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Fall 2018  |  PA 5422 Section 001: Diversity and Public Policy (24367)

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
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economics of diversity. Business/public administration cases for workplace diversity. Value of cultural competency in public/nonprofit organizations. Current policy debates on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and disability. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5422+Fall2018
Class Description:
This course provides a practical foundation for analyzing and integrating diversity in contemporary organizations and businesses. While it applies a policy analysis and economics lens, the interdisciplinary approach of this course draws upon themes from a variety of topics from racial and gender identity, to intersectionality, to freedom of expression and legal foundations. The lectures and discussions focus on the following:
a) the economics of diversity;
b) the business and public administration cases for workplace diversity;
c) the value of cultural competency in public and non-profit organizations;
d) current policy debates about how and whether diversity competes with other policy objectives, such as efficiency and equity.

The course consists of three parts. The first part will focus on the foundations of diversity in terms of definitions, legal and economic implications, and contemporary academic debates. During the first part, students will form teams and begin researching an assigned or selected diversity topic to analyze in their policy briefs. The second part on the course, diversity and difference, will focus on specific elements on diversity, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, and others. During this part, students will be exposed to guest speakers who provide a unique perspective on the subject as well as prepare and lead class-discussions to engage their peers. The third part of the course will focus on hands-on discussions about how a policy maker or an organization's leader might go about allocating resources for different diversity groups and the inherent trade-offs in this process. The students will also learn about writing and presenting their research findings in a form of a policy brief which they will present to classmates on the last day of class.

Reading materials will be available via the course Moodle site. Some links to reading materials are also included in the syllabus.
Grading:
Individual: 60%
10 REFLECTIVE ESSAYS 30%
MIDTERM EXAM 30%, Midterm exam will consist of 2 parts: 1) timed multiple choice quiz, and 2) 1 essay question.

Group: 40%
POLICY BRIEF 10%
PEER EVALUATION OF POLICY BRIEF PRESENTATION 10%
PEER EVALUATION OF TEAM-LED DISCUSSION 10%
WITHIN GROUP PEER EVALUATION 10%
Class Format:
35% Lecture/Presentations
35% Discussion
20% Student Presentations
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
Readings: 100-150 pages per week.
Weekly reflective essays based on readings.
Time for team meetings/team policy memo outside of class.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/24367/1189
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 May 2017

Fall 2017  |  PA 5422 Section 001: Diversity and Public Policy (33471)

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
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon 01:00PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-219
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economics of diversity. Business/public administration cases for workplace diversity. Value of cultural competency in public/nonprofit organizations. Current policy debates on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and disability. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5422+Fall2017
Class Description:
This course provides a practical foundation for analyzing and integrating diversity in contemporary organizations and businesses. While it applies a policy analysis and economics lens, the interdisciplinary approach of this course draws upon themes from a variety of topics from racial and gender identity, to intersectionality, to freedom of expression and legal foundations. The lectures and discussions focus on the following:
a) the economics of diversity;
b) the business and public administration cases for workplace diversity;
c) the value of cultural competency in public and non-profit organizations;
d) current policy debates about how and whether diversity competes with other policy objectives, such as efficiency and equity.

The course consists of three parts. The first part will focus on the foundations of diversity in terms of definitions, legal and economic implications, and contemporary academic debates. During the first part, students will form teams and begin researching an assigned or selected diversity topic to analyze in their policy briefs. The second part on the course, diversity and difference, will focus on specific elements on diversity, such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, and others. During this part, students will be exposed to guest speakers who provide a unique perspective on the subject as well as prepare and lead class-discussions to engage their peers. The third part of the course will focus on hands-on discussions about how a policy maker or an organization's leader might go about allocating resources for different diversity groups and the inherent trade-offs in this process. The students will also learn about writing and presenting their research findings in a form of a policy brief which they will present to classmates on the last day of class.

Reading materials will be available via the course Moodle site. Some links to reading materials are also included in the syllabus.
Grading:
Individual: 60%
10 REFLECTIVE ESSAYS 30%
MIDTERM EXAM 30%, Midterm exam will consist of 2 parts: 1) timed multiple choice quiz, and 2) 1 essay question.

Group: 40%
POLICY BRIEF 10%
PEER EVALUATION OF POLICY BRIEF PRESENTATION 10%
PEER EVALUATION OF TEAM-LED DISCUSSION 10%
WITHIN GROUP PEER EVALUATION 10%
Class Format:
35% Lecture/Presentations
35% Discussion
20% Student Presentations
10% Guest Speakers
Workload:
Readings: 100-150 pages per week.
Weekly reflective essays based on readings.
Time for team meetings/team policy memo outside of class.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/33471/1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
12 May 2017

Fall 2015  |  PA 5422 Section 001: Diversity and Public Policy (35143)

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
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management 2-219
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economics of diversity. Business/public administration cases for workplace diversity. Value of cultural competency in public/nonprofit organizations. Current policy debates on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and disability. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?myers006+PA5422+Fall2015
Class Description:
This course surveys what every policy analyst ought to know about diversity. The lectures and discussions draw upon the literatures on a) the economics of diversity; b) the business and public administration cases for workplace diversity; c) the value of cultural competency in public and non-profit organizations; and d) current policy debates about how and whether diversity competes with other policy objectives, such as efficiency and equity. See syllabus in Course Guide for more information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/35143/1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2015.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

Spring 2014  |  PA 5422 Section 001: Diversity and Public Policy (67403)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Wed 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Carlson School of Management L-118
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Economics of diversity. Business/public administration cases for workplace diversity. Value of cultural competency in public/nonprofit organizations. Current policy debates on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, and disability.
Class Description:
This course surveys what every policy analyst ought to know about diversity. The lectures and discussions draw upon the literatures on a) the economics of diversity; b) the business and public administration cases for workplace diversity; c) the value of cultural competency in public and non-profit organizations; and d) current policy debates about how and whether diversity competes with other policy objectives, such as efficiency and equity. See syllabus in Course Guide for more information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67403/1143
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/myers006_PA5422_Fall2015.docx (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 April 2014

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