leader's role in change? Change is often built into definitions of leadership, and certainly many scholars and practitioners have written about how leaders can foster change in their organizations or communities. Putting these concepts into practice takes a close examination of one's own role and belief that change can actually happen.

In this course, we will use a living systems approach to diagnose the breakdown in design that is producing failing institutions and systems. We will explore lessons from nature that inform the way systems and institutions are organized, students will explore their own personal journey that has shaped their leadership and leadership development, and define for themselves what leadership looks like in the face of change
Learning Objectives:
See learning goals in the syllabus.
Grading:
  1. Systems Diagnosis and Mapping - 25 points
  2. System Intervention and Plan Outline - 50 points
  3. Overcoming Obstacles Strategies - 15 points
  4. Reflection Paper - 10 points

Exam Format:
There is no exam in this course.
Class Format:
The class format is a mixture of lecture, interactive discussion, and reflective writing time.
Workload:
This is a reading intensive course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57633/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA5103_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA5103_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5108 Section 001: Board leadership development (57560)

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
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/01/2020
Sat 09:00AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
02/21/2020
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
03/20/2020
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
 
04/17/2020
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksbarr+PA5108+Spring2020
Class Description:
Instructor biography: Kate Barr is the President and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit whose mission is to fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. Kate leads Propel's team in developing and implementing innovative financing and programming and works with the board of directors to direct organizational planning and growth. She frequently presents workshops and presentations on nonprofit strategy and finance and is a sector level leader with articles, blogs, and policy papers. Prior to joining the organization in 2000, Kate was Senior Vice President of Riverside Bank in Minneapolis with a wide portfolio of strategic and business responsibilities. She began her professional life as business manager of a performing arts nonprofit. Kate holds an MA in Leadership from Hamline University. She has been on the adjunct faculty of both the Hamline University Masters in Nonprofit Management Program and the University of Minnesota Masters in Arts & Cultural Leadership program. She is an alumnus of the Humphrey School's Policy Fellows Program and the Shannon Institute. She currently serves on the boards of Borealis Philanthropy and the Jerome and Camargo Foundations.

Outside of work, Kate takes advantage of the Twin Cities' vibrant arts scene and amazing restaurants, diving into policy issues, and traveling with her husband. She has lived in seven states and is an enthusiastic transplant to Minnesota. Kate couldn't be prouder that her two adult children both work at nonprofits.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57560/1203
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksbarr_PA5108_Fall2019.docx (Fall 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 June 2018

Spring 2020  |  PA 5113 Section 001: State and Local Public Finance (57554)

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
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
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 Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?zrzhao+PA5113+Spring2020
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/57554/1203
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 2020  |  PA 5114 Section 001: Budget Analysis in Public and Nonprofit Orgs (57564)

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
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/21/2020 - 02/21/2020
Mon, Wed, Fri 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
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/?+PA5114+Spring2020
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/57564/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    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

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5116 Section 001: Financing Public and Nonprofit Organizations (57565)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/23/2020 - 04/27/2020
    Mon, Wed, Fri 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    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+Spring2020
    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/57565/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    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

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5122 Section 001: Law and Public Affairs (65449)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    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:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?drisc118+PA5122+Spring2020
    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. LAW AND PUBLIC POLICY Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs Public Affairs 5122 Spring Semester 2010 January 2010 Instructor: Adjunct Professor Mike Freeman, J.D. Telephone: (w) 612-348-6221 E:mail: Michael.Freeman@co.hennepin.mn.us Office hours by appointment Classes: Tuesdays 6:00 to 8:45 beginning January 19, 2010 ? Classroom: TBA Overview: This class, which I describe as ?Law and the Making of Public Policy,? will provide public policy graduate students with the history, logic and analysis of the law necessary to help use law as a tool to impact public policy. We will review American law from a historical perspective, but primarily focus upon comprehending how political, judicial, legislative, and administrative actions change and frame public policy. Initially we will develop a basic understanding of legal terms, case analysis, the development of judge-made law, and the writing and interpretation of statutes. We will not learn how to ?practice? law; instead we will learn how to use the law to accomplish our public policy goals. Then we will concentrate on how ?law? provided the framework and structure to help make profound public policy changes in a several areas. For example, we will trace the struggle for Gender Equity from the Seneca Falls declaration in 1842 to establishment of profound rights in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1965. Finally, we will focus on the first Ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution ? the Bill of Rights, from the origin, changes over 200 years and their meaning today. Other non-Humphrey graduate students, law school students who want a breath of fresh air, and mature upper class undergraduates are welcome to contact the instructor about joining us. Other such students have enjoyed this course in the past. Texts Required: Texts and a detailed Syllabus will be posted shortly. Format: Each class will begin with a ?Socratic level? discussion on the required readings. The second half will include guest speakers and student presentations. Grades: Grades will be based on class participation, a mid-term and a final exam.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65449/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 November 2009

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (65467)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5123+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65467/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (57574)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Partially Online
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5137+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57574/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5145 Section 001: Civic Participation in Public Affairs (65491)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 235
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 50 seats filled)
    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. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5145+Spring2020
    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/65491/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5162 Section 001: Public Service Redesign Workshop (57595)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Extended Regular Session
     
    01/10/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    01/17/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/07/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    02/21/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/06/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    03/20/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/03/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    04/17/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
     
    05/01/2020
    Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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 Notes:
    PA 5161 is the prerequisite for PA 5162. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ongxx068+PA5162+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This course supports professionals working in the health and human services sectors in altering organizational conditions so that day-to-day operations yield better outcomes for the people who receive services and for society as a whole.

