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LWS - Course Descriptions

LWS 330 Introduction to Law & Society
Offers an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of law and society. Surveys the role of law in social processes and the influence of these processes on law, and introduces alternative theoretical perspectives on these processes. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Merriman, Benjamin
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM REGN 154 - EDWARDS
3 64450
LWS 332 Methods in Law and Society
Surveys the various methods used in law & society research and prepares students to be sophisticated readers of basic socio-legal research, capable of evaluating the quality of the research design and methods. Prepares students to participate as research assistants in original studies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

LWS 333 The Pursuit of Rights: Law, Democracy & Power
Examines how law and legal norms, particularly rights, support social and political institutions yet also may be used to challenge these institutions and foster change. Particularly examines the role of law in supporting but also challenging hierarchies of race, ethnicity and gender. Surveys major studies of these processes both domestically and across the globe. Prerequisite: LWS 330 or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Merriman, Benjamin
W 07:00-09:50 PM REGN 356 - EDWARDS
3 64449

LWS 643 Theoretical Foundations of Law and Society
Provides advanced examination of the major theoretical traditions in the field. Addresses classic as well as contemporary studies in these traditions, and considers how these traditions may be applied to enhance understanding of current issues in the field. Prerequisite: LWS 330. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

LWS 691 Internship in Law & Society
Designed to provide law & society students an applied learning experience in a relevant public, non-governmental, or nonprofit organization. Students are required to critically reflect on their experience through a variety of academic assignments throughout their internship experience. Prerequisite: LWS 330 and LWS 332, and permission of instructor. INT.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Lane, Bradley
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 68206
LWS 692 Research Experience in Law & Society
Designed for advanced law & society students. Students enhance their research skills by working one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent scholarly project. Students are required to complete a final project or presentation, through advising and consultation with the designated faculty member. Prerequisite: LWS 330 and LWS 332, and permission of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Lane, Bradley
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-3 65181
LWS 694 Topics in Public Administration: _____
Study of selected topics in law and society. Course may be repeated for credit if content varies. Prerequisite: LWS 330. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

LWS 699 Capstone in Law and Society
Integrates learning across the Law & Society curriculum with an applied, original research experience. Class topics rotate depending on faculty research agenda and current policy foci. Students gather and analyze data throughout the class, and present their final work to a variety of audiences. The product is an original research presentation that advances knowledge. Prerequisite: LWS 330 and LWS 332. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Portillo, Shannon
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 68207

View Elective Options

In addition to these courses, students need to complete the university's requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of General Studies. These bachelor’s degree requirements include a minimum of 120 total credit hours, including 45 hours at the junior/senior level and completion of the general education requirements in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The Bachelor of Arts requires proficiency in one foreign language through the fourth level. The Bachelor of General Studies requires the completion of an approved minor with at least 18 credit hours. 

Completion of the KU Core is also required for the degree. More information on each course is available in the course catalog. To see when each class is offered visit the KU Course Listings.

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PUAD Classes - Course Descriptions

PUAD 330 Introduction to Public Administration
Introduction to administration, public policy and policy makings is the study of government workers, the organizations in which they work, how they are financed, and how government engages citizens to help form and maintain community. In various ways, the class sessions explore the three important issues of public administration: discretion, authority, and accountability. (Same as POLS 330.) Prerequisite: POLS 110. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Goerdel, Holly
W 02:00-04:50 PM WES 4035 - LAWRENCE
3 65068
LEC Federman, Peter
M 04:00-05:50 PM REGN 152 - EDWARDS
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 54872
PUAD 331 Introduction to Public Administration, Honors
Introduction to administration, public policy, and policy making, for honors students is the study of government workers, the organizations in which they work, how they are financed, and how government engages citizens to help form and maintain community. In various ways, the class sessions explore the three important issues of public administration: discretion, authority, and accountability. (Same as POLS 331.) Prerequisite: POLS 110. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Goerdel, Holly
W 02:00-04:50 PM WES 4035 - LAWRENCE
3 65069
PUAD 332 Quantitative Methods for Public Administration
Focuses on building the quantitative analysis skills of students in public administration. Students learn basic and intermediate statistics, and methods of data analysis and interpretation. Students gain exposure to the uses of data in public organizational settings. Prerequisite: Math 101 or equivalent placement. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Osorio, Andrew
Tu 04:00-06:50 PM BEST 165 - EDWARDS
3 60187
PUAD 333 Hard Choices in Public Administration: _____
Focuses on some of America's most vexing public policy challenges and emphasizes the political context of difficult choices. Course examines models of decision-making and the process of policy analysis. Students learn how to apply the tools of policy analysis to make policy judgments. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Dinsmore, Renee
Tu 07:00-08:50 PM REGN 263 - EDWARDS
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 69124
PUAD 431 Bureaucracy, Public Administration, and the Private Sector
Examines the problems posed by behaviors within and by bureaucracies. Provides students with a set of conceptual tools for understanding the organizational environment in which policy analysts ply their profession and the role of a manager within such organizations. Offers strategies for the policy professional seeking to navigate large bureaucracies. Readings and class discussions integrate theoretical analyses of organizations with detailed case studies. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 432 Conducting the People's Business Ethically
