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School of Public
and Environmental
Affairs 2006-2008
Academic Bulletin

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South Bend Programs

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Minors
Certificate Programs

General Education Curriculum

The IU South Bend general education curriculum is composed of three elements and applies to all South Bend campus SPEA degrees —the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, and the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

  1. Fundamental Literacies
  2. Common Core
  3. Contemporary Social Values

The Extended Learning Component
The general education program includes an Extended Learning component, which connects course work and extracurricular learning by means of an annual thematic focus within the Common Core and is highlighted by a program of guest speakers and other campus events. Courses in the Common Core and in other areas of the campuswide general education program may require or strongly encourage attendance at relevant events sponsored by the general education program.

I. Fundamental Literacies
(Eight courses for a minimum of 19-22 credit hours)

  1. Writing
  2. The following writing course:
    ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.) (C or higher)

  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Select one of the following:
    PHIL-P 100 Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr.)
    PHIL-P 105 Thinking and Reasoning (3 cr.)
    PHIL-P 150 Elementary Logic (3 cr.)

  5. Oral Communication
  6. SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)
    SPCH-S 228 Argumentation and Advocacy (3 cr.)

  7. Visual Literacy
  8. Select one of the following:
    FINA-A 100 Introduction to Art (3 cr.)
    JOUR-J 200 Visual Communication (3 cr.)

  9. Quantitative Reasoning
  10. Select two of the following courses:
    MATH-M 111 Mathematics in the World (3 cr.) or MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr.)
    and
    SPEA-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.)

  11. Information Literacy
  12. The following course:
    COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)

  13. Computer Literacy
  14. Select one of the following:
    BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
    CSCI-A 106 Introduction to Computing (3 cr.)
    CSCI-A 107 Programming within Applications (4 cr.)
    CSCI-A 201 Introduction to Programming (4 cr.)
    CSCI-C 101 Computer Programming I (4 cr.)
    CSCI-C 201 Computer Programming II (4 cr.)
    EDUC-W200 Microcomputing for Education: An Introduction (3 cr.)
    INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
    INFO-I 210 Information Infrastructure I (4 cr.)
    INFO-I 211 Information Infrastructure II (4 cr.)
    PHIL-P 250 Introduction to Symbolic Logic (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 351 Social Statistics (3 cr.)

II. Common Core Courses
(Four courses for a minimum of 12 credit hours)

Students must complete one course from each of the following four areas and at least one of the areas must be completed at the 300 level.

  1. The Natural World
  2. Select one of the following:
    AST-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    BIOL-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    CHEM-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    CSCI-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    GEOL-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    MATH-N190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    PHYS-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    AST-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    BIOL-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    CHEM-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    CSCI-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    GEOL-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    MATH-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)
    PHYS-N 390 The Natural World (3 cr.)

  3. Human Behavior and Social Institutions
  4. Select one of the following:
    ANTH-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    GEOG-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    POLS-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    PSY-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    SOC-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    WOST-B 190 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    ANTH-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    GEOG-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    POLS-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    PSY-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    SOC-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)
    WOST-B 399 Human Behavior and Social Institutions (3 cr.)

  5. Literary and Intellectual Traditions
  6. Select one of the following courses:
    ENG-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    CMLT-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    FREN-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    GER-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    SPAN-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    HIST-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    HPSC-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    PHIL-T 190 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    ENG-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    CMLT-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    FREN-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    GER-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    SPAN-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    HIST-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    HPSC-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)
    PHIL-T 390 Literary and Intellectual Traditions (3 cr.)

  7. Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity
  8. Select one of the following:
    FINA-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    THTR-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    ENG-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    MUS-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    CMLT-A 190 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    FINA-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    THTR-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    ENG-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    MUS-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)
    CMLT-A 399 Art, Aesthetics, and Creativity (3 cr.)

III. Contemporary Social Values
(Three courses for a minimum of 8 credit hours)

Students must complete one course from each of the following four areas.