    In this workshop, we are actively conducting public service redesign in health and human services.
    In Minnesota, there are significant disparities in health and human services outcomes between racial and ethnic groups. People of color also are disproportionately found in punitive parts of the system such as juvenile justice, child protection, temporary financial assistance, and remedial employment training. This course is focused on trying to uncover the sources of some of these disparities and enable leaders to experiment with introducing solutions that narrow the disparities in public service experiences. This course is the second core course required as part of the University of Minnesota's Certificate in Human Services Leadership. Non-certificate students may participate, but PA 5161 Human-Centered Service Redesign is a pre-requisite course.


    PA 5162 is classified as an alternative course for PA 8081 - Capstone Workshop, and fulfills the Capstone requirement for degree completion.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students enrolled in the Human Services Leadership Certificate or those who have taken PA 5161 Human-Centered Design
    Learning Objectives:
    1) Experience introducing and implementing innovation in service delivery in a public or nonprofit organization or service delivery network;
    2) Analyze social system dynamics in real time, adjusting strategies and actions appropriately;
    3) Interrogate how implicit racial bias influences current operations and affects the viability of system redesign efforts;
    4) Authentically engage diverse stakeholders to further enhance design of an innovative idea in publicly funded human services systems;
    5) Build the skill of focusing upon outcomes that improve public value.
    Exam Format:
    Semester-long project
    Class Format:
    Hybrid course, combining face-to-face sessions, project meetings, and virtual engagement
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57595/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_ongxx068_PA5162_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 December 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5204 Section 001: Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics (57528)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?egoetz+PA5204+Spring2020
    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/57528/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5209 Section 001: Urban Planning and Health Equity (57621)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA5209+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57621/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5212 Section 001: Managing Urban Growth and Change (65604)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?egoetz+PA5212+Spring2020
    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/65604/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 April 2013

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5213 Section 001: Introduction to Site Planning (57566)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?odel0017+PA5213+Spring2020
    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 and programmed (used). The course is doing 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.

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

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

    Individual Site Plan Process Assignments 50%: Project Site Impressions, Collections, Bubble Diagram/Functional Relationships, Programming Statement/Description, Conceptual Site Plan and presentation

    Site Planning Exam 10% (multiple choice and short answer)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57566/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/odel0017_PA5213_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5221 Section 001: Private Sector Development (57503)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Roles of various participants in land development. Investment objectives, effects of regulation. Overview of development process from private/public perspective.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?brow1804+PA5221+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gunde208+PA5221+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    The course will provide students with a framework that integrates theory and practice into a developer's-eye-view of urban real estate development. Students will gain an understanding of the development process, real estate markets and products, the project cycle, and the developer's motivations and decision-making process. In completing this course, students will achieve the following three objectives:

    - Overview of the Real Estate Development Business

    - Develop a general understanding of the real estate development business including products, markets, and actors, with an emphasis on developers and particularly their personalities, motivations, and interests.

    - Tools and Skills: Develop an understanding of the quantitative and qualitative tools used to evaluate a real estate opportunity and the skills required to build and use those tools.

    Students will learn how to create and manipulate their own "pro forma" economic models and use them to evaluate the economics and finances of an investment or business.

    Generalization to Urban Development: With this new knowledge, tools, and analytical skills, students will be able to generalize across a broad spectrum of urban development activities from the perspectives of a variety of actors ranging from developers, investors, and lenders to city planners, elected officials, and community members.

    With this combination of knowledge, tools, and skills, students will also be prepared to work in the real estate development industry and will be able to confidently tell prospective employers, "I know how to create a proforma."

    More information about Peter Brown's projects, teaching, and writing can be found at http://www.peterhendeebrown.com/.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    See the syllabus
    Learning Objectives:
    See the syllabus
    Grading:
    30% Case study write-ups
    20% Homework exercises and quizzes
    15% Book review
    15% Market research project
    20% Final exam
    Exam Format:
    Take-home final exam. See syllabus for details.
    Class Format:
    30% Lecture
    5% Film/Video
    40% Discussion
    10% Student Presentations
    15% Guest Speakers
    Workload:
    40 Pages Reading Per Week
    30 Pages Writing Per Term
    1 Exam(s)
    1 Paper(s)
    1 Presentation(s)
    1 Book Report(s)
    2 Homework Assignment(s)
    2 Quiz(zes)
    Other Workload: 7 Case Studies including write-ups
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57503/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/gunde208_brow1804_PA5221_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/gunde208_brow1804_PA5221_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/brow1804__PA5221_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 November 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5234 Section 001: Urban Transportation Planning and Policy (65842)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5234+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65842/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (57585)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57585/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5261 Section 001: Housing Policy (57524)

    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
    Meets With:
    HSG 5463 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?allen650+PA5261+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57524/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (57550)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 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:
    Contact Geoff Maas (maas0021@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Spring2020
    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/57550/1203
    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

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5290 Section 001: Topics in Planning -- Financing Affordable Hsg in US (65461)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits (4 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Fri 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?schm0023+PA5290+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Financing affordable multifamily housing in the United States is a complicated endeavor that requires more than just a command of financial principles and analysis but also an appreciation for the nuances and fluidity of policy, public-private-partnership and public discourse. This course will demystify the financial drivers and consequences in our affordable housing delivery system.

