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Spring 2021  |  PA 1401 Section 001: Public Affairs: Community Organizing Skills for Public Action (54133)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
UMNTC Liberal Education Requirement
Freshman Full Year Registration
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public affairs work, roles of citizens in democratic way of life. Community organizing skills, their importance for public affairs. Negotiations among diverse audiences, understanding different interests, mapping power relationships. Relevant public affairs and governance theory.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?donov013+PA1401+Spring2021
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/54133/1213
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 2021  |  PA 3001 Section 001: Changing the World: Contemporary Public Policy (54168)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
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/?+PA3001+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54168/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 3003 Section 001: Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (54172)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA3003+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54172/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 3972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (54174)

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
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theories and basic structure of the American legal system. Experience with basic tools and skills for using the law to understand and analyze issues facing election administrators across the nation. Use of election-related and non-election related materials to prepare election administrators for interacting with counsel, legislators and the courts in carrying out their responsibilities.
Class Notes:
Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?choat024+PA3972+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54174/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 3973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (54204)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Meets With:
PA 5973 Section 001
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Strategic management for election administrators in the political environment. Election official tools and challenges. The role of the lawmaking process in budgeting and organizational planning.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA3973+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54204/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 3975 Section 001: Election Design (66185)

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
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Election administration design principles, including ballot and polling place design and poll worker training materials. Application of principles of field.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wquesenb+PA3975+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66185/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/wquesenb_dchisnel_PA3975_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)

Spring 2021  |  PA 3976 Section 001: Voter Participation (54213)

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
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Off Campus
Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aochoa+PA3976+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54213/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 3984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (66463)

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:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66463/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 4101 Section 001: Nonprofit Management and Governance (54107)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA4101+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54107/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5002 Section 001: Introduction to Policy Analysis (54104)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5002+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is designed to introduce you to the discipline of policy analysis and help you understand where policy analysis fits within the policy process. Members of the Humphrey School faculty have designed a set of exercises to help you acquire specific competencies: developing a problem context, problem structuring, developing alternative policy options, evaluation, forecasting, policy simulation, monitoring, and recommendation. We place special emphasis on the challenges of problem definition or structuring and communication because these are among the most challenging skills to learn.
Grading:
A1. Individual Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A2. Team Problem Definition Memo(10%)

A3. Team Evidence Memo (10%)

A4. Team Alternatives Memo (15%)

A5. Team Policy Poster (15%)

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

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

Class Format:
This course will include a few lectures, discussion, individual and group practice, collaborative learning, and teamwork. PA 5002 historically has been taught as a lecture-discussion class. This year, we are moving more to a problem-based learning approach that involves "flipping" some elements of the class. For Example, you will observe several videos and mini-lectures that introduce topics, and we will explore their complexity in work-groups in class. Because research indicates students learn best when actively engaged in trying to solve problems, we will emphasize in-class exercises and professional practice, sometimes individually, but most often with classmates on assignments and your group project. We meet only seven times, so each week will be filled with activity.
Workload:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54104/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5002_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2015

Spring 2021  |  PA 5003 Section 002: Introduction to Financial Analysis and Management (54147)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Finance/accounting concepts/tools in public/nonprofit organizations. Fund accounting. Balance sheet/income statement analysis. Cash flow analysis. Public/nonprofit sector budgeting processes. Lectures, discussions. Cases. prereq: Public policy major/minor or major in development practice, public affairs or liberal studies or grad nonprofit mgmt cert or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kiedr003+PA5003+Spring2021
Class Description:

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • To determine and calculate financial ratios to assess financial condition

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

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

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

First Test 30 points Second Test 30 points Group Project 28 points Class Participation 12 points Total 100 points
Exam Format:
There will be a first exam (30 points) and a second exam (30 points) for this course. The first exam will be an analysis of a real budget and real financial statements of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam will be an analysis of real annual financial reports of nonprofit and public organizations, word questions, and financial problems. The second exam ONLY covers material from the second half of the course.
Class Format:
This is a "flipped" course. Students will watch normal lectures on videos at home. There are 8 class periods. Class time is used to review material, solve assignments, review additional videos and/or material, and take exams. Students in the online format will link-up through WebEx for all classes except for the 4th and 8th classes in which exams and presentations must occur in person.
Workload:
6 Homework Assignment(s).
2 Exams In person.
1 Group Presentation in person. Students indicate that the workload is similar to other Humphrey courses. Generally, 3-5 hours per class is required.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54147/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2017.docx (Summer 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kiedr003_PA5003_Summer2015.docx (Summer 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 March 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5012 Section 001: The Politics of Public Affairs (54171)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Stages of policy making from agenda setting to implementation. Role and behavior of political institutions, citizens, social movements, and interest groups. Concepts of political philosophy. Theories of state. Team taught, interdisciplinary course. Small discussion sections.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jbsoss+PA5012+Spring2021
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/54171/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5021 Section 001: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (54164)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Spring2021
Class Description:
The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 9th edition (2018). The 8th or 7th editions would work also. Students do not need to purchase a study guide nor are special access codes needed.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but that is not required. The Humphrey School offers an online review program called Foundations for Success that some students might want to look into that helps students review some basic algebra.
Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.
This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
Exam Format:
The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
Class Format:
We'll be meeting online this year (Fall of 2020). We will meet in synchronous meetings (recorded for those not available to meet that day) and some additional content will be available asynchronously. Our TA Sangyoo Lee will provide some asynchronous lessons and meet in real time during the class discussion section.
Workload:
Look at syllabus for workload within course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54164/1213
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:
21 August 2020

Spring 2021  |  PA 5021 Section 002: Microeconomics for Policy Analysis (54165)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Thu 01:25PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5021+Spring2021
Class Description:
The required textbook for this class is Microeconomics by Pindyck and Rubinfeld, 9th edition (2018). The 8th or 7th editions would work also. Students do not need to purchase a study guide nor are special access codes needed.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most of the students will be first year MPP students, but students in other graduate degree programs are welcome to enroll. Most students will have had a prior microeconomics course, but that is not required. The Humphrey School offers an online review program called Foundations for Success that some students might want to look into that helps students review some basic algebra.
Learning Objectives:
The objective of this course is for you to understand consumer and firm decisions and to understand when government intervention in the private market may be efficient and/or equitable. We will explore how resources are allocated in a market economy and we will investigate the role of government in a market economy (or mixed economy) such as the United States. We will focus most of our time developing the analytical microeconomic tools needed to discuss efficiency and fairness concerns and throughout the semester we will apply these tools to various relevant public policy examples.
This course contributes to several learning objectives for the MPP program, especially (3) "to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve complex problems, and make decisions" and (4) to understand the role of government in a market economy.
Grading:
The course grade will be based on the homeworks ,in class exams,quizzes,and the cumulative final exam.
Exam Format:
The exams will be a combination of multiple choice, short one paragraph answers, and problems involving algebra and graphical analysis.
Class Format:
We'll be meeting online this year (Fall of 2020). We will meet in synchronous meetings (recorded for those not available to meet that day) and some additional content will be available asynchronously. Our TA Sangyoo Lee will provide some asynchronous lessons and meet in real time during the class discussion section.
Workload:
Look at syllabus for workload within course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54165/1213
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:
21 August 2020

Spring 2021  |  PA 5022 Section 001: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis -- Stratification Economics (65443)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5022+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65443/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5022_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)

Spring 2021  |  PA 5022 Section 002: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis -- Cost-Benefit Analysis (65698)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5022+Spring2021
Class Description:
The required textbook is the 5th edition of Cost-Benefit Analysis by Boardman, Greenberg, Vining and Weinberg. Here is the link to the book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cost-Benefit-Analysis-Concepts-Anthony-Boardman/dp/1108401295/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=weimer+cost+benefit&qid=1598069121&sr=8-1

This class introduces students to methods used in cost-benefit analysis, the leading evidenced-based method for guiding decisions about whether a government project, program or policy improves the well-being of society. For Humphrey students, this course fulfills part of the economics core requirement (PA 5021-5022). For students who have already fulfilled that requirement, this course can be used to satisfy requirements in the Advanced Policy Analysis concentration. This course also can be used to satisfy requirements in Prevention Science graduate minors as well as the Early Childhood Policy graduate certificate.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The course counts toward the economics core requirement for the MPP program. MPP students and anyone interested in learning more about economic evaluations of public programs and policies are welcome. CBA increasingly is being used at the state and local levels of government as well as in nonprofits and philanthropic organizations and a number of Humphrey students have used their skills to obtain employment on projects involving economic assessment of program and policy impacts.
Learning Objectives:
Students will learn both the theory underlying cost-benefit analysis as well as become familiar with many applications in the areas of environmental, health, transportation, education, and social policies.
Class Format:
This is usually 7 week class meeting twice a week but this year the class will meet once a week for the entire semester. A prior course in microeconomics is expected for the MPP students but please see the instructor if you haven't had this prereq.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65698/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jtemple_PA5022_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 August 2020

Spring 2021  |  PA 5022 Section 003: Applications of Economics for Policy Analysis -- Economics of Social Insurance Programs (65751)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, PA 5722: Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA5022+Spring2021
Class Description:

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


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

Students in this module will learn to:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Final Group Projects (20%)

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65751/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA5022_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5032 Section 001: Applied Regression (54082)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54082/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5032 Section 002: Applied Regression (54083)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Fri 12:45PM - 02:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54083/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5032 Section 003: Applied Regression (54100)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Fri 02:15PM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5032+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54100/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 001: Multivariate Techniques (54084)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 05:45PM - 07:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54084/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 002: Multivariate Techniques (54101)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 07:15PM - 08:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54101/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 003: Multivariate Techniques (54085)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 08:15PM - 09:05PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54085/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 004: Multivariate Techniques (54095)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54095/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 005: Multivariate Techniques (54096)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 01:50PM - 02:40PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54096/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5033 Section 006: Multivariate Techniques (54099)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 12:45PM - 01:35PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 004
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?klein002+PA5033+Spring2021
Class Description:
The class examines how statistical approaches can be used to examine public policies. This course is designed to help you read, understand, interpret, use and evaluate empirical work used in the social sciences and by policy analysts. To advance that goal, the class concentrates its attention on several quantitative techniques used by public policy researchers and advisors to policy makers.


