PPOL 100. Individual Action & Democratic Citizenship: 3 CR
Instructor: Kathleen Yang-Clayton
MWF 2-2:50 or TH 3:30-4:45

Seeks to enhance understanding of the role of the individual as democratic citizen in shaping policy issues and outcomes in today’s world. Course information: Previously listed as PA 100. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion/Recitation. Individual and Society course.

PPOL 210. Introduction to Public Policy: 3 CR
Instructors: Federica Fusi, Stephen Kleinschmit & Samuel Kurtz
TH 12:30-1:45, MWF 1-1:50, or TH 9:30-10:45

Introduces students to public policy and the policy-making process. Course Information: Previously listed PA 210. US Society course.

PPOL 230. Nonprofit Organizations & Civil Society: 3 CR
Instructors: Kathleen Yang-Clayton & Kate Albrecht
TH 11-12:15 or MW 11-11:50 (dis) & 12-12:50 (lec)

Introduction to the US nonprofit sector and examines the social, political, and economic impact of these organizations in American society from roughly 1870 to today. Historical emphasis on events that have shaped the modern American nonprofit sector. Course Information: Previously listed as PA 230. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion/Recitation. Past course, and US Society course.

PPOL 240. Environmental Policy: 3 CR
Instructor: John Watson
TH 11-12:15

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. Course Information: Previously listed as PA 240. US Society course.

PPOL 296. Special Topics in Public Policy: 3 CR
Instructor: Stephen Kleinschmit
MW 3-4:15

Special topics in public policy such as: nonprofit management, racial equity analysis in public administration, deliberative democracy and civic analytics. Recommended Background: PPOL 100 and PPOL 210.

PPOL 300. Urban Policy & Process: 3 CR
Instructor: Kelly LeRoux
TH 2-3:15

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. Course Information: Previously listed as PA 300. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Public Policy or Urban Studies and college-level Microeconomics; or consent of the instructor.

PPOL 303. Bureaucracy & Public Policy: 3 CR
Instructor: Jiaqi Liang
TH 3:30-4:45

Personnel management, organizing, budgeting, finance, leadership, motivation, economic development, accountability, ethics, legal and constitutional foundations. Course Information: Previously listed as PA 303. Prerequisite(s): PPOL 210 and admission to the BA in Public Policy or Urban Studies; or consent of the instructor.

PPOL 307. Policy Analysis III Identifying & Developing Alternatives: 3 CR
Instructor: Federica Fusi
TH 9:30-10:45

Policy analysis and approaches to assessing policy problems and alternatives in the U.S. context. Course Information: Previously listed as PPOL 211. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in ENGL 161; and PPOL 210.

PPOL 309. Public Budgeting & Financial Management: 3 CR
Instructor: Jing Wang
MW 12-1:15

Government budgeting, financial, management and the reciprocal relationship between government and the economy. Course Information: Same as US 309. Previously listed as PA 309. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Public Policy or Urban Studies or consent of the instructor.

PPOL 396. Special Topics in Public Policy: 3 CR
Instructor: Alejandra Medina Carrillo
TH 3:30-4:45

Special topics in public policy such as: nonprofit management, racial equity analysis in public administration, deliberative democracy and civic analytics. Course Information: Recommended Background: PPOL 100 and PPOL 210.

PPOL 405. Advanced Topics in Policy Analysis: Evaluating Public Policies & Programs: 3 or 4 CR
Instructor: Agustina Laurito
MW 10:30-11:45

Designed to introduce students to research methods used in the social sciences to evaluate public programs. There is an overview of evaluation, understanding why we do evaluations and theories impacting evaluations and research design. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Previously listed as PA 405.

PPOL 490. Field Experience in Public Policy & Administration: 4 CR
Instructor: Kathleen Yang-Clayton
TBD

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. Course Information: Same as PA 490. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. A maximum of 4 hours of credit may be applied to the Master of Public Administration program. Field work required. Students who have no prior work experience in the public or non-profit sectors are strongly recommended to register for this course. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing required and admission to the MPA program or consent of the instructor.

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