  1. Non-Western Cultures
  2. Select one of the following:
    ANTH-E 105 Culture and Society (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 300 Culture Areas and Ethnic Groups: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 310 Introduction to the Cultures of Africa (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 391 Women in Developing Countries (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 397 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 402 Gender in Cross-cultural Perspective (3 cr.)
    FOLK-F 111 World Music and Culture (3 cr.)
    HIST-F 300 Issues in Latin American History (3 cr.)
    HIST-G 369 Modern Japan (3 cr.)
    HIST-H 207 Modern East Asian Civilization (3 cr.)
    HIST-H 211 Latin American Culture and Civilization I (3 cr.)
    HIST-H 212 Latin American Culture and Civilization II (3 cr.)
    HIST-H 237 Traditional East Asian Civilization (3 cr.)
    MUS-M 375 Survey of Ethnic and Pop Music of the World (3 cr.)
    PHIL-P 283 Non-Western Philosophy (3 cr.)
    PHIL-P 383 Topics in Philosophy (3 cr.)
    PHIL-P 374 Early Chinese Philosophy (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 109 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 324 Women and World Politics (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 330 Central American Politics (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 343 Developmental Problems in the Third World (3 cr.)
    REL-R 153 Religions of the East (3 cr.)
    SPAN-S 412 Latin American Culture and Civilization (3 cr.)
    WOST-E 391 Women in Developing Countries (3 cr.)

  3. Diversity in United States Society
  4. Select one of the following:
    AFRO-A 150 Survey of the Culture of Black Americans (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 320 Indians of North America (3 cr.)
    ANTH-E 323 Indians of Indiana (3 cr.)
    CMLT-C 253 Third World and Black American Films (3 cr.)
    ENG-L 379 American Ethnic and Minority Literature (3 cr.)
    HIST-A 355 Afro-American History to the 1890s (3 cr.)
    HIST-A 356 Afro-American History, 1890s to the Present (3 cr.)
    LTAM-L 400 Contemporary Mexico (3 cr.)
    LTAM-L 425 Special Topics in Latin American Studies (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 329 Racial and Ethnic Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
    REL-R 160 Religion and American Culture (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 163 Social Problems (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 316 Sociology of the Family (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 317 Social Inequality (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 335 Racial and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 338 Sociology of Gender Roles (3 cr.)
    SOC-S 410 Topics in Social Organization (3 cr.)
    WOST-S 338 Sociology of Gender Roles (3 cr.)
    WOST-P 391 Psychology of Gender, Race, and Ethnicity (3 cr.)

  5. Health and Wellness
  6. Select one of the following courses:
    SPEA-H120 Contemporary Health Issues (2 cr.)
    HPER-N 220 Nutrition for Health (3 cr.)
    NURS-B 223 Health and Wellness (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Accelerated Degree)
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

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About the Bachelor of Science Degree Programs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs recognizes the complex problems facing our society, such as global warming, hazardous waste, escalating health care costs, balance of trade, and international relations. Through the three bachelor of science degree programs, the school develops its students’ problem-solving abilities and organizational skills so that they may contribute possible solutions to these and other problems.

Students with a Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree can continue their education in law, planning, public affairs, environmental science, or business administration. For those who choose immediate employment, our program is flexible enough to provide the necessary background to begin a career in the public, nonprofit, or private sector.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management is open to experienced health services professionals with an associate degree and credentials in a health field. This program provides specialized management training to qualified students.

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree is excellent preparation for a career in corrections, law enforcement, or probation. Students could also continue their education by studying public affairs, law, social work, and other social sciences.

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Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The SPEA curriculum is divided into four categories:

General Electives
Public Affairs Core
Area Concentrations

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and major requirements are needed to complete the minimum of 120 hours required for the degree.

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Public Affairs Core

(Seven courses)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 371 Financing Public Affairs (3 cr.) or
  ECON-E 308 Survey of Public Finance (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Area Concentrations

Criminal Justice Concentration
Organizational Leadership Concentration
Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirement (Seven courses)

The following courses:
SPEA-J 101 American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.) SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Two additional courses with SPEA faculty advisor approval.

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Organizational Leadership Concentration

Requirements (Seven courses)

The following two courses:
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) or
  BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Five courses selected from the following, chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 340 Urban Government Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 361 Financial Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 443 Managing Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 463 Interpersonal Relations in the Workplace (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 473 Management, Leadership, and Policy (3 cr.)