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54099/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/klein002_PA5033_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5041 Section 001: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (54139)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5041+Spring2021
Class Description:

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

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

Grading:
Class Participation 15%
Discussion board posts 15%
Research Assignments 30%
Research Proposal 15%
Final Project 25%
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There is a final research project which is the results of running a research study with all its components
Workload:
This is a 4 credit class, expect and plan to spend more time in class, doing readings, and preparing research materials. The class is designed to give students the basic tools to run a research study from beginning to end.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54139/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5041 Section 002: Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts (54140)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 28 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Qualitative analysis techniques, examples of application. Meet with researcher. Hands-on experience in designing, gathering, analyzing data.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5041+Spring2021
Class Description:

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

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

Grading:
Class Participation 15%
Discussion board posts 15%
Research Assignments 30%
Research Proposal 15%
Final Project 25%
Exam Format:
There is no final exam. There is a final research project which is the results of running a research study with all its components
Workload:
This is a 4 credit class, expect and plan to spend more time in class, doing readings, and preparing research materials. The class is designed to give students the basic tools to run a research study from beginning to end.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54140/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5041_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5042 Section 001: Urban and Regional Economics (54124)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54124/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5042 Section 002: Urban and Regional Economics (54130)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Discussion
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Thu 02:30PM - 03:20PM
UMTC, West Bank
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Evaluation of city existence/growth using economics. Economic forces in development of cities. Economic analysis of urban areas/land market. Economic analysis of planning issues in land use, transportation, housing, environment. prereq: [Major or minor in urban and regional planning, microeconomics course] or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cao+PA5042+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course is to apply the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics to the analysis of urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to ? Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink; ? Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities; ? Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets; ? Understand the brief history of planning in different major areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and use economic tools to analyze the impact of planning and policy in the areas; and ? Recognize the role of local government and analyze how residents respond to taxes and grants.
Learning Objectives:
This course uses the principles of microeconomics to analyze urban/regional economic issues and problems. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
 Provide an economics-based explanation for why cities exist and what causes them to grow and shrink;
 Evaluate the importance of major economic forces in the development of cities;
 Conduct economic analysis of an urban area and its land markets;
 Use economic tools to analyze planning issues in different areas (land use, transportation, housing and environment) and to illustrate and address their impacts on the economy, social equity and environmental quality.
Grading:
Grades will be based on the following:
Homework assignments 48% (6 assignments at 8% each)
Pop-up Quizzes 12%
Final exam 30%
Participation 10%
Class Format:
The lectures will cover only the key concepts presented in the readings. Completing the readings before lectures is essential to maximize your learning. Attendance at lab sessions is mandatory. Your attendance and participation in lab activities will affect your participation score. Feel free to discuss homework problems with your peers. However, you are expected to finish your assignments individually. All homework needs to be typed (graphs are okay with handwriting). Any handwriting homework will not be graded.
Workload:
This class is demanding. It covers a lot of material at a pace that students describe as "relentless" or (more positively) "high energy." It requires considerable outside-of-class time. UM policy states that for each credit hour of a class, undergraduates are expected to work three hours - counting class time and study time - to achieve an average grade. If we apply that policy to this graduate-level class, that means a work load of 12 hours per week for this class, implying at least 8 hours per week outside of class. Count on it.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54130/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/cao_PA5042_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5043 Section 001: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (54125)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2021
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/54125/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5043 Section 002: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (54126)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2021
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/54126/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5043 Section 003: Economic and Demographic Data Analysis (54127)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Economic/demographic data analysis techniques for planning. Exposure to most important data sources. Conceptual understanding of range of methods/hands-on experience in applying these methods. prereq: Major or minor in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad@umn.edu+PA5043+Spring2021
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/54127/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5044 Section 001: Applied Regression, Accelerated (54134)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cheng838+PA5044+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54134/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5044 Section 002: Applied Regression, Accelerated (54135)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Fri 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cheng838+PA5044+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54135/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5044 Section 003: Applied Regression, Accelerated (54136)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Fri 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Bivariate/multivariate models used in regression analysis, including assumptions behind them/problems that arise when assumptions are not met. Course covers similar topics as PA 5032 but uses more mathematical notation/delves deeper into theory/application of methods. prereq: [5031 or equiv} or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?cheng838+PA5044+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54136/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5052 Section 001: Public Affairs Leadership in a Diverse World (54113)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/08/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
01/09/2021
Sat 08:45AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
02/05/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
02/06/2021
Sat 08:45AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
03/05/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
03/06/2021
Sat 08:45AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
04/09/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
04/10/2021
Sat 08:45AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
04/30/2021
Fri 10:00AM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
 
05/01/2021
Sat 08:45AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 105
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 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:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Jan 8-9, Feb 5-6, Mar 5-6, Apr 9-10 and Apr 30 - May 1 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:45 - 4:30) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksquick+PA5052+Spring2021
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/54113/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 June 2016

Spring 2021  |  PA 5054 Section 001: Program Design and Implementation Analysis (54114)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Continues 5053. Process of public policy and program analysis, including problem formulation, program design and implementation. Opportunity to draw upon published research and conduct field-based research to understand implementation conditions. Professional communications, including writing of memos, requests for proposals, and implementation briefs, are stressed. prereq: Major in public affairs (cohort) or public affairs certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr
Class Notes:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Jan 8-9, Feb 5-6, Mar 5-6, Apr 9-10 and Apr 30 - May 1 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:45 - 4:30) http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5054+Spring2021
Class Description:
Continues PA 5053. Process of public policy and program analysis, including program design and evaluation, implementation, and communication of findings. Use of multimedia mini-cases, including readings and contemporary policy cases. prereq: Major in Masters of Public Affairs (MPA) (cohort) or Public Affairs Leadership (PAL) certificate (cohort); 5053-5054 must be taken in same academic yr. Students may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54114/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5056 Section 001: Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis (54112)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
2 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 55 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Problem-based learning to analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple regression analysis. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Class Notes:
5052, 5054, and 5056 will meet in person on Jan 8-9, Feb 5-6, Mar 5-6, Apr 9-10 and Apr 30 - May 1 (Fri: 10:00 - 5:00, Sat: 8:45 - 4:30). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?arfertig+PA5056+Spring2021
Class Description:
Continued PA 5055. Problem-based learning to analytical reasoning through social science research methods. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability, statistical inference. Hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation, analysis of variance, correlation. Simple regression analysis. prereq: Major in public affairs or public affairs certificate, [PA 5055-5056 must be taken in same academic yr]
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54112/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5080 Section 001: Capstone Preparation Workshop (54137)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/06/2021 - 04/20/2021
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management, qualitative research, and critical framework to complete Capstone course. Students write draft of client project group norms and client contract.
Class Notes:
PA 5080:1 is required for students who will enroll in the Summer 2021 PA 8081. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ksgerdes+PA5080+Spring2021
Class Description:
NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ALSO ENROLLED IN A SPRING 2018 CAPSTONE COURSE (PA 8081). STUDENTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND THIS CAPSTONE PREPARATION WORKSHOP WITH YOUR CAPSTONE TEAMMATES, AS THE WORKSHOP ALLOWS FOR TEAM INTERACTION TO PLAN THEIR SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECT. The purpose of this Capstone Preparation Workshop is to provide information, resources, and tools to help Capstone teams successfully plan for and complete Capstone projects that they will complete during the Spring Capstone Workshop. The Capstone Preparation Workshop focuses on the elements of successful problem-solving, research design, project planning and management, group dynamics, communications, client relations, and ethical conduct and is designed to allow time for team members to engage more deeply with each other in understanding their Capstone project.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Only students who are simultaneously enrolled in a SPRING SEMESTER Capstone workshop (PA 8081).
Grading:
Other Grading Information: Grading is S/N
Class Format:
15% Lecture
75% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers This course will be run like a workshop, with limited lecture and maximum time allowed for teams to formulate their Capstone project.
Workload:
Much of the class time in this course will be offered for your Capstone team to complete work that will establish a plan and direction for your Capstone project.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54137/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksgerdes_PA5080_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
20 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5103 Section 001: Leadership and Change (54182)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Extended Regular Session
 
01/11/2021 - 01/14/2021
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 09:00AM - 03:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Models of change/leadership. How leaders can promote personal, organizational, and societal change. Case studies, action research. Framework for leadership and change.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jacob818+PA5103+Spring2021
Class Description:
Change in our society is no longer optional. It's necessary. Our failing and out of touch institutions and systems are doing more harm them good. However, systems in and of themselves are not inherently "bad". How do we reframe our approach to systems change so that we can harness what works and jettison what doesn't?

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

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

Exam Format:
There is no exam in this course.
Class Format:
The class format is a mixture of lecture, interactive discussion, and reflective writing time.
Workload:
This is a reading intensive course.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54182/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA5103_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jacob818_PA5103_Fall2017.docx (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
1 November 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5108 Section 001: Board leadership development (54138)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/23/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 04:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/19/2021
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/19/2021
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/16/2021
Fri 09:00AM - 11:00AM
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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Instructor biography: Kate Barr is the President and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit whose mission is to fuel the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. Kate leads Propel's team in developing and implementing innovative financing and programming and works with the board of directors to direct organizational planning and growth. She frequently presents workshops and presentations on nonprofit strategy and finance and is a sector level leader with articles, blogs, and policy papers. Prior to joining the organization in 2000, Kate was Senior Vice President of Riverside Bank in Minneapolis with a wide portfolio of strategic and business responsibilities. She began her professional life as business manager of a performing arts nonprofit. Kate holds an MA in Leadership from Hamline University. She has been on the adjunct faculty of both the Hamline University Masters in Nonprofit Management Program and the University of Minnesota Masters in Arts & Cultural Leadership program. She is an alumnus of the Humphrey School's Policy Fellows Program and the Shannon Institute. She currently serves on the boards of Borealis Philanthropy and the Jerome and Camargo Foundations.

