Undergraduate Course Offerings
Course descriptions and syllabi are directly below this list of courses
- PA 210 – Introduction to Policy Process
- PA 211 – Policy Problems & Alternatives
- PA 230 – Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. Society
- PA 240 – PA 240 – Environmental Policy
- PA 300 – Introduction to Urban Policy Processes
- PA 303 – Urban Govt. I: Managing the Internal Environment
- PA 305 – Urban Govt. II: Managing the External Environment
- PA 309 – Public Budgeting and Financial Management
- PA 410 – Economics for Public Administration & Policy Decisions (3 credit hour undergrad section)
PA 210 – Introduction to Policy Process
- Defines public policy and the policymaking process, engaging students in critical thinking about current policies and how they are made.
PA 230 – Nonprofit Organizations in U.S. Society
- Provides a basic introduction to the U.S. nonprofit sector and examines the social, political, and economic impact of these organizations in American society.
PA 240 – Environmental Policy
- Provides an introduction to political, economic and social dimensions of environmental policy and teaches methods needed to understand, evaluate, design and implement environment policies, especially in the United States.
PA 300 – Introduction to Urban Policy Processes
- Basic structure of the policy process within the urban context including the nature of urban policy, its formulation, evaluation, and implementation. Emphasis on state and local policy development as it relates to urban areas. Same as UPA 300. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs and College-level Microeconomics; or consent of the instructor.
Practical, versatile, foundational, relevant, transformational.