Addresses the moral challenges facing leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors. Examines the values and virtues important to sustained ethical leadership, as well as strategies to build strong institutional cultures and support ethical practices in institutions. Considers moral and political theory by focusing on contemporary cases and issues. Students learn how to identify moral issues in public life and public management. There is a special focus on the integration of moral concerns into public discussion in a manner that contributes to good policy and does not polarize issues. This course considers moral and political theory by focusing on contemporary cases and issues. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 433 Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context
An interdisciplinary study of American cities, focusing on the rapidly changing demographic, physical, political, social, and economic changes. Sunbelt cities, edge cities, the rustbelt cities, planned and unplanned suburban communities, as well as declining center cities and newly revitalized downtowns are considered. The role of immigration and migration in reshaping the urban environment, and the effects of globalization are also examined. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 435 Generating, Allocating and Managing Public Resources
This course is devoted to topics in public budgeting, finance and financial management. These activities play a central role in public management. The intent of this course is to understand the role these activities play in local, state, and federal governments and to see how policy and management are shaped and influenced by budgets, financial reports, and tax policy. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 436 Managing People in Public Organizations
Effective human resources management is one of the key goals of organizations in both the public and private sectors. This course focuses on human resources management in a public sector context with particular emphasis placed upon past, current, and future challenges in the field. The course covers topics such as the recruitment, selection, and compensation of public sector employees, as well as more contemporary issues such as diversity management and public sector personnel reform. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 494 Topics in Public in Administration: _____
An introductory study of selected topics in public affairs and administration. Course may be repeated for credit if content varies. Course may be offered in lecture or online format. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 601 Crime and Punishment
Examines the administration of justice and focuses on differential and discriminatory treatment in policing, criminal prosecutions, trials, sentencing, or imprisonment. Also considered are the basis and impact of racial profiling, harassment, arbitrary detention, and abusive treatment of members of racial and ethnic groups, immigrants, and/or other vulnerable groups by law enforcement, and disparate treatment by prosecutors and the courts. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 602 Diversity in Public Administration
Analyzes diversity and leadership in public and private institutions along ethnic, racial, and gender lines and the challenges of the facilitation of open dialogue on diversity. Examines the political, historical, social, and economic reasons why Americans of different ethnic, racial, and gender groups hold divergent views about major public policy areas, as well as fundamental views about democratic participation. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Epp, Charles
W 04:00-06:50 PM RC 100 - EDWARDS
3 64452
PUAD 603 Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector
This course provides an overview of the U.S. nonprofit sector, its history, scope, diversity and its positioning among and between the private and public sectors of the U.S. economy. The course explores the legal framework under which nonprofit organizations operate and are regulated. Economic, political, social, organizational and giving theories of the sector are reviewed in order to understand the sectors existence, roles and activities with particular attention to philanthropy and voluntarism. Distinct contributions to society as well as contemporary challenges faced by the sector are examined. Prerequisite: PUAD 330, or POLS 110, or MGMT 305, or a PUAD master's core course, or consent of instructor. Junior status or above is also required. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pierce, John
Th 04:00-06:50 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 64451
PUAD 604 Resource Development and Management in Nonprofit Organizations
This course provides an overview of the broad range of activities relevant to acquisition, management and utilization of resources in nonprofit organizations. The course identifies the primary strategies through which resources are generated with emphases on grantwriting, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, and public/private partnerships. Development of organizational identity and management of public relations is examined in relation to resource and relationship development. Strategies for management of resources to ensure long-term benefit and sustainability are explored. Prerequisite: PUAD 603. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 605 Managing Nonprofit Relationships
This course considers the set of relationships that nonprofit leaders must balance within the organization and beyond organizational boundaries. Both internal relationships (with staff, volunteers, and board members) and external relationships (with stakeholders, other organizations, and the community at large) are critical to mission accomplishment. This course provides students with the resources necessary to understand the challenges and opportunities related to building and LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 606 Nonprofit Accountability: Public Needs and Public Values
This course examines the role of the nonprofit sector in society by posing broad questions about why nonprofit organizations are held accountable, to whom they are accountable, and detailing how organizations can satisfy accountability demands. The course investigates the public role of the nonprofit sector in society, identifies the stakeholders that are integral to an organization's mission, and describes and critiques the financial and evaluation tools that nonprofits can use to ensure their social viability. Prerequisite: PUAD 603. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 607 Introduction to Project Management
An exploration of the technical aspects of project management and the human aspects of project leadership. The course integrates conceptual approaches with practical applications of knowledge and skill sets. The course addresses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK--as created by the Project Management Institute) and project leadership competencies including leading, communicating, negotiating, problem solving, and influencing. Prerequisite: Junior standing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 608 Collaboration in Public Administration
Managers must work effectively across organizational and sector boundaries to solve problems and produce public value. This course considers the forces contributing to the need for collaborative governance, changing management tasks and competencies, and how to address key collaborative challenges. Prerequisite: Student must have junior/senior standing. PUAD 330 or POLS 330, or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 639 Concepts of Civil Society
Concepts of community, social capital, and civil capacity building, and their relations to effective community functioning, democratic politics, and administrative expertise. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Christiansen, Craig
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 68705
LEC Christiansen, Craig
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 68706
PUAD 641 Public Service Leadership