Outside of work, Kate takes advantage of the Twin Cities' vibrant arts scene and amazing restaurants, diving into policy issues, and traveling with her husband. She has lived in seven states and is an enthusiastic transplant to Minnesota. Kate couldn't be prouder that her two adult children both work at nonprofits.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54138/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksbarr_PA5108_Fall2019.docx (Fall 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 June 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5113 Section 001: State and Local Public Finance (54132)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Theory/practice of financing. Providing public services at state/local level of government. Emphasizes integrating theory/practice, applying materials to specific policy areas, and documenting wide range of institutional arrangements across/within the 50 states. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?zrzhao+PA5113+Spring2021
Class Description:
Most government services that affect everyday life are provided and largely financed by state and local governments. In this course, we will explore how state and local governments make decisions about what services to provide and decisions about how to finance them. There is increasing demand for state and local government to manage their finances well while providing quality services. Governments are pressured to "do more with less". In order to meet these challenges, it is important that leaders, managers, and analysts of state and local government possess fundamental understandings of how revenues are derived and what expenditures are made.
Grading:

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

Class Format:
Lecture, group discussion, in-class exercise, and student presentation
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54132/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2019.doc (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2017.doc (Spring 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/zrzhao_PA5113_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5123 Section 001: Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (54191)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
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+Spring2021
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/54191/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
16 December 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5136 Section 001: Group Process Facilitation for Organizational and Public/Community Engagement (54222)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
04/10/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
05/01/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 04:00PM
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+Spring2021
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/54222/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
6 May 2020

Spring 2021  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (54151)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?lars0021+PA5137+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54151/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5145 Section 001: Civic Participation in Public Affairs (54200)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 48 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/?ksquick+PA5145+Spring2021
Class Description:
Critique/learn various approaches to civic participation in defining/addressing public issues. Readings, cases, classroom discussion, facilitating/experiencing engagement techniques. Examine work of practitioner, design engagement process.
Grading:
Readings & weekly reading notes - 20%
Attendance and active classroom participation - 20%
Facilitation practice (leading classroom exercises) - 15%
Short paper: Observing & analyzing a civic participation effort - 15%
Short paper: Interviewing a practitioner and assembling & analyzing their methods - 15%
Final poster plus paper: Designing an engagement process - 15%

Refer to syllabus for more detail
Exam Format:
There are no exams in this class
Class Format:
10% Lecture
15% Discussion
45% Laboratory
20% Small Group Activities
5% Field Trips
5% Guest Speakers
"Laboratory" refers to experiential, practicum sessions in which students experiment with different facilitation and engagement methods in the classroom.
Workload:
100 Pages Reading Per Week, plus weekly required reading notes prior to class
2 Short papers 1. observing & analyzing a civic participation effort; 2. Assembling & analzying a practitioner account;
1 poster + accompanying paper: Designing an engagement process
Co-facilitating 2 types of classes: 1) Participation / facilitation methods exercise; 2) Reading / concept discussion (twice)
Active participation in class
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54200/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksquick_PA5145_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ksquick_PA5145_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 July 2016

Spring 2021  |  PA 5151 Section 001: Organizational Perspectives on Global Development & Humanitarian Assistance (66470)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 8151 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Organizational analysis of international development and humanitarian assistance, including perspectives from sociology, political science, psychology, public administration, and management. Examines efforts of multiple organizational players, including NGOs, governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, corporations, foundations, and international organizations. Critical analysis of aid organizations, especially regarding ways in which they reflect and create power and privilege, the manner in which individuals' needs and desires interact with, support, or challenge the needs of the organization, and how all of this is influenced by forces outside the boundary of the organization. Students practice developing actionable recommendations to improve the effectiveness of international aid organizations in the context of multiple (and often contested) understandings of global development needs and conflicting stakeholder demands. Readings, class discussions, mini-lectures, simulations, case analyses, group projects, oral presentations, memo writing, opinion writing.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?coelberg+PA5151+Spring2021
Class Description:
Taking an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, this course examines the efforts of multiple organizations within the international aid "industry", including NGOs, governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, corporations, foundations, and international organizations. We cover some of the major theoretical approaches to organizational analysis, including concepts from sociology, political science, psychology, public administration, and management. Learning to use multiple perspectives is critical. 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:
Preparation & Participation (35%)
-Reading Notes 15%
-Class Participation 10%
-Seminar Facilitation 10%
Reflective Essays (10%)
-Final Version 10%
Op-Ed (25%)
-Second Draft 5%
-Oral Briefing 5%
-Final Submission 15%
Management Consulting: Organizational and Field Analysis (30%)
-Environmental Mapping 10%
-Case Analysis Memo 5%
-Management & Logic Memo 15%
*All assignments will be docked a full letter grade for each 24 hour period they are late.
Class Format:
This seminar is divided into three parts. In weeks 1-3 we will gain an overview of the complementary fields we are drawing upon for this field of study. Beginning with a grounding in the broad field of global development, humanitarian relief, and international aid, gaining familiarity with the critiques of this sector, and then familiarizing ourselves with the conceptual tools from management, sociology, and political science that assist in an analysis of this sector from an explicitly institutional and organizational perspective. Weeks 4-7 provide context for the external environment in which development organizations operate. Weeks 9-11 delve inside organizations. Weeks 13-14 conclude by looking at some current management topics within international aid, especially around measurement and funding. We will meet these objectives through readings, participation in class discussions, mini-lectures, simulations, case analyses, group projects, presentations, and the sharing of students' own experiences. You are encouraged to monitor Moodle and your email for all course updates. Class will be organized with one topic a week. We will generally spend one session discussing the readings, seminar-style, and the other with a guest speaker, doing a simulation, or some other engaged exercise. Generally, at the beginning of class on Tuesdays, I will review major points and add comments designed to elaborate on key concepts, fill in historical background, raise alternative perspectives, or draw connections to contemporary events. We will then have a discussion of the readings, facilitated by student discussion leaders. On Thursdays, we will generally discuss an organizational case, listen to a speaker, or participate in an in-class exercise or activity. However, given the small and intimate nature of a seminar class, I reserve the right to adapt what we cover based upon the group's interests. This will be an evolving course shaped by all of you.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66470/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5151_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5151_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5151_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 October 2016

Spring 2021  |  PA 5162 Section 001: Public Service Redesign Workshop (54169)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/05/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/19/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/05/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/19/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/02/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/16/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/30/2021
Fri 08:30AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Public service delivery innovation and redesign in health and human services fields to improve outcomes. Study and application of theories of organizational development, leadership, and system change. Social system dynamics analysis. Engaging diverse stakeholders. Effects and influence of implicit bias on current and redesigned efforts. Models and tools for public service redesign.
Class Notes:
PA 5161 is the prerequisite for PA 5162. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ongxx068+PA5162+Spring2021
Class Description:
This course supports professionals working in the health and human services sectors in altering organizational conditions so that day-to-day operations yield better outcomes for the people who receive services and for society as a whole.

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


PA 5162 is classified as an alternative course for PA 8081 - Capstone Workshop, and fulfills the Capstone requirement for degree completion.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Students enrolled in the Human Services Leadership Certificate or those who have taken PA 5161 Human-Centered Design
Learning Objectives:
1) Experience introducing and implementing innovation in service delivery in a public or nonprofit organization or service delivery network;
2) Analyze social system dynamics in real time, adjusting strategies and actions appropriately;
3) Interrogate how implicit racial bias influences current operations and affects the viability of system redesign efforts;
4) Authentically engage diverse stakeholders to further enhance design of an innovative idea in publicly funded human services systems;
5) Build the skill of focusing upon outcomes that improve public value.
Exam Format:
Semester-long project
Class Format:
Hybrid course, combining face-to-face sessions, project meetings, and virtual engagement
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54169/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/sandf002_ongxx068_PA5162_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 December 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5190 Section 001: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management -- Designing Change for Public Sector Problem Solving (65592)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/13/2021 - 02/20/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/20/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/10/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/24/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
"Designing Change for Public Sector Problem Solving." http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wood0704+PA5190+Spring2021
Class Description:

How can public and nonprofit sectors address society's most intransigent problems? How can we ensure that solutions are relevant, and flexible enough to adapt to changing needs? This course is an intensive deep dive into the intersection of human-centered design and the need for innovative, sustainable solutions in the public and non-profit sector. You can expect case studies and practical examples; guest speakers who will share how design thinking has impacted their work; and the opportunity to apply the human-centered design approach to a real-world project. This approach - often referred to as "design thinking" - has risen to prominence as a problem-solving method that builds on the strengths of design practice. Featuring iterative phases and the emphasis on understanding and engaging the people and context at the center of every problem we encounter, it can lead to more meaningful and effective outcomes.