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Specialized Study in Public and Environmental Affairs

Seven courses selected with the approval of a faculty advisor. Six courses must be at the 300 level or higher.

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management

Students applying for the 120 credit hour B.S.H.S.M. degree must have earned an associate of arts or associate of science degree from an accredited university or college in nursing, allied health, dental hygiene, or medical technology; or an associate degree in another field with relevant work experience. Students may take courses leading to the B.S.H.S.M. degree while pursuing an associate degree (see the program advisor).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

These requirements are divided into four main areas:

General Electives
Management Core
Health Services Management

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General Electives

Sufficient additional courses beyond the general education, core, and health services management requirements are needed to reach the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

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Management Core

The following five courses:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 370 Research Methods and Statistical Modeling (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) or
  BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations

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Health Services Management Major

Requirements (Ten courses for a minimum of 30 credit hours)

The following ten courses:
SPEA-H 352 Health, Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 354 Health Economics (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.) or   SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.) or
  BUS-Z 440 Personnel Human Resources Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 401 Strategic Planning for Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
BUS-K 321 Management Information Systems (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (Accelerated Degree)

Students pursuing or having completed a three-year associate of science degree in the health professions may qualify for an expedited 36 credit professional track to earn the B.S.H.S.M. degree. Enrollment requires special written permission from the program advisor.

The following courses are required:
ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
BUS-A 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 322 Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 474 Health Administration Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 261 Computers in Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice requires 120 credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The program includes four main areas:

General Electives
Public Affairs Core
Criminal Justice Concentration

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General Electives

Additional courses beyond the general education, core, and criminal justice require­ments are needed to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirement of 120 credit hours

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Public Affairs Core

The following courses:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-V 252 Career Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.) or
  SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)

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Criminal Justice Concentration

Requirements (Eleven courses)

The following eight courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 202 Criminal Justice Data, Methods and Resources (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Three other criminal justice courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.

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Minors

Any Indiana University student enrolled in a bachelor’s program may pursue one or more of the minors offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Individuals interested in one or more of these minors should inquire in the SPEA undergraduate advising office for additional details. Students who successfully complete the requirements will have the minor conferred with their degree. SPEA’s multidisciplinary faculty and curriculum address environmental, health, public policy, and management issues from a variety of perspectives. A minor in SPEA can enhance career opportunities for liberal arts and other majors.

Public and Environmental Affairs Minor
Criminal Justice Minor
Health Systems Administration Minor

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Public and Environmental Affairs Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)

Four of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies (2-3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (3 cr.) May be repeated
or other courses in public or environmental affairs approved by a SPEA advisor

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Criminal Justice Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
*SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
*SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
*SPEA-J 201 Theoretical Foundations of Criminal Justice Policies (3 cr.)
*SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 306 The Criminal Courts (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)

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Health Systems Administration Minor

Requirements (Five courses)

The following course:
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-H 371 Human Resources Management in Health Care Facilities (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)

Three of the following courses:
SPEA-H 352 Health Finance and Budgeting (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 402 Hospital Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 411 Long-Term Care Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 455 Topics in Public Health (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated

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Certificate Programs

General Requirements

  1. Students in good academic standing and enrolled in bachelor’s programs at Indiana University are eligible to apply for a certificate at the SPEA records office. Interested students must apply for a certificate before completing 15 credit hours (9 credit hours for public health) of applicable course work.
  2. SPEA students cannot earn a certificate in the same area as their concentration.
  3. A grade point average of 2.0 or higher is required in all course work credited toward the certificate.
  4. The number of credits required for each certificate varies.

Certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision
Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Certificate in Public Affairs
Certificate in Public Safety

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Certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision

Indiana University South Bend offers a 15 credit hour certificate in Correctional Management and Supervision to assist those interested in employment in the correctional arena and to increase career mobility for those already serving as correctional officers. Students will gain understanding as to how the development and implementation of effective managerial skills can have a positive impact on the correctional process. The certificate hours may be applied to course requirements for the Associate of Science in Criminal Justice (A.S.C.J.) or the Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (B.S.C.J.)

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

SPEA-J 101 Introduction to the American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 304 Correctional Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 331 Corrections (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Special Topic—Correctional Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Special Topic—Correctional Counseling (3 cr.)

