ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Public Affairs (PAF)

PAF 300 Public Management and Administration. (3)
fall and spring
Examines the context and role of the public manager and the development of the field of public administration.

PAF 340 Public Management and Policy. (3)
fall and spring
Develops conceptual, critical, and practical understanding of policy, the policy process, and policy analysis.

PAF 401 Statistics. (3)
fall and spring
Surveys 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 420 Public Leadership. (3)
fall and spring
Examines key concepts, models, and strategies for leading public and nonprofit organizations, emphasizing self-knowledge, skills, and abilities for effective leadership.

PAF 460 Public Service Ethics. (3)
fall and spring
Role, values, and issues of public management in democratic governance, citizen participation, power structures, and professional codes of conduct.

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

PAF 502 Computer Applications. (3)
fall and spring
Computer applications in public affairs; software packages for data analysis, decision making, information dissemination, and problem solving. Prerequisite: PAF 501.

PAF 503 Public Affairs. (3)
fall and spring
Development and context of American public administration and policy, role of administration in governance, and values and ethics in administration.

PAF 504 Public Affairs Economics. (3)
fall and spring
Basics of public sector economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts applied to public sector decisions and policies.

PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis. (3)
fall and spring
Institutional and formal analysis of policy processes, decision making, and problem solving; values, ethics, and the uses of policy analysis. Prerequisites: PAF 504; satisfaction of the statistics requirement

PAF 506 Public Budgeting and Finance. (3)
fall and spring
Legal, social, economic, political, institutional, and ethical foundations of governmental finance, budgets, and budgeting. Prerequisites: PAF 502, 504.

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

PAF 508 Organization Behavior. (3)
fall and spring
Theory and application in the management of organizational behavior with emphasis on leadership and the public service.

PAF 509 Public Service. (3)
fall and spring
Capstone application of core course knowledge, skills, and abilities required for public service. Prerequisites: PAF 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508.

PAF 510 Governmental Budgeting. (3)
not regularly offered
Theories, applications, and consequences of budget decision making. Prerequisite: PAF 504.

PAF 511 Governmental Finance. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Management process in government and public agencies, with emphasis on the executive leadership within the public sector.

PAF 521 Organization Theory. (3)
not regularly offered
Organization theory and current research emphasis with application to public administrative organizations.

PAF 522 Public Labor Relations. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
once a year
Manager’s role and resources in the differing forms of administrative, legislative, and community sectors.

PAF 525 Public Program Management. (3)
not regularly offered
Governmental service programming: formulating, financing, operating, evaluating, and reporting. Analyzes interagency relationships and the role and conduct of research in the programming process.

PAF 526 Public Sector Human Resource Development. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Explores 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)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Historical and present-day uses of urban planning and procedures for its implementation. Basic principles and practices.

PAF 533 Urban Growth Administration. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines the process of urban growth and change. Emphasizes partnership roles played by public and private sectors in management.

PAF 535 Urban Housing Policy. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Analyzes the opportunities and costs of influencing public policy and the roles of officials and bureaucracies in decision making.

PAF 540 Advanced Policy Analysis. (3)
once a year
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)
not regularly offered
Various methodologies available for the evaluation of public policies and programs. Prerequisite: PAF 501 or instructor approval.

PAF 546 Environmental Policy and Management. (3)
not regularly offered
Analyzes 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)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Explores how political philosophy, politics, and public policy affect and are affected by women.

PAF 549 Diversity Issues and Public Policy. (3)
not regularly offered
Examines 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)
not regularly offered
Concepts and theory of information and information technology in public sector organizations.

PAF 551 Computers in Administration. (3)
not regularly offered
Experience in use of computer technology for public administration problem solving.

PAF 552 Public Information Systems. (3)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
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)
not regularly offered
Concept and use of modern database management systems in an administrative organization. Advantages and disadvantages of this approach.

PAF 561 Comparative Administration. (3)
not regularly offered
Literature on comparative public administration theory. Bureaucracies and their impact on the political development process. Studies selected nations.

PAF 562 Intergovernmental Relations. (3)
once a year
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)
not regularly offered
Intensive practice in written and oral presentation of reports to conferences with problems in public administration. Visual aid techniques.

PAF 564 Political Economy. (3)
once a year
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)
fall and spring
Possible topics:

(a)Business and Government
(b)Emergency Management
(c)General Public Administration
(d)Geographic Information Systems
(e)Information Management
(f)Law and Public Administration
(g)Public Finance Administration
(h)Public Management
(i)Public Policy Analysis
(j)Transportation Systems Pro-Seminar
(k)Urban Affairs and Urban Planning

PAF 600 Research Design and Methods. (3)
once a year
Advanced methods of research design and data collection. Prerequisites: formal graduate-level course work in statistics and in research methods.

PAF 601 Seminar: Policy Analysis and Evaluation. (3)
once a year
Normative and conceptual issues of policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation; methods of policy analysis and evaluation.

PAF 602 Seminar: Foundations of Public Administration. (3)
once a year
Ethical, social, legal, and philosophical foundations of public administration.

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

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