    This course will simultaneously build participants' confidence in basic financial modeling of affordable housing using common capital structures, while also exploring the relationship of finance with policy and regulation, real estate and urban planning objectives, design, and program limitations.

    While the course will focus on current US programs, some historical context and occasional discussion of non-US examples will allow participants to understand the evolution of finance and policy in the US and to form a broader view on, and opinion of, our system.

    Subject matter of the course will include, but not be limited to: definitions of affordability and target populations; rationale for intervention by government; subsidy and tax incentive programs at Federal, State and Local levels; role and motivations of various actors (government, quasi-governmental, non-profit, for-profit and philanthropic); the power and place of capital subsidies vs. operating subsidies; efficacy of financial tools for social engineering and outcomes.
    Class Format:
    This course will include a variety of teaching methods to introduce and reinforce concepts and to appeal to different learning styles. These methods will include lectures, guest speakers / panels, class discussion, financial modeling exercises, short essay and opinion papers and an optional site visit.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65461/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schm0023_PA5290_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schm0023_PA5290_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 November 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5290 Section 002: Topics in Planning -- Rural Planning and Policy (65462)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits (4 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5290+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This course is one in a series of project-based classes in non-motorized transportation in partnership with local and state agencies such as the City of Minneapolis, Department of Public Works, the Minneapolis Department of Transportation (MnDOT), and Hennepin County. The class is a practicum, which means practice-based, or that we learn by doing. We begin with a problem statement, then develop a work plan, conduct the planned research or experiment, and then analyze and report results. Specific topics vary from class-to-class and year-to-year, but students will be able to build on and add to previous studies, thus providing partners with important support and insights that would not be possible with a single semester's study. With the exception of a few conversations near the beginning of the class, the students' entire effort will be devoted to completion of the research projects . Students will present findings to partners and may submit papers for presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual conference in Washington DC.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students from any graduate program are welcome. Advanced undergraduates my enroll with permission of instructor.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Review a problem statement and prepare a scope of work that outlines research to be completed during the academic term
    • Conduct research and complete the tasks outlined in your scope of work
    • Prepare draft and final research papers and a poster summary of your research; and
    • Reflect on your own performance as well as the performance of your peers and team-mates.
    Grading:
    A-F; S-N
    Exam Format:
    None
    Class Format:
    Project based; team meetings with instructor.
    Workload:
    Summer courses: 15-20 hours / week. Spring-Fall courses: 10 hours / week.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65462/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5290_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    24 February 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (65490)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/22/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    02/05/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    02/19/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    03/04/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    03/18/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    04/01/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    04/15/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    04/29/2020
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?smerri560+PA5311+Spring2020
    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/65490/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 August 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5414 Section 001: Child Human Rights: Work and Education (65503)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
    Course Catalog Description:
    International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    In Spring 2020, Professor Levison and Professor Maynes will teach GCC 3035/5035: Child Labor: Work, Education, and Human Rights in Global Historical Perspective instead of PA 4414/5414. It will meet Tu/Th, 1:00-2:15.
    Class Description:
    This course is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. In the last decade, there has been a great upsurge of interest in child labor - from advocates, international organizations, and country-level policy-makers as well as researchers. Questions to be explored include: When is work bad (or good) for children? Can children be removed from situations in which they do hazardous work, or can the work be made less hazardous? Is it enough to provide high-quality public education, to draw children into schools and out of work? What if schools are bad; should children still be required to attend? When children work for their parents, how does that affect policy solutions? Are consumer boycotts good or bad for child workers and their families? How do trade barriers affect child labor? How such questions are addresses in policies and programs has the potential to affect millions of children. This course does not spend much time on on what are known as the 'Worst Forms' of child labor; prostitution, child pornography, children working in mines, child soldiers, etc. Almost everyone agrees that the 'Worst Forms' are abhorrent and should be eliminated. Instead, the course focuses on the kinds of work done by the vast majority of child workers, work which may have both bad and good aspects for children; also how formal education and work are interrelated; and related topics.
    Class Format:
    40% Lecture
    30% Discussion
    10% Small Group Activities
    20% Guest Speakers
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65503/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 November 2013

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5421 Section 001: Racial Inequality and Public Policy (57581)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 05:30PM - 08:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5421+Spring2020
    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/57581/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5426 Section 001: Research and Policy with Marginalized Groups (57587)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    In context of marginalized communities: Analyze public policy problems using reflexive and/or feminist methodologies, discourse analysis, critical legal theories and legal realism; develop legislative strategy and ethical advocacy plans; design ethical research protocols; problem-solve at intersection of theory and practice.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mart2114+PA5426+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?harex004+PA5426+Spring2020
    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, and gender bias. All of these processes are involved in sex trading, prostitution and sex trafficking. 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 explore these issues in depth and review and develop ethical research and policy-making through a case study of sex trading and trafficking. 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.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Typically this class has included students from multiple departments, including public policy, public health, social work, sociology and others. WE encourage students from these and other colleges (family social science, political science, law) to participate. High performing advanced undergrads have been successful in this course.
    Learning Objectives:
    After completing the course, students should be able to:
    (1) analyze sensitive public policy problems using reflexive and/or feminist methodologies, discourse analysis, critical legal theories and legal realism
    (2) design ethical research protocols on sensitive topics for use with marginalized communities
    (3) understand and be able to use community-engaged research approaches
    (4) analyze implications and develop legislative strategy with demonstrated sensitivity, awareness, and involvement of marginalized communities
    (4) develop ethical advocacy plans on sensitive topics involving marginalized communities
    (5) engage in real-world problem-solving at the intersection of theory and practice
    (6) Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the complex and multifaceted topic of commercial sex and the individuals involved in that marketplace.
    Grading:
    Major assignments include:
    (1) Participation in a class discussion and discussion leadership - 15% of grade
    (2) 10 Reaction papers (less than 1 page in length) --10% of grade
    (3) Discourse analysis (4-5 pages in length) - 15% of grade
    (4) Problem statement and research design or Advocacy Memo (7-8 pages in length) - 20% of grade
    (5) Project in the field - a group-based project to contribute to ongoing practice in the field. This year students will contribute to a real-world policy debate that is unfolding right now. The project will include research and policy - 30%
    (8) Final report and reflection (2-3 pages) - 10%
    Exam Format:
    No exams. See grading for other graded assignments
    Class Format:

