Public Affairs (PAF)

PAF 401 Statistics. (3) F, S
Survey of statistical concepts and techniques with application to public administration. Does not count toward program of study. Satisfies statistics prerequisite requirement for PAF 501 and 502.

PAF 501 Public Service Research. (3) F, S
Philosophy, scope, methods, design values, and ethics of public service research. Prerequisite: an approved course in statistics.

PAF 502 Public Program Analysis. (3) F, S
Application of research methods and techniques to evaluate the implementation of decisions in public organizations. Prerequisite: PAF 501.

PAF 503 Public Affairs. (3) F, S
The development and context of American public administration and policy, the role of administration in governance, and values and ethics in administration.

PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics. (3) F, S
The basics of public sector economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts applied to public sector decisions and policies.

PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis. (3) F, S
Institutional and formal analysis of policy processes, decision making, and problem solving; values, ethics, and the uses of policy analysis.

PAF 506 Public Budgeting and Finance. (3) F, S
The legal, social, economic, political, institutional, and ethical foundations of governmental finance, budgets, and budgeting. Prerequisite: PAF 504.

PAF 507 Public Human Resource Management. (3) F, S
Personnel systems, behavior and management of people in public organizations, collective behavior, unionism, conflict management, motivation, productivity, and ethics.

PAF 508 Public Service. (3) F, S
Capstone application of core course knowledge, skills, and abilities required for public service. Prerequisites: PAF 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507.

PAF 510 Governmental Budgeting. (3) N
Theories, applications, and consequences of budget decision making. Prerequisite: PAF 504.

PAF 511 Governmental Finance. (3) N
Sources of funding, management of funds and debts, and general pattern of expenditures in states, counties, cities, and districts. Prerequisite: PAF 504.

PAF 520 Public Management. (3) A
The management process in government and public agencies, with emphasis on the executive leadership within the public sector.

PAF 521 Organization Theory. (3) N
Organization theory and current research emphasis with application to public administrative organizations.

PAF 522 Public Labor Relations. (3) N
Rise of public unionism, managerial policy toward unionism, conflict resolution, impact of unionism on budgets, personnel policies, and public policy.

PAF 523 The City and County Manager. (3) N
The manager's role and resources in the differing forms of administrative, legislative, and community sectors.

PAF 525 Public Program Management. (3) N
Governmental service programming: formulating, financing, operating, evaluating, and reporting. Analysis of interagency relationships and the role and conduct of research in the programming process.

PAF 526 Public Sector Human Resource Development. (3) N
Concepts and techniques of organizational development in the public sector, including staffing, supervisor training, executive development, resource planning, and employee training.

PAF 529 Organization Change and Development. (3) N
Exploring the nature and management of change and development as a tool to achieve organizational goals; effecting planned change.

PAF 530 Management of Urban Government. (3) N
Administrative practices and behavior within the urban political administrative environment. Functional areas such as citizen participation, urban planning, urban transportation, and the conflicts between urban politics and administrative efficiency.

PAF 531 Community Conflict Resolution. (3) N
Interdisciplinary approach to understanding the dynamics of community conflict. Strategic considerations in policy design and advocacy; potential reaction to conflict. Relevant models and research findings generated by both case studies and comparative methods.

PAF 532 Urban Planning Administration. (3) N
Historical and present day uses of urban planning and procedures for its implementation. Basic principles and practices.

PAF 533 Urban Growth Administration. (3) N
Examines the process of urban growth and change. Partnership roles played by public and private sectors in management are emphasized.

PAF 535 Urban Housing Policy. (3) N
Comprehensive consideration of the revitalization of American cities with major emphasis upon the housing process and related institutions and services.

PAF 536 Urban Policy Making. (3) N
Analysis of the opportunities and costs of influencing public policy and the roles of officials and bureaucracies in decision making.

PAF 540 Advanced Policy Analysis. (3) A
Emphasizes the structure of policy problems, forecasting policy alternatives, optimizing resources, and reducing uncertainty in policy making. Prerequisite: PAF 505 or instructor approval.

PAF 541 Program Evaluation. (3) N
Various methodologies available for the evaluation of public policies and programs. Cross-listed as JUS 547. Prerequisite: PAF 501 or instructor approval.

PAF 546 Environmental Policy and Management. (3) N
Analysis of environmental policy and planning issues and principles related to the analysis and management of natural and urban/regional resources.

PAF 547 Science, Technology, and Public Affairs. (3) N
The influence of science and technology on governmental policy making, scientists as administrators and advisors, governmental policy making for science and technology, government as a sponsor of research and development.

PAF 548 Women, Politics, and Public Policy. (3) N
Explores how political philosophy, politics, and public policy affect and are affected by women.

PAF 549 Diversity Issues and Public Policy. (3) N
Examination of public policy issues concerning or affecting women, black, Latino, Asian, and American Indian communities, as well as those groups' impact on the policy process.

PAF 550 Information Management. (3) N
Concepts and theory of information and information technology in public sector organizations.

PAF 551 Computers in Administration. (3) N
Experience in use of computer technology for public administration problem solving.

PAF 552 Public Information Systems. (3) N
Systems analysis concepts and theory as applied to administration. Alternative modes of information organization and their impact on public decision making.

PAF 555 Research Data Management. (3) N
Techniques and problems associated with data management in a research environment. Database management systems, security and integrity, accessibility, and cost.

PAF 556 Database Management Systems. (3) N
Concept and use of modern database management systems in an administrative organization. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach.

PAF 561 Comparative Administration. (3) N
Literature on comparative public administration theory. Bureaucracies and their impact on the political development process. Selected nations are studied.

PAF 562 Intergovernmental Relations. (3) N
Evolution, growth, present status, and characteristics of the U.S. federal system of government. Federal-state relations, state-local relations, regionalism, councils of government, interstate cooperation, grants-in-aid, and revenue sharing.

PAF 563 Report Preparation. (3) N
Intensive practice in written and oral presentation of reports to conferences with problems in public administration. Visual aid techniques.

PAF 564 Political Economy. (3) S
Classical and contemporary literature and historical development of governmental and economic arrangements, with special emphasis on the role of the state.

PAF 591 Seminar. (1–12) F, S
Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
(a) General Public Administration
(b) Public Finance Administration
(c) Public Management
(d) Urban Affairs and Urban Planning
(e) Public Policy Analysis
(f) Information Management
(g) Business and Government
(h) Emergency Management

PAF 600 Research Design and Methods. (3) A
Advanced methods of research design and analysis. Prerequisites: formal graduate level course work in statistics and in research methods.

PAF 601 Seminar: Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation. (3) A
Normative and conceptual issues of policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation; empirical approaches and methods of program evaluation and policy analysis.

PAF 602 Seminar: Foundation of Public Administration. (3) A
Ethical, social, legal, and philosophical foundations of public administration.

PAF 603 Seminar: Organization and Behavior in the Public Sector. (3) A
Structure, organization, conduct, and performance of public sector institutions in the administration of public policy. Prerequisite: PAF 602.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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