Public Administration and Policy (PP)

PP110: Ethics and Public Administration

This course will introduce students to the basic concepts, principles, and theories of ethics and demonstrate the role that these might play in the formation of public policy. The course will also survey various social issues, explore current policies that deal with them, and subject these policies to an ethics analysis. The overall aim of the course is to assist students in developing their critical thinking skills and to persuasively argue their position on the ethics of individual public policy programs.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: EM101

PP220: Socially Responsible Leadership

This course is intended to enable participants to understand, evaluate, and reflect on leadership as well as develop their own leadership skills through experiential exercises. It will examine the nature and varieties of leadership by elected and appointed officials in government, officials and volunteers in nonprofit organizations, leaders of political movements, and community groups.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: EM101

PP310: Finance and Budgeting in the Public Sector

This course examines the public budgetary process and related financial management techniques. It reviews the rationale for government intervention in the marketplace and rationale for sources of public revenue. The course will equip students with the knowledge, vocabulary, skills, and practical tools needed to participate skillfully and ethically in public finance decision making, and to assume a leadership role in guiding dialogue about resource acquisition and allocation choices.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: EM101

PP420: Private and Public Sector Partnerships

Public-private partnerships provide a unique way for the government and private developers to work together to create sustainable and profitable urban infill developments. This course explores the structure of private and public sector partnerships and their unique interrelationship in support of government and municipal projects.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: EM101

PP450: Program Evaluation

Students will study the methods and techniques used to assess effectiveness and monitor the performance of programs. Specific attention is given to theories, research, and practice related to program evaluation. The skills learned in this course will assist the practitioner in determining the effectiveness of new or existing programs in public organizations.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: EM101