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Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
1100 5684 Public Affairs Survey W 4:10-5:05 Page Hall 40 W. Brown
1100 5774 Public Affairs Survey T 4:10-5:05 Page Hall 60 W. Brown

This course is for first year declared Public Affairs majors and is an introduction to important on campus resources available to students.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
2110 5674 Introduction to Public Affairs (Hybrid) MW 9:10-10:05 Page Hall 60 S. Lavertu
2110 5675 Introduction to Public Affairs TR 3:55-5:15 Page Hall 10 N. Hill
2110 5764 Introduction to Public Affairs TR 12:45-2:05 Page Hall 10 J. Raadschelders

Outlines the Public Affairs profession and discusses how policy decisions are formulated, implemented and evaluated.

*** Hybrid courses are a combination of online and in-class instruction –-an estimated half of the instruction is offered online. ***

Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
2120 5676 Public Service and Civic Engagement MWF 8:00-8:55 Page Hall 60 E. Wicks
2120 5741 Public Service and Civic Engagement TR 2:20-3:40 Page Hall 10 J.Clark
2120 33463 Public Service and Civic Engagement TR 11:10-12:30 Mendenhall Lab 185 J. Henry

Explores the role an engaged citizen plays in a democracy by identifying and explaining the trends of civic engagement in the United States. Concepts and strategies are covered to enhance abilities to address public problems through individual or collective action.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
2130 5677

Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

MW 9:35-10:55 Mendenhall Lab 125 A. Girth
2130 5678

Leadership in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

TR 12:45-2:05 Mendenhall Lab 125 C. Wagner

Examines conceptual frameworks and theories for leadership effectiveness in the public and non-profit sectors. Students learn practices, strategies and habits of successful public and nonprofit leaders.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
2150 5750 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations MW 2:20-3:40 Mendenhall Lab 131 E. Beaton
2150 5783 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations TR 3:55-5:15 Mendenhall Lab 125 E. Scott

Builds foundational knowledge about the nonprofit sector and explores the relationships between nonprofits and the public and private sectors. Builds skills for recognizing various external factors influencing nonprofit organizations and also analyze the qualities that make a nonprofit more likely to succeed.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
2367 5779

Writing and Communication in Public Affairs

TR 5:30-6:50 Page Hall 60 K. Kilbane
2367 5782

Writing and Communication in Public Affairs

MW 11:10-12:30 Mendenhall Lab 174 D. Baker and S. Pierce

Being an effective communicator determines the reach and impact of policy and its ability to influence change. In this course, students work to enhance their speaking and writing skills about topics of public policy; including communicating to diverse audiences with differing information demands.

Prerequesite: English 1110 or equivalent and sophomore standing; or permission of instructor.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
3000 5730

Public Policy Analysis

TR 3:55-5:15 Page Hall 20 K. Vinopal
3000 5773

Public Policy Analysis

TR 9:35-10:55 Page Hall 40 K. Vinopal

An introductory course that provides students with a “tool kit” of practical methods for analyzing public policy issues. It develops policy research and modeling skillsets needed when considering complex, real-world issues involving multiple actors with diverse interests, information uncertainty, institutional complexity and ethical controversy.

Prereq: Econ 2001.01 or 2001.02, and GE Data Analysis course; or permission of instructo


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
3140 5698

Nonprofit Management and Governance

TR 11:10-12:30 Mendenhall 129 D. Robbins

Survey and analysis of nonprofit organization management and governance—focusing on missions that address social issues and public service.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
3500 5765 Public Management TR 9:35-10:55 Scott Lab 048 M. Lepere-Schloop
3500 57829 Public Management TR 12:45-2:05 Ramseyer Hall 009 M. Lepere-Schloop

An introductory course of public management concepts. Students gain competencies required to function in a managerial (or pre-managerial) capacity for public sector organization. Students also improve perspectives and approaches to the unique challenges that often develop at managerial levels within public sector organizations.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4010 5679

Public Affairs Decision Making

MW 2:20-3:40 Page Hall 60 D. Landsbergen

Capstone course designed to integrate knowledge of how analysts and managers in the public sector can make decisions and pursue strategies to achieve important public goals, identifying places where progress can be effectuated.

Prerequesite: 3000, and Jr or Sr standing; or permission of instructor.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4011 5751

Policy Analysis Applied

TR 2:20-3:40 Page Hall 60 J. Begala

Capstone course to write an analytic policy research paper that examines an important policy or management challenge in the public sector.

Prerequesite: PUBAFRS 3000.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4030 34534

Public Budgeting

TR 12:45-2:05 Mendenhall Lab 191 M. Barbash

Capstone course designed to integrate knowledge of how analysts and managers in the public sector can make decisions and pursue strategies to achieve important public goals, identifying places where progress can be effectuated.

Prerequesite: 3000, and Jr or Sr standing; or permission of instructor.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4310 5680

State and Local Government Finance

MW 12:45-2:05 Page Hall 60 K. Young

Financing public services by state/local governments. The fiscal relationship between state/local governments and the federal government. Apply techniques of economic analysis to policy issues.

Prerequesite: 4030, or Econ 4300, or equiv.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4510 34549

Law and Public Affairs

TR 5:30-6:50 Mendenhall Lab 125 E. Brown

Introduces students to the legal environment within which public employees and administrators operate, emphasizing the work of the judiciary, and providing a legal basis for the study of public affairs, with a focus on how the courts engage in the policy making process.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
4535 5785

International Economic Development

TR 12:45-2:05 Lazenby Hall 034 J. Flatnes

Study of the growth and diversification of developing economies and the cause of poverty and inequality. Analyses the impacts of human capital formation, markets and public policy on development.

Prerequsite: AEDE 2001 or Econ 2001
Cross-listed with AEDE and International Studies


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
5030 5755 Local Government MW 5:30-6:50 Page Hall 60 L. Long

Designed to provide a basic introduction to local governments and their relationship to state government. The course will cover organization, structure, responsibilities, management and financing of local governments.
Note: This is a combined graduate/undergraduate class.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
5240 5780 Race and Public Policy in the United States TR 2:20-3:40 Mendenhall Lab 125 TBD

This course explores race and public policy in the United States from the Reconstruction era to the present. Coursework examines the long history of "hot topics" in the current policy landscape, including policing, housing, wealth gap, immigration, voting and political representation.
Prereq: Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing; or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with AFAMAST 5240.
Note: This is a combined Graduate/Undergraduate class.


Course# Class# Course Title Day Time Room Instructor
5610 5767 Innovation, Policy, and the Global Economy TR 3:55-5:15 Mendenhall Lab 0174 Wagner

This course examines frameworks and theories of public administration, governance and policy for science and engineering at the international level. It will critique existing theories of global knowledge development and transfer, governance and trade through the lens of science and engineering.

Prerequsite: Junior, Senior, or Graduate standing





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