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  • POL 622 Introduction to Graduate Public Administration

    Introduction to concepts, issues, problems, theories, and processes in the field of public administration and/or public management.

  • POL 606 Organizational Dynamics

    Analyzes organizational dynamics and management in all organizations, emphasizing the public sector. Highlights organizational processes and behavior, focusing on change management strategies. Students apply knowledge of organizational theories to actual case studies to enhance critical thinking skills.

  • POL 610 Political Analysis

    This course focuses on the use of statistics to conduct quantitative research in political science and public administration. The course emphasizes hands-on data work. Students will learn how to perform political analyses – and present findings in an appropriate manner – using SPSS statistical software.

  • POL 601 Budget and Financial Management and Administration

    Role of the budget in shaping public policy from managing public revenues, budgetary theory, politics, and fiscal management. Examples from state, municipal, and federal governments.

  • POL 671 Political Environment of Business

    Examines government-business-society relations with emphasis on the social, economic, political, technological, ethical, and ecological environment.

  • POL 654 Political Ethics

    Personal, professional, organizational, and societal levels of ethical analysis. Ethical theories will be reviewed and applied to actual cases that focus on public policy and/or the officials who create and implement it. Profiles of moral exemplars in public life will be examined.

  • POL 647 Human Resource Management in Public Service

    Topics include human resource management in public service: Job analysis and design, evaluation and appraisal, recruitment and interviewing, training and development, wages and benefits, and health and safety. Unionization, regulation of wages, hours, and working conditions, financial security for workers, manpower planning, and job anti-discrimination legislation are considered.

  • POL 646 Public Policy Analysis and Administration

    Examination of public policy issue areas including education, health, welfare, and urban mass transit. Limits to effectiveness of federal, state, and local governments in providing services. Techniques for analyzing the effectiveness of public policies; research techniques for the assessment of future policy alternatives.

  • POL 696-J NGOs and Global Governance

    A seminar in public policy, administration, and law; designed to give the student a greater degree of insight and knowledge of a particular subject and to develop ability in the techniques of individual research, group discussion, and analysis.

  • POL 658 Digital Governance: New Technologies for Improving Citizenship and Public Service

    This seminar explores the transition from electronic government (e-gov) to digital (d-governance), emphasizing political participation, citizen-centric public administration, and the proliferation of global information technologies and social media.

  • POL 651 Productivity Improvement in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Definitions and measures of productivity. Evaluation of government programs, and methods of productivity improvement.

  • POL 695-6U Contested Issues in Public Administration, Public Management, and Public Policy

    A seminar in political theory and methods; designed to give the student a greater degree of insight and knowledge of a particular subject and to develop ability in the techniques of individual research, group discussion, and analysis.