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Spring 2024  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (57261)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public affairs work, roles of citizens in democratic way of life. Community organizing skills, their importance for public affairs. Negotiations among diverse audiences, understanding different interests, mapping power relationships. Relevant public affairs and governance theory.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?donov013+PA1401+Spring2023
Class Description:

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


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


The goal of this class is to:

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

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

3. To provide stages for students' public speaking

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

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

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

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students should take this class if they like classes that are co-created by students and instructor and are engaging. All disciplines and years are welcome. During this time in our history, people want to acquire knowledge and skills of how to solve public problems.. This course provides knowledge, skills and practice for creating change.
Learning Objectives:
This course will help students acquire skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning through the course goals of:
• Acquainting students with Civic Studies and the community organizing tradition in America and the distinctive ways in which this framework addresses questions of ethical pluralism
• Giving students a hands on introduction to organizing skills for civic agency, such as writing, public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings
• Enabling students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives
• Providing stages for students' public speaking
• Opening the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers
Grading:
40% Two Essays
20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
20% In-Class Participation
20% Public Work Project
Exam Format:
No exams.
Class Format:
Discussion based with some lecture. All are teachers and learners. You will learn how to become a change agent through active learning.
Workload:
50 Pages of Reading Per Week (average)
30-45 Pages of Individual Writing, Including Weekly Reading Reflections
3 Short Papers
1 Public Work Project Report
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57261/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2020

Spring 2024  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (57274)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Foundation for understanding the what, who, where, and how of public policy making. These components are explored from different perspectives while delving into questions such as: What is public policy good for? Who decides policy priorities? What effect does public policy actually have in solving public problems? How can we improve public policy making? After successfully completing this course, students will understand the process, structure, and context of policymaking; identify who, how, and what influences the policy process; and apply knowledge of public policy and the policymaking process to a specific policy issue. A strong understanding of the American political system is encouraged.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bfh+PA3001+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57274/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (57224)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wang6054+PA3003+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57224/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 3972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (57226)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5972 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?choat024+PA3972+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57226/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 3975 Section 001: Election Design (57244)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5975 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Election administration design principles, including ballot and polling place design and poll worker training materials. Application of principles of field.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wquesenb+PA3975+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57244/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA3975_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2024  |  PA 3982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (57256)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
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
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 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+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57256/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2024  |  PA 3984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (57290)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5984 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
"Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA3984+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57290/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (57186)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5011 Section 030
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?banam001+PA4101+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57186/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57184)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
12/18/2023 - 08/31/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 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:
PA 5002-1 will be delivered REMOTELY. It will meet synchronously online at the scheduled time.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57184/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Spring 2024  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57287)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 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/?keel0041+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course guides students through the structured process of policy analysis including problem identification, gathering evidence, specifying and assessing policy alternatives, forecasting outcomes, evaluating projected outcomes against criteria, and writing recommendations. Policy choices involve consideration of multiple criteria including efficiency, equity, and political feasibility, along with the many tradeoffs among economic, social, and ethical dimensions of alternative policies. The course offers students the opportunity to apply the framework of policy analysis to their choice of policy problem. Students will write an individual policy memo over the course of the semester with opportunities for feedback, revision, and refinement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57287/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (57216)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?quisp004+PA5003+Spring2023
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.


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
Class Format:
This class is "flipped." Traditional lectures are videotaped and made available on Moodle. Also, students will be able to "attend" sessions in their own homes via a WebEx software system. Students will log into the WebEx system to participate in the problem-solving sessions. There are 8 class periods generally an hour and 45 minutes. Class time is used to review assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57216/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (57223)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics is how we make collective decisions about matters of shared consequence. This course examines politics and introduces students to key concepts and skills needed for effective political analysis. The central themes of the course focus on power; institutions and organizations; discourse; and citizenship.
Class Notes:
If the class is full, students should add themselves to the system's waitlist or register for 5012-2. Contact Stacey Grimes at grime004@umn.edu if questions. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2023
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/57223/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (57270)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics is how we make collective decisions about matters of shared consequence. This course examines politics and introduces students to key concepts and skills needed for effective political analysis. The central themes of the course focus on power; institutions and organizations; discourse; and citizenship.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?heima019+PA5012+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course aims to highlight the politics behind policy. In other words, it aims to examine the way in which actors and institutions have come together to develop, promote, and make decisions that impact a collective group of people. This semester we'll examine the ways in which politics happen - how small groups come together to fight injustice, how large corporations impede the passage of laws and policies, how political institutions and values limit the possibilities for change - both within and outside the United States. In other words, this course will take a global approach to the study of politics and public policy.


This course is designed so that you, future policy practitioner, can best understand the political mechanisms and institutions that promote and impede policy change. To do so, we'll organize this course around four main areas: power, institutions, discourse, and citizenship. We'll examine how these different aspects of politics operate, and importantly, how they impact political action across contexts--both within and outside the United States. The focus on the differences across contexts will help illuminate the challenges and opportunities for political change across a number of different policy areas.

Learning Objectives:
By focusing on global political phenomena, utilizing social science theories and methodology, and examining varied global perspectives on politics, this course aims to: 1) Increase your understanding of the different ways in which power is manifested, exerted, controlled, and manipulated in the establishment of public policy. B) Strengthen your knowledge of the ways in which both formal and informal institutions shape, limit, encourage, and prevent public policy, as well as how citizens and political actors utilize political institutions within authoritarian and democratic contexts to advance public policy goals. C) Develop knowledge regarding how discourse shapes and is shaped by public policy, how actors and institutions limit and promote discourse, and effective strategies for changing and promoting public discourse. D) Wrestle with the issue of citizenship in both democratic and authoritarian nations, and how citizenship is manifested, expressed, challenged, and limited in these contexts.

I also expect that by taking this course you will gain or improve upon certain skills, such as: A) Critically reading and understanding advanced academic texts, such as journal articles and books. B) Academic research, such as identifying sources, developing an argument, coherently supporting said argument with secondary sources, etc. C). Argumentation and persuasion, particularly with regard to a specific public policy outcome. D) Visual communication techniques, particularly in the presentation of academic work.

Grading:
You will complete a policy portfolio project on a topic of your choice. This portfolio asks you to describe the areas of power, institutions, and discourse as they apply to a topic of your choice, and your plan to change/transform these areas to achieve your desired public policy outcome. The portfolio is worth 85% of your final grade and consists of three writing assignments (each worth 20%) and a final presentation (25%).

The final aspect you will be graded on is leading class discussion and overall participation (worth 15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57270/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 January 2023

Spring 2024  |  PA 5032 Section 001: Applied Regression (57167)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 60 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:
Lecture 001 will be HyFlex and students may participate either In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). Lab 002 will be REMOTE and Lab 003 will be In Person. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57167/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5032 Section 003: Applied Regression (57181)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Notes:
Lecture 001 will be HyFlex and students may participate either In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). Lab 002 will be REMOTE and Lab 003 will be In Person. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57181/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5033 Section 004: Multivariate Techniques (57177)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Co-requisite PA 5044 & major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57177/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5033 Section 005: Multivariate Techniques (57180)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 27 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: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57180/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5033 Section 006: Multivariate Techniques (57267)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 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: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57267/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (57285)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57285/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (57286)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57286/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (57202)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57202/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5042 Section 002: Urban and Regional Economics (57246)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Fri 10:10AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57246/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5042 Section 003: Urban and Regional Economics (57207)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57207/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5043 Section 001: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57203)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 44 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57203/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5043 Section 002: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57204)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 22 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+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57204/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5043 Section 003: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57205)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 22 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+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57205/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5044 Section 001: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57209)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Co-requisite PA 5033 & major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: Students who register for PA 5044 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2023
Class Description:
Newly revised and updated for Spring 2022!

This course covers the theory and application of basic regression models, and is targeted to students who intend to continue their quantitative training with further coursework and/or who will likely use quantitative methods with regularity in their future career. Through multiple in-class examples and both individual and group projects, students will gain extensive experience with both consuming and producing the results of regression models, with particular emphasis on the challenges that can arise when applying these methods to different contexts. The course covers the same concepts as PA 5032, but with the aim of a deeper understanding of their implementation. The foundation provided in this course will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

Section 002 of PA 5044 is the lab section of the course, held on Fridays and taught by the teaching assistant. For more course information, see the main listing for PA 5044 Section 001.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students who intend to continue their quantitative analysis training with more advanced courses during their graduate studies, and/or those who would like deeper training in basic regression methods. PA 5031/5045 or equivalent is a preferred prerequisite course.
Exam Format:
No exams will be given in this course. Quizzes will be held via Canvas.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57209/1243
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:
5 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 5044 Section 002: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57210)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: Students who register for PA 5044 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2023
Class Description:
Newly revised and updated for Spring 2022!

This course covers the theory and application of basic regression models, and is targeted to students who intend to continue their quantitative training with further coursework and/or who will likely use quantitative methods with regularity in their future career. Through multiple in-class examples and both individual and group projects, students will gain extensive experience with both consuming and producing the results of regression models, with particular emphasis on the challenges that can arise when applying these methods to different contexts. The course covers the same concepts as PA 5032, but with the aim of a deeper understanding of their implementation. The foundation provided in this course will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

Section 002 of PA 5044 is the lab section of the course, held on Fridays and taught by the teaching assistant. For more course information, see the main listing for PA 5044 Section 001.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students who intend to continue their quantitative analysis training with more advanced courses during their graduate studies, and/or those who would like deeper training in basic regression methods. PA 5031/5045 or equivalent is a preferred prerequisite course.
Exam Format:
No exams will be given in this course. Quizzes will be held via Canvas.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57210/1243
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:
5 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 5044 Section 003: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57211)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: Students who register for PA 5044 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2023
Class Description:
Newly revised and updated for Spring 2022!

This course covers the theory and application of basic regression models, and is targeted to students who intend to continue their quantitative training with further coursework and/or who will likely use quantitative methods with regularity in their future career. Through multiple in-class examples and both individual and group projects, students will gain extensive experience with both consuming and producing the results of regression models, with particular emphasis on the challenges that can arise when applying these methods to different contexts. The course covers the same concepts as PA 5032, but with the aim of a deeper understanding of their implementation. The foundation provided in this course will prepare students for more advanced econometrics courses, either offered at the Humphrey school or at other departments in the University.

Section 002 of PA 5044 is the lab section of the course, held on Fridays and taught by the teaching assistant. For more course information, see the main listing for PA 5044 Section 001.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students who intend to continue their quantitative analysis training with more advanced courses during their graduate studies, and/or those who would like deeper training in basic regression methods. PA 5031/5045 or equivalent is a preferred prerequisite course.
Exam Format:
No exams will be given in this course. Quizzes will be held via Canvas.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57211/1243
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:
5 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 5052 Section 001: Public Affairs Leadership (57192)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
12/18/2023 - 08/31/2024
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5051. Leadership concepts, tools, and strategies in diverse settings for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5051-5052 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
Class to be offered as HyFlex. Students should register for 5052, 5054, and 5056. 5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet on Jan 20-21, Feb 17-18, Mar 17-18, Apr 14-15 and May 5-6 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?tsgaynor+PA5052+Spring2023
Class Description:
Continues 5051. Leadership development tools, and strategies for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or Publi Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate; 5051-5052 must be taken in sequence in the same academic year. Students may contact the instructor or department for additional information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57192/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Spring 2024  |  PA 5054 Section 001: Program Design and Implementation Analysis (57193)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5053. Process of public policy and program analysis, including problem formulation, program design and implementation. Opportunity to draw upon published research and conduct field-based research to understand implementation conditions. Professional communications, including writing of memos, requests for proposals, and implementation briefs, are stressed. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
Class to be offered as HyFlex. Students should register for 5052, 5054, and 5056. 5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet on Jan 20-21, Feb 17-18, Mar 17-18, Apr 14-15 and May 5-6 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bless062+PA5054+Spring2023
Class Description:
Continues 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/57193/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Spring 2024  |  PA 5056 Section 001: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (57191)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Problem-based learning to analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple regression analysis. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Class Notes:
Class to be offered as HyFlex. Students should register for 5052, 5054, and 5056. 5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet on Jan 20-21, Feb 17-18, Mar 17-18, Apr 14-15 and May 5-6 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:30 - 4:30). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cheng838+PA5056+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57191/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (57187)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
Class Notes:
4/4/2023 session will be REMOTE (synchronously online). All other work will be COMPLETELY ONLINE (asynchronously online). PA 5080:1 is required for students who will enroll in the Summer 2023 PA 8081. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57187/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5104 Section 001: Human Resource Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (57252)

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:
Primarily Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of developing, utilizing, and aligning human resources to improve culture/outcomes of nonprofit/public organizations. HR strategy, individual diversity, leadership, selection, training, compensation, classification, performance appraisal, future HR practices.
Class Notes:
Class will meet in person for the first class session and, possibly, the last one. Remaining sessions will be online. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?upoma001+PA5104+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57252/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5108 Section 001: Board leadership development (57212)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Nonprofit board governance. Governance models, roles/responsibilities, ethics/dynamics. Current research/concepts along with students' current board experiences to illuminate challenges/explore solutions that build board leadership competencies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksbarr+PA5108+Spring2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57212/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5113 Section 001: State and Local Public Finance (57208)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5003
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of financing. Providing public services at state/local level of government. Emphasizes integrating theory/practice, applying materials to specific policy areas, and documenting wide range of institutional arrangements across/within the 50 states.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?quisp004+PA5113+Spring2023
Class Description:
Examines theory and practice of financing and providing public services at state and local levels of government. Emphasis is placed on integrating theory and practice, applying materials to specific policy areas and documenting wide range of institutional arrangements across and within the fifty states.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57208/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 May 2007

Spring 2024  |  PA 5122 Section 001: Law and Public Affairs (57229)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Law and public policy in the United States are in a dialogue with each other. This dynamic is reflected in the differing roles of legislatures and courts, as well as the other institutions (for example, executive agencies that adopt regulations) involved in making law and policy. This course aims to give students an understanding of how law and policy interact in the American context using historical materials and examples from other countries to provide a broader perspective on how the interaction works today. Our exploration will necessarily involve the critical role of the United States Constitution and state constitutions in establishing the parameters for both law and policy. We will also examine particular instances of policy and law interactions on topics such as abortion, civil rights, criminal justice, elections, education and speech. Readings will include judicial opinions, legislation examples, policy and legal articles and other materials. Class time will include guest speakers from the disciplines of law, politics and public affairs, discussion in small and large groups and only an occasional short lecture. Grades will be based on written student reflections on the readings, 2-3 short papers exploring how law and policy apply to particular topics, and a longer research paper that examines the interaction of law and policy on a topic important to the student. Instructors have been legal, political and policy practitioners. Some have served in the state legislature.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kelle644+PA5122+Spring2023
Class Description:
Law and public policy in the United States are in a dialogue with each other. This dynamic is reflected in the differing roles of legislatures and courts, as well as the other institutions (for example, executive agencies that adopt regulations) involved in making law and policy. This course aims to give students an understanding of how law and policy interact in the American context using historical materials and examples from other countries to provide a broader perspective on how the interaction works today. Our exploration will necessarily involve the critical role of the United States Constitution and state constitutions in establishing the parameters for both law and policy. We will also examine particular instances of policy and law interactions on topics such as abortion, civil rights, criminal justice, elections, education and speech.
Readings will include judicial opinions, legislation examples, policy and legal articles and other materials. Class time will include guest speakers from the disciplines of law, politics and public affairs, discussion in small and large groups and only an occasional short lecture. Grades will be based on written student reflections on the readings, 2-3 short papers exploring how law and policy apply to particular topics, and a longer research paper that examines the interaction of law and policy on a topic important to the student.
The instructors have been legal, political and policy practitioners who served in the Minnesota Legislature.
Who Should Take This Class?:
This course is for any graduate student interested in the interaction of law and public policy. It may also be appropriate for upper division undergraduate students who are interested in exploring either law or public affairs education, with permission of the instructors.
Learning Objectives:
Students will understand how law and public policy interact in the American context.
Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the application of law and policy to selected issues.
Exam Format:
The course does not use a midterm or final examination.
Class Format:
Class sessions will include presentations from guest speakers, infrequent short lectures by the instructors, and guided discussion in small and full class groups.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57229/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 October 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (57230)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jreedy+PA5123+Spring2023
Class Description:
Jen Ford Reedy has been president of the Bush Foundation since September 2012. The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and 23 Native Nations. The Foundation was established in 1953 by Archibald Bush, a 3M executive who played a key role in growing 3M into one of the world's leading companies.

