SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr)
Broad coverage of public affairs through critical and analytical inquiry into policy making at all levels of government. Particular emphasis is placed on intergovernmental relations as they affect policy in the federal system.
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr)
This course offers an examination of the management process of public organizations in the United States. Special attention will be given to external influences on public managers, the effect of intergovernmental environment and, in particular, problems of management in a democratic, limited government system.
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Orgs. (3 cr)
This course provides an introduction to the management of people in public organizations. Special emphasis is given to management issues involving criminal justice personnel, and the special constraints of administration in the public context.
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr)
This course provides a study of fiscal management in public agencies, including revenue management, debt management, and public budgeting. Special attention is given to the process of creating and approving budgets locally at the state level. The various income sources and spending limitations in the public sector are discussed.