Affiliated Courses

UAP 5084G – Advanced Community Involvement
Issues, concepts, and techniques of citizen participation in community development and planning. Theoretical foundation, instituational frameworks, and historical evolution of participatory democracy. Exercises developing group communication skills, public meeting facilitation, and design of community involvement programs. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing Required
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5454 – Nonprofit Organization & Management
Examines the nonprofit sector in American society and compares those roles with the roles the sector plays in other advanced democracies as well as in developing countries. Also analyzes the role of important sub sectors within the nation’s third sector and explores key management challenges confronting non-profit organization leaders with them. Compares those challenges to those found in nongovernmental organizations in developing nations. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Undergraduate, Graduate

UAP 5534 – Nonprofit Organization Leadership and Governance
Major conceptual issues related to developing an understanding of the foundations and roles of leadership and governance of third sector and nongovernmental organizations. Comparison of nongovernmental organizations in the U.S. and around the world. The course is designed to equip students with the capacities to assess and improve organizational governance effectiveness as well as to devise and implement leadership strategies in the complex structural, social and political contexts in which these organizations are typically enmeshed in the United States as well as in other industrialized democracies and in developing nations. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Undergraduate, Graduate

UAP/GIA/PAPA 5034 – Democratic Governance in the Economy
An international and comparative examination of workplace and economic relations around the world, with special focus on efforts to build collaborative work processes that would extend the voice, ownership and control rights of workers. The interface between state institutions and economic organizations is also considered, especially insofar as government prescriptions and processes that may impede or extend democratic governance of the economy. Graduate Standing.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/GIA 5154 – Global Accountabilities
Provides a comparative perspective on “accountability” among nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, private corporations, governmental organizations, and inter-governmental organizations. Theories and practices of accountability, reporting, monitoring, compliance and learning are considered.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/PSCI 5164 – Collaborative Governance and Civil Society
Theoretical foundations of collaborative policy and governance approaches are examined. Strategies and methods for forming and sustaining collaborative coalitions are discussed. Case studies are used to illustrate the effectiveness of collaborative approaches in different policy domains. I
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/GIA 5274 – Comparative Social Movements
This course will investigate the forms of public protest that occur all over the world, with special attention to activism in poor nations and to the recent emergence of transnational movements. Also examines why and when governments repress social movements. Explores movements that are grounded in collective identities based in class, race/ethnicity, gender, religion, and culture. Graduate standing.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5354 – Charity, Philanthropy and Civil Society
This course treats the evolution of philanthropy and charity in the United States and abroad and introduces major issues and continuing concerns linked to the institutiuons engaged in these activities while exploring their ties to civil society. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate
Instruction Type: Lecture

UAP 5364 – Non-Governmental Organizations in International Development
Explores theory and cases of non-governmental organizations in international development. Analyzes various roles of NGOs, and their interactions with local communities, government agencies, international organizations, and private businesses. Examines tensions and collaborations between NGOs and other development actors, drawing from cases in environmental, health, and educational policy domains. II.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5444 – Strategic Planning and Management
An examination of different processes and procedures for generic planning and management of a strategic nature. Particular emphasis on analytical techniques, especially Artificial Intelligence, that are used in the process.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5474 – Program Evaluation
Conceptual approaches and methodological techniques for evaluating national, regional, and local human services programs. Examination of issues relevant to the function of evaluation research and the role of evaluators.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5514 – Public Budgeting and Management
Examines public budgeting and management theories, concepts, policies, processes, and practices, and their effects on federal, state, and local governments. Theoretical aspects of budgeting and management control are related to practical budgeting issues and exercises. Attention is also given to the internal management of the budgeting function.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/PAPA 5544 – Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
Examines concepts central to effective financial management of public and non-profit organizations. Affords students an opportunity to further their understanding of the relationship between financial accounting and reporting systems and effective organization management. II
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5564 – Information Technology, Society, and Public Policy
Social impacts of new and emerging information technologies from a public policy perspective. Technical nature of IT and influences of IT on four core dimensions of society: political, economic, cultural, and spatial. Course integrates theoretical and philosophical literature on IT with applied policy and planning issues.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/GIA/PSCI 5574 – Arts, Culture and Society
Considers the role of the arts in society, including architecture, music companies, or theater productions to heritage sites, science museums, and art galleries. Effective arts policy in revitalizing urban economies also examined. Graduate standing.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP 5594 – Nonprofit Law and Ethics
Explores the legal, ethical and normative systems affecting nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, both domestically and internationally. Examines the historical foundations of legal regulation and professional ethics within the sector and how these systems contribute to the administration and governance of nonprofit and nongovernamental organizations. Also surveys current theories of nonprofit/nongovernmental organization regulation as well as major legal and ethical issues confronting the sector. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/PAPA 5694 – Asset Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Provides an understanding of asset management for governmental and nonprofit/nongovernmental entities. Focuses on the essentials of cash budgeting and cash management, investment of endowments and pension funds, and debt management and debt financing for governmental and nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/GIA/PAPA 5974 – Independent Study
Credit Hours: 1 to 19
Lecture Hours: 1 to 19
Level(s): Graduate