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

Jen has a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of Chicago. She has been honored as a "40 Under 40" leader by the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Business Journal, as one of the "100 Minnesotans You Should Know" by Twin Cities Business Magazine, and as a NextGen Fellow by Independent Sector.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57230/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 December 2019

Spring 2024  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (57234)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57234/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5144 Section 001: Social Entrepreneurship (57282)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to field of social entrepreneurship. Prepares current/future managers/leaders to create, develop, lead socially entrepreneurial organizations/initiatives. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?adavila+PA5144+Spring2023
Class Description:

This course will help prepare students to understand the context of, participate in, create, develop and lead socially entrepreneurial organizations and initiatives.

The term "social entrepreneurship" means many different things to many people. In general, most agree that social entrepreneurship refers to innovative responses to social needs that create social change. Social entrepreneurship is not sector specific - it can occur in nonprofit, for-profit, and government entities as well as in "hybrids" and partnerships. We will treat the term in its most expanded description while continuing to ask ourselves as the course progresses, "What does social entrepreneurship mean? How broadly should we define its boundaries? How does it differ from other kinds of entrepreneurial activity? Other kinds of social change? How has it evolved over time? Where does it fit into our broader society?"

Though the label is relatively new, this kind of activity has been underway for a long time all over the world. It has been growing in intensity in recent years with new efforts that address old and new problems. Reduction of direct government involvement in social problems, active embracing of business practices by nonprofit leaders, businesses finding new ways to integrate social values into their business - all of these trends encourage new "social" entrepreneurial action. Global interconnectedness is also raising awareness of social issues across continents and individuals and local civic leaders and local, regional and national governments are calling for creative solutions. How does social enterprise play an integral role in shaping our future? See her bio here.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57282/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/barre041_PA5144_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 October 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5145 Section 001: Civic Participation in Public Affairs (57232)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/MS-STEP/MURP/Ph.D.-Public Affairs
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 56 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Critique/learn various approaches to civic participation in defining/addressing public issues. Readings, cases, classroom discussion, facilitating/experiencing engagement techniques. Examine work of practitioner, design engagement process.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hfburga+PA5145+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57232/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5234 Section 001: Urban Transportation Planning and Policy (57233)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will integrate key theories and practices, traditional and emerging policy instruments, and techniques for urban and transportation planning. The goal is to introduce students to essential concepts, influential thinkers, and important debates associated with the land use-transportation connection as a foundation for both professional and academic work. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend urban transportation planning process and demand forecasting; the theories and empirical evidence on land use and transportation interactions; land use and transportation policy instruments and their effectiveness; and land use and transportation planning in developing countries.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5234+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57233/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5261 Section 001: Housing Policy (57183)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 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+Spring2024
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57183/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5263 Section 001: Financing Affordable Multi-Family Rental Hsg in US (57268)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Law student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Fri 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog 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. It will simultaneously build participants' confidence in basic financial modeling of affordable housing using the most common capital structures, while also exploring the relationship of finance with policy and regulation, real estate and urban planning objectives, design, and program limitations. Participants in this course will emerge with: - An understanding of the roles, risk sharing and influence of public and private actors in the financing and provision of affordable housing. - A practical familiarity with the major financing programs and policies that drive investment in this sector. - Experience in financial modeling specific to multifamily affordable housing which will prepare them for work in the industry, regardless of role.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?schm0023+PA5263+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57268/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (57206)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students may contact either Geoff Maas (maas0021@umn.edu) or Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) regarding the waiting list/permission numbers. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Spring2023
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/57206/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (57231)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course covers the core principals, methods, and implementation of evaluation research. Students will learn through an applied partnership with a nonprofit or state/local government clients. The course is designed for both students interested in a potential career in evaluation and those that want to be better consumers of research. Past programmatic/policy areas included health and human services, education, environment science, economic development, transportation, and evidence-based policymaking.
Class Notes:
Class will meet in person during the scheduled class times (Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28). There will be asynchronous work during the weeks class is not scheduled. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?varsh011+PA5311+Spring2023
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/57231/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 5312 Section 001: Cost-Benefit Analysis for Program Evaluation (57247)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This class introduces students to cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for determining whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. Starting with the foundations of welfare economics, students learn how to monetize important benefits and costs associated with government activities. Topics include discounting future benefits and costs, the roles of standing and risk, ways of valuing human lives and other benefits that may be hard to value in dollar terms. Students will acquire skills needed to perform relevant calculations needed for the economic assessment of benefits relative to costs and the ability to critique the use of these methods regarding how they may advantage or disadvantage some members of society or particular types of policies. Policy areas include preventive interventions in social, health and education as well as applications in transportation and environmental policy. Prerequisite: PA 5021 or other prior course in microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5312+Spring2023
Class Description:
Meets Monday/Wednesdays at 4:00-5:15 pm, January 17 -
March 13, 2023


This class introduces MPP students and others to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course can be used as an elective or as part of the economics core requirement. For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students who have had some exposure to introductory microeconomics. Senior undergrads may also enroll.

Required Text: Boardman, Greenberg, Vining, Weimer (2019) Cost-Benefit Analysis: Concepts and Practice, 5th edition, Cambridge University Press. Note that the fourth edition also is OK, except that some of the chapters are in a different order.

Learning Objectives:
We'll cover the theory of CBA in just a few weeks and then jump right into the applications!
Grading:
There will be two quizzes taken remotely worth 15% each, five short assignments worth 7% each and a final paper worth 30% in total. The final paper will have three parts - a one paragraph summary with several relevant references submitted in advance, a short presentation during class time and the final paper. Class participation could add another 5% to your grade. The final paper will either be an evaluation and critique of an existing cost-benefit analysis or a proposal of a benefit-cost study of an actual policy or program. Students will be able to update the class on their topic during the semester.

Workload:
Standard workload. While the class only meets for 2.5 hours a week for 7 weeks, there will be a small number of how-to videos to watch on your own.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57247/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5312_Spring2023.pdf (Spring 2023)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5415 Section 001: Effective Policies for Children in the First Decade (57241)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Policies to improve the wellbeing of children through the first decade of life are examined using examples from economics and other disciplines. The course focuses on the role of government in helping to promote early childhood development. Readings and projects focus on policies or programs that affect child outcomes from the prenatal period to third grade. Students will become familiar with the importance of rigorous impact evaluations and the use of cost-effectiveness and cost-benefit analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation. Some familiarity with regression analysis would be helpful.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5415+Spring2023
Class Description:
Description:

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

Examples of topics included in the first decade of life:

Cost-effectiveness of nurse home visiting programs and doulas

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

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

Academic red-shirting in kindergarten

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

Required readings:

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

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

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

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57241/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5415_Spring2023.docx (Spring 2023)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 December 2020

Spring 2024  |  PA 5416 Section 001: Economics of U.S. Social Insurance Programs (57248)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Law student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog 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, drawing on theory from the economics of insurance programs and behavioral economics. It then applies this framework to social insurance programs such as workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, health insurance, social security, TANF and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance, and the Earned Income Tax Credit. Prerequisite: PA 5021 or other prior course in microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5416+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57248/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5521 Section 001: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (57185)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2023
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/57185/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5521 Section 002: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (57188)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2023
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/57188/1243
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 2024  |  PA 5623 Section 001: GAINS: Gender and Intersectional Network Series, Leadership Workshop II (57265)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5-1 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
GAINS: Gender and Intersectional Network Series, Leadership Workshop prepares students with the skills to lead effectively and challenge institutional norms and practices that perpetuate disparities based on gender, race and other structural inequalities. Women, racially marginalized individuals, and LGBTI-identified individuals are still disproportionately underrepresented in leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit institutions in spite of high rates of educational attainment and equal opportunity legislation. Women of color and indigenous women face even greater obstacles to advancement compared to white women. Barriers to diverse leadership today stem less from overt discrimination and more from "second generation" forms of bias - often invisible but still powerful cultural beliefs as well as workplace structures and practices. Achieving leadership parity thus entails individual, collective and institutional change. Course pedagogy includes case studies, group discussions, self-reflection and simulations that have been proven to have a lasting impact on individual leaders in developing their own leadership capacity. Guest speakers offer potential role models and share their leadership perspectives. The workshop and two-semester format of the course allows students to benefit from a cohort model of learning and develop their own network of practice. Moreover, GAINS focuses not just on individual leadership development, but also organizational and systems level change. Students of all genders interested in addressing personal and institutional barriers to advancement that are rooted in gender inequalities and their intersections with race and other forms of inequality are welcome to enroll. To get the most out of the network and cohort development aspects of this course, students are encouraged to participate for two semesters.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5623+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57265/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5683 Section 001: Gender, Race and Political Representation (57266)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Explores intersection of gender, race and political issues to identify best practices for strengthening roles of under-represented groups in governance. Individual, structural and institutional factors attributed to increasing the election and appointment of under-represented groups. Theories of citizen representation. Global approach with cross-national evidence and comparative country studies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5683+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57266/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy Systems and Policy (57262)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?staff152+PA5721+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57262/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5723 Section 001: Water Policy (57190)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
WRS 5101 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 10:15AM - 11:30AM
UMTC, St Paul
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Socio-cultural, legal, and economic forces that affect water resource use. Water quality, Clean Water Act contrasted with international laws, roles of State and Local agencies. Water supply, drought, flooding, drainage, irrigation, storage. Sulfide mining, Line 3, hypoxia, wildfire, climate, snowpack, extreme events, China south-to-north transfer, CEC's, AIS, Aral Sea, CAFOs, and more.
Class 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
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57190/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 October 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 5761 Section 001: Environmental Systems Analysis at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus (57245)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Agricultural lands, water resources, and energy production and transport are interconnected systems with implications for policy and management at local to global scales. This course will explore contemporary issues at the nexus of food, energy, and water with a focus on Midwestern landscapes. Specific topics include farm policy, permitting of pipelines and energy production, mitigation of air and water pollution, and strategies to incentivize the conservation and restoration of landscapes. Students will develop professional skills in systems thinking, scenario analysis, science communication, facilitation, and collective leadership.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keel0041+PA5761+Spring2023
Class Description:

Agricultural lands, water resources, and energy production and transport are interconnected systems with implications for policy and management at local to global scales. This course will explore contemporary issues at the nexus of food, energy, and water with a focus on Midwestern landscapes. Specific topics include farm policy, permitting of pipelines and energy production, mitigation of air and water pollution, and strategies to incentivize the conservation and restoration of landscapes. Students will develop professional skills in systems thinking, scenario analysis, science communication, facilitation, and collective leadership.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Open to graduate students from any program with an interest in food, energy, and water policy. Advanced undergraduates may register with instructor permission.
Learning Objectives:
  • Develop skills in systems thinking and science communication that allow students to understand, diagnose, and effectively communicate environmental challenges.

  • Cultivate an awareness of the diverse viewpoints and perspectives of key stakeholders and how different audiences perceive 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.

Grading:
S/N or student choice
Class Format:
Three hour class sessions consist of lecture, small group discussions, skill development and in-class activities.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57245/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5761_Spring2023.pdf (Spring 2023)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5761_Spring2022.pdf (Spring 2022)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 October 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5801 Section 001: Global Public Policy (57281)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course explores the emergence and evolution of rules, norms, and institutions that constitute international relations. It will focus, in particular, on those related to questions of war, peace, and governance. For students with an interest in international security, foreign military intervention, democracy and governance promotion, and the political economy of aid.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dipali+PA5801+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57281/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5823 Section 001: Human Rights and Humanitarian Crises: Policy Challenges (57276)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
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, Ukraine, 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+Spring2023
Class Description:
Professor Eric Schwartz, who has recently completed a five year tenure as president of Refugees International in Washington, DC, will return to full-time status at the Humphrey School and teach this course in the spring. 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.

Whether in Burma (Myanmar), Syria, Ukraine, Somalia, South Sudan or the countries of Central America, repression, human rights abuses, civil conflict, climate change, and complex emergencies, which principally impact populations in poorer countries of the world, pose compelling challenges to the capacities of governments, NGOs and international organizations, and affected populations themselves to prevent and alleviate suffering and promote recovery. This course will examine efforts to respond to these challenges. The course will also include examination of issues relating to refugees and forced migration. And we will study the roles and institutions of the U.S. government, with a particular focus on policies and practices involving overseas humanitarian and refugee assistance, and the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The course will involve lecture; guest lecture from practitioners, policy-makers, and individuals from affected populations; and class discussion,

This 3-credit course will take a broad and integrated approach, designed to give students a wide understanding of the lay of the refugee and 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, 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 affect policy and practice in this area. Students will also develop an appreciation of key dilemmas faced by policy-makers and practitioners, challenges to achieving policy and operational objectives, and strategies for success.

Grading:
Class participation (25%)
Preliminary short policy memorandum (15%)
Second policy memo (20%)
Final exam (two hours, essay, with questions presented in advance) 40%
Note: these requirements may be subject to modest changes after consultation with class members
Exam Format:
Essay, with questions presented in advance
Class Format:
Combination of lecture, guest lecture and class discussion/presentation.
Workload:
About 130-150 pages per week of reading in syllabus. (See also grading section, above.)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57276/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Spring2023.pdf (Spring 2023)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Spring2021.pdf (Spring 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/eschwart_PA5823_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
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 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 5825 Section 001: Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs (57225)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
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+Spring2023
Class Description:
·
This course will analyze crisis decision making in foreign policy. Students will:


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

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

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

o Write an analysis of a historical foreign policy crisis.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57225/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5887 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar II (57217)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5886
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 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/?walsh912+PA5887+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57217/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5928 Section 001: Data Management and Visualization with R (57249)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/MS-STEP/MURP/Ph.D.-Public Affairs
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to R Studio software. Use of R Studio to carry out R file and related database management functions. Tools and techniques for data analysis and statistical programming in quantitative research or related applied areas. Topics include data selection, data manipulation, and data and spatial visualization (including charts, plots, histograms, maps, and other graphs). Prerequisite knowledge: Introductory statistics; ability to create bar graphs, line graphs, and scatter plots in MS Excel; and familiarity with principles of data visualization.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mayer443+PA5928+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57249/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (57218)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2024 - 03/11/2024
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5929+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course will teach students how to organize and present data in the most effective way. Lectures will explore theories and elements of graphs and tables design, more specifically with how to create and organize tables and data. The central goal is to provide students with the tools for communicating information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students interested in efficiently and effectively communicating data visually.
Learning Objectives:
Develop a firm understanding of the role of design, color, composition, type and statistical rigor in effectively communicating data visually.
Grading:
15% class attendance and completion of in-class exercises
70% series of six assignments
15% final project
Exam Format:
No exams
Class Format:
This class will combine lecture, in-class critique of data visualization approaches and discussion, and practical lab exercises and assignments. Classes will begin with a lecture to introduce topics to be explored and discussed. Hands-on work with the software will also be emphasized to allow students to complete the assignments and relate their skills to their own research interests.
Workload:
Weekly lectures including critique of data visualizations, in-class labs each week to help students gain familiarity with the tools and weekly assignments. Students will work with and become familiar with the core visualization functions in Microsoft Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Tableau and R.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57218/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5929_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/maas0021_PA5929_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 December 2019

Spring 2024  |  PA 5962 Section 001: State Governing and Legislating: Working the Process (57227)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The Minnesota Capitol and rules and reality of state governance and legislating. Classroom discussions, high-profile guest speakers (including legislators, lobbyists and potentially the governor), and an extensive State Capitol practicum to explore state politics and policies.
Class Notes:
Note: A practicum in Spring 2023 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at brianabierschbach@gmail.com by December 14, 2022 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2023
Class Description:

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

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

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

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

Note: A practicum in Spring 2022 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at bier0136@umn.edu by December 14, 2021 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2022


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/57227/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bier0136_PA5962_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 5972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (57215)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 3972 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?choat024+PA5972+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57215/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 5975 Section 001: Election Design (57243)

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 3975 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Election administration design principles, including ballot and polling place design and poll worker training materials. Application of principles of field.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wquesenb+PA5975+Spring2023
Class Description:
An innovative course on design principles and their application to the election administration field (2.0 credits). At the end of this course, students will be able to:
● Identify good and bad design in election materials and use that knowledge to review materials or provide input to people creating election materials.
● Practice basic election design including plain language, layout, and design as applied to common election materials such as voter information, how-to- vote instructions, poll worker and candidate manuals, forms, and ballots.
● Apply design principles to real election materials within typical time, financial, and legislative constraints.
● Evaluate the usability of election materials for voters and other users, using a variety of techniques.