Concepts of leadership in community, political, and administrative settings. These settings include government and all non-business organizations (e.g. certain for-profit organizations). LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Moen, Justin
M 07:00-09:50 PM REGN 254 - EDWARDS
3 68212
PUAD 660 Organizations and Management I
An exploration of management in the context of public organizations. Management is explored at the individual, group and organizational level including conflict resolution, problem-solving, planning and legal aspects of organizations. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Callahan, Terri
APPT- BVB CLSR - PBLC MG CT
3 58879
PUAD 661 Organizations and Management II
A continuation of PUAD 660. The context for leading public organizations is explored through knowledge management, collaboration, innovation, process improvement and leadership succession. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: PUAD 660, and permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 691 Internship in Public Service
Designed to provide public administration students an applied learning experience in either a public or nonprofit organization. Open to majors in Public Administration only. Prerequisite: One of the following: PUAD 330, 331, PUAD 332, PUAD 333, and consent of instructor required. INT.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Lane, Bradley
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-6 58315
PUAD 692 Research Experience in Public Administration
Designed for advanced public administration students. Students learn research skills by working one-on-one with a faculty member to assist in his/her program of research. Open to majors in Public Administration only. Students are required to complete a final project or presentation, through advising and consultation with the designated faculty member. Prerequisite: One of the following: PUAD 330, 331, PUAD 332, PUAD 333 and consent of instructor required. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Portillo, Shannon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 69259
LEC Epp, Charles
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-6 69190
LEC Lane, Bradley
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1-6 58126
PUAD 693 Directed Readings
For advanced undergraduate students who wish to study a specific topic of interest that is not covered in the curriculum. Each student must complete a proposal outlining his or her topic request and submit to the Undergraduate Advisor. Intended for students majoring in Public Administration. Prerequisite: One of the following: PUAD 330, 331, PUAD 332, PUAD 333, and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Portillo, Shannon
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 69063
PUAD 694 Topics in Public Administration: _____
Study of selected topics in public administration. Course may be repeated for credit if content varies. Course may be offered in lecture or online format. Prerequisite: PUAD 330 or PUAD 331. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Crawford, Liz
W 07:00-08:50 PM REGN 354 - EDWARDS
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 68776
PUAD 824 Public Policy and Administration
An exploration of the ways in which public policy is made in the United States, focusing on the role of the administrator at each stage of the policy process: formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Various theories of policy-making with application to specific areas of public policy will be examined. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Keim, Susan
Th 06:00-08:50 PM REGN 252 - EDWARDS
3 68210
PUAD 825 Urban Policy and Administration
This course explores the development, implementation and evaluation of public policy in the local government context. It examines a variety of policy tools used to address urban problems and applies theories of the policy process, intergovernmental relations, and institutions to municipal governance. (Same as PUAD 825.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Krause, Rachel
M 06:00-08:50 PM WES 4035 - LAWRENCE
3 65024
PUAD 826 Public Policy and Administration of State Government
An examination of political and administrative aspects of state government focusing on legislative and executive branches of government. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 827 Health Care Policy and Administration
A seminar designed to explore the development of public health policy in the United States. Particular attention will be given to (1) the development of public institutions and policy goals; (2) current policy problems such as expenditure-cost controls, prospective reimbursement, utilization review, access, and public and private investment planning; and (3) administrative problems in the current health care system. (Same as HP&M 837.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 828 Nonprofit Management and Policy
This course focuses on the economic, social, and legal foundations of the nonprofit sector. Nonprofits are examined in the context of a three-sector economy, with emphasis on the ways in which nonprofits compensate for market failures and government failures. The course examines government-nonprofit relations in the modern welfare and offers an in-depth examination of the health, education, and welfare functions as performed by nonprofits. This course also provides exposure to selected topics in nonprofit management such as grant writing, board relations, advocacy, fundraising and volunteer management. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 830 Administrative Ethics
A survey of ethical issues faced by public administrators. Special attention will be given to ethical problems arising within hierarchical organizations and to the ethical implications of particular public policies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 831 Public Administration Practicum
Exposes students to day-to-day operational facets of public management through workshops, speakers, exercises. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hummert, Raymond
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1 53332
LEC Hummert, Raymond
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
1 53330
LEC Hummert, Raymond
APPT- BVB CLSR - PBLC MG CT
1 53331
PUAD 832 Organizational Theory
An introductory theory course designed to develop an understanding about organizations, their environments, and the political subsystems in which they exist. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 833 Administrative Behavior
An examination of individual and group behavior within organizations, focusing on motivation, leadership, conflict and conflict resolution, group dynamics and communication. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 834 Human Resource Management
This course presents the context and practice of effective human resource management, with emphasis on the political, legal, historical, and ethical dimensions of public employment. This course considers the functions of workforce management, including: 1) planning of work and the allocation of labor to that work, 2) acquisition of employees and their competencies, knowledge, skills, and abilities, 3) development of employees to channel, improve and create new knowledge, skills, and abilities, and 4) maintaining the working relationship between employee and employer. Students will apply workforce management theories and techniques to contemporary organizational challenges and investigate the tensions inherent to balancing competing values (such as: responsiveness/neutrality and efficiency/equity) and meeting conflicting demands of organizational stakeholders and society. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Nalbandian, John
M 02:00-04:50 PM WES 4035 - LAWRENCE
3 64455
PUAD 835 State and Local Public Finance
