Interim Department Head: Professor Mark Robbins
Office: 4th Floor, 1800 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Public policy history and institutions, government administration and systems, policy analysis, contemporary policy issues, polling and influences on policy making. CA 2.
(Also offered as URBN 2100.) Three credits.
Theory and practice of surveys, including overall project design, questionnaire development, sampling, methods of data collection and data analysis.
The public policy process in the United States and frameworks for understanding and evaluating contemporary policy problems.
Research design for policy analysis, impact analysis, implementation analysis, program evaluation.
Data analysis for program evaluation, public policy and management research including data description, probability theory, statistical inference, multiple regression and time series analysis.
Exploration of policy analysis using case studies on various contemporary policy topics.
(Also offered as POLS 3625.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher.
Concepts, theories, structure, and substance of public opinion.
Overview of public administration theory, systems and practices as they have developed in the United States. Explores the roles of public officials in the context of a pluralistic democratic society.
Introduction to the policy and management issues surrounding how governments budget and spend the money they raise.
Examination of contemporary public policy through the lens of race.
Policy workshop on the practical application of making public policy.
Credits up to 12. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of the department head.
Three credits. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.
An exploration of fundamental issues in public policy, public management and public opinion.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.
(Also offered as POLS 3203.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors and higher, others by instructor consent.
Development of environmental policies and institutions and their effects on the motivations and the actions of individuals and groups with implications for questions of equity, justice, and sustainability. Draws on approaches from comparative politics, public policy, and international relations.
Management of financial resources in public service organizations. Topics include variance analysis, cost analysis, public sector and nonprofit accounting, financial statement analysis, and forecasting.
An examination of the municipal bond market, capital budgeting techniques, and related public policy issues.
Analytical tools and concepts to evaluate policies related to government revenues, the delivery of public services, and intergovernmental relations.
Examination of the concepts and principles of public policy analysis, with applications to important social issues.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. May be repeated for credit with a change in subject matter.
Theory and practice of child and family policy. Topics may include marriage and divorce, fertility, employment, and human capital.
The structures, processes, and principles of human resource management in public service and examination of contemporary human resource policies and challenges.