Why take this course?

1. Every election official is really an election designer. Every time you write a notice, share news on social media, or update a form, you are designing. This course will help you be a more intentional designer and communicate more clearly. It's a good career move.

2. It's practical.
There are no papers to write. No long journal articles to read. The entire course is structured around practical exercises based in real problems in election administration. We encourage students to work on materials from their own experience, and to collaborate with others.

● If you are already working in an election department, you can get a jump start on improving the design of anything (or everything) in your office.
● If you want to work in an election department, you'll leave the course with a portfolio that will make your resume shine.
● If you are a designer who wants to know more about election design, you'll leave with a strong understanding of the constraints and opportunities - knowledge you can put to use in any civic design project.

3. You'll learn with and from others.
Remote learning doesn't have be lonely. We encourage positive sharing, learning from others, and collaboration. All the class materials are online, and so is our class discussion, so you can be part of the class community no matter what time zone you live in.

4. Usability testing!
Admit it. You love the idea, but have never been able to give it a try. We spend 2 units to get you started, supporting you all the way. Gathering input from users (voters, candidates, and others) is part of all the assignments, so you'll have plenty of chances to build your skills. You'll leave the course with confidence because you'll get guidance and practice. You'll be a usability testing champ.

5. Teachers you can talk to.
You'll have two super-experienced election designers (that's us) teaching the course and leading you through the material, with feedback every week. The topics and materials are drawn from our years of work in commercial user experience and election design in dozens of states, with plenty of examples. We love teaching. We also love learning from our students.

Course outline
Week 1: Election design and the voter journey
Week 2-3: Plain language and writing instructions
Weeks 4-5: Introduction to usability testing
Week 6: Accessibility
Week 7: Course project: select your project
Week 8: Designing election department websites
Week 9: Election guides and voter education
Week 10: Creating forms and legal notices
Week 11: Designing ballots and polling places
Week 12: Communicating with voters
Weeks 13-15: Course project: revise, test, revise
Week 16: Course wrap up

Grading:
● Participation in class discussions contribute to 30% of your final grade
● Written Assignments contribute to 40% of your final grade
● The final Election Design course project, including a VoiceThread presentation and peer feedback video discussion contributes to 30% of your final grade.

Exam Format:
There is no exam
Class Format:
This is an online course, with regular support from your instructors. Each module includes background reading, thoughtful self-directed exercises, and an assignment. There is a forum to discuss your work with instructors and fellow students - and collaboration is encourage.
Workload:
There are readings and assignments each week, so the work in this course requires steady participation. There are also project weeks, when you can catch up (or get ahead).
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57243/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA3975_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA5975_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 November 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (57257)

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
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 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+Spring2023
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/57257/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2024  |  PA 5984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (57291)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
PA 3984 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/12/2024 - 04/29/2024
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
"Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5984+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57291/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8004 Section 001: Integrative Doctoral Seminar in Public Affairs II (57213)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Public Affairs PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Tue 11:30AM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues PA 8003. Lays foundation for doctoral-level study of public affairs through introduction of key concepts, literature, research questions of public affairs. Critically examines paradigms/methodologies through readings, discussions, writing assignments, research presentations. Facilitates development of dissertation research ideas. prereq: Public Affairs doctoral student
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA8004+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57213/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8006 Section 001: Current Research in Public Affairs: Topics, Approaches, and Cultures (57222)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Public Affairs PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Students participate in research seminars exploring current topics, approaches, and cultures in public affairs. Students responsible for discussion, presentation, and evaluation of research, including peer review of papers and presentations. Discussion of research ethics and skills, including literature reviews, research design, data visualization, public engagement, presentation, and project management.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA8006+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57222/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8082 Section 001: Professional Paper-Writing Seminar (57250)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 08:15AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 17 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Facilitates completion of research paper on current issues in public policy, management, and science, technology and environment. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives studied in core courses. Written report includes analysis of issue, policy recommendations. All topics accepted. Plan A students welcome. prereq: completion of core courses, or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA8082+Spring2023
Class Description:
Course objective: to help 2nd+ year masters students finish high-quality, well-written individual Professional Papers or Plan A Papers by the end of the semester.

This seminar provides a supportive environment in which students can make regular progress on papers, but it does not dictate how that should happen. The seminar avoids a one-size-fits-all approach to paper-writing. There does not exist one correct series of tasks to produce an excellent paper. Different projects require quite different starting points and different processes.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Required for Humphrey masters students writing professional papers in Spring semester. Space permitting, PhD students may join the group to write dissertation papers.
Learning Objectives:
Graduate school is a time when students are expected to gain substantial knowledge about topics within their areas of expertise and demonstrate their ability to conduct analysis of such topics. Conceptualizing, planning, producing, and polishing a professional paper or Plan A thesis not only train students how to do a substantial in-depth study but also demonstrates this ability to future employers. Other objectives of this seminar include (1) improved writing skills and (2) improved ability to give feedback to others.
Grading:
Students who complete each requirement for each week, in a timely manner, will get an A
or A- in the class. The two hardest things to do are (1) make progress each and every week; and (2) give high-quality feedback to your classmates.
Exam Format:
No exams.
Class Format:
In-person seminar format.
Workload:
Students are expected to:

Attend every meeting of the seminar. Anyone who cannot attend due to illness should contact the instructor via email before class begins. Unexcused absences and systematic lateness will lower your grade.

Complete assigned reading, such as Howard Becker's Writing for Social Scientists (which is fun reading, believe it or not, as well as being useful).

Report-in at each class. Questions asked each week include: What goals did you have for today? Did you meet them or not? What are reasonable goals for next week?

Post a each week, including brief responses to the reporting-in questions; expect to elaborate on them in class.

Post your latest (an outline, some written pages, a table, a figure, etc.) for volunteers who will give you feedback on them.

Review short drafts (e.g., outlines, text, tables, figures) and provide high-quality

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57250/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dlevison_PA8082_Spring2022.docx (Spring 2022)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 October 2022

Spring 2024  |  PA 8082 Section 002: Professional Paper-Writing Seminar (57298)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Wed 08:15AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 17 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Facilitates completion of research paper on current issues in public policy, management, and science, technology and environment. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives studied in core courses. Written report includes analysis of issue, policy recommendations. All topics accepted. Plan A students welcome. prereq: completion of core courses, or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA8082+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57298/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8331 Section 001: Economic Demography (57242)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
Mon 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
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+Spring2023
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, and a permission number is required for enrollment. Please contact the instructor with any questions, and to receive a permission number.

Who Should Take This Class?:
PhD students interested in demographic topics, regardless of degree program, and Master's students thinking about continuing their academic training in demographic-related fields
Exam Format:
No exams are given in this course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57242/1243
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA8331_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
5 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (57219)

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
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
Advanced Doctoral Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 200 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
FTE: Doctoral prereq: Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57219/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8777 Section 001: Thesis Credits: Master's (57176)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-18 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
50 Credits
Grading Basis:
No Grade Associated
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
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/57176/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 October 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (57220)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-24 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
100 Credits
Grading Basis:
No Grade Associated
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
PA PhD and ETCR or Doct
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 100 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Doctoral thesis credit. prereq: [Max 18 cr per semester or summer], 24 cr required
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57220/1243

Spring 2024  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (57194)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
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/57194/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (57214)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Masters of science in science, technology, and environmental policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Plan B. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
If you wish to register for a section of PA 8922, please contact Joel Mixon.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57214/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (57169)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
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/57169/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 002: Independent Study (57170)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
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:
"Collaborative Initiatives Consulting Project - Leveraging Cross-Sector Engagement to Enhance the Teacher of Color Pipeline in Minnesota" 4 credits with Kathy Quick. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA8991+Spring2023
Class Description:
Title: Collaborative Initiative Consulting Project - Leveraging Cross-Sector Engagement to Enhance the Teacher of Color Pipeline in Minnesota - 4 cr.
This course presents graduate students from diverse professional and graduate schools with the opportunity to participate in the development and launch of a cross-sector collaborative initiative, to work on a complex, important issue in our state, and to make connections with rising leaders from the Minnesota Young American Leaders Program and the senior leader who is mentoring their initiative. This project focuses on utilizing intentional and coordinated cross-sector collaboration to enhance the early stages of the teacher of color and indigenous teacher pipeline. More details can be found here.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57170/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 November 2021

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 004: Independent Study (57171)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57171/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 005: Independent Study (57172)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57172/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 006: Independent Study (57173)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57173/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2024  |  PA 8991 Section 010: Independent Study (57175)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2024 - 04/29/2024
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:
This section is for students taking a regular Independent Study section with Professor Kathy Quick.
Class Description:
Title: Collaborative Initiative Consulting Project - Leveraging Cross-Sector Engagement to Enhance the Teacher of Color Pipeline in Minnesota - 4 cr.
This course presents graduate students from diverse professional and graduate schools with the opportunity to participate in the development and launch of a cross-sector collaborative initiative, to work on a complex, important issue in our state, and to make connections with rising leaders from the Minnesota Young American Leaders Program and the senior leader who is mentoring their initiative. This project focuses on utilizing intentional and coordinated cross-sector collaboration to enhance the early stages of the teacher of color and indigenous teacher pipeline. More details can be found here.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57175/1243
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 November 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (23338)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 36 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+Fall2022
Class Description:

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


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


The goal of this class is to:

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

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

3. To provide stages for students' public speaking

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

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

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

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students should take this class if they like classes that are co-created by students and instructor and are engaging. All disciplines and years are welcome. During this time in our history, people want to acquire knowledge and skills of how to solve public problems.. This course provides knowledge, skills and practice for creating change.
Learning Objectives:
This course will help students acquire skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning through the course goals of:
• Acquainting students with Civic Studies and the community organizing tradition in America and the distinctive ways in which this framework addresses questions of ethical pluralism
• Giving students a hands on introduction to organizing skills for civic agency, such as writing, public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings
• Enabling students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives
• Providing stages for students' public speaking
• Opening the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers
Grading:
40% Two Essays
20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
20% In-Class Participation
20% Public Work Project
Exam Format:
No exams.
Class Format:
Discussion based with some lecture. All are teachers and learners. You will learn how to become a change agent through active learning.
Workload:
50 Pages of Reading Per Week (average)
30-45 Pages of Individual Writing, Including Weekly Reading Reflections
3 Short Papers
1 Public Work Project Report
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23338/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2020

Fall 2023  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (23400)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 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/?wang6054+PA3003+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23400/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 3969 Section 001: Survey of Election Administration (23348)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Election Administration cert
Meets With:
PA 5971 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Survey of building blocks of election administration, from voter registration to recounts.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kelleyn+PA3969+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23348/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 3973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (23374)

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:
DDS 6431 Section 001
DT 5430 Section 001
PA 5973 Section 001
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 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+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23374/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 3976 Section 001: Voter Participation (23388)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Election Administration cert
Meets With:
PA 5976 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?robe2358+PA3976+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23388/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 3985 Section 001: Physical Election Security (23376)

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:
FNRM 3206 Section 001
PA 5985 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
U.S. Homeland Security designated election security as a "critical infrastructure" after threats from foreign governments, and collaborates with states in detecting and responding to foreign interference. This course will provide students with a deeper understanding of the current security context and best practices and processes for physically safeguarding elections based on 2016 and 2020. Students will learn the difference between physical and cyber threats to U.S. systems; tangible steps to protect election offices and their equipment; the use of audits to ensure the accuracy of elections; the integration of security into vendor relationships; and the connection between physical election security and citizen trust in elections. Content will be explored through readings (including government documents and studies), videos, discussions, and writing assignments.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmorrell+PA3985+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23376/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (23309)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
Class Notes:
Please contact Kabo Yang at kabo_legendconsulting@live.com with questions about PA 4101. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yang0248+PA4101+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23309/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 4200 Section 001: Urban and Regional Planning (23305)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Fundamental principles of urban/regional land-use planning. Introduction to planning theory and its applications. Political-economic context of urban/regional planning.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?douma002+PA4200+Fall2023
Class Description:
This course is geared toward upper division undergraduates who are curious about a career in urban and regional planning, or simply want to know how planning works and affects our lives. It provides an introductory overview of planning theory and practice, with primary attention to current issues in planning practice in the U.S. The content covers land use, urban design, transportation, community development, housing, and environmental planning problems within the broader context of the historic development of cities, political processes, and regional and national economic forces. Attention to the planning process, or how planning actually occurs, represents a constant theme in the course. The first half of the class is largely lecture based, to provide a common foundation for the class, culminating in the mid-term exam. The 2nd half is a small group exercise where small groups of students create draft comprehensive plans for hypothetical urban areas, and present them to a guest jury. After this course, you will be expected to: Identify how major social, political, and economic forces have shaped urban development in the U.S.; Understand the primary tenets of the urban planning profession; Describe approaches for examining urban form and function; Discuss whose interests are served (and not served) by urban planners and plans; and Evaluate and suggest responses to current policy and planning challenges affecting U.S. urban areas, with a particular focus on the Twin Cities. Over the course of the semester, you will gain an appreciation for the complexity of urban areas and an understanding of what urban planners do and the possibilities and limitations that they face. In summary, if you have any interest in knowing how cities and metropolitan areas develop and function the way they do, you should find the class interesting, and engaging, and perhaps even enjoyable!
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
30% Reports/Papers
10% Reflection Papers
20% In-class Presentations
10% Class Participation
10% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: "other" 10% is grading from small group peers
Exam Format:
In class: multiple choice, short answer and essay
Class Format:
30% Lecture
25% Discussion
25% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers
10% Service Learning
Workload:
20 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Exam(s)
2 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
1 Special Project(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23305/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/douma002_PA4200_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 March 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (23306)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
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/?eschwart+PA5002+Fall2023
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23306/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (32279)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5002+Fall2023
Class Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32279/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 September 2007

Fall 2023  |  PA 5003 Section 001: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (23292)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?quisp004+PA5003+Fall2023
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.


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
Class Format:
This class is "flipped." Traditional lectures are videotaped and made available on Moodle. Also, students will be able to "attend" sessions in their own homes via a WebEx software system. Students will log into the WebEx system to participate in the problem-solving sessions. There are 8 class periods generally an hour and 45 minutes. Class time is used to review assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23292/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Fall 2023  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (23293)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?quisp004+PA5003+Fall2023
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.