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65592/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5190 Section 002: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management -- Collaborative Governance - Theory and Practice (65747)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
02/02/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
02/16/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
03/02/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
03/16/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
03/30/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
04/13/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
 
04/27/2021
Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hend0402+PA5190+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65747/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5204 Section 001: Urban Spatial and Social Dynamics (54106)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Behavioral theories of internal spatial arrangement, functioning, characteristics of cities at macro level/how they produce system of cities. Factors influencing urban spatial structure over time. Urban form, land use/rent. Spatial expression of economic, social, political forces. prereq: urban/regional planning Major/minor in or public affairs PhD or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5204+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54106/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5213 Section 001: Introduction to Site Planning (54144)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 34 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Analyzing/preparing graphic plans for development or redevelopment of property. Site planning issues, process, opportunities, details, and techniques. Hands-on preparation of a site plan. Site visits, lectures, research, presentations, exam, in-class exercises. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hfburga+PA5213+Spring2021
Class Description:
Analyzing/preparing graphic plans for development or redevelopment of property. Site planning issues, process, opportunities, details, and techniques. Hands-on preparation of a site plan. Site visits, lectures,research, presentations, exam, in-class exercises. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54144/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5213_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hfburga_PA5213_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2015

Spring 2021  |  PA 5221 Section 001: Private Sector Development (54086)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Roles of various participants in land development. Investment objectives, effects of regulation. Overview of development process from private/public perspective.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?brow1804+PA5221+Spring2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gunde208+PA5221+Spring2021
Class Description:
The course will provide students with a framework that integrates theory and practice into a developer's-eye-view of urban real estate development. Students will gain an understanding of the development process, real estate markets and products, the project cycle, and the developer's motivations and decision-making process. In completing this course, students will achieve the following three objectives:

- Overview of the Real Estate Development Business

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

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

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

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

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

More information about Peter Brown's projects, teaching, and writing can be found at http://www.peterhendeebrown.com/.
Who Should Take This Class?:
See the syllabus
Learning Objectives:
See the syllabus
Grading:
30% Case study write-ups
20% Homework exercises and quizzes
15% Book review
15% Market research project
20% Final exam
Exam Format:
Take-home final exam. See syllabus for details.
Class Format:
30% Lecture
5% Film/Video
40% Discussion
10% Student Presentations
15% Guest Speakers
Workload:
40 Pages Reading Per Week
30 Pages Writing Per Term
1 Exam(s)
1 Paper(s)
1 Presentation(s)
1 Book Report(s)
2 Homework Assignment(s)
2 Quiz(zes)
Other Workload: 7 Case Studies including write-ups
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54086/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/gunde208_brow1804_PA5221_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/gunde208_brow1804_PA5221_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/brow1804__PA5221_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 November 2017

Spring 2021  |  PA 5234 Section 001: Urban Transportation Planning and Policy (54208)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
This course will integrate key theories and practices, traditional and emerging policy instruments, and techniques for urban and transportation planning. The goal is to introduce students to essential concepts, influential thinkers, and important debates associated with the land use-transportation connection as a foundation for both professional and academic work. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend urban transportation planning process and demand forecasting; the theories and empirical evidence on land use and transportation interactions; land use and transportation policy instruments and their effectiveness; and land use and transportation planning in developing countries.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?taotao+PA5234+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54208/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5242 Section 001: Environmental Planning, Policy, and Decision Making (54159)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54159/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5243 Section 001: Environmental Justice in Urban Planning & Public Policy (66258)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66258/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5261 Section 001: Housing Policy (54103)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Meets With:
HSG 5463 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Institutional/environmental setting for housing policy in the United States. Competing views of solving housing problems through public intervention in the market. Federal/local public sector responses to housing problems. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5261+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54103/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5271 Section 001: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (54128)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
Class Notes:
Contact Geoff Maas (maas0021@umn.edu) regarding permission numbers. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?maas0021+PA5271+Spring2021
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/54128/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 001: Topics in Planning -- Financing Affordable Multi-Family Rental Hsg in US (65628)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Financing affordable multifamily housing in the United States is a complicated endeavor that requires more than just a command of financial principles and analysis but also an appreciation for the nuances and fluidity of policy, public-private-partnership and public discourse. This course will demystify the financial drivers and consequences in our affordable housing delivery system.

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

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

Subject matter of the course will include, but not be limited to: definitions of affordability and target populations; rationale for intervention by government; subsidy and tax incentive programs at Federal, State and Local levels; role and motivations of various actors (government, quasi-governmental, non-profit, for-profit and philanthropic); the power and place of capital subsidies vs. operating subsidies; efficacy of financial tools for social engineering and outcomes.
Class Format:
This course will include a variety of teaching methods to introduce and reinforce concepts and to appeal to different learning styles. These methods will include lectures, guest speakers / panels, class discussion, financial modeling exercises, short essay and opinion papers and an optional site visit.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65628/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schm0023_PA5290_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/schm0023_PA5290_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2015

Spring 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 002: Topics in Planning -- Rural Planning and Policy (65449)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Rural Planning and Policy is an introduction to the opportunities and challenges associated with planning to meet the needs of rural populations. The course introduces common approaches and problems in defining rural areas, provides an overview of global and local processes of leading to economic restructuring and populations changes in rural areas, and explores substantive issues in policy and planning, including governance, health care, rural environments and climate change, and rural livability. Students work in teams and individually to define a rural problem, prepare a strategy memo, and write an Op-Ed suitable for submission to a media outlet.

Learning Objectives:
PA 5290 has seven learning objectives.

1. Describe and explain different concepts of rurality and the complexities of differentiating rural and urban.


2. Describe major global and societal trends that are changing rural economies and populations.


3. Describe challenges and opportunities facing rural populations in areas of governance, transportation, the environment and climate change, health care and social services, and livability, recreation, and the arts.


4. Use Census and other data to quantify the magnitude and severity of a problem or challenge facing a rural population.


5. Write a clear, short evidence-based policy brief that summarizes options available to a rural population to address a policy problem.


6. Write an editorial about a policy option suitable for submission to a newspaper or online news website.


7. Work effectively with a teammate to prepare policy memos.




Grading:
Student Option grade basis.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65449/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5290_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA5290_Summer2018.docx (Summer 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 December 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 003: Topics in Planning -- Data and Tools for Planning (66283)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Title: Data and Tools for Planning. Hui Kong will be instructor. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66283/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 004: Topics in Planning -- Emerging Trends in Transportation (65629)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Emerging Trends in Transportation. Instructor: Hui Kong. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65629/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 005: Topics in Planning -- Local Leadership: Municipal Governance and Policy (66118)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 05:30PM - 08:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Explore the expanding and unique role of the city in today's world and our increasing reliance on cities and metropolitan areas to solve big policy problems. As residents' trust in federal and state government is at an all time low, the "municipalist" movement is taking hold in cities around the world. Cities have had an increased role in visibly addressing wicked problems and implementing policy to improve local economies, the environment, worker protections, transit, and other areas that have lacked investment from state and federal government for years if not decades. At the same time, the environment for city policy-making is rapidly changing, with the influence of social movements and protest, higher levels of engagement with city government, and use of a race equity lens to redefine the priorities of public entities.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Graduate school students; others with permission.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the basic structure of local government and the roles of stakeholders inside and outside of government.
  • Identify and analyze pressures on local government and individuals in local government.
  • Engage with those who seek to influence local government decisions, such as community advocates, lobbyists, elected officials and city staff, and explore their motivations and objectives.
  • Understand the policy making process at the local government level and how to impact that process
Grading:

A = 100%-90%

B = 89%-79%

C = 78%-68%

D = 68%-59%

F = less than 59%

Class Format:
Class lecture and discussion; frequent guest speakers.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66118/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/glid0004_PA5290_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
26 July 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5290 Section 006: Topics in Planning (66612)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
0.5-4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon 11:15AM - 01:45PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021, Mondays, 11:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hfburga+PA5290+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66612/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5311 Section 001: Program Evaluation (54199)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 02:30PM - 05:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 35 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?merri560+PA5311+Spring2021
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/54199/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/merri560_PA5311_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 August 2015

Spring 2021  |  PA 5414 Section 001: Child Human Rights: Work and Education (54201)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Closed (0 of 0 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
International child labor issues. Options for improving child well-being, including policies/programs that have potential to affect the lives of millions of children. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
In Spring 2020, Professor Levison and Professor Maynes will teach GCC 3035/5035: Child Labor: Work, Education, and Human Rights in Global Historical Perspective instead of PA 4414/5414. It will meet Tu/Th, 1:00-2:15.
Class Description:
SEE NOTES ABOVE - SEE GCC 5035 IN SPRING 2020. This course is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. In the last decade, there has been a great upsurge of interest in child labor - from advocates, international organizations, and country-level policy-makers as well as researchers. Questions to be explored include: When is work bad (or good) for children? Can children be removed from situations in which they do hazardous work, or can the work be made less hazardous? Is it enough to provide high-quality public education, to draw children into schools and out of work? What if schools are bad; should children still be required to attend? When children work for their parents, how does that affect policy solutions? Are consumer boycotts good or bad for child workers and their families? How do trade barriers affect child labor? How such questions are addresses in policies and programs has the potential to affect millions of children. This course does not spend much time on on what are known as the 'Worst Forms' of child labor; prostitution, child pornography, children working in mines, child soldiers, etc. Almost everyone agrees that the 'Worst Forms' are abhorrent and should be eliminated. Instead, the course focuses on the kinds of work done by the vast majority of child workers, work which may have both bad and good aspects for children; also how formal education and work are interrelated; and related topics.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
30% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
20% Guest Speakers
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54201/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
22 October 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5415 Section 001: Economics of Early Childhood Development (65702)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Early childhood development (ECD) is examined from an economic perspective. Course focuses on the role of government in helping to promote ECD for purposes of social welfare and economic growth. Readings include studies of brain development as well as longitudinal studies of ECD. Students will become familiar with the importance of rigorous impact evaluations and the use of cost-benefit analysis as a tool for efficient resource allocation of child policies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jtemple+PA5415+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65702/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5421 Section 001: Racial Inequality and Public Policy (54157)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Sat 09:00AM - 11:45AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Historical roots of racial inequality in American society. Contemporary economic consequences. Public policy responses to racial inequality. Emphasizes thinking/analysis that is critical of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial economic inequality. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5421+Spring2021
Class Description:
This seminar explores the historical roots of racial inequality in American society and the economic consequences for contemporary times. Focus will be placed on public policy developments and intellectual debates in the "Post-Civil Rights Era," i.e., recent years when race-based strategies for reduction of economic disparities no longer are politically feasible and the "Post-Racialism Era" when race itself is no longer considered an explanation for inequality. The first half of the course explores the various causes and the empirical evidence on racial and ethnic economic inequality. The second half the course introduces the methods and techniques for assessing the effectiveness of alternative remedies to inequality. Some consideration is given to the problem of race and racial inequality in a comparative perspective, even though the main focus of much of the course is on the United States. Special attention is paid to changing notions of race and federal and state responses to rapid demographic changes. The seminar will provoke open debate and discourse about public policy responses to racial inequality. The emphasis is on stimulating seminar participants to think about and to analyze critically the range of strategies offered for reducing racism and racial and ethnic economic inequality.

