PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (PADM)

PADM 308 - TOPICS IN POLICY MAKING

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Credits: 3

PADM 321 - NONPROFIT SECTOR IN U.S.

History and purpose of nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Scope and legal structure of nonprofit sector. Historical, political, economic, and sociological perspective on nonprofit organizations.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 301

Course Notes: Completion of 60 credit hours and consent of instructor.

PADM 322 - HUMAN RELATIONS IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Human resource management in nonprofit organizations; personnel and volunteer management; working effectively with a board of directors; and managing change.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 301

Course Notes: Completion of 60 credit hours and consent of instructor.

PADM 323 - PROGRAM EVALUATION FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Examines key concepts, methods, and approaches in the field of evaluation research. Students will be exposed to the theoretical and methodological diversity inherent in curent evalution practices across a number of substantive areas (e.g., social services, education, advocacy, and business practices).

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 301

Course Notes: Completion of 60 credit hours and consent of instructor.

PADM 324 - RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning in the nonprofit context; identifying, serving, and communicating with key constituencies including funders, media, constituents, and the community.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 301

Course Notes: and completion of 60 credit hours or consent of instructor.

PADM 347 - DIVERSITY AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Interpersonal relations, the nature of conflict, and methods of conflict transformation with a focus on community building. Mediation, arbitration, role playing, and language exploration.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 101

Course Notes: and 9 credit hours of Social Science.

PADM 348 - LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Leadership in the public policy process, including models of leadership and public/private partnerships in local governance.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 101

PADM 351 - INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES

This course provides an overview of health care organizations, health care providers and on-going health care issues within the United States and other health care delivery systems. It uses a system framework that ties together the numerous components of these health care systems. An emphasis will be given to the ways in which the differing systems histories affect thier responses to change. The class will also focus on ways in which positive changes can be made in order to improve these systems and move them towards quality patient-centered care.

Credits: 3

PADM 353 - MEDICAL ETHICS AND THE LAW

Administrative concerns regarding ethical and legal aspects of the delivery of health services. Extensive use of case studies.

Credits: 3

Course Notes: Completion of 60 credit hours required.

PADM 356 - ECONOMIC ISSUES IN HEALTH SERVICE

Economic analysis of major health care problems. Topics include ing costs, inequality, and difficulties of access, and cross cultural differentials in health care indices. Economic concepts and tools used to evaluate the hospital, pharmaceutical, and private insurance industries; the impact of technology on health; and the role of values in health care reform. Fulfills the economics requirement for students in the health services, nonprofit management, and administrative studies concentrations.

Credits: 3

Attributes: Social Science

PADM 360 - ISSUES: INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Intergovernmental relations and their impact on local government. The constitutional context and evolution of federalism; increasing federal role in local affairs; fiscal intergovernmental relations; court decisions that have facilitated the expanded federal role. Administrative relations, mandates, and impact of regulation by higher level governments.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 300

PADM 361 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

Management of local units of government from standpoint of chief executive officer, city manager, township supervisor, school superintendent, and others. Day-to-day operational aspects of municipal administration; supervision of basic public services.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 301

Course Notes: or consent

PADM 362 - URBAN POLITICS

Problems of governing in urban areas; formal and informal structures and power bases of local government; conflicts and competition between racial and ethnic groups and between city and suburban areas. Application of political machine and community power models in case studies, including studies of Chicago politics.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 300

PADM 363 - URBAN POLICY

Policies and policy-making processes of government that shape quality of life in metropolitan areas; relationship between political and market processes; class, gender, racial, and regional consequences of difference policies.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 301

PADM 367 - GOVERNING METROPOLITAN AREAS

Regional governance issues in metropolitan areas including delivery of local government services that cross political boundaries.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 300

PADM 369 - STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Politics, structure, and governance of state and local governments; interrelationships of governments in metropolitan areas; selected policy issues of concern to state and local governments.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: PADM 301

PADM 370 - ECONOMICS OF PUBLIC POLICY

Seeking solutions to the problems of the world using basic economic principles and analysis. Exploring market interventions and shaping government actions to make society better off. Discussions, lectures, films, the Internet, and debates are utilized. Ideas of political candidates and policy pundits are examined. Topics can include Universal Health Care, Affordable Housing, Global Poverty, Pollution Control, Crime, Minimum Wage, the Maxwell Street Market, China, Alternatives Indicators, and Slavery.

Credits: 3

PADM 371 - ISSUES IN DEVELOPMENT & ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC POLICY

Interaction of policy making and implementation. Study of selected issues in public policy. Impact of politics on administration.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 101

PADM 375 - PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Major problem areas in public administration including ethical considerations and political aspects of policy implementation.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: POS 101

Course Notes: or consent of instructor.

PADM 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-6

Course Notes: Consent