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
Class Format:
This class is "flipped." Traditional lectures are videotaped and made available on Moodle. Also, students will be able to "attend" sessions in their own homes via a WebEx software system. Students will log into the WebEx system to participate in the problem-solving sessions. There are 8 class periods generally an hour and 45 minutes. Class time is used to review assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23293/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Fall 2023  |  PA 5004 Section 001: Introduction to Planning (23291)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
History/institutional development of urban planning as profession. Intellectual foundations, planning theory. Roles of urban planners in U.S./international settings. Scope, legitimacy, limitations of planning/planning process. Issues in planning ethics/settings of diverse populations/stakeholders. prereq: Major/minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?allen650+PA5004+Fall2023
Class Description:
History, institutional development of urban planning as a profession. Intellectual foundations, planning theory. Roles of urban planners in U.S./international settings. Scope, legitimacy, limitations of planning and of planning process. Issues in planning ethics and in planning in settings of diverse populations/stakeholders.
Learning Objectives:

After this course, you will be able to:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Grading:

Participation 50 points (5%)

Reading Responses 200 points (20%)

Planning Meeting 50 points (5%)

Planning Memo #1 200 points (20%)

Planning Memo #2 250 points (25%)

Final Exam 250 points (25%)

Total Points 1,000 points (100%)
Class Format:
45% Lecture
30% Discussion
15% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
80-100 Pages of Reading per Week
3 Memos
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23291/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5004_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5004_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 October 2017

Fall 2023  |  PA 5011 Section 001: Management of Organizations (32230)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 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:
Class will be offered REMOTE (synchronously online during the scheduled time). PA 5011 will also be offered in Spring 2024. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?coelberg+PA5011+Fall2023
Class Description:

Organizations pervade human life. They are sites of power, innovation and social change but can also be places that discourage initiative and reinforce inequalities found in society. Effective organizational management and leadership are critical to achieving broadly beneficial social, economic, and public value. The task is difficult because of the complexity of human behavior in organizations, constrained resources, competing demands of many stakeholders outside of the organization, and pervasive changes in the world we live in. Most of you will work in some kind of organization when you graduate and many, if not most, of you will be managers and leaders during your careers. This course will help prepare you to be an organizational leader in this realm, focusing on empowering you with the courage to act under uncertainty in order to strengthen the effectiveness of your organization. Furthermore, it aims to provide both "the forest" and "the trees", and give you practice in thinking back and forth between the different levels so that when you are working and approach a problem at one of these levels, you have an awareness of the complexity of the situation at the alternative level.

To create that foundation, we focus on different ways to analyze organizations and develop sound recommendations for change - leaders and managers must understand organizational complexity in order to act.This course introduces students to some of the major theoretical approaches to organizational analysis, including concepts from public administration, sociology, political science, organizational psychology, and management. Learning to use multiple perspectives is critical because all perspectives contribute to understanding how to develop and sustain effective organizations and, ultimately, to how well individuals can help create public value. By gaining insight across different theoretical perspectives, students will develop an understanding of how theories provide distinctive windows into understanding behavior in complex social settings. Throughout, you will come to see that organizations provide opportunities and constraints as well as power and privilege within particular contexts.

Grading:
10% Participation
15% Reading Analysis Memos (2)
20% Oral Presentations (2)
10% In-Class Case Analyses (3)
45% Management Memos (4)
Class Format:
25% Lecture
30% Discussion
30% Small Group Activities
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
60-100 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
4 Organizational Management Memos
2 Reading Analysis Memos
1 Elevator Pitch
1 Group Oral Presentation
3 In-Class Case Analyses
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32230/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Fall 2023  |  PA 5011 Section 002: Management of Organizations (32295)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 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+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32295/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (23313)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 70 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics is how we make collective decisions about matters of shared consequence. This course examines politics and introduces students to key concepts and skills needed for effective political analysis. The central themes of the course focus on power; institutions and organizations; discourse; and citizenship.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5012+Fall2023
Class Description:
America has witnessed four massive surges of protests and political organizing over the past decade: The Tea Party (started in 2010), Occupy Wall Street (occurred in September 2011), grassroots resistance following President Trump's election in 2016, and the ongoing demonstrations sparked by George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. Each promised deep, enduring political change -- but what normative and legal impacts did they produce?

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

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

Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor.
Grading:
Paper, Two Group Projects, Final Examination, and 5 short discussion reports.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23313/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_PA5012_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ljacobs_monda006_PA5012_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 August 2020

Fall 2023  |  PA 5013 Section 001: Law and Urban Land Use (23290)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Role of law in regulating/shaping urban development, land use, environmental quality, local/regional governmental services. Interface between public/private sector. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rock0084+PA5013+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23290/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5021 Section 001: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (23330)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major or minor Public Policy or STEP major or minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 37 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2022
Class Description:
The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 9th edition (2018). The 8th edition would work also. Students do not need to purchase a study guide nor are special access codes needed. Please try to find a good deal on this textbook so you don't have to pay full price!

NEW INFO on textbook (updated August 16, 2021)

The publisher (Pearson) has just offered a special price of $29 for the electronic version available through the U bookstore. If you purchase this ebook, you will find it waiting for you in Canvas (as I have been told!). This is a new option. You don't need to purchase any study guides or other accompanying materials.

Here is the Bookstore info page on Inclusive Access. Per the page, "Upon enrolling in a course using Inclusive Access, students are considered opted in, and will be charged for the cost of the digital materials through their student account. Students will either receive access to their content through Canvas, along with a welcome email from noreply@verbasoftware.com, or in a separate email from the U of MN Bookstores by the first day of class.

If students do not want to receive the digital course materials through Inclusive Access, they can opt out via the emailed link, or by emailing inclusiveaccess@umn.edu with their course information and requesting to opt out before the deadline. After this, a refund for the initial Inclusive Access charge will be issued, and the student will be considered opted out, meaning they will lose access to the Inclusive Access digital content."
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but that is not required. The Humphrey School offers an online review program called Foundations for Success that some students might want to look into that helps students review some basic algebra.
Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.
This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
Exam Format:
The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
Class Format:
We'll be meeting in person this fall unless university directives change.
Workload:
The university's policy titled "Expected student academic work per credit" indicates that at least two additional hours of work per week is expected for each hour of class time for graduate students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23330/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 August 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 5021 Section 002: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (23378)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 37 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Fall2022
Class Description:
The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 9th edition (2018). The 8th edition would work also. Students do not need to purchase a study guide nor are special access codes needed. Please try to find a good deal on this textbook so you don't have to pay full price!

NEW INFO on textbook (updated August 16, 2021)

The publisher (Pearson) has just offered a special price of $29 for the electronic version available through the U bookstore. If you purchase this ebook, you will find it waiting for you in Canvas (as I have been told!). This is a new option. You don't need to purchase any study guides or other accompanying materials.

Here is the Bookstore info page on Inclusive Access. Per the page, "Upon enrolling in a course using Inclusive Access, students are considered opted in, and will be charged for the cost of the digital materials through their student account. Students will either receive access to their content through Canvas, along with a welcome email from noreply@verbasoftware.com, or in a separate email from the U of MN Bookstores by the first day of class.

If students do not want to receive the digital course materials through Inclusive Access, they can opt out via the emailed link, or by emailing inclusiveaccess@umn.edu with their course information and requesting to opt out before the deadline. After this, a refund for the initial Inclusive Access charge will be issued, and the student will be considered opted out, meaning they will lose access to the Inclusive Access digital content."
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but that is not required. The Humphrey School offers an online review program called Foundations for Success that some students might want to look into that helps students review some basic algebra.
Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.
This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
Exam Format:
The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
Class Format:
We'll be meeting in person this fall unless university directives change.
Workload:
The university's policy titled "Expected student academic work per credit" indicates that at least two additional hours of work per week is expected for each hour of class time for graduate students.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23378/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 August 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 5021 Section 003: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (23307)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major or minor Public Policy or STEP major or minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 36 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2022
Class Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
Grading:

Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

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

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

Final Exam (30% of class grade)


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

Exam Format:

FINAL EXAM:

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

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

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415
Workload:
The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23307/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 September 2016

Fall 2023  |  PA 5021 Section 004: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (23379)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 003
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 36 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5021+Fall2022
Class Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy: intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, concepts of international trade. Both this section and the class taught be Judy Temple will be at a similar level. We will teach how to calculate derivatives, but will not have more calculus required beyond this. This approach will make it easier to understand class concepts and will not be much more challenging than standard applications using algebra.
Grading:

Homework assignments (15% of class grade)

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

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

Final Exam (30% of class grade)


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

Exam Format:

FINAL EXAM:

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

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

Lab F 11:15-12:05AM Blegen 415
Workload:
The text for this class is:Robert S. Pindyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Microeconomics, 8th Edition, Pearson Education Inc, 2013 You can purchase an earlier versions of the text, or can buy an online version at roughly half the cost of the text version.Additional readings will also be available on the course web site. Look at syllabus for more information on course work.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23379/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5021_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 September 2016

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 001: Statistics for Public Affairs (23287)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
PA 5031-001 lecture will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2023
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Learning Objectives:
This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23287/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 July 2018

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 002: Statistics for Public Affairs (23288)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
PA 5031-001 lecture will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2023
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Learning Objectives:
This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23288/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 July 2018

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 003: Statistics for Public Affairs (23289)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
PA 5031-001 lecture will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5031+Fall2023
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Learning Objectives:
This course is intended to provide familiarity with statistical terminology used on an everyday basis in the policy arena as well as the popular media; to provide an understanding of the methodology behind the numbers; to enable students to use basic statistical techniques in the course of research or policy analysis; to teach students to critically interpret statistical results; and to encourage students to think about implicit assumptions about numbers that affect our work, public policy decisions, and our lives. In particular, I want students to think about how statistics can be used to shed light on (or hide) and enhance positions of power and privilege in societies.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23289/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/arfertig_PA5031_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
23 July 2018

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 004: Statistics for Public Affairs (32187)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
New faculty member, Heather Randall, will be instructor.
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32187/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 August 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 005: Statistics for Public Affairs (32282)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32282/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 August 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5031 Section 006: Statistics for Public Affairs (23408)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 02:15PM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5031+Fall2023
Class Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis. Sampling and survey
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23408/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 August 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (23315)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 04:00PM - 05:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23315/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (23316)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 04:00PM - 05:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23316/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5045 Section 001: Statistics for Public Affairs, Accelerated (23353)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Dev prac or Human Rights major or Pub Pol or STEP ng major or minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduces a range of quantitative tools that are commonly used to inform issues in public affairs. The course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference, with an emphasis on the ways in which quantitative tools are applied to a diverse range of practical policy questions. PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031.
Class Notes:
PA 5045-001 lecture will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5045+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23353/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5045 Section 002: Statistics for Public Affairs, Accelerated (23354)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Introduces a range of quantitative tools that are commonly used to inform issues in public affairs. The course provides an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference, with an emphasis on the ways in which quantitative tools are applied to a diverse range of practical policy questions. PA 5045 is an accelerated treatment of applied statistics for public affairs and serves as a more mathematically and conceptually rigorous alternative to PA 5031.
Class Notes:
PA 5045-001 lecture will be offered as "HyFlex." Students may choose to either attend In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5045+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23354/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5051 Section 001: Leadership Foundations (23318)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Leadership concepts, tools, and strategies in a personal, community, and organizational context for mid-career students. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5051-5052 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
Instructor will be Brandi Blesset. To be offered HyFlex. Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. Class meets 8:30-4:30 on Aug 25-27 (Thu, Fri, Sat). And on Sep 23-24/Oct 14-15/Nov 11-12, and Dec 2 (Fridays, 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays, 8:30-4:30.) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bless062+PA5051+Fall2022
Class Description:

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


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


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23318/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Fall 2023  |  PA 5053 Section 001: Policy Analysis in Public Affairs (23319)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy and program analysis, including problem formulation, program design and implementation. Opportunity to draw upon published research and conduct field-based research to understand implementation conditions. Professional communications, including writing of memos, requests for proposals, and implementation briefs, are stressed. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. Class meets 8:30-4:30 on Aug 25-27 (Thu, Fri, Sat). And on Sep 23-24/Oct 14-15/Nov 11-12, and Dec 2 (Fridays, 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays, 8:30-4:30.) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keel0041+PA5053+Fall2022
Class Description:

This is one of the required classes integrated into the year-long cohort for the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Public Affairs Leadership Certificate programs.


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


The cohort program focuses on developing a range of skills essential in public affairs through an intensive learning community. A theoretical framework emphasizing transformational leadership guides us and creates awareness that leadership is demonstrated through acts undertaken by many people, not just by those in formal authority positions. Leaders must have analytical skills to address both technical and adaptive challenges and the content of these courses highlights those most critical to public policy and public affairs.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Only those who are admitted into the MPA or Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate programs are eligible to register for this class.
Learning Objectives:
  • Expand personal leadership capacity by strengthening a sense of personal purpose, voice, agency, and experience in leading a group and communicating publicly about professional work.


  • Strengthen capacity for adaptive problem solving through reflective analysis of complex organizations, community conditions, programs, and policy networks.


  • Cultivate ability to engage effectively with others, while holding tension, by strengthening one's theoretical understanding and practical experience in instituting change.


  • Deepen understanding of program design and factors affecting implementation.


  • Learn strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative data analysis to inform decision-making.


  • Improve one's ability to collect, evaluate, and use research-based evidence in defining public policy concerns and making recommendations for improvements.


  • Enhance skills to connect with community and to confidently and productively engage with others in the context of diverse cultures, virtually and face-to-face.


  • Deepen understanding of social conditions and engage with complex dynamics of difference and diverse perspectives to strengthen public value.


  • Develop an appreciation of the value of "otherness" by establishing new relationships, gaining diverse perspectives, and creating professional networks in a trusting community of praxis.

Class Format:
The Cohort meets for an orientation in early August, a 3-day "foundations week" at the end of August and two days each month (Friday and Saturday) from September - May.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23319/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 April 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 5055 Section 001: Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis (23320)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Stdnt is in MPA/PAL Cohort Mod
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 42 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Problem-based learning of analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Systematic review and literature review. Qualitative research including interviews, focus groups, and analysis. Research proposal. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Class Notes:
Students should register for PA 5051, 5053, and 5055. Class meets 8:30-4:30 on Aug 25-27 (Thu, Fri, Sat). And on Sep 23-24/Oct 14-15/Nov 11-12, and Dec 2 (Fridays, 10:00-5:00 and Saturdays, 8:30-4:30.) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?upoma001+PA5055+Fall2022
Class Description:

This is one of the required classes integrated into the year-long cohort for the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) and Public Affairs Leadership Certificate programs.


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


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

In this class, students will design a qualitative research project involving their own data collection. They will collect qualitative data, using participant observation and interviews, conduct iterative analysis of qualitative data, and interpret the findings. At the conclusion of the course, they will communicate the essential elements of a qualitative research study.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Only those who are admitted into the MPA or Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate programs are eligible to register for this class.
Learning Objectives:
  • Expand personal leadership capacity by strengthening a sense of personal purpose, voice, agency, and experience in leading a group and communicating publicly about professional work.


  • Strengthen capacity for adaptive problem solving through reflective analysis of complex organizations, community conditions, programs, and policy networks.


  • Cultivate ability to engage effectively with others, while holding tension, by strengthening one's theoretical understanding and practical experience in instituting change.


  • Deepen understanding of program design and factors affecting implementation.


  • Learn strengths and limitations of quantitative and qualitative data analysis to inform decision-making.


  • Improve one's ability to collect, evaluate, and use research-based evidence in defining public policy concerns and making recommendations for improvements.


  • Enhance skills to connect with community and to confidently and productively engage with others in the context of diverse cultures, virtually and face-to-face.


  • Deepen understanding of social conditions and engage with complex dynamics of difference and diverse perspectives to strengthen public value.


  • Develop an appreciation of the value of "otherness" by establishing new relationships, gaining diverse perspectives, and creating professional networks in a trusting community of praxis.

