Urban and Public Affairs (UPA)

Courses

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: 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: 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 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 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 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.