    Students are expected to attend class regularly. We meet twice a week. Typically the week will include one class session to explore readings and concepts and another with a guest speaker, exercise, or workshop.


    To encourage timely reading of assigned readings and to ensure that you think about what you are reading, a very short reaction paper for each set of readings will be due every Sunday by 12:00p.m. (Noon) to give the students and instructors time to read your the posts before class on Monday. You will post reaction papers on the class Moodle website. You are expected to read the reactions posted by your classmates before
    class on Monday. Two students will be assigned to lead the class discussion on readings based on their own and classmate's reflections. Each student will lead at least two class discussions.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57587/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/harex004_mart2114_PA5426_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/harex004_mart2114_PA5426_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5451 Section 001: Immigration, Health and Public Policy (57586)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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 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 wellbeing. 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

    Grading:
    Grades are based upon:: 1) Posted reactions to reading; 2) Quiz grades; 3) Research and community work assignments; 4) Class participation on the website; and 5) (four-credit students only) Final project advocating for needed action on an issue related to immigrant health.
    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. 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/57586/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    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:
    15 September 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5521 Section 001: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (57526)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    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 Notes:
    MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2020
    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/57526/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5521 Section 002: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (57531)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    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 Notes:
    MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2020
    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/57531/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5561 Section 001: Gender and International Development (57618)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Thu 04:00PM - 06:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5561+Spring2020
    Class Description:

    International development is gendered. That means that women and men are affected differently by international, national and local public policies that address different aspects of the development (poverty of education, of health, of income, of assets, of social support, of political participation, of access to environmental resources). It also means that women and men participate differentially in the policy formulation and the policy implementation process. Furthermore, gender is constructed, resisted, and renegotiated in the development process. In this course students will explore development policy from a gender sensitive perspective. Specifically we will cover the historical and political context of how the approach known as Women in Development (WID) originated and how it transformed through the years into Gender and Development (GAD). We will also explore women's rights as human rights by studying international conventions that address the rights of women and their increasing importance in the context of gender and development. Importantly, we will study current debates regarding men and masculinities in the GAD movement. This analytical frame throughout the course, we will examine the lives of women and men in the Global South. We will examine the role of theory and measurement; the role of international, national, and local stakeholders; and the local and individual effects of various topics of development including paid and unpaid labor, violence, financial services, agriculture and food security, and ownership of land and housing.

    Grading:

    Class Participation 20 points


    Leading Discussions 20 points (4 points each session; 4x5=20)


    Essay 20 points
    (presentation of chapters and essay combined)


    Final Paper 35 points


    Presentation 5 points


    Class Format:
    Seminar style
    Workload:
    60-75 pages of reading a week
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57618/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5561_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 January 2016

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5601 Section 001: Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (65872)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    PA 8690 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 06:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    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/?kbt+PA5601+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This course aims to provide an overview of gender and public policy in a global context. Through course readings, discussions, case studies, guest speakers and research projects, students will engage with key concepts, theories and cases in gender and global public policy with a particular focus on understanding issues of social constructions of gender, inequality and difference. This course is highly interactive with an emphasis on student participation. Course topics will include approaches to using gender as a lens for understanding public policy, policy analysis from a gender perspective considering both women's and men's experiences, and a series of thematic policy issues such as gender and political representation, military service, economic development policy, humanitarianism, violence against women, and international governance and human rights.
    Grading:

    Your grade for the course will be determined as follows:

  • Class attendance and participation: 20%

  • Reading reflections/discussion questions posted to Moodle site: 15%

  • Discussion leader/presentation: 10%

  • Gender Policy Analysis in Practice: 15%

  • Gender Policy Paper:40%
    Exam Format:
    No Final exam, based on grading above.
    Class Format:
    Seminar-style course based primarily on discussion.
    Workload:
    Look at syllabus for information on work load within course.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65872/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kbt_PA5601_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    26 August 2016

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5690 Section 001: Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy -- LGBTQ Politics & Policy (66338)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5690+Fall2019
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66338/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5715 Section 001: Survey of Current Issues in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (57532)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA5715+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57532/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (57623)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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:
    MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keeler+PA5722+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This course will introduce students to core concepts in economics that underlie policy and decision-making related to environmental policy, conservation, and natural resource management. 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, although some familiarity with microeconomic principles or methods is recommended. The course will focus on key concepts and applications of economic theory to environmental policy and management and will not substitute for quantitative methods courses in economics offered in other departments.
    Grading:
    student choice
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57623/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    26 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5723 Section 001: Water Policy (57533)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    WRS 5101 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?pcalow+PA5723+Spring2020
    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/57533/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5741 Section 001: Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (57551)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?pcalow+PA5741+Spring2020
    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/57551/1203
    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 2020  |  PA 5743 Section 001: Social Innovation Design Lab: Making Your Idea a Reality (57592)