Focuses on the tax, spending, and debt practices of state and local governments. Drawing on the tools of positive and normative economic analysis, the course explores the implications of these activities on broader economic outcomes, including private allocation of resources and the distribution of wealth. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Fowles, Jacob
Tu 06:00-08:50 PM WES 4035 - LAWRENCE
3 56824
PUAD 836 Introduction to Quantitative Methods
Introduces quantitative approaches to examine public management and public policy decisions. Concepts of research design, probability, and inferential statistics are covered. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lane, Bradley
M 06:00-07:50 PM BEST 165 - EDWARDS
4 64462
LBN Lane, Bradley
M 08:00-08:50 PM BEST 170 - EDWARDS
4 64463
PUAD 837 Budgeting and Resource Allocation
Examines the practices and the political, economic, and organizational contexts of public and nonprofit budgeting, tools of financial analysis, and ethics of financial management. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Ho, Alfred
W 06:00-08:50 PM REGN 251 - EDWARDS
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 62743
LEC Ho, Alfred
Th 04:30-07:20 PM BVB CLSR - PBLC MG CT
3 68250
PUAD 838 Urban Service Delivery
Focuses on organizational arrangements for the provision of basic urban services and the character of service delivery politics. Methods for evaluating the efficiency and responsiveness of alternative organizational arrangements are treated. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 839 Topics in Public Administration: _____
Study of selected topics in public administration. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Doan, Alesha
Th 02:00-04:50 PM FR 106 - LAWRENCE
3 68213
PUAD 840 Theory of Public Administration
Survey of the development of ideas about public administration among public officials and research investigators. Emphasis on basic concepts, research reports, and theoretical treatises on the nature of public administration. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 841 The Role, Context, and Ethics of Public Administration in American Society
Provides students with an overview of the social context of public administration with an emphasis on political issues, intellectual history, ethics, and the tensions between democracy and bureaucracy. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Howard, Laura
Tu 06:00-08:50 PM REGN 153 - EDWARDS
3 65070
PUAD 842 Law and Public Management
Course investigates major concepts that make up the legal environment of public administration. The accepted uses and procedures of the field, relationships among courts, agencies, the legislature, and basic legal research are examined. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Deer, Sarah
Th 06:00-07:50 PM REGN 256 - EDWARDS
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
3 68642
PUAD 843 Constitutional Foundations of Public Administration
This course provides a grounding in the constitutional premises of public administration including executive, legislative, and judicial powers, and federalism, and those issues associated with the development of economic institutions and processes such as taxation, employment regulation, and commerce controls. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 844 Advanced Seminar in State and Local Budgeting
This course studies the theories behind selected topics in public budgeting and compares the theories with the actual practice of budgeting in the State of Kansas and its communities. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 845 Organizational Analysis and Public Management
Explores concepts and practices in organization behavior and management theory as they apply to public organizations. Emphasis is placed on understanding the dynamics of individuals, groups, and teams within organizations, dynamics associated with organizational structures, accountability, and culture and dynamics of risk in leadership, collaboration, and contracting. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 846 Kansas and Its Government
This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to obtain a comprehensive overview of the culture, history, economy, and geography of Kansas along with the review of state and local government infrastructure. The review of governments will include the financing of governments in Kansas. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 847 Legislative Process
This course is designed to acquaint students with the workings of the policy process at the level of state government. Its focus will give students an understanding of the political process to enable them to function more effectively in state policy development and implementation. Prerequisite: PUAD 824, PUAD 825, PUAD 826 or PUAD 827. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 848 Advanced Management Practices in State Government
This course offers the student an opportunity to enhance skills developed in PUAD 826 in an experiential learning environment that simulates actual management practice. Complex cases will be rank ordered and resolved on a work schedule developed by each work group. Groups will work simultaneously on two or more cases at all times. Prerequisite: PUAD 826. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 849 Law, Courts, and Public Policy
This course provides an overview of the role of law, litigation, and courts in the public policy process, with an emphasis on bureaucratic institutions. The course covers the main theories and empirical research on the policy effects of litigation and intervention, with a particular focus on civil rights in the areas of employment, policing, welfare, prisons, and environmental policy. (Same as POLS 849.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 850 Intergovernmental Relations
This course focuses on the fiscal and administrative relationships among the three levels of government - federal, state, and local - in the United States. A number of topics will be examined, including a history of intergovernmental relations, the political, constitutional, and legal foundations of the intergovernmental system, and intergovernmental fiscal policy. The impact of the intergovernmental system will be assessed from the perspective of specific areas and intergovernmental programs. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Zacharias, Johann
Goodyear, Marilu
Tu 05:00-09:20 PM HOTELCONF2 - KUEC LEAV
3 68574
PUAD 851 Infra-Structure Management
A survey of land-use, infra-structure, and technology issues in municipalities. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 852 Comparative Public Policy and Administration
This seminar examines the application of theories in public administration, public management, and public policy in international and comparative contexts. Particular attention is given to how governments and publics are connected by way of intergovernmental strategies, governance, and differing political and administrative arrangements. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 853 Policy Analysis and Evaluation
This course will introduce students to the conceptual foundations and applied techniques associated with identifying, describing, and seeking solutions to public policy problems (policy analysis) and evaluating the performance of public programs and organizations (program evaluation). Basic microeconomic theory is introduced. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Maynard-Moody, Steven
W 04:30-07:20 PM BVB CLSR - PBLC MG CT
3 68214
PUAD 854 Innovation and Organizational Change