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

Grading:

Individual Assignments 60%

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

Team Assignments 40%

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


TOTAL 100%
Exam Format:

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

Class sessions will be devoted to highlighting some of the central issues that confound theoretical and empirical assessments of racism and racial and ethnic inequality. These central issues are developed extensively in the required readings, which cover a broad range of scholarly and popular perspectives and approaches. The sessions will include lectures, group activities, discussions, and films.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54157/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5421_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
29 October 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5426 Section 001: Community-Engaged Research and Policy with Marginalized Groups (54161)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 04:00PM - 06:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Marginalized populations tend to be viewed as objects of social policy, passive victims, or a cause of social problems. Processes of marginalization we will explore in this class include: structural racism, colonization, economic exclusion and exploitation, gender bias, and more. Policy and research are typically driven by mainstream/dominant society members with little direct knowledge about the real lives of people on the margins. This can lead to misguided actions, misunderstandings, paternalism, unintended negative consequences, and further marginalization and/or stigmatization. In this course, we will learn about community-engaged research methodologies such as participatory action research (PAR) and community-based participatory research (CPBR). We will use case studies of sex trafficking, housing, and youth work to explore the challenges, rewards, and ethical implications of these community-engaged approaches to research and policy-making. Instructors and students in the course will work together on a real-world research and policy challenge so that students contribute to ongoing work in the field in real-time.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?melan108+PA5426+Spring2021
Class Description:
Marginalized populations tend to be viewed as objects of social policy, passive victims, or a cause of social problems. Processes of marginalization we will explore in this class include: structural racism, colonization, economic exclusion and exploitation, and gender bias. All of these processes are involved in sex trading, prostitution and sex trafficking. Policy and research are typically driven by mainstream/dominant society members with little direct knowledge about the real lives of people on the margins. This can lead to misguided actions, misunderstandings, paternalism, unintended negative consequences and further marginalization and/or stigmatization. In this course we explore these issues in depth and review and develop ethical research and policy-making through a case study of sex trading and trafficking. Instructors and students in the course will work together on a real-world research and policy challenge so that students contribute to ongoing work in the field in real-time.
This course meets the requirement as an elective course for the Health Equity Minor. The Health Equity Minor is a graduate minor that allows students to specialize in studying health disparities and inequalities.
Learning Objectives:
After completing the course, students should be able to:

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


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


Understand and be able to use community engaged research approaches


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


Develop ethical advocacy plans on sensitive topics involving marginalized communities



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



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

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54161/1213
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5521 Section 001: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (54105)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
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:
MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2021
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/54105/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5521 Section 002: Development Planning and Policy Analysis (54109)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Laboratory
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Fri 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
Auto Enrolls With:
Section 001
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
Techniques of development planning/policy analysis at national, regional, and project levels. Effects of external shocks and government interventions on national/regional economies. Macroeconomic modeling, input-output analysis, social accounting matrices/multipliers, project evaluation. prereq: 5031 or equiv recommended or instr consent
Class Notes:
MPP requires 3 or more credits from 5022, 5431, 5503, 5521, 5722, or 5805. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?assaad+PA5521+Spring2021
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/54109/1213
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 2021  |  PA 5561 Section 001: Gender and International Development (54176)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Women and men are affected differently by development and participate differently in policy formulation and implementation. Gender-sensitive perspective. Historical, political context. Global South. Policy, practice, and experience (theory and measurement; international, national, local stakeholders; effects of policy and practice on development). prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gfs+PA5561+Spring2021
Class Description:

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

Grading:

Class Participation 20 points


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


Essay 20 points
(presentation of chapters and essay combined)


Final Paper 35 points


Presentation 5 points


Class Format:
Seminar style
Workload:
60-75 pages of reading a week
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54176/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/frie0013_PA5561_Spring2016.doc (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
14 January 2016

Spring 2021  |  PA 5623 Section 001: GAINS: Gender and Intersectional Network Series, Leadership Workshop II (65428)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1 Credit
Grading Basis:
S-N only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/29/2021
Fri 02:15PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/26/2021
Fri 02:15PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/19/2021
Fri 02:15PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/16/2021
Fri 02:15PM - 05:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65428/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5683 Section 001: Gender, Race and Political Representation (65563)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
PA 8683 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
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+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65563/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5690 Section 001: Topics in Women, Gender and Public Policy -- LGBTQ Politics & Policy (65595)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
Mon, Wed 11:15AM - 12:30PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5690+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65595/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5715 Section 001: Survey of Current Issues in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (54110)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Current topics in science, technology, and environmental policy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA5715+Spring2021
Class Description:
The objective of this course is to explore current topics at the interface of public policy with science, technology, and the environment. You will gain an understanding of current "hot" topics in science, technology and environmental policy; further develop your critical thinking skills; develop discussion facilitation skills; and understand some of the social and historical contexts that have led to the current topics. The class will be taught in a seminar style, with the expectation that you will take significant responsibility, including leading at least one discussion session. This course is sometimes referred to as the "book club" class.

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

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

• Develop critical thinking skills;

• Develop and practice discussion facilitation skills;

• Understand the social and historical contexts; and

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


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

Exam Format:
There are no exams but there are regular written assignments.
Class Format:
Very discussion oriented and will lean heavily on World Cafe techniques. Some guest lectures on relevant topics.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54110/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/rosex122_PA5715_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy Systems and Policy (65707)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 08:15AM - 09:30AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?edwar369+PA5721+Spring2021
Class Description:
This class will give a broad overview of energy systems in modern society, the social and environmental implications of current technology choices, and the market and policy structures that govern energy production and use. Topics will include state and federal regulatory jurisdictions, utility business models, oil and gas markets, local government policy, electrification, renewable and distributed energy, and consumer end-use trends. The focus will largely be on the US domestic context, though some material will be dedicated to international case studies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- 15% Class Participation

- 60% Four Homework Assignments (15% each)

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

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

Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65707/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/edwar369_PA5721_Fall2018.docx (Fall 2018)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
25 June 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5731 Section 001: Emerging Sciences and Technologies: Policy, Ethics and Law (65773)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Course Catalog Description:
This interdisciplinary course will examine issues at the nexus of public policy, ethics, law, and emerging sciences and technologies (ES&T) including nanotechnology, genetic and biomedical engineering, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence. Topics we will explore include the role of science and technology as both a tool for and the subject of policy and law; the policy, ethical, economic, and legal implications of ES&T research and development; environmental and human health risk analysis and regulation (e.g., EPA, FDA, OSHA, and state and local regulatory mechanisms); intellectual property issues; liability issues; and global impacts. Topics will be approached from the perspective of different stakeholders (e.g., federal agencies, industry, academic researchers, the environment, international organizations, and the public) and in the context of different application areas (e.g., drugs, devices, food, agriculture, energy, environmental remediation) using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches. Students with a broad range of interests are encouraged to enroll.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?pcalow+PA5731+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65773/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5741 Section 001: Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (54129)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?pcalow+PA5741+Spring2021
Class Description:
Interplay between risk assessment, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
This course embraces how risk assessment informs policy development and decision-making in a cross-disciplinary way by addressing core natural science issues on technological impacts and core social science issues on public values and perceptions of risk. It will cover important issues related to risk assessment, risk perception and risk communication.
Grading:
Grading will involve a combination of aspects covering attendance, essays, a quiz and a critical review of risk laws.

One essay (Assignment 3 is a practice and Assignment 5 is the one that will be graded) - worth 25%.
Quiz session 7 worth 25%.
Risk law policy assessments (Assignment 8) worth 30% (10% for presentations and 20% for written policy assessment).
Overall attendance and involvement worth 20%.
Class Format:
Classes will involve lectures from the instructor and interactive sessions where class members will express views based on readings. Risk principles will be translated into practice when the class divides into groups to critically assess risk laws.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54129/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

Spring 2021  |  PA 5743 Section 001: Social Innovation Design Lab: Making Your Idea a Reality (54166)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
Instructor Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Community Engaged Learning
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/02/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
02/16/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/02/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
03/30/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/13/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
 
04/27/2021
Tue 04:40PM - 07:25PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Do you have an idea for an organization, initiative or venture that that could address a social or environmental problem? This course is designed to help aspiring social entrepreneurs and changemakers from all disciplines develop a viable proposal for social change. Course content includes an introduction to human-centered design thinking, change management, leadership skills, non-profit and for-profit business models, and social entrepreneurship frameworks. At the end of the course, students present their project to a panel of experts. Students will be prepared to compete in the Acara Challenge for funding if interested. Students or teams interested in this course should apply by emailing a 1-page resume and project description (1 paragraph to 1 page) of your project/idea to acara@umn.edu. The essay should address your motivation for taking the course, along with describing your idea, where you are with developing it, and what you need to take it forward.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA5743+Spring2021
Class Description:
PA 5743 is an intensive one-week course (1.5 credits) on how to turn an idea into a viable social business model. The goal of the class is to work on technologies, policies, interventions or ideas that address a grand challenge in a self-sustaining manner. Students interested in this course should apply by emailing a 1-page resume and 1 paragraph - 1 page description of your project/idea to Acara at rosex122@umn.edu. The essay should address your motivation for taking the course, along with describing your idea, where you are with developing it, and what you need to take it forward. If accepted, you will receive a permission number to register via MyU. Priority given to materials received by December 20, 2019. After December 20, course applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Seats are limited to 25. Apply soon while space remains! Please Note: Students who use financial aid still need to take 15 credits (other than this course) in the spring to be eligible for aid.
Who Should Take This Class?:
The class is geared towards a multidisciplinary audience, with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds. The class assumes that students have an idea (potential solution) in mind, which they will explore and develop during the class. Students are encouraged to focus on a specific community - overseas or locally. Student teams are allowed and encouraged to take the course (i.e., students already working in a team can take the class together).
Learning Objectives:

● Students will synthesize knowledge from multiple sources.

● Students will develop a basic understanding of the concept of systems thinking and

stakeholders.

● Students will construct a logic model and theory of change for their project.

● Students will develop a basic understanding of the design thinking process and apply it to

their project.

● Students will understand the concept of a value proposition and subsequently construct a

value proposition for their problem.

● 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 apply to their project.

● Students will defend in oral and written communications the various stages of their design

and development of their problem statement, theory of change and solution.

● 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.