    Instructor(s)
    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
    Times and Locations:
    Extended Regular Session
     
    01/13/2020 - 01/17/2020
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 09:00AM - 05:30PM
    UMTC, St Paul
    Learning & Environmental Sci R380
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA5743+Spring2020 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?voorhees+PA5743+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    PA 5743 is an intensive one-week course (1.5 credits) on how to turn an idea into a viable social business model. The goal of the class is to work on technologies, policies, interventions or ideas that address a grand challenge in a self-sustaining manner. Students interested in this course should apply by emailing a 1-page resume and 1 paragraph - 1 page description of your project/idea to Acara at rosex122@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. If accepted, you will receive a permission number to register via MyU. Priority given to materials received by December 20, 2017. After December 20, course applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Seats are limited to 25. Apply soon while space remains! Please Note: Students who use financial aid still need to take 15 credits (other than this course) in the spring to be eligible for aid.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    The class is geared towards a multidisciplinary audience, with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. The class assumes that students have an idea (potential solution) in mind, which they will explore and develop during the class. Students are encouraged to focus on a specific community - overseas or locally. Student teams are allowed and encouraged to take the course (i.e., students already working in a team can take the class together).
    Class Format:
    The course features numerous guest lecturers, discussions and activities for the aspiring social entrepreneur. Students and teams from this course will be strongly encouraged to compete in the Acara Challenge for prizes and fellowship money to successfully launch their venture. This one-week course meets Monday - Friday 9-5pm, January 8-12, 2018.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57592/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 November 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5790 Section 002: Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy -- Environmental Leadership and Engaged Scholarship (65506)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit (3 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    S-N or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 12 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    Schedule to be arranged with students. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keeler+PA5790+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Underlying all environmental issues are complex social, economic, and ecological factors whose interactions can help policy makers and advocates better diagnose root causes and identify potential solutions. This course covers historical and contemporary perspectives on agricultural, energy, and water systems that drive land use and environmental quality in the Upper Midwest. We will review key scientific concepts, governance factors, economic and social considerations, and justice and power dimensions of a range of food, energy, water issues, including pipelines, mining, food production, renewable energy, climate change, and the management of water resources. In addition to lecture and discussion, the course emphasizes professional skill development. Each week students will learn and apply a methodological skill (e.g. life cycle analysis, system dynamics modeling), communications skill (e.g. media relations, science communication), or professional skill (e.g. facilitation, leadership).
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Course is geared towards graduate students with interdisciplinary interests in the environment. Open to advanced undergraduate students with instructor permission.
    Learning Objectives:

    Course objectives and learning goals:

    • Develop skills in systems thinking in order to better understand, diagnose, and effectively communicate complex environmental challenges.

    • Cultivate an awareness of the diverse viewpoints, incentive structures, and perspectives of key stakeholders affected by food-water-energy issues.

    • Identify social, ecological, and technological dimensions of environmental systems and how they are interlinked over time and space.

    • Analyze policy and governance aspects of food, energy, and water challenges, including the roles and capabilities of the market, the state, and civil society in solving these challenges.

    • Gain exposure to new quantitative and professional skills and develop individual expertise in one or more areas of focus.

    Grading:
    Student choice.
    Class Format:
    Class periods are Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 8:45pm. Class format is a mix of lecture, discussion, and skill development.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65506/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5790_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_hende203_PA5790_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    4 August 2019

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5801 Section 001: Global Public Policy (57538)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+PA5801+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    What does the recent U.S. presidential election mean for global politics?

    This class introduces graduate students from all disciplines to the study of global politics, with a focus on the likely impact of Trump's victory. We will cover both theory and practice, looking at all parts of the world. Each week, we read a major text on an issue of pressing practical importance - such as relations with China, human rights, climate change, international trade, finance, Mexico-US relations, and peacekeeping - or on an issue of theoretical urgency, such was feminism, realism, and global governance. Most weeks, student presenters will tie the week's reading to one or more policy challenges facing America and the world over the next four years.

    The class integrates short instructor lectures, student presentations, and instructor-guided class discussion. Each student will write several memos reacting to the week's readings; offer one 15-20 minute oral presentation on a topic of pressing contemporary importance; pass a computer-based world geography quiz; and write one 15-page paper. At the end of this course, you will have an enhanced understanding of global politics, and the role of the U.S.


    This class is strongly recommended for Humphrey School students seeking a concentration in "global" or "international" issues. It is also suitable for graduate students from any discipline interested in world affairs. There are no pre-requisites. Novice and more advanced students will both enjoy this class.
    Grading:
    20% Class attendance and participation
    40% Three weekly memos
    40% final paper
    pass/fail geography quiz - you must score a minimum of
    85% in "strict test" mode on all five of the country quizzes.
    Workload:
    One medium-length book per week.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57538/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_PA5801_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5814 Section 001: Global Diplomacy in a Time of Change (57573)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    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 developmentswith case studies including BREXIT, the Iran Agreement, climate negotiations, and China's global initiativesplaced 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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5814+Spring2020
    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. Students will be assigned once during the semester to present one of the readings in a ten minute briefing. There will be a sign up sheet for this.