This course will examine theories of innovation and organizational change as applied to public organizations. Particular emphasis will be placed on the concepts of innovation in bureaucratic organizations, on the process of successful change in organizations, and on leadership and employees' roles. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 855 Financial Management for Public and Not-for-Profit Organizations
Financial management focuses on the use of financial information for decision making and evaluation. This course will rely on fundamental accounting concepts as they relate to the basic financial statements of government and not-for-profit organizations. Time will also be spent on financial management practices (e.g. cash management, debt management, etc.) and financial condition analysis. Material presented in this course expands on the foundational material covered in PUAD 837. Prerequisite: PUAD 837 or permission from the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 856 Management and Information Technology
An introduction to the concepts of information policy and management of technology within governmental organizations. The course covers the effects of technology on government and society as well as information policy (privacy, security and access) and their importance to democracy. The course also includes a leadership perspective on planning, funding, and implementation of technology systems in governmental organizations as well as the role of Chief Information Officer. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 857 Performance Management and Governance
This course examines the practice and governance challenges of performance management and budgeting in the public sector. Topics covered in this course include: a) the governance context of performance measurement and management; b) the historical and theoretical foundation of performance measurement and management; c) the global trend of performance-oriented reforms; d) the practice and politics of performance measurement and management; and e) governance and ethical issues in managing for results. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 858 Performance Audit
This course examines the practice of performance audit at the national, state, and local levels. Topics covered in the course include: a) the concept of performance audit and the roles of auditors in performance management; b) performance audit systems and standards at the national, state and local levels; c) performance audit methodologies and techniques; d) the establishment of audit criteria; e) the concept and practice of risk and vulnerability analysis; f) the reporting and communication of performance audit results. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Curran, John
APPT- ONLNE KUEC - EDWARDS
Sa 08:30-03:00 PM REGN 252 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:30-03:00 PM REGN 252 - EDWARDS
Sa 08:30-03:30 PM REGN 252 - EDWARDS
3 62474
PUAD 859 Service Management
This course provides an introduction to service management in the public sector and will focus on providing students with the conceptual understanding and skills to design, promote, manage, and deliver public services. The course will integrate concepts of service management with quality assurance, business process analysis, and project management. Through this course, students will develop a better understanding of methods for improving responsiveness and accountability to organizational goals and mission. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 892 Public Administration Internship
A part-time supervised professional work experience designed to provide students the knowledge, background, and practical experience in public service. A written summary of the experience including a job description, projects the student, and a reflective statement on integrating the internship with theoretical issues regarding public administration. This course brings theory and practice together. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. INT.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Hummert, Raymond
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 61449
PUAD 893 Directed Readings
Designed to meet the needs of advanced students whose study in public administration cannot be met with current course work. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Lane, Bradley
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 69392
PUAD 894 Professional Development Seminar I: Public Admin Contemporary Issues & Competency Assessment
Open only to MPA students who are required to complete a full-time internship. This intensive seminar during the second year of study is designed around issues interns confront in their working environment with emphasis placed on the transition of the student from an academic to a professional work setting. Students will complete the MPA Final Essay, which requires them to reflect clearly and thoughtfully on how they have integrated academic coursework and their professional work setting experience. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. INT.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PUAD 895 Professional Development Seminar II: Leadership, Professionalism, and Citizen Engagement
Open only to MPA students who are required to complete a full-time internship. This intensive seminar explores connections between facilitative political and administrative leadership, professional expertise, and citizen engagement. Students will also consider concepts of citizen engagement and adaptive work, and explore how these increasingly important concepts both complicate and enrich public policy making and implementation. INT.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
INT Nalbandian, John
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 68951
PUAD 897 Public Administration Contemporary Issues and Competency Assessment
This course exposes students to the contemporary issues in public management and analysis of competencies for public management in four theme areas. Students will participate in discussions of issues and in three assessments of their preparation to lead public organizations. Students will complete the MPA Final Essay which focuses on integration of course and work experience in relation to the values theme of the MPA program. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LAB.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LAB Oleary, Rosemary
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 64871
LAB Oleary, Rosemary
APPT- KUEC APPT - EDWARDS
3 64872
PUAD 898 Leadership, Professionalism, and Citizen Engagement
This course explores connections between facilitative political and administrative leadership, professional expertise, and citizen engagement. It will explore politics and the political arena; administrative/technical expertise and the relationship between the arenas of politics and administration. It will present the concept of citizen engagement and adaptive work, complicating as well as enriching public policy making and implementation. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Nalbandian, John
MTuWThF 09:00-04:00 PM KS-ST LAWR - LAWRENCE
3 64649

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UBPL Classes - Course Descriptions

UBPL 200 Sustainability and Society
This course will introduce the concept of sustainability, examining its early iterations, recent applications, and possible future transformations. Critical analysis of sustainability as a concept and societal goal will be a course cornerstone. We will examine two contemporary social issues that are relevant to students at the University of Kansas. Social science perspectives will be emphasized, but, because sustainability necessitates an interdisciplinary perspective, the course will consider the contributions of a wide range of disciplines to these issues. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 300 Planning the Sustainable City
