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Sample Syllabi

Please find sample syllabi for courses offered by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs below. These are sample syllabi and may not be indicative of future course structures as instructors, content, and mode of instruction are subject to change. Please note that not every course listed is offered every term or every year. Contact your academic advisor for specific guidance on course availability or with any further questions.

Undergraduate/Graduate Courses

5030 – An Introduction to Local Government

5240 – Race and Public Policy in the United States

5250 – Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy

5350 – Governing the End of Nature? Environmental Policy in the Anthropocene 

5506 – Administration of Criminal Justice

5513 – Skills: Excel 1 (Basic)

5514 – Skills: Excel 2 (Advanced)

5590 – Fundraising and Philanthropy

5591 – Lobbying and Government Relations

5592 – Marketing for Nonprofit and Public Organizations

5595 – Social Enterprise

5600 – Science, Engineering and Public Policy

5610 – Innovation, Policy and the Global Economy

5620 – Rapid Innovation for Public Impact

5700 – Rebuilding Failed and Weak States

5750 – Business and Government Relationship

5770 – Risk and Decision Analysis

5890 – U.S. Food Policy

5900 – Food Systems Planning and the Economy

Graduate Courses

6000 – Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

6010 – Legal Environment of Public Administration

6030 – Public Sector Economics

6040 – Public Budgeting and Finance

6045 – Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Administration

6050 – Managing Public Organizations

6051 – Introduction to Public Affairs

6055 – Judgement in Managerial Decision-Making

6060 – Managing Human Resources in Public Organizations

6070 – Public Affairs Statistics

6075 – Data, Models and Evaluation

6080 – Concept and Methods of Program Evaluation

6500 – Written and Oral Communications Skills

6505 – Skills: Governmental Accounting

6510 – Skills: Conveying Quantitative Data in Public Affairs

6515 – Skills: Database Management 

6525 – Skills: Survey Design

6530 – Skills: Negotiation

6890 – Skills: Board Development

6890 – Skills: Lean Management

7501 – Grant Writing

7503 – Higher Education Policy Seminar

7505 – Wicked Policy Problems

7507 – Criminal Justice Policy

7531 – Economic Development Policy

7533 – Nonprofit Financial Management

7534 – Privatization and Public Services 

7535 – Markets and Mandates: The Political Economy of Regulation, Deregulation and Reregulation

7550 – Contract Management

7553 – Nonprofit Management and Governance

7554 – Performance Management in the Public Sector

7555 – Project Management in the Public Sector

7557 – Strategy for Public Organizations

7571 – Multivariate Regression Analysis

7572 – Policy Simulation and Modeling

7573 – Qualitative Methods for Public Affairs 

7574 – Mixed Methods Approaches for Policy-Related Research