  • 10%--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.

  • 15%--UN Security Council Simulation: Students will be assigned a role to play in a mock UN Security Council or other multilateral meeting that addresses and seeks agreement on a critical issue.

  • 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/57573/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5814_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    27 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5823 Section 001: Managing Humanitarian and Refugee Crises: Challenges for Policymakers & Practitioners (57596)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    02/07/2020
    Fri 03:00PM - 08:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
     
    02/08/2020
    Sat 08:00AM - 04:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5823+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Former Humphrey School Dean Eric Schwartz will be teaching this course. He is now President of Refugees International in Washington, DC. Before serving as Dean of the Humphrey School from 2011 to 2017, Professor Schwartz served in the White House and the State Department in the Clinton and Obama Administrations, as well as the United Nations and with Human Rights Watch.

    This is a one credit course that will meet on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 3 pm to 8 pm, and on Saturday, February 9, 2019, from 8 am to 4 pm.

    Whether in Burma (Myanmar), Syria, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan or the countries of Central America, repression, human rights abuses, civil conflict and complex emergencies, which principally impact populations in the global south, pose compelling challenges to the capacities of governments, NGOs and international organizations to prevent and alleviate suffering and promote recovery. This course, which will involve lecture, guest lecture from practitioners and policy-makers (including refugees who are working in the field), and class discussion, will examine the efforts of governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others to respond to humanitarian, recovery and reconstruction challenges posed by persecution, human rights abuses, civil conflict and complex emergencies.

    The course will also examine the role and institutions of the United States government--in terms of its practices and policies involving overseas humanitarian assistance, U.S. refugee admissions, and asylum in the United State.

    This one-credit course will take a broad and integrated approach, designed to give students a wide understanding of the lay of the humanitarian land and the questions with which advocates, policy makers and policy practitioners grapple.
    Who Should Take This Class?:
    Students interests in human rights, refugees, asylum in the United States, international humanitarian response, multilateral humanitarian organizations and U.S. foreign policy
    Learning Objectives:
    Students will gain a broad understanding of the policy issues that are involved in international refugee and humanitarian response - an understanding that will integrate concepts from a range of fields - as well as knowledge of the key international and U.S. institutions that define and impact policy and practice in this area. Students will also develop an appreciation of key dilemmas faced by policy-makers and practitioners involved in response to humanitarian crises, challenges to achieving policy and operational objectives, and strategies for success. We will also consider U.S. domestic issues involving refugee protection, including the U.S. refugee admissions program and asylum in the United States.

    Grading:
    TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS
    25% -- a short paper responding to about 12 assigned questions drawn from the readings for the course. Each response in this paper should be about one paragraph, and the exercise is designed to ensure students have considered the readings carefully before the two class sessions. There will be about 12-15 hours of readings, in total, for the course.

    TO BE COMPLETED DURING THE CLASS
    50% -- class participation, possibly to include participation in a short in-class presentation (5-10 minutes) developed during the course of the two days of class.

    TO BE COMPLETED AFTER CLASS (DUE BY OR BEFORE MARCH 4)
    25% -- a 2-3 page thought paper on a humanitarian policy of your choice, with your perspectives drawn from information learned in class.
    Exam Format:
    No exam
    Class Format:
    Combination of lecture, guest lecture and class discussion.
    Workload:
    Workload outside of class will include --
    1. A short paper on the assigned readings.
    2. A 2-3 page paper on a humanitarian policy issue of your choosing, in which you offer your perspectives and integrate information learned in class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57596/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    7 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5825 Section 001: Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs (57612)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/23/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    02/06/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    02/20/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    03/05/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    03/19/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    04/02/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    04/16/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
     
    04/30/2020
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 105
    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 Notes:
    Meets alternating Thursdays. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?andre104+PA5825+Spring2020
    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.


    Four books will be required for this course and will be available through the UM Bookstores:

    o Allison, Graham T., and Zelikow, Philip D., "Essence of Decision: Explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis" (2nd edition), Pearson Longman (January 1999).

    o Stern, Sheldon M., "The Week the World Stood Still: Inside the Secret Cuban Missile Crisis (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)" (Paperback) Stanford University Press (January 18, 2005).

    o McMaster, H.R., "Dereliction of Duty," Harper Perennial; Reprint Edition (Paperback), (May 8, 1998).

    o Harris, David, "The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah - 1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam," Little, Brown and Company (Paperback) (2004).

    Grading:
    Grades will be based on oral participation and a written foreign policy crisis analysis.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57612/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5887 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar II (57572)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    02/04/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    02/18/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    03/03/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    03/17/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    03/31/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    04/14/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
     
    04/28/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?shin0148+PA5887+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57572/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/freyx001_PA5887_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5910 Section 001: Developing Your Public Service Career (57635)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    S-N or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    02/01/2020
    Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
     
