Urban and Public Affairs (UPA)

Courses

UPA 220. Latin American Cities in a Global Context: Environment, Employment, and Housing. 3 hours.

Global economic trends impacting Latin American cities, with a focus on three urban planning issues: environment, employment and housing. Growing inequality, precarious employment, spatial segregation, and squatter settlements will be explored. Course Information: Same as LALS 220. Recommended background: LALS 101. Individual and Society course, and World Cultures course.

UPA 300. Introduction to Urban Policy Processes. 3 hours.

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: Same as PA 300. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): College-level Microeconomics and Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.

UPA 303. Urban Government I: Managing the Internal Environment. 3 hours.

Personnel management, organizing, budgeting, finance, leadership, motivation, economic development, accountability, ethics, legal and constitutional foundations. Course Information: Same as PA 303. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.

UPA 307. E-Government in Urban and Public Affairs. 3 hours.

This course will investigate the implications of electronic forms of service delivery, for example via the Internet, for citizens, for managers, for elected officials and for the relationships between citizens and their elected representatives. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.

UPA 491. Internship Experience in UPA. 3 hours.

Two hundred twenty-five hours of service learning/practical experience through an internship placement approved by the Urban and Public Affairs program. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Field work required. Junior standing or above; and approval of the UPA program; and completion of 12 hours of credit towards the UPA degree.

UPA 492. Topics in Urban and Public Affairs. 3 hours.

In depth study of selected issues of urban and public affairs. Course Information: Same as UPP 492. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA Program in Urban and Public Affairs or consent of the instructor.

UPA 493. Topics in Urban and Public Affairs and Administration. 3 hours.

In-depth study of selected issues on urban and public affairs. Course Information: Same as PA 493. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.

UPA 494. Senior Capstone Experience in Urban and Public Affairs I. 3 hours.

A selection of a capstone topic and introductory research on the topic. Course Information: Same as UPP 494. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Conference.

UPA 496. Senior Capstone Experience in Urban and Public Affairs I: Public Administration. 3 hours.

Selection of capstone topic and introductory research on that topic. Course Information: Same as PA 496. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture/Discussion and one Conference.

UPA 497. Senior Capstone Experience in Urban and Public Affairs II: Public Administration. 3 hours.

Students synthesize and draw upon knowledge gained in the UPA major to engage in projects in the urban community. This course is an extension of UPA/PA 496. Course Information: Same as PA 497. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Conference.

UPA 498. Independent Study in Urban Planning and Public Affairs. 1-3 hours.

Provides an opportunity for students to pursue an independent project that is not availble through the required UPA coursework. Course Information: Same as UPP 498. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.

UPA 499. Independent Study in Urban Planning and Public Affairs and Administration. 1-3 hours.

Provides an opportunity for students to pursue an independent project that is not available through the required UPA coursework. Course Information: Same as PA 499. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the BA in Urban and Public Affairs Program or consent of the instructor.