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Spring 2022  |  PA 5190 Section 001: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management -- Designing Change for Public Sector Problem Solving (68000)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/12/2022 - 02/19/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
03/05/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
03/26/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
 
04/23/2022
Sat 09:00AM - 01:00PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 35
Enrollment Status:
Open (12 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
Full title: Designing Change for the Public Sector. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?wood0704+PA5190+Spring2022
Class Description:

This course is an intensive deep dive into the intersection of human-centered design and the need for innovative, sustainable solutions. This class will teach you to question and think deeply, to produce novel ideas and create synergies between them, as well as making those ideas tangible to others. This interpretive approach stands in stark contrast to more traditional methods that are often driven solely by numbers, analysis, and rationality. As someone who is interested in advancing the common good, you need to learn how to use both methods in tandem.


Comment from a former student: "If you want to ensure true impact, take PA5190. It provides a blueprint for approaching problems that seem too wicked, recognizing stakeholders that are otherwise ignored, overcoming fears of failure, and finding solutions through the power of collective thought and action. The skills and tools I learned in this class will be useful to me for the rest of my life - they have helped me take better notes, conduct better interviews, tell better stories. Regardless of where you are in your graduate studies, and even your area of research, you'll benefit from PA5190." - Third Year PhD student, CEHD.


The class is project-based, where students work in groups to address real-world problems over a two- month period. We meet five times through the course of the semester on Saturdays for four hours each time, and a large part of the work is done outside of class time. The project involves students learning five elements of design-thinking: observation, problem definition, ideation, prototyping & iteration, and testing/evaluation. It's very hands-on, and relies on talking to those most closely affected by the problem students are trying to solve.

Who Should Take This Class?:

This class is designed primarily for graduate students who: hope to expand their ability to innovate; work in government or the public sector and are looking for ways to create change; are interested in cross-sector problem solving and interdisciplinary work; and embrace new ways of thinking about their research.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/68000/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
8 November 2021

Spring 2022  |  PA 5190 Section 002: Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management -- Chicanx & Latinx Politics (66830)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
9 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Meets With:
CHIC 3852 Section 001
POL 3752 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/18/2022 - 05/02/2022
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
UMTC, East Bank
Ford Hall B10
Enrollment Status:
Open (4 of 5 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Selected topics.
Class Notes:
This course explores the theory and practice of Chicanx and Latinx politics through an analysis of experiences, social agency, and subsequent responses to larger political systems and behaviors. It examines unequal power relationships within the United States; the Latinx political movements for educational and social justice; and the relationship between social diversity, stratification, and the political economy. Additionally, in this session we will examine how demographic changes have impacted public participation of Latinx people in Minnesota. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?gnarvaez+PA5190+Spring2022
Class Description:
This course explores the theory and practice of Chicanx and Latinx politics through an analysis of experiences, social agency, and subsequent responses to larger political systems and behaviors. It examines unequal power relationships within the United States; the Latinx political movements for educational and social justice; and the relationship between social diversity, stratification, and the political economy. Additionally, in this session we will examine how demographic changes have impacted public participation of Latinx people in Minnesota.

Dr. Guillermo E. Narv√°ez is a lecturer in Chicano & Latino Studies at the University of Minnesota. His current research examines Latinx demographic changes in Rural Minnesota and the Midwest. Previously he was a Research Associate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2010-2018), and a Scholar in Residence at the Institute of Advanced Studies (2016).


Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/66830/1223
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 November 2021

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