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Courses and Syllabi

These syllabi are intended as a guide to assist prospective students in understanding the scope of SPEA coursework, and to help current SPEA students with course selection.  They are updated regularly to reflect course offerings, but do not reflect the entire course schedule and may differ from what is actually used in class.

To see syllabi, please choose among Introductory and Core courses, samples of Arts Administration courses, samples of Environmental courses, samples of Public Health courses, and samples of Public Affairs courses.

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Introductory and Core Courses

Public Affairs Core

Courses required by all majors in the Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs

V160 National and International Policy

V161 Urban Problems and Solutions

E162 Environment and People or E272 Introduction to Environmental Science

V220 Law and Public Affairs

V372 Government Finances and Budget

Arts Administration Intro and Management Core Coursework

Introductory Course / Management Core Requirement

A163 Arts Worlds and Management

Health Administration Intro and Core Coursework

Introductory Course / Core Course Requirement

H124 Health Care Management and Policy


Arts Management Courses

A236: Music Industry I

      Herzig

A241: Inside Community Arts Organizations

      Herzig

A336: Music Industry II

      Herzig

A354: Arts Marketing Fundamentals

      Sturm

A450: Repertoire Appraisal for Arts Managers

      Hunt

A459: Public Policy & the Arts

      Rushton


Environmental Courses

E100: Campus Sustainability

      Schneller

E325: Computing for Environmental Scientists

      Hites

E332: Introduction to Applied Ecology

      Mincey

E400: Leadership & Creativity in Environmental Policy

      Waldron

E440: Wetlands Ecology

      Craft

E451: Air Pollution and Control

      Stevens

E455: Limnology

      Royer

E460: Fisheries & Wildlife Mgmt

      Bennett

E476: Environmental Law and Regulation

      Cox


Public Health Courses

H316: Environmental Health Science

      Crouch

H322: Principles of Epidemiology

      Rekas

H352: Health Finance and Budgeting

      Renner

H353: Advanced Health Finance and Budgeting

      Renner

H401: Strategic Planning in Health Org.

      Kraus

H402: Hospital Administration

      DeWeese

H441: Legal Aspects of Health Care Admin

      Whitlatch

H455: Disasters & Healthcare Preparedness

      VanDeventer

H456: Managed Care

      Valenta

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Public Affairs Courses

K300: Statistical Techniques

      Chan | Chung | Larson | Wang

V221: Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector

      Nannery

V246: Elements of Gov and NonProfit Accounting

      Fry

V252: Career Development

      Schulz

V261: Computers in Public Affairs

     Morris | England

V275: Introduction to Emergency Management

      Schneck

V361: Financial Management

      Renner | Valenta

V362: Nonprofit Management & Leadership

      Beer

V366: Managing Behavior in Pub. Organizations

      FucillaSchneck

V369: Managing Information Technology

      Bradley | Zeller

V370: Research Methods & Stat Modeling

      Aleexev

V372: Government Finance & Budgets

      Fox | Yan

V373: Human Resource Management

      Grundmann | Hodson

V401: Financial Cost-Benefit Analysis

       Ross

V405: Public Law & Legislative Process

      Welch

V407: Public Law & Government Relations

      Akers

V412: Leadership and Ethics

      Petkus

V435: Negotiation & Alternative Dispute

      Stager

V449: Senior Policy Seminar

      Oster

V450: Climate Change and Electricity

      Clark

V456: Real World Criminal Law

      Barada

V459: Public Policy and the Arts

      Rushton

V462/V450: Community Development: Toward Sustainability

      Schneller