Spring 2019 Courses:

PPOL 100: Individual Action & Democratic Citizenship

A solid understanding of American democracy and how everyday citizens have and will continue to shape and change policy is essential to our public policy approach. Students will learn concrete skills in advocacy, organizing and policy analysis from cases and examples drawn from current issues both locally and nationally.
3 hours, Individual & Society course
12:30pm-1:45pm TR
Instructor: Kathleen Yang-Clayton

PPOL 210: Introduction to Policy Processes

How does a policy get made? Which institutional structures and who in those structures influence policy making? How does this intersect with politics? From analysis to implementation to evaluation, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the policy process. You will learn how to track policies from their initial construction, implementation and evaluation.
3 hours, US Society course
11am-12:15pm TR
Instructor: Jing Wang

PPOL 230: Nonprofit Organizations in US Society

This course will introduce you to the complex world of nonprofits, with a specific emphasis on those that shape policy and advocacy in Chicago and Illinois. A theoretical framework is balanced by a set of guest speakers from leading nonprofits in the fields of health, immigration advocacy, political reform, criminal justice and education. You will learn about preparing for a career in nonprofits and the role they play in revitalizing American democracy.
3 hours, US Society course
2pm-3:15pm TR
Instructor: Kathleen Yang-Clayton


PPOL 240: Environmental Policy

This course provides an introduction to political, economic and social dimensions of environmental policy and teaches methods needed to understand, evaluate, design and implement environment policies, especially in the United States.
3 hours, US Society course
12:30pm-1:45pm TR
Instructor: John Watson

PPOL 300: Introduction to Urban Policy Processes

Basic structure of the policy process within the urban context including the nature of urban policy, its formulation, evaluation, and implementation. Emphasis on state and local policy development as it relates to urban areas. Field work required.
3 hours
12:30pm-1:45pm MW
Instructor: Stephen Kleinschmit

PPOL 305: Managing Government Processes

Intergovernmental finance, inter-jurisdictional competition, intergovernmental cooperation, intergovernmental cooperative agreements, and contractual and informal relations with non-profit organizations and governmental actors.
3 hours
3:30pm-4:45pm MW
Instructor: Stephen Kleinschmit

PPOL 307: Policy Analysis and Alternatives

Policies often exist in a crowded field of competitors and alternatives which benefit different sectors or communities or regions differently. Building upon your core understanding of the policy process developed in PPOL 210, PPOL 307 provides exposure to more analytical tools, methods, and approaches needed for advanced policy analysis. Formerly listed as PPOL 211.
3 hours, US Society course
9:30am-10:45am TR
Instructor: Agustina Laurito

PPOL 309: Public Budgeting and Financial Management 

Government budgeting, financial, management and the reciprocal relationship between government and the economy. 2 sections
3 hours
11am-12:15pm MW
Instructor: Gloria Simo

2pm-2:50pm MW
Instructor: Xiaoheng Wang

PPOL 467: Civic Engagement

Analytic frameworks and practical strategies for utilizing public participation in government and community decisions. Investigates interactions between civic participation, efforts to improve administration of programs and develop new public policies.
3 undergraduate hours/ 4 graduate hours
6:30pm-9:15pm T
Instructor: Joe Hoereth

PPOL 468: Topics in Management and Leadership of Public Organizations

Examines management and leadership issues through the experiences of current and former nonprofit leaders, elected officials, public managers, policy-makers and other public leaders. Emphasis on topics such as voting rights and political reform, immigrant rights and integration, criminal justice reform, education -- we will also be mostly focused on Illinois and the Chicago metropolitan region.

3 undergraduate hours/ 4 graduate hours
6pm-8:50pm M
Instructor: Shawn Healy

PPOL 490: Field Experience in Public Policy and Administration

Students work in an organization such as a government agency, community group, or nonprofit organization. Students are required to submit written work and meet with professor on periodic basis to review work experience.
4 hours
Instructor: Kathleen Yang-Clayton


PA 494: Special Topics Course- Development and Fundraising for Nonprofits

This course is designed to help students learn why and how nonprofits secure philanthropy. Students will be exposed to strategies, best practice principles and scholarly research concerning effective fundraising tools and techniques. Among the areas we will examine are donor identification, engagement, solicitation and stewardship activities, campaign management, gift and grant structures, use of social media and other communications technology, current trends and future directions in fund development. Students will also apply their learning to a real nonprofit organization through course assignments and exercises.
3 undergraduate hours/ 4 graduate hours
3:30pm-6:15pm T
Instructor: Chuck Van Hecke


Registration Information
View the Spring 2019 course schedule here: https://ossswebcs4.admin.uillinois.edu/PORTAL_UIC/myuic/classschedule.html

If you have any questions, or there is a departmental hold on a class you would like to take, email Sharon Hayes at shar@uic.edu