Urban and Public Affairs (UPA)

Courses

UPA 120. Urban and Public Affairs Seminar I. 1 hour.

Introduces first year students to the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Emphasizes competencies such as public speaking, presentations, dialogue around controversial urban and policy issues, effective teamwork, conflict resolution, communication and proposal writing. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate student with fewer than 24 credit hours.

UPA 121. Urban and Public Affairs Seminar II. 1 hour.

Introduces first year students to the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs. Emphasizes competencies such as analysis of controversial urban and policy issues, effective teamwork, project planning and management, and professional communication. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Continuing or entering student with fewer than 24 credit hours.

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 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.