Exam Format:
There are no exams but there is a final presentation and plan.
Class Format:
The course features numerous guest lecturers, discussions and activities for the aspiring social change maker. Students and teams from this course will be strongly encouraged to compete in the Acara Challenge for prizes and fellowship money to successfully launch their venture. This one-week course meets Monday - Friday 9-5pm, January 13-17, 2020
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54166/1213
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/rosex122_PA5743_Spring2020.pdf (Spring 2020)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2019

Spring 2021  |  PA 5751 Section 001: Urban Infrastructure Systems for Sustainable and Healthy Cities (65974)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Study social actors, engineered infrastructures/natural systems as they, together, shape health/sustainability outcomes for cities. Understand role of infrastructure design, planning, policy in sustainable cities. Learn sustainability systems concepts, local-to-global linkages, inter-disciplinary, inter-cultural skills. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
Instructor will be new faculty member Elise Harrington. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eliseh+PA5751+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65974/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5761 Section 001: Environmental Systems Analysis at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus (65810)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 24 seats filled)
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/?hende203+PA5761+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65810/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5801 Section 001: Global Public Policy (54116)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Creation of rules, norms, institutions to regulate global activities. Policy making. How global policy making regulates interstate, national, transnational activities. Creation/enforcement of global rules. Applications to international security, political economy. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5801+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54116/1213

Spring 2021  |  PA 5814 Section 001: Global Diplomacy in a Time of Change (54150)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Taught by the Humphrey School's diplomat in residence, this course examines the changing world of twenty-first century global diplomacy and how state and nonstate actors are challenging the status quo. We look at the dynamics behind major international developmentswith case studies including BREXIT, the Iran Agreement, climate negotiations, and China's global initiativesplaced in the context of an examination of how states operate in the international diplomatic sphere and how multilateral organizations enhance or challenge the concept of state sovereignty. Students gain knowledge about the complexities of diplomacy and negotiation through readings, classroom discussions, and guest speakers and develop professional skills through writing and presentation assignments.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA5814+Spring2021
Class Description:

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


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

Grading:

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

  • 30%--Overall Class participation--Students are expected to attend all classes unless excused, to complete all the readings, and to be prepared to participate in the classroom discussion. Students will be separately graded on classroom simulation exercises. Students will be assigned once during the semester to present one of the readings in a ten minute briefing. There will be a sign up sheet for this.

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

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

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

  • 30%--A final 2,500-3,000 word research paper on an assigned topic.
  • Class Format:
    Combined lecture and discussions, with students expected to attend and actively participate in discussions and debates based on assigned reading and familiarity with relevant international events; two negotiation exercises in which students will role play; occasional virtual or in person class visits by professionals in the field.
    Workload:
    Readings 50-100 pages per session, plus assignments detailed above.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54150/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/mtcurtin_PA5814_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    27 November 2018

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5823 Section 001: Managing Humanitarian and Refugee Crises: Challenges for Policymakers & Practitioners (54170)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    02/12/2021
    Fri 03:00PM - 08:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/13/2021
    Sat 08:00AM - 04:00PM
    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, the Middle East region, South Sudan, Somalia, Burma, and elsewhere. Course will also consider and assess UN and other institutions established to address these issues (like UNOCHA and UNHCR). In addition, course will examine US policy toward humanitarian issues and refugees (including US refugee admissions).
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?eschwart+PA5823+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Former Humphrey School Dean Eric Schwartz will be teaching this course. He is now President of Refugees International in Washington, DC. Before serving as Dean of the Humphrey School from 2011 to 2017, Professor Schwartz served in the White House and the State Department in the Clinton and Obama Administrations, as well as the United Nations and with Human Rights Watch.

    This is a one credit course that will meet on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 3 pm to 8 pm, and on Saturday, February 8, 2020, from 8 am to 4 pm.

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

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

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

    Grading:
    TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS
    (These may be subject to slight but not significant modification.)
    25% -- a short paper responding to about 12 assigned questions drawn from the readings for the course. Each response in this paper should be about two paragraphs, and the exercise is designed to ensure students have considered the readings carefully before the two class sessions. There will be about 12-15 hours of readings, in total, for the course.

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

    TO BE COMPLETED AFTER CLASS (DUE BY OR BEFORE MARCH 4)
    25% -- a 2-3 page thought paper on a humanitarian policy of your choice, with your perspectives drawn from information learned in class.
    Exam Format:
    No exam
    Class Format:
    Combination of lecture, guest lecture and class discussion.
    Workload:
    Workload outside of class will include --
    1. A short paper on the assigned readings.
    2. A 2-3 page paper on a humanitarian policy issue of your choosing, in which you offer your perspectives and integrate information learned in class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54170/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    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:
    6 January 2020

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5825 Section 001: Crisis Management in Foreign Affairs (54173)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/21/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/04/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/18/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/04/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/18/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/01/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/15/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/29/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Crisis decision making in foreign policy. Examination of the organization and structure of crisis decision-making within U.S. national security apparatus. Analysis of in-depth four foreign policy crises (Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam Tet, Iraq, and a current crisis). Crisis simulation with students in the role of national security leaders.
    Class Notes:
    Meets alternating Thursdays. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?andre104+PA5825+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    ·
    This course will analyze crisis decision making in foreign policy. Students will:

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

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

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

    o Write an analysis of a historical foreign policy crisis.


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

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

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

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

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

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

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54173/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2018.docx (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/andre104_PA5825_Spring2017.docx (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    21 February 2018

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5887 Section 001: Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar II (54149)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/02/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/16/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/02/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/16/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/30/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/13/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/27/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 04:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    The Master of Human Rights Cohort Seminar is a required course for all first-year MHR students. The course is intended to create a cohort group and ensure that all MHR students have an opportunity to work together to explore current issues related to human rights practice, focusing on emerging events or crises, and debates over policy, practice, or theory and for direct contact with and networking particularly with counterparts in the Global South. This course is in a series with, and taken after, PA 5886.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?walsh912+PA5887+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54149/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 001: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Fact-finding Investigations on Human Rights (65502)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Mon, Wed 01:00PM - 02:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?WALSH912+PA5890+Spring2021
    Class Description:

    This is a 3-credit course that meets for the full semester.


    This course will familiarize you with core principles and techniques for human rights fact-finding, focusing especially on interview skills. You will learn what fact-finding is and how it is used to advance human rights. You'll also learn how to plan and prepare for fact-finding; coordinate with partners and others; navigate security challenges; conduct interviews with survivors, witnesses, officials, and others; minimize the risk of retraumatization and vicarious trauma; and adapt fact-finding interview approaches for challenging contexts (e.g., emergency or conflict settings, detention facilities, or refugee camps).


    You will practice interview techniques through in-class simulations, and learn to tailor interviews for specific situations and populations. Readings, discussions and exercises will address specific considerations when interviewing LGBTQI survivors, children, people with disabilities, older people, and other groups.


    While there are many possible approaches to fact-finding, this course will focus heavily on one-on-one interviews. We will touch briefly on other forms of fact-finding, including through the use of various technologies.


    The course will draw heavily on my experience conducting fact-finding interviews and training staff at Human Rights Watch. Bear in mind that this is just one of many approaches to investigating the realization or denial of human rights.


    This elective course should be considered a supplement to other courses on research methods, not a replacement. I strongly encourage students to take courses on qualitative research methods and social science perspectives on human rights. The approach taught in this course is more like investigative journalism paired with advocacy than like social science research.

    Who Should Take This Class?:

    Graduate Students

    This course qualifies as an elective for the Master of Human Rights and the Human Rights Graduate Minor at the U.

    Learning Objectives:

    Through this course, you will understand what fact-finding is, and how it is used in the human rights field. More specifically, you will have developed skills and knowledge that will enable you to:

    • Plan for fact-finding

    • Adhere to core standards and ethical considerations

    • Interview survivors of human rights abuses

    • Understand best practices for interviewing specific populations

    • Interview government officials, UN representatives, and others

    • Obtain secondary data and information

    • Handle the stress of human rights fact-finding, and minimize the risk of vicarious trauma

    • Prevent and handle security risks

    Grading:
    Grades are based on class participation and on written and verbal assignments and exercises. Grade basis can be A-F or S/N.
    Exam Format:

    No exams. Assignments will be practical, aimed at developing skills for planning and executing fact-finding.

    Class Format:

    Seminar style.

    Workload:

    Comparable to other graduate courses.

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65502/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/walsh912_PA5890_Fall2020.pdf (Fall 2020)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    14 April 2020

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5890 Section 002: Topics in Foreign Policy and International Affairs -- Politics & Law of Conflict Mgmt & Intervention (66484)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits (5 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue, Thu 08:15AM - 09:30AM
    Off Campus
    UMN REMOTE
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Selected topics.
    Class Notes:
    Full title: "Politics & Law of Conflict Mgmt & Intervention." Some knowledge of international relations will be useful as a basis for this course. This class will be taught remotely with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous sessions. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mukho017+PA5890+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66484/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5920 Section 001: Skills Workshop -- Stakeholder Analysis Tools (66189)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    0.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    02/27/2021
    Sat 08:00AM - 05:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5920+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66189/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5920 Section 002: Skills Workshop -- Tribal-State Relations Workshop (66524)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    0.5 Credits (4 Credits max.)
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/30/2021
    Sat 08:30AM - 05:00PM
    Off Campus
    UMN REMOTE
     
    02/20/2021
    Sat 08:30AM - 05:00PM
    Off Campus
    UMN REMOTE
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 40 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
    Class Notes:
    Remote instruction (synchronous sessions via Zoom, asynchronous assignments via Canvas). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jkb+PA5920+Spring2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?taddjohn+PA5920+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Minnesota is home to 11 sovereign Indian nations and c120,000 American Indian people. Tribes are among the top 20 employers in the state, and tribal jurisdiction impacts thousands of acres of land in Minnesota both within and beyond reservation boundaries. While tribes share prominent nation-to-nation diplomatic relationships with the U.S. federal government, tribal relationships with state agencies are increasingly significant. Since the administration of Governor Jesse Ventura, each Minnesota governor has implemented an executive order focused on state relations with Indian nations. Under current Governor Tim Walz, Executive Order 19-24 provides a considerable mandate for state agencies to develop and implement tribal consultation policies and to build associated partnerships.