    02/29/2020
    Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
     
    03/21/2020
    Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
     
    04/25/2020
    Sat 09:00AM - 12:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 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. prereq: [Major in [public affairs or public policy or urban/regional planning] or [science, technology/environmental policy] or development practice]] or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Dates are tentative and may be changed. This section is focused on helping students advance or change their careers. Registration for this section limited to MPA students. Special permission may be granted by the instructor to Humphrey School students from other degree programs who have 7 or more years of professional experience. Students may only take 5910 one time for degree requirements. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jguyerwo+PA5910+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This course provides students with the knowledge and tools to manage their own career development. Helpful for students who will be looking for internships or jobs, want to learn about public service career paths, need to develop techniques for building a professional network, and want to create a plan and timeline for reaching career goals.
    Grading:
    S or N. Must complete all assignments with a satisfactory rating at 70% of minimum to pass.
    Exam Format:
    none.
    Class Format:
    Discussion, in-class activities, 5 alumni career panels.
    Workload:
    Complete targeted resume and cover letter and meet with instructor. One informational interview session is required outside of class with a professional in the field of interest. One additional networking assignment. Minimal readings and short exercises out of class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57635/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cbuckley_jguyerwo_PA5910_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jguyerwo_cbuckley_PA5910_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/krohn036_jguyerwo_PA5910_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    19 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5926 Section 001: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (57578)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Mon 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Blegen Hall 430
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fandrey+PA5926+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57578/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5926 Section 002: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (57579)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    02/04/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    02/18/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    03/03/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    03/17/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    03/31/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    04/14/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
     
    04/28/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5926+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57579/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5927 Section 001: Effective Grantwriting for Nonprofit Organizations (57632)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mitc0432+PA5927+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57632/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (57575)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/21/2020 - 03/16/2020
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
     
    02/08/2020
    Sat 10:00AM - 01:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 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+Spring2020
    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 only focus on Excel. There will be additional modules available for more advance Excel users. 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. Based on demand I might also hold an extra voluntary R session.
    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/57575/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5929 Section 002: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (57589)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
     
    04/04/2020
    Sat 10:00AM - 01:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 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+Spring2020
    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 only focus on Excel. There will be additional modules available for more advance Excel users. 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. Based on demand I might also hold an extra voluntary R session.
    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/57589/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5962 Section 001: State Governing and Legislating: Working the Process (57630)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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 Notes:
    A practicum in Spring 2020 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at bbierschbach@mpr.org by December 14, 2019 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2020
    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 currently works as 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 2019 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at bbierschbach@mpr.org by December 14, 2018 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2019


    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/57630/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bier0136_PA5962_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    12 November 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (57569)

    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
    Meets With:
    PA 3972 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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 Notes:
    Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. ttp://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA5972+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    In this course, students will learn about the theories and basic structure of the American legal system while also getting experience with basic tools and skills for using the law to understand and analyze issues facing election administrators across the nation. The course will draw from both election-related and non-election related materials in an effort to prepare them for interacting with counsel, legislators and the courts in carrying out their responsibilities.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57569/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dchapin_PA3972_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dchapin_PA5972_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    9 November 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (65599)

    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 3973 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5973+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65599/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5974 Section 001: Election Administration Capstone Project (57580)

    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 3974 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Application of interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report of an election administration issue or problem in jurisdiction of student's choice. Research best practices and possible solutions. Final paper or presentation with findings.
    Class Notes:
    Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dchapin+PA5974+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57580/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5976 Section 001: Voter Participation (66550)

    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 3976 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/17/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aochoa+PA5976+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66550/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 5982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (57588)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?tpatrick+PA5982+Spring2020
    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/57588/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8004 Section 001: Integrative Doctoral Seminar in Public Affairs II (57563)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 11:30AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey School 57
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA8004+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57563/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8005 Section 001: Doctoral Research Seminar in Public Affairs (57571)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Wed 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey School 57
    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 Notes:
    Starting time for 2/5, 3/4, 4/1, and 4/22 may shift to 8:30 due to faculty meetings. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA8005+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57571/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8006 Section 001: Current Research in Public Affairs: Topics, Approaches, and Cultures (57593)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 11:15AM - 12:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA8006+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57593/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Evaluating Homelessness Policy (65484)

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 8 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at hanra003@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This Capstone project will partner with Hennepin County's Office to End Homelessness to help them to develop programs and services for homeless families and children. The project will consist of two separate projects. One group will work with current staff at shelters that serve young families to develop and implement a qualitative survey of young children in homeless shelters. This survey will inform current initiatives to improve services for young families with children. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and qualitative survey methodologies. A second group will use individual level administrative data to investigate the linkages between time limits and use of services among homeless families. In particular, they will investigate whether families who have reached the 60 month time limit on MFIP are more likely to enter shelters, and whether they also receive fewer services such as child care support. Students working on this project will develop skills in program evaluation and the statistical analysis of complex administrative data sources. Both teams will work separately, but will share preliminary results with each other, and will offer feedback to each other to improve the quality of the final products.
    Grading:
    Group Project Written and Oral Report (85% Total):
    Team Member's Assessment of Individual Participation (15%):
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65484/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