A broad introduction to the field of urban planning as a technical profession, a process of decision-making, and a governmental function. The multi-disciplinary nature of planning as an area for professional practice in the geographical, socio-economic and political contexts of the U.S. is stressed. We will explore the promise and limitations of planning in the context of mitigating and adapting to climate change. The course is intended for both the student who is considering planning as a major field of study and the student with primary interest in a related field who would like a working knowledge of past and current planning in the U.S. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lyles, Ward
MW 11:00-12:15 PM ROB 202 - LAWRENCE
3 60428

UBPL 502 Special Topics in Urban Planning: _____
Intended for undergraduate individual or group projects/research in an urban planning topic. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 522 History of the American City I
This course examines the evolution of American cities from their European antecedents through the late 20th Century, from the urban planning perspective. It focuses on the changing spatial forms and functions of American cities and how these changes relate to socioeconomic and political aspects of urbanization as well as changes in technology. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationships between historical development patterns and the current range of problems facing most U. S. cities. (Same as UBPL 722 but gives undergraduate credit.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Engelhart, Phillip
Th 05:30-08:10 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 59629
UBPL 538 Environmental Planning Techniques
The course covers a variety of topics within environmental planning. Each topic is examined with respect to the scope of the issues, the methods of analyzing and/or measuring those issues, and the ways planners can address those issues in order to avoid or mitigate environmental problems. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lyles, Ward
MW 02:30-03:45 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 53904
UBPL 565 Introduction to Sustainable Land Use Planning
This course introduces students to the issues that planners and decision makers face as they strive to protect environmental resources, especially within the context of land use planning. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and policy considerations that guide the work of environmental planners. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 662 Twentieth Century American Landscape
The purpose of this course is to investigate the relationships between the American culture and the resulting built and natural landscape. Issues of building types, public places, and land use arrangements will be studied from a socio-historical perspective. (Same as ARCH 662.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 701 Directed Readings
Designed to meet the needs of students whose study in urban planning cannot be met with the present courses. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. RSH.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
RSH Black, Alan
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53905
RSH Johnson, Bonnie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56266
RSH Lyles, Ward
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 65228
RSH McClure, Kirk
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53906
RSH White, Stacey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53907
UBPL 705 Economic Analysis for Planners
An introduction to the concepts and analytical techniques of economics that are most relevant to urban planners. The first part of the course is devoted to microeconomic theory, welfare economics, and the role of the government in the economy. The remainder covers public finance, investment analysis, and methods of determining the allocation of public resources (such as benefit-cost analysis). LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Engelhart, Phillip
M 05:30-08:00 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 62815
UBPL 710 Introduction to Housing Policy
Designed to provide an introduction to the various methods used by the public sector in order to intervene in the housing market. Many different programs are used by governments at all levels to serve many different housing goals. This course will examine many of these programs in an effort to understand what they are supposed to accomplish and how well they work. In all cases, the objective of the course is to train planners so that they have a firm understanding of housing programs that exist now as well as a grasp of the methods used to select housing strategies for implementation by the public sector. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 714 Local Economic Development Planning
This course provides a broad overview of local economic development planning. Emphasis is on the role of the practitioner and the various activities that can be pursued to encourage and enhance the economic base of a locality. The objectives of the course are to answer the questions: who are economic development planners; what backgrounds and interests do they have; what types of activities do they perform and initiate to encourage and enhance economic development; and how do they decide upon which activities to pursue? Prerequisite: UBPL 764 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 715 Community" in Neighborhood Planning and Design
This course provides a place-centered approach for understanding and applying the idea of community to local neighborhood planning. The course explores social theories of community and how these have influenced prescriptive models for neighborhood development and design. The course also evaluates the interplay of social, environmental, and economic forces at the neighborhood level and their relationship to community development and well-being. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 716 Community and Neighborhood Revitalization
The course examines the fields of community development and the revitalization of urban neighborhoods. In the course, students study the theories of community redevelopment as well as the methods of analysis guiding the planning of neighborhoods. The course also reviews the many programs that exist to assist the neighborhood revitalization process and looks at the literature evaluating the implementation of these programs. As an implementation course, students complete a project that calls for them to apply the knowledge learned to real world setting. Prerequisite: UBPL 764 or permission of the professor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McClure, Kirk
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 53908
UBPL 722 History of the American City II
This course examines the evolution of American cities from their European antecedents through the late 20th Century, from the urban planning perspective. It focuses on the changing spatial forms and functions of American cities and how these changes relate to socioeconomic and political aspects of urbanization as well as changes in technology. Emphasis is placed on analyzing the relationships between historical development patterns and the current range of problems facing most U. S. cities. (Same as UBPL 522 but gives graduate credit.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Engelhart, Phillip
Th 05:30-08:10 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 59630
UBPL 730 Plans and Planning Processes