    This half-credit workshop will introduce participants to the legal and policy contexts in which contemporary tribal-state relations occur. We will explore the shifting history of federal Indian policy, the often contentious past of tribal-state interactions, current emphases on building government-to-government relationships, and potential future trends. Participants will consider how their own civic and professional trajectories may connect to Indian nations, and we will collaboratively draw conceptual and practical links between tribal affairs and other areas of study in the Humphrey School.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66524/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    15 April 2020

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5926 Section 001: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (54155)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
    Mon 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fandrey+PA5926+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Please see syllabus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VHS-G5aENGoz3yUsCYq_5kQXs-3Na8W0UAiqpNr72gs/edit#heading=h.6s07iudyh5ty
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54155/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    3 November 2019

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5926 Section 002: Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (54156)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/02/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    02/16/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/02/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/16/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    03/30/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/13/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
     
    04/27/2021
    Tue 04:00PM - 05:40PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dlevison+PA5926+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Professor Deborah Levison is an experienced teacher (10 teaching awards); she creates a welcoming, non-threatening class environment for practicing presentation skills.

    Participants learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. They record themselves doing a short (2-10 minute) presentation every week; sometimes they also give this presentation in class. This practice is essential to overcome anxiety about public speaking. Participants use PowerPoint software to create effective slides. There are no tests. Grading is mainly check (did it), check-minus (problems/minimal effort) or zero; it is easy to get an A by completing all assignments. Students are graded on completing presentation assignments, readings/videos, reflections and peer reviews, and class participation. Attendance at each class is required. Students may take this 7-week class once or twice. Twice is recommended for presenters with speaking anxiety. Graduate students from different colleges and UM staff are welcome. Advanced students, given the opportunity to produce a group presentation on a topic of their choice, chose the following topic to encourage their colleagues.

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    Grading:
    15% Reflection Papers
    50% In-class Presentations
    10% Class Participation
    25% Other Evaluation Other Grading Information: 25% - feedback to other students
    Exam Format:
    No exams.
    Class Format:
    10% Lecture
    40% Discussion
    50% Student Presentations
    Workload:
    20-70 Pages Reading Per Week
    12 Pages Writing Per Term
    6 Presentation(s)
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54156/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dlevison_PA5926_Fall2016.pdf (Fall 2016)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    19 August 2016

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5927 Section 001: Effective Grantwriting for Nonprofit Organizations (54181)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Wed 05:45PM - 08:30PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Grantwriting skills, processes, problem,s and resources for nonprofit organizations. Researching and seeking grants. Communication with potential funders and generating financial support. Collaborating effectively with the organization and clients to create substantive, fundable proposals.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mitc0432+PA5927+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54181/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5928 Section 001: Data Management and Visualization with R (65618)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    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/?taotao+PA5928+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    This course is intended for students who are looking to improve their data analysis (including data management and visualization) skills with R programming language. The emphasis of the course will be on learning tools and techniques which are useful to students who will be doing data analysis and/or statistical programming in quantitative research or related applied areas.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Use R Studio to carry out R file and related database management

    2. Use R to work with different types of databases and conduct basic data management

    3. Use R to visualize data with different types of plots

    Class Format:
    Meets once a week for ten weeks of the semester. About half of the class time is spent in lecture and the remaining for doing in-class exercise.

    Workload:
    An in-class exercise will be assigned during each class for the students to practice what they have learned (each exercise is worth 6% of final grade);
    Students will use the knowledge from this course to complete a final project (data analysis for an interested research question and write a short report which is no more than five pages about it, 30% of final grade).
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65618/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/taotao_PA5928_Fall2019.docx (Fall 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    6 June 2019

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5929 Section 001: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (54152)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
     
    02/06/2021
    Sat 10:00AM - 01:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

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

    4 Problem Sets (each problem set is worth 15% of final grade). The problem sets will be due one week after being assigned and will need to be uploaded to Moodle before the start of class.
    1 Final Report (30% of final grade)
    Class Format:
    Meets twice a week for first half the semester. The majority of class time is spent doing in-class exercises.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54152/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 November 2018

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5929 Section 002: Data Visualization: Telling Stories with Numbers (54163)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Laboratory
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
     
    04/03/2021
    Sat 10:00AM - 01:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Hubert H Humphrey Center 85
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 25 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Tools for communicating quantitative information in an intelligent, effective and persuasive way. Topics covered include 1) writing and speaking about data; 2) data management in Excel in order to prepare data for charting; 3) understanding and ability to deploy core concepts in of design, layout, typography and color to maximize the impact of their data visualizations 4) determining which types of statistical measures are most effective for each type of data and message; 5) determining which types of design to use for communicating quantitative information; and 6) designing graphs and tables that are intelligent and compelling for communicating quantitative information.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?dorelien+PA5929+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    The class will have a practical approach, combining discussion and practical exercises. The course is designed to be like a walk-through, starting from collecting and organizing data and ending with advanced graph designs.

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

    4 Problem Sets (each problem set is worth 15% of final grade). The problem sets will be due one week after being assigned and will need to be uploaded to Moodle before the start of class.
    1 Final Report (30% of final grade)
    Class Format:
    Meets twice a week for first half the semester. The majority of class time is spent doing in-class exercises.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54163/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/dorelien_PA5929_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    13 November 2018

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5951 Section 001: Humphrey Fellows Global Commons Seminar (66324)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Wed, Fri 09:00AM - 12:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    This seminar will introduce Humphrey International Fellows to the public policy, law, and human rights landscape of Minnesota and provide opportunities for professional growth and development in accordance with the goals of the Hubert H. Humphrey International Fellows Program. Through a series of lectures, presentations, trainings and site visits, fellows will be exposed to professional development opportunities, skill building, cultural education, leadership training and networking opportunities. Fellows will also have the opportunity to hear from experts in their fields of expertise, and learn best practices and strategies in public policy, law, and human rights advocacy.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aowusuba+PA5951+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66324/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5962 Section 001: State Governing and Legislating: Working the Process (54179)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    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:
    A practicum in Spring 2021 is part of the course requirements. Students must contact the instructor, Briana Bierschbach, at brianabierschbach@gmail.com by December 14, 2020 to obtain a permission number and to arrange a practicum. More info at http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bier0136+PA5962+Spring2021
    Class Description:

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

    ● Improve public speaking skills through practice.

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

    Grading:
    Final paper - 30%

    Practicum - 30%

    Class participation -- 16%

    Other assignments -- 12%

    Question memos -- 12%

    There is no extra credit in this class.


    A = 100% - 90%

    B = 89% - 79%

    C = 78% - 69%

    D = 68% - 59%

    F = less than 59%

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

    Three monthly reports from the practicum

    Weekly question memos/short readings to prepare for speakers

    Active participation in class

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

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54179/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bier0136_PA5962_Spring2019.docx (Spring 2019)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    30 December 2019

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5972 Section 001: Elections and the Law (54146)

    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 3972 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Theories and basic structure of the American legal system. Experience with basic tools and skills for using the law to understand and analyze issues facing election administrators across the nation. Use of election-related and non-election related materials to prepare election administrators for interacting with counsel, legislators and the courts in carrying out their responsibilities.
    Class Notes:
    Synchronous sessions will be required and will be added once the dates are finalized. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?choat024+PA5972+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54146/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5973 Section 001: Strategic Management of Election Administration (54205)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    2 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option No Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Completely Online
    Class Attributes:
    Online Course
    Meets With:
    PA 3973 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Strategic management for election administrators in the political environment. Election official tools and challenges. The role of the lawmaking process in budgeting and organizational planning.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ljacobs+PA5973+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54205/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5975 Section 001: Election Design (66187)

    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
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 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+Spring2021
    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/66187/1213
    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 2021  |  PA 5976 Section 001: Voter Participation (54214)

    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
    Times and Locations:
    Second Half of Term
     
    03/16/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Off Campus
    Virtual Rooms ONLINEONLY
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Voter participation issues and challenges including historical survey of voter participation in US and methods to increase voter turnout.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?aochoa+PA5976+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54214/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5984 Section 001: Elections Security: How to Protect America's Elections (66464)

    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 3984 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    First Half of Term
     
    01/19/2021 - 03/15/2021
    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+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66464/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 5990 Section 001: Topics: Public Affairs - General Topics -- Crisis Management in Today's Media (65621)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Thu 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    General topics in public policy.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?koch0098+PA5990+Spring2021 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?jmorillo+PA5990+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    This course explores the dynamics of public crisis in all; political, corporate, and private citizens becoming public. It will focus on six cases (two of which, the instructors played a central role), defining each crisis, examining media coverage, dissecting response and outcomes. At the end of the course, students will be able to critically evaluate a crisis situation and respond effectively.
    About the instructors:

    Amy Koch is the former Minnesota Senate Republican Majority Leader, the first woman of any party to hold the position of Leader. Under her leadership, Republicans shocked the Minnesota political establishment by winning control of the state Senate for the first time in 40 years. Since leaving elected office, Koch has been a small business owner, a political consultant and lobbyist at the Capitol. She appears regularly as a conservative political commentator on local television and radio shows, and is one o f the co-hosts of the premier podcast of Minnesota politics,
    "Wrong About Everything," a fun irreverent and bipartisan look at Minnesota and national politics.

    Javier Morillo-Alicea is the ​ president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26, which unites close to 6,000 property service workers in the Twin Cities metro area. He is also recognized in Minnesota as a political strategist who has worked on multiple candidate and issue campaigns. A progressive opinion leader in Minnesota, he is a regular political commentator on public broadcasting's political talk show "Almanac" as well as ABC's local affiliate Sunday morning show, "At Issue." He is the creator and co-host of the weekly podcast "Wrong About Everything."
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Students will learn to recognize, dissect and take action steps to defuse a crisis, using real world examples to imagine alternative scenarios for how various public relations crises could have been handled by actors involved.
    2. Students will learn how to create or utilize a scandal to drive action, and how to develop protocols to guard against a crisis.
    3. Future leaders in the non-profit, public or private business sector will benefit from exposure to professionals in the field of crisis management, in the form of the two instructors as well as invited guests.
    Grading:
    Students will be graded on two projects: 1. In groups, students will be assigned hypothetical crisis management scenarios, prepare a presentation on how they would handle it and then stage a mock press conference where local reporters pepper spokespeople with questions. 2. A final paper on a real public scandal. The paper should include a timeline of events, complete analysis of the response and outcomes, and present alternative scenarios for the crisis might have been handled.
    Workload:
    Course readings:
    So You've Been Publicly Shamed. Jon Ronson, 2015.