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

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-122
    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:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This capstone workshop is designed to fulfill the capstone requirements in the MURP program and the professional paper requirements in the MPP, MPA, and MSES programs. The course is entirely project based: students complete planning, research, and other studies for public or nonprofit partners. Some student teams design their own projects in collaboration with a local agency; others choose from options offered by agencies and organizations. Class objectives are to: (1) Prepare and execute a research plan or scope of work to inform public action on a public problem; (2) Prepare a clear, succinct technical report or memorandum for a community partner; (3) Make a short, engaging professional presentation for a community partners; (4) Work effectively with teammates; and (5) Work effectively with external partners or clients.
    Grading:
    Grades will be based primarily on the quality of each team's final report or deliverables. The grade also will reflect the quality of team presentations to the client and observations of individual contributions to the group effort during the semester. Grades also will reflect scores students assign to each other and feedback from partners.
    Exam Format:
    None
    Workload:
    Students are expected to work approximately 10 hours per week, including class time.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65453/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    19 November 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (65486)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Fri 12:05PM - 02:50PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    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:
    Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2019's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism other international issues. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad with some support and/or at their own expense. Client projects for Spring 2020 will be selected in September 2019 and assigned to teams of students enrolled in the Fall 2019 PA 5080, Section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2019 and project work will be done between January and May 2020. Only students assigned to teams in the Fall may register for this section. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
    Grading:
    A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
    Exam Format:
    N/A
    Class Format:
    Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
    Workload:
    Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65486/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 November 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 009: Capstone Workshop -- Global Public Policy (65450)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-136
    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:
    Prerequisite: Completion of Fall 2019's PA 5080, section 2 "Capstone Prep Workshop." Enrollment is allowed by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client government, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in international development or humanitarian and relief work. Projects related to foreign and security policy agencies and organizations may be available. This capstone may require students to travel in the US or abroad at their own expense. Client projects will be selected in September 2019 so faculty will begin forming student teams then. Client-team project planning will begin fall term 2019 and project work will be done between January and May 2020. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kudrle+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class 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: Grad major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent
    Grading:
    Team (70%) and Individual (30%) projects.
    Class Format:

    There will be at least 4 meetings of team or all team (all class) during the Spring semester for:

    1. Team presentations of projects and project updates

    2. Team practice client presentation

    3. Team discussion across projects to share ideas, questions

    Workload:
    Weekly assignments as shown in syllabus. For more information about weekly assignments look at syllabus.)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65450/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kudrle_grayx260_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation Planning and Policy (65487)

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    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:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:

    The topic for the spring 2018 capstone workshop is "Thinking Differently: Integrating Land Use, Technology, and Equity into Transit Planning." Teams of Humphrey School graduate students will work with Metro Transit on three projects to investigate a variety of issues dealing with transit planning and how the region could include equity, land use decisions, and changing technology to drive decision making and/or policy direction. The three client-based projects are:

    • Shared Mobility Policy and Planning Issues

    • Bus Stops as a Community Asset

    • Measuring TOD Districts and Corridors


    This workshop is designed to provide a learning opportunity for students to think critically about how transportation projects impact community and economic development and vice versa. It is a structured process for meeting client-based capstone workshop requirements for Humphrey School MURP, MPP and MPA students.

    Grading:

    Teamwork (15%)

    • Class participation and presentations
    • Weekly team meetings outside of class
    • Team contracts
    • Team member evaluations (10%)

    Strategy report (70%)

    • Diagnosis draft (10%)
    • Vision draft (10%)
    • Action plan draft (10%)
    • Final draft (10%)
    • Final report (15%)
    • Team presentations (15%)

    Reflective paper (15%)

    Exam Format:
    No exams
    Workload:

    Each class period will be a combination of lectures (including multiple guests) and work time.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65487/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 November 2017

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (65488)

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Carlson School of Management 1-149
    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:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65488/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 013: Capstone Workshop -- Program Evaluation Capstone (65489)

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
    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:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65489/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8081 Section 014: Capstone Workshop -- Human Rights & Humanitarian NGOs (65516)

    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
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 02:30PM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
    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:
    Concurrent enrollment in PA 5080: Capstone Preparation Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jamesr+PA8081+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    This section is focused on Global Public Policy, including foreign policy, human rights, and humanitarianism. Completion of the Fall 2016 zero credit workshop: PA 5990 Topics: Public Affairs 'Capstone in Global Public Policy' is REQUIRED. Students work in teams to complete a written project, including an oral presentation of the project, for an external client on an issue agreed upon by the students, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Students produce a written report with analysis and policy recommendations, or evaluation, as required. Students make an oral presentation to the client and at the university to invited students and faculty. Topics vary by term, and will be presented in the Fall 2016 preparatory workshop. Prerequisites: Graduate student major in public affairs or public policy or [urban and regional planning] or [science, technology, and environment policy] or development practice, completion of core courses or instr consent.
    Grading:
    A-F Only. Grade based on faculty evaluation of student's contribution to research, writing, and presentation, taking into consideration client assessment and peer evaluations.
    Exam Format:
    N/A
    Class Format:
    Teams meet weekly with instructor and independently to plan, research, and review progress. Teams will be required to make regular presentations on progress of work.
    Workload:
    Students should expect to spend at least ten hours per week throughout the semester on research, writing, group collaboration and discussion, and preparation and delivery of presentations.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65516/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    25 August 2016

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8106 Section 001: Research Seminar in Management, Leadership & Governance (65459)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cheng838+PA8106+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65459/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8206 Section 001: Planning Theory (65664)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 15
    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 Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA8206+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65664/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8331 Section 001: Economic Demography (57611)

    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
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Mon 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 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+Spring2020
    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/57611/1203
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA8331_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2016

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (57576)

    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
    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/57576/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8690 Section 001: Advanced Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy -- Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (65873)

    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:
    Topics Course
    Meets With:
    PA 5601 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    Tue 04:00PM - 06:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kbt+PA8690+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65873/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8777 Section 001: Thesis Credits: Master's (57512)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-18 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/57512/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (57577)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-24 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    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/57577/1203

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (57537)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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/57537/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (57567)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    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/57567/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2020  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (57504)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
    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/57504/1203
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

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