Class Format:
The Cohort meets for an orientation in early August, a 3-day "foundations week" at the end of August and two days each month (Friday and Saturday) from September - May.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23320/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 April 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (23344)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Meets With:
MDP 5100 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 140 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
Class Notes:
PA 5080 will be offered remotely (synchronously online) on November 4, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be additional asynchronous online work. Students who want to take both PA 5311 and PA 5080 will need to submit a class time conflict form (https://onestop.umn.edu/academics/class-time-conflict). The conflict will be approved. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23344/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5101 Section 001: Management and Governance of Nonprofit Organizations (23349)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theories, concepts, and real world examples of managerial challenges. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of funding environments, management of multiple constituencies. Types of nonprofits using economic/behavioral approaches. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?davi1315+PA5101+Fall2022
Class Description:
Theories, concepts, and real world examples of managerial challenges. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of funding environments, management of multiple constituencies. Types of nonprofits using economic/behavioral approaches.
Learning Objectives:
This course focuses on distinctive features of leading/managing and governing nonprofit organizations and draws on current theories, concepts, and real-world examples to explore management changes. This course is designed to provide current and future nonprofit managers and leaders with an overview of a range of nonprofit management concerns and practices. Course projects and discussions expand learners' management skills, analytical tools, and knowledge. In this course learners are asked to take the perspectives of nonprofit leaders/managers, volunteers, board members, policy makers, donors, and clients.
Grading:
15% Classroom Participation
20% Memo #1
20% Memo #2
20% Op Ed Piece
25% Reflective essay
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23349/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/davi1315_PA5101_Fall2019.pdf (Fall 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/davi1315_PA5101_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 August 2019

Fall 2023  |  PA 5105 Section 001: Integrative Leadership: Leading Across Sectors to Address Grand Challenges (23362)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
LAW 6623 Section 001
MGMT 6402 Section 060
OLPD 6402 Section 001
PUBH 6702 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Are you interested in working across government, business, and the non-profit sector for public good? Are you wondering how you can create sustainable shared leadership on challenges that can best be addressed together? This course explores multi-sector leadership and related governance and management challenges from a variety of perspectives and provides an opportunity for students to work together to apply what they are learning individually and in teams through in-class exercises and a final team project. The course is taught by a team of interdisciplinary faculty and considers different contexts, forms, and specific examples of multisector leadership that can enable transformative action to tackle a significant societal issue and achieve lasting change. Credit will be not be granted if credit has been received for GCC 5023, OLPD 6402, PUBH 6702, MGMT 6402, PA 5130, LAW 6623.
Class Notes:
If all class sections are full, please contact Samantha Silker at the Center for Integrative Leadership (sbsilker@umn.edu) for a permission number. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?finne001+PA5105+Fall2023 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mshaver+PA5105+Fall2023
Class Description:
This is an interdisciplinary, 3-credit seminar led by co-instructors from multiple schools of the university. Students will: a) learn to recognize and diagnose integrative leadership challenges and opportunities; b) build their own capacities to practice integrative leadership through group work in individualized peer-to-peer coaching in diverse teams and through being exposed to a range of boundary work practices; and c) gain better knowledge of the leadership contexts within their own profession and in other sectors. We emphasize contexts for integrative leadership at five basic levels: within individuals, within and across groups, within and across organizations, within and across sectors, and at the societal scale. Learning occurs through reading foundational materials, personal leadership coaching, engaging extensively with examples from guest speakers and case materials, developing a group capstone project on integrative leadership, and iteratively co-producing an understanding of what integrative leadership is. This course is sponsored by five departments. If the section shows as full, please check for space under the other departments - OLPD 6402 and PubH 6702. They are all for the same class, with the same instructors, meeting at the same time. Every section in all five schools must be filled before any over-ride permission numbers are issued. If all class sections are full, please contact Samantha Silker at the Center for Integrative Leadership (sbsilker@umn.edu) for a permission number.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23362/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 April 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 5135 Section 001: Managing Conflict: Negotiation (23339)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course teaches the theory and the practice of negotiation strategies with an emphasis on applied, personal skill building constructed on a foundation of research and practice in the field. Students will apply their negotiation skills across interpersonal, public dispute, government, and private sector settings. The course focuses on developing students' personal theory of practice for decision-making, effective communication and impactful leadership through practice of distributive bargaining, value creation, consensus building, facilitation, and mediation exercises and discussions.
Class Notes:
PA 5135 will be offered In Person. Instructor will be Takeo Kuwabara. He may be contacted at kuwabara.takeo@gmail.com. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kuwab007+PA5135+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23339/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5205 Section 001: Statistics for Planning (23355)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis in urban and regional planning, including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, elementary probability theory, research design and sampling, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution, correlation, and simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5205+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23355/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5205 Section 002: Statistics for Planning (23356)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis in urban and regional planning, including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, elementary probability theory, research design and sampling, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution, correlation, and simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5205+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23356/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5205 Section 003: Statistics for Planning (23357)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis in urban and regional planning, including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, elementary probability theory, research design and sampling, statistical inference, hypothesis testing, cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution, correlation, and simple/multiple regression analysis.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5205+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23357/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5206 Section 001: The City of White Supremacy (23381)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The title of this course is meant to signal the objective of scrutinizing how systems of white supremacy have shaped the American city and how the American city functions in ways that reproduce and reinforce white supremacy. The colonization of the Americas coincided with the fabrication of racial identities that set the terms for membership in what became a white supremacist/racial state wherein all things, including spatial thinking and design, conformed to a racial calculus. As Lipsitz (2007: 12) tells us, "The lived experience of race has a spatial dimension, and the lived experience of space has a racial dimension." The core of this class will, however, focus on later developments characteristic of the period of rapid urbanization from the Jim Crow era through the New Deal and Civil Rights periods to today. The first section of the course will focus on frameworks for understanding white supremacy generally, and as it relates to urban development specifically. The second section considers specific domains of urban policy and planning using white supremacy as the analytic framework. In these weeks we examine how white supremacy has been expressed across a range of urban development issue areas, including housing, transportation, the urban environment, education, criminal justice, and urban design, and how policies and planning practice have maintained or disrupted systems of white supremacy.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?egoetz+PA5206+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23381/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5211 Section 001: Land Use Planning (23311)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 36 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Physical/spatial basis for land use planning at community/regional level. Role of public sector in guiding private development. Land use regulations, comprehensive planning, growth management, innovative land use planning/policies. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hfburga+PA5211+Fall2023
Class Description:
PA 5211 provides an introduction to the theory, practice, and innovation of land use policy in American cities and beyond. Land use regulations are an essential facet of rural, suburban and urban life across municipalities, unincorporated areas and natural preserves in the United States. As residents of these communities we encounter the consequences of land use regulation on a daily basis. The rules and conventions of land use define where we live, how we move, and why places develop in particular ways according to pre-­‐established legal mandates and the imperative of the public interest. Indeed, our future as healthy, just and sustainable communities is contingent upon innovations in land use that will shape the environments of the places we call home.
Grading:
20% Corridor Zoning Analysis
10% White Space Reflection
20% Urban Frameworks Analysis
40% Proposal
10% Final Markups Submission
Exam Format:
no final exam, but final presentations
Workload:
6.5-7 hours of assigned exercises outside of class including site visits, archival research, data collection and visualization, graphic board layout design, printing and practice presentations with team members.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23311/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5211_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 October 2016

Fall 2023  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (23370)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory and practice. Ethical, legal, and institutional frameworks relative to a range of environmental issues. Innovative environmental decision making informed by collaboration, conflict resolution, adaptive management, and resilience thinking. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5242+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23370/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5243 Section 001: Environmental Justice in Urban Planning & Public Policy (23371)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Environmental racism can be defined as policies and practices that result in communities of Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPoC communities) being overexposed to environmental harms and being denied access to environmental goods. The environmental justice (EJ) movement in the United States was birthed in the 1980s with the aim of ending environmental racism. Early EJ activism was led by Black rural communities protesting the disproportionate presence of toxic waste facilities in their neighborhoods and Latinx migrant farmworkers who were overexposed to harmful pesticides. Central to the course is the understanding that structural racism, in the form of social, political, and economic forces, has denied BIPoC individuals and communities their rights to live in clean environments and access natural resources that allow communities to build and maintain their physical, mental, emotion, and fiscal health. Although the course focuses on race and racism, it takes as axiomatic that racism is intertwined with other systems of oppression including, but not limited to, sexism, classism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia. The course begins by tracing the history of the EJ movement and unpacking the terms "racism" and "justice." The main body of the course will focus on a series of issues that EJ scholars and activists address including pollution, greening, transportation, disasters, and climate change. The course ends with discussions and reflections on our roles, responsibilities and possibilities as public policy and planning scholars, researchers and practitioners to work towards ending environmental racism and achieving EJ for all. The required "readings" for the course will include academic journal articles, news stories, governmental policies, podcasts, videos, poetry, and short stories. This will allow us to understand the theoretical and methodological approaches to EJ activism and research and explore popular and creative forms of knowledge abo
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA5243+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23371/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5262 Section 001: Neighborhood Revitalization Theories and Strategies (23365)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Policymaking/politics of planning in housing, community development, social policy. Connecting policy to local/regional politics. Role of institutional decision-making structures on policy outcomes. Importance of citizens, social movements, interest groups in policymaking process.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?delan120+PA5262+Fall2023 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?smith399+PA5262+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23365/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (23310)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Urban/Regional Planning, major and minor or PA PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Non-MURP students should contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu) regarding the waiting list/permission numbers. Permission numbers will be distributed later this summer. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walk1134+PA5271+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23310/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5281 Section 001: Immigrants, Urban Planning and Policymaking in the U.S. (32280)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course examines the impact of contemporary immigration in the U.S. on urban planning and public affairs. Through a review of canonical scholarship and contemporary research, it engages several issues including migration theory, an exploration of immigrant settlement patterns, labor market outcomes for immigrants, and community development in immigrant communities. The course concludes with a focus on how urban planners and public policy makers can work more effectively with immigrants in the U.S.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?allen650+PA5281+Fall2023
Class Description:
This course examines the impact of contemporary immigration in the U.S. on urban planning and public affairs. Specifically, it engages several important questions: How have immigrants changed cities in the U.S.? What kind of social, political and economic experiences do immigrants have once they arrive in the U.S.? How can urban planners and public policy makers fashion plans and policies that expand the opportunities and improve outcomes and improve outcomes for immigrants? To help answer these questions, we focus on the following areas: immigration theory, the residential settlement patterns of immigrants, labor market outcomes, community formation, and examples of effective (and ineffective) practices for working with immigrants in planning and public policy contexts.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
25% Discussion
25% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
80-100 Pages Reading Per Week
40 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32280/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5281_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 August 2016

Fall 2023  |  PA 5301 Section 001: Population Methods & Issues for the United States & Global South (23351)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Basic demographic measures/methodology. Demographic transition, mortality, fertility. Perspectives on nonmarital fertility, marriage, divorce, cohabitation. Cultural differences in family structure, aging, migration, refugee movements, population policies. Discussion of readings. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hacke010+PA5301+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23351/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (23350)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course covers the core principals, methods, and implementation of evaluation research. Students will learn through an applied partnership with a nonprofit or state/local government clients. The course is designed for both students interested in a potential career in evaluation and those that want to be better consumers of research. Past programmatic/policy areas included health and human services, education, environment science, economic development, transportation, and evidence-based policymaking.
Class Notes:
Class will meet in person during the scheduled class times. There will be asynchronous work during the weeks class is not scheduled. Please contact the instructor at merri560@umn.edu with questions or concerns. Students who want to take both PA 5311 and PA 5080 will need to submit a class time conflict form (https://onestop.umn.edu/academics/class-time-conflict). The conflict will be approved. Submit the form using grimes004 as the approver. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?merri560+PA5311+Fall2022
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/23350/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/merri560_PA5311_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5401 Section 001: Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy (23312)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5401+Fall2022
Class Description:
Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries.
Grading:

- Reaction Paragraphs (15% of grade)

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

- Short Memo on Poverty Measurement (10% grade)

- Policy Memos (40% grade)

- Final Group Project: (25% grade)

-Late work will receive penalty in grading.

Exam Format:
No exams, the assignments are your grades. There will be a final group paper and presentations. (Look to syllabus for more information)
Workload:
Look at syllabus below to see work load within course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23312/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5401_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5401_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
17 November 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5431 Section 001: Public Policies on Work and Pay (23404)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
HRIR 5655 Section 060
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public policies affecting employment, hours of work, and institutions in labor markets. Public programs impacting wages, unemployment, training, collective bargaining, job security, and workplace governance. Policy implications of the changing nature of work. prereq: [[PA 5031 or equiv], grad student] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wexle059+PA5431+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23404/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5501 Section 001: Theories and Policies of Development (23345)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
What makes some countries wealthier than others, one group of people healthier and more educated than another? How does the behavior of rich nations affect poor nations? Origins of development thought, contemporary frameworks and policy debates. Economic, human, and sustainable development. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?voll0144+PA5501+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23345/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5503 Section 001: Economics of Development (23326)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
PA 5501 or &5501
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economic growth, inequality, poverty, rural/urban labor markets, risk/insurance. Investments in human capital, credit markets, gender/household economics, governance/institutional issues. Microfinance, conditional cash transfers, labor/education policies. prereq: PA 5501 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in PA 5501
Class Notes:
5503 fulfills the MPP economics requirement. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5503+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Grading:

Homework Assignments and Written Reflections

Participation

Midterm Exam

Final Exam
Class Format:

80% Lecture

20% Discussion
Workload:

60 Pages Reading Per Week

12 Homework Assignments

12 Reflections on Readings

2 Exams
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23326/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/assaad_PA5503_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 May 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 5601 Section 001: Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (23367)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
PA 8601 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to the key concepts and tools necessary for gender policy analysis. Survey of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy in policy areas such as poverty alleviation, health, international security, environment and work-family reconciliation. Scope includes local, national, and global policy arenas as well as exploration of gender and the politics of policy formulation.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5601+Fall2022
Class Description:

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


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


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


• How is climate change impacting gender power relations in Ghana?