    Case studies:
    - National Political Scandal: Anthony Weiner, U.S. Congressman, NYC Mayoral Candidate, 2011-2016
    - Private Citizen Turns Public: Walter Palmer/Cecil the Lion, 2015
    - #Pointergate and the People of the Internet: Tracking a crisis from multiple angles and in real time, via social media
    - Creating/Utilizing a Crisis: ACORN 2009/Planned Parenthood 2015
    - Corporate Scandal: Wells Fargo, 2016
    - MN Political Scandal: Amy Koch, MN Senate Majority Leader, 2011

    Each case study will include popular press and academic articles.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65621/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    22 June 2017

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8004 Section 001: Integrative Doctoral Seminar in Public Affairs II (54141)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue 11:30AM - 02:00PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    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+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54141/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8005 Section 001: Doctoral Research Seminar in Public Affairs (54148)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Wed 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 10 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Conduct of research, including ethics. Students develop and refine their research ideas. Facilitates development of dissertation research prospectus. prereq: Public Affairs doctoral student
    Class Notes:
    The starting time for some of the sessions may shift to 8:30 due to faculty meetings. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8005+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54148/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8006 Section 001: Current Research in Public Affairs: Topics, Approaches, and Cultures (54167)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    1.5 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    S-N only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Mon 11:15AM - 12:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students participate in research seminars exploring current topics, approaches, and cultures in public affairs. Students responsible for discussion, presentation, and evaluation of research, including peer review of papers and presentations. Discussion of research ethics and skills, including literature reviews, research design, data visualization, public engagement, presentation, and project management.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?yingling+PA8006+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54167/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 004: Capstone Workshop -- Social Policy (65785)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    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:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. Proficiency in quantitative and/or qualitative analytical tools. Contact instructor at hanra003@umn.edu for further information. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?hanra003+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65785/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/hanra003_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 006: Capstone Workshop -- Urban Planning (65450)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Wed 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    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:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?linds301+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65450/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Spring2016.docx (Spring 2016)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/linds301_PA8081_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 008: Capstone Workshop -- Global Policy (65786)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Fri 12:05PM - 02:50PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Prerequisite: Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. Enrollment for this 8081 section is by permission number only (instructor permission). This capstone will allow students to learn by doing on projects commissioned by faculty from client governmental, for-profit, or nonprofit organizations engaged in foreign and security policy, human rights, humanitarianism and other global issues. Some projects in this capstone may offer students an opportunity to travel in the US or abroad with some support and/or at their own expense. Client projects for Spring 2021 will be announced in September 2020 and with teams formed prior to November 2020, when PA 5080 Capstone Prep Workshop will operate. Client-team project planning will begin in that preparatory workshop and project work will be done between January and May 2021. Only students assigned to teams in the Fall may register for this section. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?mtcurtin+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65786/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jamesr_mtcurtin_PA8081_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 011: Capstone Workshop -- Transportation Planning and Policy (65787)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?leit0056+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65787/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/leit0056_PA8081_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 012: Capstone Workshop -- Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (65752)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Fri 09:05AM - 11:50AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?rosex122+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    The Capstone in Science Technology and Environmental Policy (PA 8081) is a one- semester course that fulfills the professional paper or capstone requirements for the Humphrey School MS-STEP degree program. Students in other degree programs may enroll in the STEP Capstone if they have professional interests in related topics. With the exception of discussions and limited readings during the semester, PA 8081 is project based. Your primary effort will be devoted to completion of the research projects you develop with your clients. The course will also ask you to reflect on your learning at stages of the project.
    Learning Objectives:

    In the context of responding to the expressed needs of a client, you will:

    1. Articulate a public problem/opportunity statement and develop/manage a scope

    of work that supports the needs of a public or nonprofit client

    2. Prepare and execute a research/project plan to strengthen theoretical and

    practical grounding in leadership, public policy or program analysis, and reflective problem-solving to inform action on a public problem.

    3. Collect and analyze data from a variety of research methods to deepen

    understanding of social conditions and produce information and evidence-based

    recommendations that will improve understanding and enable effective public action.

    4. Develop ideas and recommendations responsive to the needs expressed by your

    client and the terms of your agreement.

    5. Communicate findings and recommendations - both orally and in writing - with confidence and professionalism to influence decisions and inspire action that advances public objectives and interests.

    6. Work effectively with others with diverse experiences and perspectives to forge

    professional relationships with a governmental or nonprofit client and Capstone teammates.

    7. Develop a better understanding or your own learning process through reflection

    Exam Format:
    No exams, but a final project plan and presentation.
    Class Format:
    I've updated the project list for the Spring 2020 STEP Capstone class.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65752/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    11 November 2019

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 013: Capstone Workshop -- Program Evaluation (65768)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    UMN NO-PRINT
    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:
    Prereqs: PA 5311: Program Evaluation or equivalent course and Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kaln0003+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65768/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/kaln0003_PA8081_Spring2020.docx (Spring 2020)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 014: Capstone Workshop -- Human Rights (65753)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Fri 09:00AM - 11:45AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?shin0148+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65753/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 015: Capstone Workshop -- Public Engagement (65788)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue 06:00PM - 08:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Project for external client on issue agreed upon by student, client, and instructor. Students apply interdisciplinary methods, approaches, and perspectives from core courses. Written report with analysis and policy recommendations. Oral presentation. Topics vary by term. prereq: completion of core courses or instr consent
    Class Notes:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?baraj001+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65788/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8081 Section 016: Capstone Workshop -- Leadership and Management (65442)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Community Engaged Learning
    Topics Course
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    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:
    Fall 2020 PA 5080: Capstone Prep Workshop is required. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?zrzhao+PA8081+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65442/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8151 Section 001: Organizational Perspectives on Global Development & Humanitarian Assistance (66471)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    PA 5151 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Mon, Wed 09:45AM - 11:00AM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Organizational analysis of international development and humanitarian assistance, including perspectives from sociology, political science, psychology, public administration, and management. Examines efforts of multiple organizational players, including NGOs, governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations, corporations, foundations, and international organizations. Critical analysis of aid organizations, especially regarding ways in which they reflect and create power and privilege, the manner in which individuals' needs and desires interact with, support, or challenge the needs of the organization, and how all of this is influenced by forces outside the boundary of the organization. Students increase analytical capabilities in understanding international aid organizations in the context of multiple (and often contested) perspectives on global development and stakeholder demands. Class time involves class discussions, mini-lectures, simulations, and case analyses. Main graded work is a research prospectus or longer research paper.
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?coelberg+PA8151+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66471/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/coelberg_PA5151_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8206 Section 001: Planning Theory (54207)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Thu 02:30PM - 05:15PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Virtual Rooms NONSTD-TBA
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 15 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    An overview of the major theories that have shaped the field of urban and regional planning, including the analysis of theories related to the process and substance of urban planning. prereq: Public Affairs Ph.D. student, urban planning subplan
    Class Notes:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/?fayolaj+PA8206+Spring2020
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54207/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8331 Section 001: Economic Demography (65606)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F or Audit
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Mon 04:40PM - 07:25PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 20 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+Spring2021
    Class Description:

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

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

    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65606/1213
    Past Syllabi:
    http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/jannaj_PA8331_Spring2017.pdf (Spring 2017)
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2016

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8444 Section 001: FTE: Doctoral (54153)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1 Credit
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 200 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    FTE: Doctoral prereq: Doctoral student, adviser and DGS consent
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54153/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8683 Section 001: Gender, Race and Political Representation (65564)

    Instructor(s)
    Class Component:
    Lecture
    Credits:
    3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    A-F only
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Meets With:
    PA 5683 Section 001
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    Tue, Thu 02:30PM - 03:45PM
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    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+PA8683+Spring2021
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65564/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8777 Section 001: Thesis Credits: Master's (54094)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-18 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Class Attributes:
    Grade Sort
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, West Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 200 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    (No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]
    Class Description:
    (No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required [Plan A only]. Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54094/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    20 October 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8888 Section 001: Thesis Credit: Doctoral (54154)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-24 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    No Grade Associated
    Instructor Consent:
    No Special Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 100 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Doctoral thesis credit. prereq: [Max 18 cr per semester or summer], 24 cr required
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54154/1213

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8921 Section 001: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (54115)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    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/54115/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8921 Section 002: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (54117)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    12:00AM - 12:00AM
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Notes:
    If you wish to register for a section of PA 8921, please contact MPP adviser Joel Mixon in the Humphrey School Student Services office.
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54117/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8921 Section 003: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (54118)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54118/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8921 Section 004: Master's: Professional Paper (Individual Option) (54119)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Students work under guidance of paper adviser and committee members to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Class Description:
    Masters of public policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Professional Paper (individual option). prereq: instr consent
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54119/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8922 Section 001: Master's Paper: Plan B (54145)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    1-3 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    In Person Term Based
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    UMTC, East Bank
    Enrollment Status:
    Open (0 of 5 seats filled)
    Also Offered:
    Course Catalog Description:
    Masters of science in science, technology, and environmental policy majors work under guidance of paper adviser to complete their Plan B. prereq: instr consent
    Class Notes:
    If you wish to register for a section of PA 8922, please contact Joel Mixon.
    Class Description:
    Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
    Textbooks:
    https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54145/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

    Spring 2021  |  PA 8991 Section 001: Independent Study (54087)

    Instructor(s)
    No instructor assigned
    Class Component:
    Independent Study
    Credits:
    0.5-4 Credits
    Grading Basis:
    Student Option
    Instructor Consent:
    Instructor Consent Required
    Instruction Mode:
    Independent/Directed Study
    Times and Locations:
    Regular Academic Session
     
    01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
    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/54087/1213
    Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
    2 November 2015

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