Class Schedule

Class Schedule For Public Policy & Administration - Fall2021

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PPA 100 - Intro Public Policy+Admin (3 Units)

Explores context and process for policy making by national and California state governments, including ethical dimensions. Applications are developed from students' and instructor's areas of interest including K-12 and higher education, land-use policy, and aging issues such as elder advocacy, Social Security, and Medicaid. Provides background and skills for entry level positions in public or non-profit organizations.

Prerequisite: GOVT 1 or GOVT 150 or equivalent.

Cross Listed: GERO 102; only one may be counted for credit.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 100 Section 01 Zero Cost Book 85219 1 Lecture 20/5 WEBONLINE - Koss,Catheryn FL,ZCCM

PPA 200 - Intro Public Policy+Adm (3 Units)

Examines public policy and administration by exploring major policy processes, particularly in California state and local government. Topics include the emergence and specification of issues, developing and selecting policy options, implementing and administering policies and evaluating and terminating public policies. The course approach is comprehensive, transdisciplinary and human centered -- concerned with the interplay of values in shaping policy outcomes. The intent is to provide conceptual frameworks and operational principles required in identifying and resolving issues emerging in public settings.

Note: Satisfies the Graduate Writing Intensive Requirement (GWI).

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 200 Section 01 85049 1 Seminar 20/0 R DTN110 0600PM-0850PM McClellan,Sara E
Kirlin,Mary
Wassmer,Robert
GWI
** Meets 08/30/2021 to 11/18/2021 **
01 book for PPA 200 Section 01 85049 1 Seminar 20/0 S U DTN110 0830AM-0400PM McClellan,Sara E GWI
** Meets 09/11/2021 to 09/12/2021 **
02 book for PPA 200 Section 02 86874 1 Seminar 4/0 R WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Wassmer,Robert
Kirlin,Mary
McClellan,Sara E
FL,GWI
** Meets 08/30/2021 to 11/18/2021 **
02 book for PPA 200 Section 02 86874 1 Seminar 4/0 S U WEBONLINE 0830AM-0400PM McClellan,Sara E FL,GWI
** Meets 09/11/2021 to 09/12/2021 **

PPA 205 - Research Publ Policy+Adm (3 Units)

Emphasizes fundamental research and management skills necessary in generating accurate and useful decision-related information for policy makers. Topics include conceptualizing and structuring research questions, collecting valid and relevant data and interpreting and presenting results. The course approach is pragmatic, transdisciplinary, and oriented to producers and users of policy research information. The intent is to enhance research skills in analyzing and resolving policy issues.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 205 Section 01 85053 1 Seminar 20/11 M DTN110 0600PM-0850PM Wassmer,Robert
Lascher,Edward
02 book for PPA 205 Section 02 86875 1 Seminar 4/2 M WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Lascher,Edward
Wassmer,Robert
FL

PPA 220A - Applied Econ Analysis I (3 Units)

Presents the basic concepts, tools, and models of microeconomics in the context of public sector choices. The standard market demand and supply model is developed and used to analyze the effect of public policies (particularly those of California state and local governments) on consumers and businesses. The principles of welfare economics are presented and used to evaluate economic performance.

Note: Graduate Writing Intensive Course.

Prerequisite: ECON 1B, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 220A Section 01 85069 1 Seminar 20/0 T 0600PM-0850PM Wassmer,Robert
Wassmer,Robert
GWI
02 book for PPA 220A Section 02 86880 1 Seminar 4/0 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Wassmer,Robert
Wassmer,Robert
FL,GWI

PPA 230 - Public Budgeting+Finance (3 Units)

Enables students to understand, analyze, and evaluate the governmental budget process including revenue and expenditure patterns. The primary emphasis is on California state and local governments. The federal budget process is discussed primarily to reflect the impact that it has on state and local governments. Features both theoretical and practical approaches to budgets, including alternate budget formats. Various perspectives are utilized to explore the political, economic, and policy concerns inherent in the development and implementation of public sector budgets.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
02 book for PPA 230 Section 02 86881 1 Seminar 10/3 W WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Griffith,Christian FL

PPA 240A - Public Mgmt+Admin I (3 Units)

Examines concepts and approaches used in analyzing and understanding complex organizations. Organizational theory, management concepts, and behavioral analysis is employed to understand the dynamics and evolution of public sector organizations. Emphasis is placed on applying classic organizational theory and introductory leadership skills and issues.

Prerequisite: 1) graduate standing and 2) completion of PPA program prerequisites, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 240A Section 01 85164 1 Seminar 20/9 T DTN110 0600PM-0850PM McClellan,Sara E
Wassmer,Robert
02 book for PPA 240A Section 02 86882 1 Seminar 4/3 T WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM McClellan,Sara E
Wassmer,Robert
FL

PPA 272 - Collaborative Gov Adv Practice (3 Units)

Practice driven, highly participatory course for professionals who require more advanced skills into collaborative methods. Topics include conflict analysis and assessment, analysis of advocacy speech, public participation, working with the media, and interagency networks. Focuses on active learning with practice in a wide variety of collaborative skills.

Prerequisite: PPA 270 with a grade of B- or better, or instructor permission.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 272 Section 01 86068 1 Seminar 20/7 R 0600PM-0850PM Lascher,Edward
Rubin,Sarah L
Wassmer,Robert
Wassmer,Robert
02 book for PPA 272 Section 02 86884 1 Seminar 4/4 R WEBONLINE 0600PM-0850PM Lascher,Edward
Rubin,Sarah L
Wassmer,Robert
Wassmer,Robert
FL

PPA 500 - Culminating Experience (3 Units)

Completion of a comprehensive exam or project approved for the Master's degree.

Prerequisite: Advanced to candidacy and permission of the graduate coordinator.

Sect Books Class Nbr Ses Cmp Seats Tot/Avl Days Bldg/Room Times Faculty Class Attributes
01 book for PPA 500 Section 01 85054 1 Thesis Research 20/18 WEBONLINE - McClellan,Sara E OL

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Class Attribute Codes

FL - Fully Online (no In-Person Meetings Incl. Finals)

GWI - Graduate Writing Intensive Requirement (GWI)

OL - Online

ZCCM - Zero Cost Course Materials

Session Codes

1 - Regular Academic Session (08/30/2021 to 12/10/2021)