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


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


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


Who Should Take This Class?:
Student interested in developing a foundation in gender and policy analysis should take this course. Students interested in the Gender and Public Policy Concentration must take this course.
Learning Objectives:
Grading:
A-F
Class Format:
Seminar-style course based primarily on discussion.
Workload:
The course reading load will range from between 100 and 150 pages a week, generally four to five book chapters or journal articles per week. The course materials blend feminist theory with empirical case studies of policy implementation and formulation. Assignments include regular written responses to the readings, a gender policy in practice assignment and a gender policy research paper.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23367/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5601_Fall2021.pdf (Fall 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5601_Fall2018.pdf (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cewig_PA5601_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 June 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 5622 Section 001: GAINS: Gender and Intersectional Network Series, Leadership Workshop I (23391)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5-1 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
GAINS: Gender and Intersectional Network Series, Leadership Workshop prepares students with the skills to lead effectively and challenge institutional norms and practices that perpetuate disparities based on gender, race and other structural inequalities. Women, racially marginalized individuals, and LGBTI-identified individuals are still disproportionately underrepresented in leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit institutions in spite of high rates of educational attainment and equal opportunity legislation. Women of color and indigenous women face even greater obstacles to advancement compared to white women. Barriers to diverse leadership today stem less from overt discrimination and more from "second generation" forms of bias often invisible but still powerful cultural beliefs as well as workplace structures and practices. Achieving leadership parity thus entails individual, collective and institutional change. Course pedagogy includes case studies, group discussions, self-reflection and simulations that have been proven to have a lasting impact on individual leaders in developing their own leadership capacity. Guest speakers offer potential role models and share their leadership perspectives. The workshop and two-semester format of the course allows students to benefit from a cohort model of learning and develop their own network of practice. Moreover, GAINS focuses not just on individual leadership development, but also organizational and systems level change. Students of all genders interested in addressing personal and institutional barriers to advancement that are rooted in gender inequalities and their intersections with race and other forms of inequality are welcome to enroll. To get the most out of the network and cohort development aspects of this course, students are encouraged to participate for two semesters.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA5622+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23391/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5631 Section 001: LGBTQ Politics & Policy (23405)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
jr or sr or grad student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The advancement of LGBTQ rights in the United States has experienced unprecedented success over the last twenty years, shifting both public attitude towards and legal protection for LGBTQ Americans. This course will provide an in-depth analysis of current LGBTQ policy achievements in the United States, including the recognition of marriage equality in all 50 states, the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, increased anti-discrimination protections, and rights for people who are transgender or gender non-conforming. Emphasis will be placed on how these victories were achieved, including background on the strategies and tactics used to generate policy results. We will also take a critical look at such milestones and examine what they mean for the entire LGBTQ population, including queer people of color, transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, the disabled, and economically disadvantaged. Intersectionality will be a key aspect of the course, in particular, analysis on how the differential effects of policy among segments of the population that may not experience the benefits of policy passage as quickly or as broadly. Incorporated into this analysis will be readings from queer liberation scholars to help us evaluate the pros and cons of existing LGBTQ policy gains. The course will explore what full equality might look like for LGBTQ people in the United States with an examination of what can and cannot be achieved through policy. Practical application on how policy is made will be intertwined throughout the course. Topics to be covered include the meaning and measurement of LGBTQ identity; estimates of those who identify as LGBTQ; the measurement of Americans' attitudes on LGBTQ issues and how these attitudes have changed over the past few decades; assessment of changes in law and policies at the national, state and local levels; and the implications of these changes for the lived experience of LGBTQ people and their families, including health, well-being, st
Class Notes:
Instructor will be Tia Gaynor, new faculty member as of Fall 2022. Professor Gaynor may be reached at gayno062@umn.edu. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gayno062+PA5631+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23405/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5711 Section 001: Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (23314)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5711+Fall2023
Class Description:
This course will investigate, from a variety of perspectives, the ways in which human society is transforming (and being transformed by) science, technology, and the environment. Drawing on ideas from a wide spectrum of the social sciences, this course will prepare students to grapple with contemporary policy issues in arenas such as systems for intellectual property, global climate change, public health, technology for development, the science and engineering workforce, innovation, and regulation of emerging technologies. Special emphasis will be given to policies at the intersection of science, technology, and the environment. No student is expected to have a sophisticated understanding of the full range of disciplinary perspectives and topical issues we will explore; all of us will bring some relevant experience, expertise, or perspective to the table, and to integrate it with that of their classmates through discussion and teamwork. The focus of the course is public policy in the United States, but several class sessions will cover issues related to globalization and international development.
Grading:
Grading for this course will have four major components. The first component is participation, which will be evaluated based on your participation in classroom discussions, role as reading discussant, and participation in class debates and cases (debates and cases also include a reflection component). Second is a policy memo on R&D policy due on October 6. Third is a policy memo on environmental regulation due on October 22. Finally, you will complete an individual final project. Evaluation of the final project will be based on a written paper, policy memo, oral presentation to the class, and your thoughtfulness as a discussant of one of your peer's project.

The breakdown of final grades will be as follows: Policy Memo 1 (10%), Policy Memo 2 (10%), Final Project (40%), Case/Debate (25%), Participation & Reading Discussant (15%)
Exam Format:
No Exams
Class Format:
For Fall 2020, this course meets synchronously twice per week (from 4:00-5:15pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Generally, Tuesdays will focus on readings and Thursdays will focus on a case or debate.
Broadly, we will spend the first four weeks focused on science and technology policy (with some examples drawn from the environmental sphere). The next four weeks will focus on environmental policy (with some examples and connections drawn to science and technology issues). The final four weeks examine cross-cutting issues across science, technology, and environmental policy, which will include student presentations on a cross-cutting topic of choice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23314/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
31 July 2020

Fall 2023  |  PA 5715 Section 001: Deliberating Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy -- Engagement and Inclusion in Energy Innovation (32290)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Exploration of the conceptual and ethical dimensions of science, technology, and environmental policy. Discussion-based course with rotating topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5715+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/32290/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5722 Section 001: Economics of Environmental Policy (23369)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to economic principles and methods as they apply to environmental issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, and water quality. Course will cover benefit-cost analysis, methods of environmental valuation, as well as critiques of market-based solutions to environmental challenges.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?keeler+PA5722+Fall2022
Class Description:
This course will introduce students to core concepts in economics that underlie policy and decision-making related to the environment and conservation. These include cost-benefit assessment, valuation of non-market goods and services, the role of the market and the state in addressing externalities, and decision tools commonly used in negotiating the tradeoffs that are inevitable in managing scarce resources. The course will explore and debate real-world applications of economic principles, as well as critiques of key assumptions in economic models and frontiers in behavioral economics, ecological economics, and issues of power, justice, and equity.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course is open to any student, regardless of previous experience in economics. The focus of the course is on conceptual applications of economic theory to environmental policy and management. Assignments include review and critique of cost benefit assessments, position papers, and presentation and application of core concepts to contemporary environmental problems.
Grading:
student choice
Class Format:
In person, on campus
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23369/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2021.docx (Fall 2021)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/keel0041_PA5722_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 April 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 5724 Section 001: Climate Change Policy (23368)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Existing and proposed approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change through policies that cross scales of governance (from local to global) and impact a wide range of sectors. Exploration of climate change policy from a variety of disciplinary approaches and perspectives, emphasizing economic logic, ethical principles, and institutional feasibility. How policy can be shaped in the face of a variety of competing interests to achieve commonly desired outcomes. Students develop a deep knowledge of climate change in particular countries through a team final project. prereq: Intro microecon (such as Econ 1101 or equiv)
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gabechan+PA5724+Fall2022
Class Description:

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

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

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


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

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

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

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23368/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 May 2020

Fall 2023  |  PA 5771 Section 001: Change Leadership for Environmental, Social and Governance Action (23395)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Sustainability is increasingly being defined broadly to include the environmental, social and governance (ESG) actions, and effects of organizations. ESG concepts integrate environmental sustainability with diversity, equity, and inclusion. Individuals working within organizations or seeking to join those organizations have expressed desires to affect the actions of an organization. This course aims to give students hands-on experience with a project investigating, designing, advocating for and implementing an ESG improvement in an existing or new organization. We imagine students in this course as future intrapreneurs (an employee of an organization who creates new opportunities or products in the style of an entrepreneur) transforming practices in existing organizations or as entrepreneurs seeking to create new sustainable organizations, or both. Non-degree-seeking students possessing a bachelor's degree are encouraged to contact the instructor for permission to register.
Class Notes:
This course is co-taught by Steve Kelley and Laura Bishop. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kelle644+PA5771+Fall2022 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bish0081+PA5771+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23395/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5813 Section 001: US Foreign Policy: Issues and Institutions (23340)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Taught by the Humphrey School diplomat in residence, this course helps students develop a deep understanding of how US foreign policy institutions function, how that is being challenged, and the broader global implications of those changes. Through readings, class discussions, and guest lectures, we look at the institutions and processes involved in developing and managing US foreign policy, and use case studies to advance students' knowledge, including of how the Department of State works, and the expanding role of the Department of Defense, the National Security Council, and intelligence agencies. We examine how economic instruments like sanctions are used to advance policy; and how American citizens, lobbyists, and foreign governments influence policy. We incorporate discussions of current events into each class. Students develop writing and presentation skills critical to foreign policy careers.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5813+Fall2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23340/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5826 Section 001: National Security Policy (23364)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will analyze U.S. national security policy and process from the viewpoint of the National Security Council staff. Students will examine the organization and structure of the U.S. national security apparatus and the national security decision-making process, including individual and political factors; assess central threats to U.S. and international security and develop and discuss policy options to deal with those threats; undertake a major policy review on a specific national security challenge facing the United States, including analysis and recommendations; produce products, both written and oral, crucial to national security policy making (e.g., concise information and action memorandum), and put themselves in the position of national security leaders as part of a policy simulation. Grades will be based on oral participation, papers, and class reports.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?andre104+PA5826+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23364/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5826_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)

Fall 2023  |  PA 5885 Section 001: Human Rights Policy: Issues and Actors (23363)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics of human rights issue emergence; relevant international, regional, and domestic norms; correlates of state repression; measurement of human rights abuse and remedies; human rights promotion by states, political parties, international organizations, NGOs, social movements, faith-based organizations, and providers of international development assistance.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?shin0148+PA5885+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23363/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5886 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar I (23341)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Human Rights M H R
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 22 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar is a required course for all first-year MHR students. The course is intended to create a cohort group and ensure that all MHR students have an opportunity to work together to explore current issues related to human rights practice, focusing on emerging events or crises, and debates over policy, practice, or theory and for direct contact with and networking particularly with counterparts in the Global South. This course is in a series with, and taken before, PA 5887. prereq: First-year MHR
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5886+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23341/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5910 Section 001: Developing Your Public Service Career (23308)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA majors: Development Practice; Human Rights; Public Policy; Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; or Urban and Regional Affairs
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
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.
Class Notes:
The instructor will be Amber Bieneck Thom, Assistant Director of Career and Student Success at the Humphrey School. 3-5 sessions will be virtual. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?biene015+PA5910+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23308/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5926 Section 001: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (23382)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Repeat Credit Limit:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
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/?free0303+PA5926+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23382/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (23342)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 32 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Fall2022
Class Description:
The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

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

4 Problem Sets (each problem set is worth 15% of final grade). The problem sets will be due one week after being assigned and will need to be uploaded to Canvas before the start of class.
If you are satisfied with your grades from the first 3 assignments, you do not have to turn in assignment 4. If you are not, you should turn in assignment 4 and I will drop the lowest of your assignment grades.
1 Final Report (40% 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.

Modifications for online mode

The fall 2021 class will be taught online while the two spring semester sessions will be in person. The motivation is to accommodate students who are not able to be vaccinated or who would otherwise have trouble making it to an in-person session of the class.
  • This will be a live synchronous class. All classes will be recorded, and recordings will be posted the next day.
  • During the in-class exercise portion of the class, two break-out rooms will be created. One breakout room is for advanced students who wish to go at their own pace and not follow along with the professor. The second breakout room is a place that students who need extra help can go to quickly get help from the TA and then rejoin the main room.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23342/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 May 2021

Fall 2023  |  PA 5932 Section 001: Working with Data: Finding, Managing, and Using Data (23380)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Hands-on experience with common issues that arise when using secondary data sets. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Determine where to find data and information about data (metadata) for policy-related topics. 2. Repurpose, manipulate, and/or clean data collected by someone else or for a different purpose in order to answer questions. 3. Determine appropriate units of analysis, weights, data structure, and variables of interest in order to answer policy-related questions. 4. Document workflow to allow reproducibility and protect the confidentiality of the data. 5. Conduct basic data manipulation tasks (making tables) using existing software including Excel and Stata. 6. Learn how to find answers for questions through online support. This course will focus on Excel and Stata equally. Previous experience in Stata is preferred, but the course will include a brief introduction to relevant skills.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wang8262+PA5932+Fall2022
Class Description:


(Please ignore the Course Catalog Description above--it is outdated. See the Class Description and Syllabus below for the course content. --Yi 08/2022)


This course will teach you skills to find, download, manipulate, combine, and organize quantitative data to answer policy questions in efficient ways.


After successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

1. Determine where to find data for policy-related topics.
2. Clean and manipulate 2nd hand data sets to answer policy-related questions.
3. Automate table-making for descriptive statistics and regression results.
4. Produce publication-quality figures that help you to answer policy-related questions.
4. Manage your data effectively and ensure the reproducibility of your research.

The software applications used in this class include Excel, Stata, and Adobe Illustrator.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Recommended for graduate students who are taking or have taken statistics classes and want to get more hands-on experience working with Excel and Stata. Prior knowledge of Excel, Stata, and Adobe Illustrator is not required.
Grading:
Homework Assignments: 80%, Final Project: 20%
Class Format:
Lecture 40%, In-Class Exercise 60%
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23380/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2022.docx (Fall 2022)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wang8262_PA5932_Fall2021.docx (Fall 2021)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 August 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 5933 Section 001: Survey Methods: Designing Effective Questionnaires (23383)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 11:15AM - 12:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Applied (hands-on) introduction to survey questionnaire design. Student teams design a questionnaire for a client. For example, students may draft and revise questions about respondents' demographics and employment; life histories; knowledge, use, and opinions about services; and/or anxiety and well-being. The syllabus evolves depending on the needs of the client and the class' decisions about how to build the survey; a complete syllabus will not be available at the beginning of class for this reason. Readings include a textbook and articles related to the client's survey. Students actively engage in class and in groups about draft questions, thus learning how to improve them, with regular feedback from the instructor. Questions are tested on volunteers. Students learn: the process of questionnaire design in a team; pitfalls of survey design; and how to track questions, coded responses, and prompts for interviewers. This class is not a substitute for a comprehensive survey research class or a statistical course on sampling and weighting. Students will learn: - The process of questionnaire design in a team - Basic pitfalls of survey design - names, definitions, examples. - How to use Excel to track questions, coded responses, and prompts for interviewers - How to use interviewing software SurveyToGo This class is not a substitute for a comprehensive survey research class or a statistical course on sampling and weighting.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA5933+Fall2022
Class Description:
This 2-credit full-semester class provides an applied (hands-on) introduction to designing survey questionnaires. Students will learn:

·How to design a questionnaire in a team
·Best practices for survey and question design.
·Basic pitfalls of survey design - names, definitions,examples.
·How to use Google Sheets to track questions, coded responses, and prompts for interviewers
·Some of us may learn to program survey software Qualtrics

This class is not the equivalent of a comprehensive survey research class (e.g. EPSY 5244 or PubH 6810) or a statistical course on sampling and weighting (e.g. STAT 5201). Instead, it takes a learning-by-doing approach to one part of the survey process: designing questions for a questionnaire.

Each time it is taught, students will design a questionnaire for a client. Part of the work will be in teams. In 2020 the client was a UMN doctoral student studying Black women who obtained PhDs in the US while raising biological, adoptive or foster children. In Spring 2022 the client was the Humphrey School: we designed an exit survey for graduating masters students. The client for Fall 2022 will again be the Humphrey School, this time with a survey focused on the economics of being a grad student. The need to work -- loans -- debt -- food insecurity -- housing insecurity -- these are all likely topics.


The syllabus will evolve depending in part on the needs of the client. A full syllabus will not be available at the beginning of class for this reason. The Spring 2022 syllabus (almost final) is attached.

Students will not conduct the survey, apart from test interviews.