This course is about how to create plans and put the pieces of cities together in a sustainable manner, balancing the competing values of economy, ecology, equity, and livability. It introduces students to the planning process in the U.S., what makes great plans, the basic implementation tools for planning (zoning, capital improvement plans, engineering standards, and subdivision regulations.) We will learn about the Comprehensive Plan along with specialized plans for transportation, housing, land use, and the environment. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 735 Site Planning and Design
Site planning is the arrangement of elements (buildings, landscaping, parking, open space) on particular pieces of property. This class focuses on the site planning process and the implementation of site design standards through regulations. We will delve into the elements and principles of design and ask these big questions: What makes great public spaces? What makes great neighborhoods? What makes great streets? What can we do to steer development in the direction of greatness? LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Johnson, Bonnie
Th 02:30-05:15 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 53909
UBPL 736 Planning Institutions
This course explores the legal principles underlying the institutions, practices and processes of city planning. Subjects to be discussed include zoning, eminent domain, subdivision regulation, transfer of development rights, environmental regulation, growth management, and other planning mechanisms used to guide urban growth and control the use of land. Students should emerge from the course with a solid understanding of both the logic and routine practice of planning in a procedural and institutional context. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC White, Mark
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 53910
UBPL 737 NEPA Environmental Assessments
This course provides an understanding of how to effectively manage and conduct environmental assessments as required by the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA). Topics include the history and intent of NEPA; the steps, players and assessment types; techniques used to balance environmental concerns with the social and economic considerations; and the role of the courts and environmental advocacy groups in challenging NEPA assessment findings. The class also addresses the role of leadership, conflict resolution, and consensus building in managing environmental assessments. Case studies are used to examine different assessment types and process approaches. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 738 Environmental Planning Techniques
The course covers a variety of topics within environmental planning. Each topic is examined with respect to the scope of the issues, the methods of analyzing and/or measuring those issues, and the ways planners can address those issues in order to avoid or mitigate environmental problems. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Lyles, Ward
MW 02:30-03:45 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 61067
UBPL 739 Issues in Growth Management
This course examines various aspects of growth management including its history, legal foundations, and application at different levels of government. Growth management not only means dealing with the rapid growth of cities, it also includes managing slow growth, no growth, and negative growth with the ultimate goal being sustainability. Impacts on affordable hosing, economic development, social equity, transpiration, and environmental conservation are also explored. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 741 Quantitative Methods I
Introduction to quantitative techniques utilized in planning analysis. Introduction to research design, inferential statistics, and survey methods. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 742 Quantitative Methods II
Advanced study in planning techniques in the areas of population forecasting, analysis of variance, and regression. The course makes extensive use of microcomputers. Prerequisite: UBPL 741 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC McClure, Kirk
MW 01:00-02:15 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 53911
UBPL 746 GIS Applications for Design and Planning
This course will explore a range of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) applications for students in architecture and planning. It will be structured as a workshop, starting with a review of basic GIS concepts and procedures. Different digital data sources will be explored, along with file sharing (import and export) capabilities. The focus will be on applications at different scales using projects in architecture, site planning, environmental planning, urban analysis, and regional analysis. Three dimensional analysis will also be introduced. Each student will develop a final project as a synthesis of earlier exercises and as an application relevant to their individual professional interests. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 750 Introduction to Transportation Planning
This course is a survey course covering multiple modes of transportation (planes, trains, buses, automobiles, bicycles, and walking). The field of transportation planning is examined within a policy analysis framework. Knowing the policy context and understanding how decisions are made will assist transportation planners in understanding the world in which they operate. In addition to the policy context, this course will focus on the technical knowledge transportation planners are expected to know like federal requirements, traffic modeling, and specific topics like bicycle and pedestrian planning and traffic calming. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 755 Planning Intercity Transportation Systems
This course explores the supply and demand of intercity multimodal movement of people and goods from megaregional to global scales. Students will learn the characteristics and performance of rail, aviation, and marine travel, the nuts and bolts of supply provision, effects of intercity connections on communities, and mechanisms for planning at across state and national borders. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 756 Travel Demand Forecasting Methods
The course is intended to provide a working knowledge of analytical transportation planning; it emphasizes two elements. One emphasis is to describe the fundamental principles of transportation planning through the review of transportation modeling theory and practice. The second emphasis is to work with the TransCad model. Students learn how to use these models by running TransCad (GIS based modeling software), building a transportation model, and using it to forecast future transportation conditions. Prerequisite: UBPL 750 or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Miller, Charles
W 07:00-09:40 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 53912
UBPL 757 Transportation Planning Implementation
A variety of transportation implementation methods and strategies are explored. Project management with an emphasis on finance is the major focus of this course. This is a significant responsibility of transportation planners, consisting of several key steps including project initiating, planning, execution, and control. Other techniques included in this course deal with air quality conformity, congestion management, environmental reviews, developing performance measures, scenario testing, highway capacity analysis and micro-simulation modeling, and executing public involvement programs. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Koch, Lisa
Tu 09:00-11:45 AM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 62799
UBPL 758 Public Transit
This course familiarizes students with core concepts and practices in public provision of local transit systems from high-capacity heavy rail to on-the-fly demand response. Course modules examine modes, system design, planning issues, organizational relationships inherent to public transit, and technical operations. The course concludes with an examination of comprehensive transit systems. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 760 Historic Preservation Planning