Note: Other SPEA courses offered may be approved for substitution of the J370 courses with advisor approval.

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Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The nonprofit sector is a dynamic and rapidly expanding area. The Certificate in Nonprofit Management allows students to take part in course work specifically concerned with the nonprofit sector and geared toward preparing them for careers in nonprofit organizations.

Certificate Requirements
(Five courses)

Courses must be selected from the following. Alternate courses may be substituted with the approval of a SPEA advisor.

The following courses:
SPEA-V 221 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 362 Nonprofit Management and Leadership (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 458 Fund Development for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)

Select one course from a special feature of a nonprofit field, service arena, or industry.

Examples include:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-H 320 Health Systems Administration (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 435 Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: Social Welfare Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: Children and the Elderly—Legal Protections for Vulnerable Populations (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs: Managing Cultural Organizations (3 cr.)

Internship (Minimum of 3 credit hours)
SPEA-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Affairs to provide an overview of the study of public policy, governmental organization, and public management as an enhancement to the major area of study in a student’s undergraduate program. The interdisciplinary program requires 27 credit hours, of which at least 15 but not more than 21 credit hours must be in SPEA courses.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following courses:
SPEA-V 170 Introduction to Public Affairs (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.)

One of the following courses:
SPEA-E 162 Environment and People (3 cr.)
SPEA-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.)

A total of two courses from groups A, B, and C, with no more than one course from any group.

  1. Organizational Behavior
  2. SPEA-J 310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
    BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior and Leadership (3 cr.)
    BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)

  3. Public Administration
  4. SPEA-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.)

  5. Law
  6. SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.)
    SPEA-J 401 Criminal Law and Procedure (3 cr.)
    SPEA-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.)
    BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 304 American Constitutional Law I (3 cr.)
    POLS-Y 305 American Constitutional Law II (3 cr.)

Choose any four of the following courses:
Public Affairs
SPEA-V 260 Topics in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 365 Urban Development and Planning (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 373 Human Resources Management in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 432 Labor Relations in the Public Sector (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 441 Topics in Financial Management and Policy (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 442 Topics in Budgeting or Cost-Benefit (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 444 Public Administrative Organization (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 447 Federal Budget Policy (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 449 Senior Policy Seminar (3 cr.)
SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs (approved topics) (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-V 472 Policy Processes in the United States (3 cr.)

Criminal Justice
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 302 Procedural Criminal Law (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 322 Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated
SPEA-J 439 Crime and Public Policy (3 cr.)

Geography
GEOG-G 412 Urban Transportation Analysis (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 414 Regional Transport Systems (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 415 Advanced Urban Geography (3 cr.)
GEOG-G 417 Land Use Analysis (3 cr.)

Political Science
POLS-Y 200 Citizen and the Courts (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 302 Public Bureaucracy in Modern Society (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 306 State Politics in the United States (3 cr.)
POLS-Y 394 Public Policy Analysis (3 cr.)

Sociology
SOC-S 320 Deviant Behavior and Social Control (3 cr.)
SOC-S 325 Criminology (3 cr.)
SOC-S 326 Sociology of Law (3 cr.)
SOC-S 361 Cities and Suburbs (3 cr.)

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Certificate in Public Safety

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers the Certificate in Public Safety to provide an understanding of the structure, processes, legal aspects, history, policies, and administration of law enforcement in the United States. The curriculum is also designed to assist in the honing of writing, verbal, and analytical skills.

Certificate Requirements
(Nine courses)

The following three general education courses:
ENG-W 131 Elementary Composition (3 cr.)
PSY-P 103 General Psychology (3 cr.) or
   SOC-S 100 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr.)
SPCH-S 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.)

The following five courses:
SPEA-J 101 The American Criminal Justice System (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 301 Substantive Criminal Law (3 cr.) or
   SPEA-J 310 Introduction to Administrative Processes (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 320 Criminal Investigation (3 cr.) or
   Introduction to Criminalistics (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 321 American Policing (3 cr.)
SPEA-J 370 Seminar in Criminal Justice (3 cr.) May be repeated

One other criminal justice course chosen in consultation with a SPEA advisor.

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*J 201 and J 301 can be taken only once each for credit.

 

 


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