Who Should Take This Class?:
Any graduate student.
Learning Objectives:
Grade break-down (approximate, to be revised slightly):

75% individual and team survey assignments - usually 10-11 assignments, writing and improving our client's survey questions
15% Individual: homework assignments, mini-quizzes and posts
15% Class participation, including group members grading each other
Exam Format:
None
Class Format:
Mini-lectures & discussions. The class is expected to take place in-person. It is possible that a small number of sessions will be remote.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23383/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dlevison_PA5933_Fall2022.pdf (Fall 2022)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dlevison_PA5933_Spring2022.pdf (Spring 2022)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 April 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 5934 Section 001: HPAR - Humphrey Public Affairs Review Board Seminar (23366)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course provides a seminar context for the work of members of the editorial board for the Humphrey Public Affairs Review (HPAR). It meets seven times over the course of Fall semester to provide logistical and technical guidance for the Board as it produces the online journal. Students engage in the various activities required to publish the journal. In the beginning of the semester, students conduct outreach to solicit submissions and discuss the selection criteria for submissions. They work closely with the conventions of APA style and citations, while developing their copyediting abilities. Central to journal production is engaging with the peer-review process, through providing feedback to authors and discussing critiques with editing teams. Finally, students submit their own pieces of writing to the journal for publication. As a result, students participate in peer-review as both an editor and an author.
Class Notes:
Class meets on alternating weeks. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5934+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23366/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5951 Section 001: Humphrey International Fellows Seminar (23343)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Humphrey Institute Fellow
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 09:00AM - 12:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This seminar introduces Humphrey International Fellows to the public policy landscape of Minnesota and the US, and provides opportunities for professional growth. Through a series of discussions, trainings, and site visits, fellows will be exposed to professional development, skills building, and networking opportunities. The seminar provides a forum for fellows to exchange views with one another and with guest speakers.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?opar0007+PA5951+Fall2022 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5951+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23343/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5971 Section 001: Survey of Election Administration (23346)

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 3969 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Survey of building blocks of election administration, from voter registration to recounts.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kelleyn+PA5971+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23346/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (23375)

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:
DDS 6431 Section 001
DT 5430 Section 001
PA 3973 Section 001
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
09/05/2023 - 10/23/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 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+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23375/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5976 Section 001: Voter Participation (23387)

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
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?robe2358+PA5976+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23387/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 5985 Section 001: Physical Election Security (23377)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
FNRM 3206 Section 001
PA 3985 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
10/24/2023 - 12/13/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
U.S. Homeland Security designated election security as a "critical infrastructure" after threats from foreign governments, and collaborates with states in detecting and responding to foreign interference. This course will provide students with a deeper understanding of the current security context and best practices and processes for physically safeguarding elections based on 2016 and 2020. Students will learn the difference between physical and cyber threats to U.S. systems; tangible steps to protect election offices and their equipment; the use of audits to ensure the accuracy of elections; the integration of security into vendor relationships; and the connection between physical election security and citizen trust in elections. Content will be explored through readings (including government documents and studies), videos, discussions, and writing assignments.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmorrell+PA5985+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23377/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8003 Section 001: Integrative Doctoral Seminar in Public Affairs I (23328)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Public Affairs PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 09:00AM - 11:45AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
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/?cheng838+PA8003+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23328/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8006 Section 001: Current Research in Public Affairs: Topics, Approaches, and Cultures (23347)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Public Affairs PhD
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Students participate in research seminars exploring current topics, approaches, and cultures in public affairs. Students responsible for discussion, presentation, and evaluation of research, including peer review of papers and presentations. Discussion of research ethics and skills, including literature reviews, research design, data visualization, public engagement, presentation, and project management.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA8006+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23347/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8302 Section 001: Applied Policy Analysis (23396)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon 02:30PM - 04:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Design/evaluation of public policies. Emphasizes market/non-market contexts. Microeconomics and welfare economics of policy analysis. Econometric tools for measurement of policy outcomes. Applications to policy problems. prereq: Intermediate microeconomics, introduction to econometrics
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA8302+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23396/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8302 Section 002: Applied Policy Analysis (23397)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Wed 02:30PM - 04:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Design/evaluation of public policies. Emphasizes market/non-market contexts. Microeconomics and welfare economics of policy analysis. Econometric tools for measurement of policy outcomes. Applications to policy problems. prereq: Intermediate microeconomics, introduction to econometrics
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA8302+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23397/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8312 Section 001: Analysis of Discrimination (23392)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue 01:15PM - 02:55PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Policy analysis/other applied social sciences as tools for measuring/detecting discrimination in market/nonmarket contexts. Application of modern tools of labor econometrics/race relations research to specific problems of market/nonmarket discrimination.
Class Notes:
8312 LECTURE will be taught REMOTELY (syncrhronously online). Students and instructor will be online at the same time during the scheduled days/times. 8312 LAB will be IN PERSON with a remote option. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA8312+Fall2022
Class Description:
This is a skills-based course designed to introduce students of applied economics, policy analysis and other applied social sciences to the tools of measuring and detecting discrimination in market and non-market contexts. The focus is on the application of the modern tools of labor econometrics and race relation research to specific problems of market and non-market discrimination. Students will read and critique classic journal articles on the economics of discrimination. They will also work through several exercises designed to sharpen empirical skills related to analyzing discrimination. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of intermediate microeconomics, basic statistics and regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA, SPSS, SAS or similar software programs.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23392/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA8312_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Fall 2023  |  PA 8312 Section 002: Analysis of Discrimination (23393)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Thu 01:15PM - 02:55PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Policy analysis/other applied social sciences as tools for measuring/detecting discrimination in market/nonmarket contexts. Application of modern tools of labor econometrics/race relations research to specific problems of market/nonmarket discrimination.
Class Notes:
8312 LECTURE will be taught REMOTELY (syncrhronously online). Students and instructor will be online at the same time during the scheduled days/times. 8312 LAB will be IN PERSON with a remote option. The lab time will be Thursday, 1:15-2:55. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA8312+Fall2022
Class Description:
This is a skills-based course designed to introduce students of applied economics, policy analysis and other applied social sciences to the tools of measuring and detecting discrimination in market and non-market contexts. The focus is on the application of the modern tools of labor econometrics and race relation research to specific problems of market and non-market discrimination. Students will read and critique classic journal articles on the economics of discrimination. They will also work through several exercises designed to sharpen empirical skills related to analyzing discrimination. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of intermediate microeconomics, basic statistics and regression analysis and some familiarity with STATA, SPSS, SAS or similar software programs.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23393/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA8312_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Fall 2023  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (23331)

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
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
Advanced Doctoral Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 100 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/23331/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8461 Section 001: Global and U.S. Perspectives on Health and Mortality (23373)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The health of populations in developing and developed countries is very different. Within countries, great health disparities exist between more advantaged and more disadvantaged populations. When crafting policies that aim to improve population health, it is crucial to know how to measure health and how to think about the health needs of the specific population in question. This course will provide an overview to the factors driving health, mortality, and aging across different populations. In addition, students will learn the best sources of data and measures to use to describe the health status of a population. They will also be able to assess policy options that address the health of their population.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA8461+Fall2022
Class Description:
This course is aimed at both master and doctoral students. You do not need a background in health or demography to enroll. All are welcome.

COVID-19 Update: The current pandemic reminds us that demography matters. This is especially the case when trying to understand differences in case fatality rates between countries; or how differences in social mixing patterns between different age groups (ex Italy vs Germany) influences the epidemic. I will be modifying the syllabus to spend more time focused on emerging infectious diseases and also include some COVID-19 specific case studies throughout the syllabus (for instance when discussing factors to think about when trying to calculate diseases attributable mortality rates).

The health of populations in developing and developed countries is very different. When crafting policies that aim to improve population health, it is crucial to know how to measure health and how to think about the health needs of the specific population in question. This course will provide an overview to the factors driving health, mortality, and aging across different populations. In addition, students will learn the best sources of data and measures to use to describe the health status of a population. Furthermore, students will be able to assess policy options that address the health of their population. At the end of the course, students will know answers to questions such as: What are the major causes of death in developed vs. developing nations? Why is life expectancy at birth often used to describe the health of a population? Will we continue to live longer or is there a limit to increases in life expectancy? And what are the implications of longer and healthier lives for the viability of social security and other public policies? Will women always live longer than men? Is socio-economic status positively correlated with health, worldwide?
Who Should Take This Class?:
This course is designed for both PhD and Masters students. It counts towards the completion of the Population Studies Minor, Training Program in Population Studies or Population Health. This course is also considered a course in the Global Policy Area.
Grading:
  • Problem sets/ short responses (40%)
  • Leading class discussion (20%)
  • Final Paper Presentation (10%)
  • Final Paper (Op-Ed or Empirical Paper Proposal) (30%)
Exam Format:
No final exam but there will be a final paper and presentation.
Class Format:
This fall the class will be taught online.

Tuesday and Thursdays from 2:30 pm to 3:45pm.
No Thursday class the week of Thanksgiving.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23373/1239
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA8461_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA8461_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 April 2022

Fall 2023  |  PA 8601 Section 001: Global Survey of Gender and Public Policy (23390)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Meets With:
PA 5601 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Graduate level introduction to the key theoretical concepts and tools necessary for gender policy analysis. Survey of the major findings in the field of gender and public policy in policy areas such as poverty alleviation, health, international security, environment and work-family reconciliation. Scope includes local, national, and global policy arenas as well as exploration of gender and the politics of policy formulation.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cewig+PA8601+Fall2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23390/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8777 Section 001: Thesis Credits: Master's (23304)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-18 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
50 Credits
Grading Basis:
No Grade Associated
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
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/23304/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 October 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (23332)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-24 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
100 Credits
Grading Basis:
No Grade Associated
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
PA PhD and ETCR or Doct
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
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/23332/1239

Fall 2023  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (23317)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Please contact adviser in Humphrey Student Services regarding scheduling a section of 8921 for a specific faculty member.
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/23317/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (23321)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West 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:
Please contact adviser in Humphrey Student Services regarding scheduling a section of 8922 for a specific faculty member.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/23321/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Fall 2023  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (23294)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2023 - 12/13/2023
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/23294/1239
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Summer 2023  |  PA 3983 Section 001: Introduction to Election Security (83228)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5983 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will examine the history of cyberattacks on the United States and the American election system, with special attention to the 2016 election cycle. Students will explore the types of cybersecurity threats that exist and strategies to protect against them; understand the roles different levels of government can play in the process, and hear from key officials about the issues raised by the official response to election security threats at the federal, state and local levels as well as in related private sector communities.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmorrell+PA3983+Summer2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83228/1235

Summer 2023  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (83235)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Extended May Session
 
05/20/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
 
06/03/2023
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 1-142
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Group process facilitation components, theories, tools, techniques. Facilitator's role in group goals and processes. Facilitation in public policy. Cross-cultural challenges. Topics may include meeting management, group decision-making, conflict, participatory leadership, and other tools.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bravo047+PA5136+Summer2023
Class Description:
A work team seeks to create a strategic plan to guide work for 3-5 years. A city seeks to create a new policy with input from various stakeholders. A family seeks to plan an enormous annual reunion. Each scenario involves people with individual opinions, values, motivations, and feelings about the task at hand. The alignment of their positions can range from synched and complementary to completely opposed and contentious.
To guide groups of diverse thought towards collective decisions, the facilitator plays a key role in driving a process for the collection, evaluation, and synthesis of ideas and feedback. In this course, students will be introduced to the art of facilitation: philosophy, tools, and methodology. We will examine case studies that illustrate approaches and problem-solving scenarios and end our course with hands-on practice.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83235/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Summer 2023  |  PA 5983 Section 001: Introduction to Election Security (83229)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
PA 3983 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will examine the history of cyberattacks on the United States and the American election system, with special attention to the 2016 election cycle. Students will explore the types of cybersecurity threats that exist and strategies to protect against them; understand the roles different levels of government can play in the process, and hear from key officials about the issues raised by the official response to election security threats at the federal, state and local levels as well as in related private sector communities.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmorrell+PA5983+Summer2022
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83229/1235

Summer 2023  |  PA 8081 Section 001: Capstone Workshop -- Leading Organizational and Community Change (87046)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Online Course
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
MDP/MHR/MPA/MPP/STEP/MURP major
Times and Locations:
Summer Session 14 wk
 
05/15/2023 - 08/18/2023
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
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:
Class will be delivered remotely (synchronously online). Please contact Mitch Berg at berg0393@umn.edu with questions. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?berg0393+PA8081+Summer2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/87046/1235

Summer 2023  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (83231)

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
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
Advanced Doctoral Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
UMTC, East 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/83231/1235

Summer 2023  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (83232)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-24 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
100 Credits
Grading Basis:
No Grade Associated
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Enrollment Requirements:
PA PhD and ETCR or Doct
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 200 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/83232/1235

Summer 2023  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (83221)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Independent/Directed Study
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
If you wish to register for a section of PA 8921, please contact your program coordinator 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/83221/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Summer 2023  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (83227)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1-3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
UMTC, West 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 MPP adviser Joel Mixon in the Humphrey School Student Services office.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83227/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Summer 2023  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (83213)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 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/83213/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Summer 2023  |  PA 8991 Section 002: Independent Study (83214)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Title: Collaborative Initiative Consulting Project - Leveraging Cross-Sector Engagement to Enhance the Teacher of Color Pipeline in Minnesota - 4 cr.
This course presents graduate students from diverse professional and graduate schools with the opportunity to participate in the development and launch of a cross-sector collaborative initiative, to work on a complex, important issue in our state, and to make connections with rising leaders from the Minnesota Young American Leaders Program and the senior leader who is mentoring their initiative. This project focuses on utilizing intentional and coordinated cross-sector collaboration to enhance the early stages of the teacher of color and indigenous teacher pipeline. More details can be found here.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83214/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 November 2021

Summer 2023  |  PA 8991 Section 003: Independent Study (83215)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
06/05/2023 - 07/28/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83215/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Summer 2023  |  PA 8991 Section 004: Independent Study (83216)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Grade Sort
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
07/03/2023 - 07/28/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. Limit of 6 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or post-baccalaureate certificate program.
Class Description:
Independent study. prereq: Limit of 3 credits applied toward a Humphrey School of Public Affairs degree or certificate program, instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/83216/1235
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2023  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (65593)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 135
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public affairs work, roles of citizens in democratic way of life. Community organizing skills, their importance for public affairs. Negotiations among diverse audiences, understanding different interests, mapping power relationships. Relevant public affairs and governance theory.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?donov013+PA1401+Spring2023
Class Description:

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


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


The goal of this class is to:

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

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

3. To provide stages for students' public speaking

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

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

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

Who Should Take This Class?:
Students should take this class if they like classes that are co-created by students and instructor and are engaging. All disciplines and years are welcome. During this time in our history, people want to acquire knowledge and skills of how to solve public problems.. This course provides knowledge, skills and practice for creating change.
Learning Objectives:
This course will help students acquire skills for effective citizenship and life-long learning through the course goals of:
• Acquainting students with Civic Studies and the community organizing tradition in America and the distinctive ways in which this framework addresses questions of ethical pluralism
• Giving students a hands on introduction to organizing skills for civic agency, such as writing, public speaking, power mapping, collective problem solving and one on one relational meetings
• Enabling students to examine their own values and commitments in the context of their own public narratives
• Providing stages for students' public speaking
• Opening the door to new civic possibilities in their own work and careers
Grading:
40% Two Essays
20% Weekly Reflections on Readings
20% In-Class Participation
20% Public Work Project
Exam Format:
No exams.
Class Format:
Discussion based with some lecture. All are teachers and learners. You will learn how to become a change agent through active learning.
Workload:
50 Pages of Reading Per Week (average)
30-45 Pages of Individual Writing, Including Weekly Reading Reflections
3 Short Papers
1 Public Work Project Report
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65593/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2020.docx (Fall 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/donov013_PA1401_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 July 2020

Spring 2023  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (65710)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 240
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 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/?bfh+PA3001+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65710/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (57601)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 125
Enrollment Status:
Open (19 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wang6054+PA3003+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57601/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 3972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (57603)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5972 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (21 of 25 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:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?choat024+PA3972+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57603/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 3975 Section 001: Election Design (57631)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5975 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (7 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Election administration design principles, including ballot and polling place design and poll worker training materials. Application of principles of field.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wquesenb+PA3975+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57631/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA3975_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2023  |  PA 3982 Section 001: Data Analysis for Election Administration (65558)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
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
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 15 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+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65558/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/tpatrick_PA3982_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2023  |  PA 3984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (67731)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
FINA 5125 Section 001
PA 5984 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (21 of 22 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
"Elections Security" uses the Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election as a case study to identify the vulnerabilities of US elections (especially state voter registration databases) as well as catalogue new protections. Readings and discussion will focus on best practices and technology options available to the public (social media) and elections professionals (cybersecurity) in guarding against future influence efforts and assuring public confidence in election outcomes. Special focus will be given to describing how local election officials can protect their election technology, most notably those vulnerabilities associated with their voting system and voter registration database. "Elections Security" will draw heavily on concrete cases and challenges facing election professionals, using government and independent reports and an indepth analysis of new resources created by the US Department of Homeland Security and its collaborations with election professionals.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA3984+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67731/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 3991 Section 001: Independent Study (68757)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Independent Study
Credits:
1 Credit
Repeat Credit Limit:
12 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (17 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Independent study. prereq: instr consent
Class Notes:
Contact Dennis Donovan (donov013@umn.edu) with questions.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68757/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (57554)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5011 Section 030
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Wed 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
Enrollment Status:
Open (15 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/?banam001+PA4101+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57554/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 4790 Section 001: Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy -- Policy and the Path to Carbon Neutrality (65750)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
6 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
junior or senior
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Thu 04:00PM - 06:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Science Teaching Student Svcs 530A
Enrollment Status:
Open (14 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics in the field of science, technology, and environmental policy. Topics vary.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA4790+Spring2023
Class Description:

Global climate change poses perhaps the most significant environmental challenge of this generation. The response to climate challenge spans grassroots movements to coordinated international policy. As policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change continue to take shape, what do decision makers, advocates, and analysts need to know to take effective action? This course will investigate climate change policy from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, emphasizing economic logic, ethical principles, and institutional feasibility. It will focus on the energy transition, particularly in MN, as a way to provide context and action to the course.