UAP/GIA/PAPA 5984 – Special Study
Credit Hours: 1 to 19
Lecture Hours: 1 to 10
Level(s): Graduate

PAPA 5674 – Financial Health of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
Concepts and analytical capacities necessary to evaluate the overall level of financial health of governmental and nonprofit/nongovernmental organizations. Examines the tools and techniques necessary to assess the financial condition of the organizations and to determie if they have the capacity to carry out their purposes and address their debt obligations. Graduate Standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

PAPA 6114 – Complex Public Organizations
Examines the principal conceptual and theoretical bases for understanding the structure and environment of complex public organizations; also explores the problems bureaucracy poses for democratic theory and for vigorous economy.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

PAPA 6124 – Behavior and Change in Public Organizations
Dynamics of behavior and change process in public sector organizations are examined for: (1) their implications for individuals, groups, and society; and (2) their impact upon organizational productivity and public policy. Critical dimensions of leadership as a sociopsychological process in management are emphasized with special reference to the public sector and public executives. The course also surveys the various types and strategies for planned change in public sector organizations.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

PAPA 6324 – Public Personnel Processes and Their Policy Implications
Surveys the key personnel processes of public organizations, the contrasting norms and behaviors of participants, their impacts on policy, and their implications for democracy.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

GIA 5004 – Power and Policy in the U.S.
Social science theory and research on the distribution of power in the US, especially as it shapes important national policy outcomes. Institutional and class bases of power will be examined, including membership on corporate boards and in policy-shaping think tanks. Implications for democracy in society will be drawn. Graduate standing.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

GIA 5004 – Community Involvement
Social science theory and research on the distribution of power in the US, especially as it shapes important national policy outcomes. Institutional and class bases of power will be examined, including membership on corporate boards and in policy-shaping think tanks. Implications for democracy in society will be drawn. Graduate standing.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

GIA/PSCI 5454 – Advanced Topics in Information Technology & Public Policy
In-depth study and critical evaluation of selected complex issues related to information technology, society, governance, and public policy. Focused attention is given to theoretical and methodological foundations of the area of inquiry and to specific domains of policymaking and implementation. Topics will be selected from IT-related issues in such areas of concern as: cities, local communities, nonprofit organizations, governments, and global networks. May be repeated on a different topic. Must meet prerequisite or have permission of instructor.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

GIA/PSCI 5554 – Culture, Politics and Society in Network Environments
Historical origins, institutional foundations, and theoretical interpretations of cultural, political, and social interaction through computer mediated communication are examined. Particular attention is given to new types of discourse, sources of power, and structures of society at all geographical levels in global computer and communications networks.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

 

GIA/PSCI 5554 – Democracy Begond the Ballot
Forms of ultra or enhanced democracy outside of state institutions, particulary those developing in third sector organizations, theories of democracy and research on functioning deliberative democracies at the grassroots level, in societal or international institutions. Graduate standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate

 

GIA/PSCI 6224 – Competing Conceptions of the Third Sector
Competing Conceptions of the Third Sector Competing theories and conceptions of the third sector in relation to the for-profit firm and the state with international perspectives on voluntary grassroots action challenges and societal transformation. Integration of theoretical and research literatures in the field. Graduate Standing required.
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Level(s): Graduate