In addition to studying the history of the preservation movement in the United States, the course will discuss preservation at the state and local level, preservation at the private level, ordinance creation, legal aspects of preservation, technical issues and contemporary issues and controversies in the field of preservation. Projects will deal with philosophic and current issues in preservation. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 761 Historic Preservation Economics
This course considers the economic strategies for the historic preservation of the built environment. Topics include investment tax credits, tax increment financing and tax abatement, bond issues, historic preservation grants, and revolving funds. Students will analyze case studies and meet guest speakers who make preservation projects work. Class projects may include market analyses, economic feasibility studies, rehabilitation/redevelopment plans, and technical research papers. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 762 Sustainability and the Future of the Built Environment
This course critically examines the evolving relationship between rehabilitation preservation, and new construction in creating a sustainable built environment in the United States during the twenty-first century. Some observers insist that we cannot build our way to sustainability, but instead must conserve our way to it. What is the appropriate balance of rehabilitation and new construction in creating sustainable built environment? What is the appropriate role of planning and design professionals in this movement? What knowledge and skills will be necessary? The course surveys the contemporary discussion about defining and evaluating a sustainable built environment as well as the economic and social requirements for creating a sustainable society. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 763 Professional Practice
This course seeks to provide students with both skills and evaluative frameworks to enhance their work as practicing planners. We will focus specifically on issues related to ethics, citizen participation, dispute resolution, and management. Considerable attention will be paid to "real life" lessons. Prerequisite: UBPL 741 and UBPL 815. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 764 Real Estate Development I
This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of the mechanics of real estate investment analysis. As a planning course, the emphasis is placed upon the process as performed by the practicing planner working with the public sector. This means that the course covers much of the same material that is normally included in a real estate development course in a business school. However, this material is augmented with the study of techniques used to achieve public sector goals. Among the topics covered in the course are: the calculation of return on investment in real estate; the financing of real estate development; the various forms of property ownership; and the implications of tax laws upon the rehabilitation of historic properties and the provision of low-income housing. Prerequisite: Knowledge of spreadsheet software on a personal computer. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 765 Introduction to Sustainable Land Use Planning
This course introduces students to the issues that planners and decision makers face as they strive to promote sustainability, especially within the context of land use planning. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and policy considerations that guide the work of planners. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 768 Real Estate Development II
This course extends the study of real estate development planning begun in UBPL 764: Real Estate Development Planning I. The course will examine various forms of public-private participation in the real estate development process. Advanced study of various public sector programs to guide and direct the real estate development process will be undertaken, including the use of tax credits for affordable housing and for historic preservation. Projects developed within the region will be examined to illustrate the application of these techniques. Prerequisite: Successful completion of UBPL 764 or permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Grube, Michael
Tu 06:00-08:40 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 61185
UBPL 773 Sustainable Land Use Planning Implementation
This course emphasizes the development of sustainability-focused plan elements that ensure successful implementation. While the course topic changes each year, the techniques and processes studied will be broadly applicable. Students will also apply their skills and knowledge to a service learning project using real-world data. Prerequisite: UBPL 765, UBPL 738, or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC White, Stacey
Th 09:00-11:45 AM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 61063
UBPL 802 Special Topics: ______
This course is intended to afford the opportunity for individual or group projects/research in an urban planning topic. RSH.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 806 Thesis - Graduate Research
Independent study and research related to the master's thesis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. THE.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
THE Johnson, Bonnie
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 56428
THE White, Stacey
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 58031
THE Lyles, Ward
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64623
UBPL 815 History and Theory of Planning
The course serves as an introduction to the history of city planning and "how to plan" in general. Planners are particularly concerned with future consequences of current action. In looking to the future, knowing past history is a good place to start. Also, planning theorists have thought deeply about how best to plan and their thoughts and advice can serve planners and decision-makers well when they are facing unknowns. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UBPL 816 Politics and Planning
Planners operate within a highly technical yet political environment. Planners often try to bring consensus and action-taking to communities but the very structure of our democracy promotes conflict and stalemate. Understanding how power, structures and agencies influence policy-making will help planners become savvier as they balance their roles as advisors, educators, facilitators, advocates, and administrators. This class explores the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of planners as they deal with politics. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Johnson, Bonnie
Tu 02:30-05:15 PM SNOW 201 - LAWRENCE
3 68353
UBPL 850 Urban and Regional Theory
The course explores the forces that shape the structure and function of cities and regions, drawing upon insights from planning, geography, economics, sociology, demography, and political science. Special attention is paid to theories that can be applied by urban planners to improve the economic performance, quality of life, and social equity of urban areas. Topics covered include the origin and development of cities, agglomeration economies, location theory, central place, mix-and-share analysis, economic base, input-output, labor markets, urban models, regional development planning, globalization, high technology, urban poverty, and problems of regional governance. Prerequisite: UBPL 741 and UBPL 815. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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