This course will explore existing and proposed approaches to mitigate and adapt to climate change through policies that cross scales of governance (from the local to the global) and that impact a wide range of sectors (energy, transportation, manufacturing, water, agriculture, buildings, etc.). Students will have the opportunity to develop deep knowledge of climate change with respect to the energy transition to an economy with fewer GHG emissions. through a team final project. A key theme of the course will be how policy can be shaped in the face of a variety of competing interests to achieve commonly desired outcomes.

Who Should Take This Class?:
Policy is typically a graduate or professional school pursuit. As an undergraduate course, the objective here is to introduce the field to advanced undergraduates as either a further field of study or to further their understanding of policy in enhancement of knowledge of their own field. Students will gain a basic understanding of a more holistic world view and how to anchor that view to their expertise. This topics class will focus on climate policy, especially as it relates to the energy transition to fewer green house gas emissions.

Who should take this course? This course should be of interest to any student in a STEM, health or design related major that is interested in how topics in their field move from theory into an actual broader impact in the world, with a focus on climate change and the energy transition. Conversely, students in policy, global studies and business will be interested in how policy is developed from a broad range of inputs and stakeholders. Initially it may seem obvious if you think about a technology creating impact by being incorporated into a product or to a client or patient setting. But what about a broad challenge like climate change mitigation and adaptation? How does a single product or idea have an impact on that? Broader impact involves the business, public and non-profit sectors. A topic like climate change is deeply intertwined with all those sectors. How does science permeate into all those sectors? Policy is probably thought of as a political activity or the realm of students interested in political science or a government career. However policy is dependent on no one single discipline. The development of science and technology-focused policy involves taking into account the well-being of all citizens, requires excellent problem solving skills, holistic thinking, a breadth of knowledge and the ability to work with a wide range of professionals. These are all skills that will make anyone more impactful in their career. This course will cover the frameworks and practices around climate and energy policy and how they are shaped.
Learning Objectives:

Primary Learning Objectives

  • Students will understand major institutions that shape science, technology, and environmental policy.

  • Students will understand the basics of climate change, sources of emissions, and related policies.

  • Students will understand the key concepts of electrifying large elements of the economy.

  • Students will understand and apply basic public policy theory and frameworks to select case study topics.

  • Students will understand and apply policy implementation frameworks to select science or technology topics.

  • Students will apply core concepts from readings and lectures to contemporary policy issues, even in cases where the scientific or technical dimensions may be unfamiliar.

Secondary Learning Objectives

  • Students will synthesize knowledge from multiple sources.

  • Students will develop a basic understanding of the concept of system thinking and stakeholders.

  • Students will understand different paths to implementation and apply the appropriate path to their proposed intervention or solution.

  • Students will discuss and identify key leadership traits as they create arguments for panels and debates.

  • Students will defend in oral and written communications the various stages of select papers and positions..

  • Students will understand cultural and societal implications of their proposed intervention.

  • Students will work effectively in a team and with mentors.

  • Students will create and deliver effective oral presentations.

Contribution to undergraduate student learning outcomes.

  • Can locate and critically evaluate information

  • Have mastered a body of knowledge and a mode of inquiry

  • Can communicate effectively

  • Apply the role of creativity, innovation, discovery, and expression across disciplines

Exam Format:
No exams, only papers and presentations
Class Format:
Lecture, discussion, working with partners, project work.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65750/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 November 2021

Spring 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (57552)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/09/2023 - 01/13/2023
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
 
01/09/2023 - 01/13/2023
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 01:00PM - 03:00PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 25 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:
PA 5002-1 will be delivered REMOTELY. It will meet synchronously online at the scheduled time.http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course is an intensive 1-week session. We will meet via Zoom for a 2-hour morning session and a 2-hour afternoon session. The morning sessions will consist of instructor lectures and class discussion. The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to team meetings with the instructor and the TA and team working sessions. Students will be evaluated based on an individual critique and quiz and their team policy brief. The workload for the week will be 20 hours of in-class activities and up to 20 hours of out-of-class readings and class preparation.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57552/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
30 October 2022

Spring 2023  |  PA 5002 Section 002: Introduction to Policy Analysis (66233)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 60
Enrollment Status:
Closed (25 of 25 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/?keel0041+PA5002+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course guides students through the structured process of policy analysis including problem identification, gathering evidence, specifying and assessing policy alternatives, forecasting outcomes, evaluating projected outcomes against criteria, and writing recommendations. Policy choices involve consideration of multiple criteria including efficiency, equity, and political feasibility, along with the many tradeoffs among economic, social, and ethical dimensions of alternative policies. The course offers students the opportunity to apply the framework of policy analysis to their choice of policy problem. Students will write an individual policy memo over the course of the semester with opportunities for feedback, revision, and refinement.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66233/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2022

Spring 2023  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (57589)

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
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Pub Pol Major/Minor, Grad Major Dev Prac, Pub Aff, Lib Stud, NPM Cert
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?quisp004+PA5003+Spring2023
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.


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
Class Format:
This class is "flipped." Traditional lectures are videotaped and made available on Moodle. Also, students will be able to "attend" sessions in their own homes via a WebEx software system. Students will log into the WebEx system to participate in the problem-solving sessions. There are 8 class periods generally an hour and 45 minutes. Class time is used to review assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57589/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2023  |  PA 5011 Section 002: Management of Organizations (66250)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Public Policy major and minor or Human Rights major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (35 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:
If you are unable to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. If you are unable to add yourself to the waitlist, please contact Stacey Grimes (grime004@umn.edu). Class will be REMOTE (synchronously online during the scheduled time). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?coelberg+PA5011+Spring2023
Class Description:

Organizations pervade human life. They are sites of power, innovation and social change but can also be places that discourage initiative and reinforce inequalities found in society. Effective organizational management and leadership are critical to achieving broadly beneficial social, economic, and public value. The task is difficult because of the complexity of human behavior in organizations, constrained resources, competing demands of many stakeholders outside of the organization, and pervasive changes in the world we live in. Most of you will work in some kind of organization when you graduate and many, if not most, of you will be managers and leaders during your careers. This course will help prepare you to be an organizational leader in this realm, focusing on empowering you with the courage to act under uncertainty in order to strengthen the effectiveness of your organization. Furthermore, it aims to provide both "the forest" and "the trees", and give you practice in thinking back and forth between the different levels so that when you are working and approach a problem at one of these levels, you have an awareness of the complexity of the situation at the alternative level.

To create that foundation, we focus on different ways to analyze organizations and develop sound recommendations for change - leaders and managers must understand organizational complexity in order to act.This course introduces students to some of the major theoretical approaches to organizational analysis, including concepts from public administration, sociology, political science, organizational psychology, and management. Learning to use multiple perspectives is critical because all perspectives contribute to understanding how to develop and sustain effective organizations and, ultimately, to how well individuals can help create public value. By gaining insight across different theoretical perspectives, students will develop an understanding of how theories provide distinctive windows into understanding behavior in complex social settings. Throughout, you will come to see that organizations provide opportunities and constraints as well as power and privilege within particular contexts.

Grading:
10% Participation
15% Reading Analysis Memos (2)
20% Oral Presentations (2)
10% In-Class Case Analyses (3)
45% Management Memos (4)
Class Format:
25% Lecture
30% Discussion
30% Small Group Activities
15% Student Presentations
Workload:
60-100 Pages Reading Per Week
25 Pages Writing Per Term
4 Organizational Management Memos
2 Reading Analysis Memos
1 Elevator Pitch
1 Group Oral Presentation
3 In-Class Case Analyses
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66250/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5011_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 November 2017

Spring 2023  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (57600)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Closed (31 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics is how we make collective decisions about matters of shared consequence. This course examines politics and introduces students to key concepts and skills needed for effective political analysis. The central themes of the course focus on power; institutions and organizations; discourse; and citizenship.
Class Notes:
If the class is full, students should add themselves to the system's waitlist or register for 5012-2. Contact Stacey Grimes at grime004@umn.edu if questions. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2023
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/57600/1233
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 2023  |  PA 5012 Section 002: The Politics of Public Affairs (65654)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (24 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Politics is how we make collective decisions about matters of shared consequence. This course examines politics and introduces students to key concepts and skills needed for effective political analysis. The central themes of the course focus on power; institutions and organizations; discourse; and citizenship.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?heima019+PA5012+Spring2023
Class Description:
This course aims to highlight the politics behind policy. In other words, it aims to examine the way in which actors and institutions have come together to develop, promote, and make decisions that impact a collective group of people. This semester we'll examine the ways in which politics happen - how small groups come together to fight injustice, how large corporations impede the passage of laws and policies, how political institutions and values limit the possibilities for change - both within and outside the United States. In other words, this course will take a global approach to the study of politics and public policy.


This course is designed so that you, future policy practitioner, can best understand the political mechanisms and institutions that promote and impede policy change. To do so, we'll organize this course around four main areas: power, institutions, discourse, and citizenship. We'll examine how these different aspects of politics operate, and importantly, how they impact political action across contexts--both within and outside the United States. The focus on the differences across contexts will help illuminate the challenges and opportunities for political change across a number of different policy areas.

Learning Objectives:
By focusing on global political phenomena, utilizing social science theories and methodology, and examining varied global perspectives on politics, this course aims to: 1) Increase your understanding of the different ways in which power is manifested, exerted, controlled, and manipulated in the establishment of public policy. B) Strengthen your knowledge of the ways in which both formal and informal institutions shape, limit, encourage, and prevent public policy, as well as how citizens and political actors utilize political institutions within authoritarian and democratic contexts to advance public policy goals. C) Develop knowledge regarding how discourse shapes and is shaped by public policy, how actors and institutions limit and promote discourse, and effective strategies for changing and promoting public discourse. D) Wrestle with the issue of citizenship in both democratic and authoritarian nations, and how citizenship is manifested, expressed, challenged, and limited in these contexts.

I also expect that by taking this course you will gain or improve upon certain skills, such as: A) Critically reading and understanding advanced academic texts, such as journal articles and books. B) Academic research, such as identifying sources, developing an argument, coherently supporting said argument with secondary sources, etc. C). Argumentation and persuasion, particularly with regard to a specific public policy outcome. D) Visual communication techniques, particularly in the presentation of academic work.

Grading:
You will complete a policy portfolio project on a topic of your choice. This portfolio asks you to describe the areas of power, institutions, and discourse as they apply to a topic of your choice, and your plan to change/transform these areas to achieve your desired public policy outcome. The portfolio is worth 85% of your final grade and consists of three writing assignments (each worth 20%) and a final presentation (25%).

The final aspect you will be graded on is leading class discussion and overall participation (worth 15%).
Class Format:
Discussion and Lecture
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65654/1233
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 January 2023

Spring 2023  |  PA 5023 Section 001: Stratification Economics and Public Policy (65758)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Enrollment Requirements:
Grad or Masters or Law
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:40PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Closed (25 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stratification economics differs from conventional neoclassical economics and its related offspring of behavioral economics because it does not assume that the nature of inequality arises solely via rational choices made in competitive markets. Rather, it posits structural and historical processes that impede the ability of marginalized groups to gain access to markets. One of the key insights from stratification economics is that conventional policy mechanisms (e.g. deterrence policies in the criminal justice system) don't work because they fail to take account of the legacy of inequality (e.g. convict lease systems and vagrancy laws). The arguments in favor of reparations, baby bonds, universal health care can be viewed and examined using the methods and techniques of stratification economics. This course introduces students to some new methodologies that complement their training in conventional economic analysis. Topics: A review of conventional microeconomic approaches to policy analysis, including the core assumptions and key conclusions Summary and critique of the conventional microeconomic approach The historical backdrop to the evolution of "identity economics" and stratification economics for understanding racial disparities Core assumptions of stratification economics Applications: Housing markets and residential segregation; racial profiling; discrimination in labor markets. Policy proposals based on stratification economics - reparations, baby bonds, universal income and health payments. Advanced undergraduate students may register with permission of the instructor.
Class Notes:
Please contact Dr. Myers if you are interested in registering for a 1-credit Extra Credit section. Class will be taught REMOTELY (syncrhronously online). Students and instructor will be onliine at the same time during the scheduled days/times. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5023+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65758/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5032 Section 001: Applied Regression (57534)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
UMN ONLINE-HYB
Enrollment Status:
Open (41 of 60 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:
Lecture 001 will be HyFlex and students may participate either In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). Lab 002 will be REMOTE and Lab 003 will be In Person. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57534/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5032 Section 002: Applied Regression (57535)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Fri 02:15PM - 03:30PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (18 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:
Lecture 001 will be HyFlex and students may participate either In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). Lab 002 will be REMOTE and Lab 003 will be In Person. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57535/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5032 Section 003: Applied Regression (57549)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 25 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:
Lecture 001 will be HyFlex and students may participate either In Person or Remotely (synchronously online). Lab 002 will be REMOTE and Lab 003 will be In Person. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57549/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5033 Section 004: Multivariate Techniques (57544)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Co-requisite PA 5044 & major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (31 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: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57544/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5033 Section 005: Multivariate Techniques (57548)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (21 of 27 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: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57548/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5033 Section 006: Multivariate Techniques (65610)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 20 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: Students who register for PA 5033 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5033+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65610/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (66161)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 25
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 32 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66161/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (66162)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 of 32 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/?msharifi+PA5041+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66162/1233

Spring 2023  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (57570)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
Enrollment Status:
Open (34 of 48 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57570/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2023  |  PA 5042 Section 002: Urban and Regional Economics (57636)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Fri 10:10AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (22 of 24 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57636/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2023  |  PA 5042 Section 003: Urban and Regional Economics (57576)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Fri 11:15AM - 12:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 24 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/?arfertig+PA5042+Spring2023
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
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 x 8%)
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/57576/1233
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

Spring 2023  |  PA 5043 Section 001: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57571)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
PA: Major/minor, Urb-Reg Planning
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 50B
Enrollment Status:
Open (35 of 44 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57571/1233
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 2023  |  PA 5043 Section 002: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57572)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (19 of 22 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+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57572/1233
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 2023  |  PA 5043 Section 003: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (57573)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/14/2023 - 05/01/2023
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 of 22 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+PA5043+Spring2023
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/57573/1233
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 2023  |  PA 5044 Section 001: Applied Regression, Accelerated (57579)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person
Enrollment Requirements:
Co-requisite PA 5033 & major or minor in Public Policy or Science/Technology/Environmental Policy or PA PhD or Human Rights major or Development Practice major
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/17/2023 - 03/13/2023
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 435
Enrollment Status:
Open (28 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 delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: Students who register for PA 5044 must take PA 5044 and PA 5033 in the same semester. The same grade will be issued for PA 5044 and PA 5033 after PA 5033 is completed.
Class Notes:
Register for both PA 5044 and PA 5033 at the same time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jannaj+PA5044+Spring2023
Class Description:
Newly revised and updated for Spring 2022!

This course covers the theory and application of basic regression models, and is targeted to students who intend to continue their quantitative training with further coursework and/or who will likely use quantitative methods with regularity in their future caree