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Course Listing for PUBLIC POLICY & LAW - Fall 2024 (ALL: 09/03/2024 - 12/18/2024)
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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3249 PBPL-800-01 Principles and Practice 1.00 SEM Lukens, David M: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 14 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: PBPL-300-01
  This course will focus on both micro- and macro-level elements of the public policy process, from problem identification through post-implementation evaluation. In addition to core theoretical text-based discussion, students will be exposed to models of research and reporting used in the various fields of public policy. Students will apply their learning through case-study analysis. They will be required to complete an independent research project through which they will examine a particular area of policy (e.g., healthcare, education, housing, etc.) and to analyze a specific program through one or more of the lenses discussed in class.
3236 PBPL-802-01 Global Cities 1.00 SEM King, Arianna TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 1 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: URST-802-01, INTS-302-01
  This seminar examines the contemporary map of interactions between cities in the world. There is now a considerable array of research analyzing what are variously termed global or world cities in the hierarchy of the world economy, and a counter-critique has emerged which seeks to analyze all cities as ordinary, moving beyond old binaries of 'developed' and 'developing' worlds of cities. We will interrogate this debate in both its theoretical and its empirical dimensions, with case studies from Africa and assessment of cultural, political, economic and environmental globalization.
2715 PBPL-803-01 Global Studio 1.00 SEM Myers, Garth W: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 4 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: URST-803-01, URST-403-01
  In this studio, readings and discussions concentrate on the key issues confronting contemporary urban planning practice. Students will develop a broad, international and comparative perspective on issues such as planning theory, infrastructure, smart cities, zoning and equity, the politics of real estate, or urban policy and law generally. The goal of the studio is hands-on, practical exposure to professional practice in urban planning and development in Connecticut, the US, and around the world. Approximately one hour per week is a remote/virtual weekly discussion with practicing planners and urban developers.
2364 PBPL-833-01 Introduction to Urban Planning 1.00 SEM Delgado, Laura TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 1 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: URST-833-01, URST-433-01
  This course provides an overview of urban planning. Students will be introduced to key theories and concepts as well as methods and empirical case studies in this multidimensional field. Lectures and seminar discussions concentrate on applications of urban planning theories and concepts as practiced by urban planners. Topics discussed in the course may include regional, environmental, metropolitan, transportation, spatial, and land-use planning issues. Empirical emphasis is expected to be on Hartford and other Connecticut cities, but the course may discuss other American or international urban areas. The course is an elective geared toward public policy graduate students with an interest in urban policy, regardless of their track. This course may be of interest to American studies graduate students as well (permission of adviser required).
2180 PBPL-846-01 Policy Analysis 1.00 SEM Fitzpatrick, Candace W: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  In policy analysis, we focus on the problems of empirical policy analysis: defining the problem, framing the questions to be answered, picking the location and scope of the study, selecting the metrics of analysis, aligning metrics with public values, collecting evidence, and transforming the evidence into data. The readings and weekly discussions are avenues for students to query themselves on the problems they must solve to advance their own research agendas. Students will complete a major project in empirical policy analysis. Enrollment limited.
1874 PBPL-860-01 Public Management 1.00 SEM Fitzpatrick, Sean T: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: URST-360-01, URST-860-01
  This course will survey the core principles and practices of management in the public sector. Many modern commentators have argued that public institutions must be "run like a business" to achieve its mission in an efficient and accountable way. Is this argument valid? If not, how must the management of public institutions adapt or depart from basic business principles? Course readings will focus on key elements of successful management in the public sphere, including financial and budgetary oversight, capital planning, public transparency and inclusion, and workforce management. Students will engage with course material through a series of short essays or policy memoranda, an independent research project analyzing the management of an individual public institution or agency, and making recommendations for enhancements to its management structure and practices.
2645 PBPL-869-01 Leadership in the Policy Arena 1.00 SEM Fitzpatrick, Sean R: 6:30PM-9:00PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
    Cross-listing: URST-369-01, URST-869-01
  What is "Leadership?" To what extent can it be defined and practiced according to fundamental general principles? How must the application of such principles be adapted to differing institutional, organizational, and community settings, and to varying situations? Can anyone lead effectively with sufficient opportunity and, if so, to what degree must leadership be "personalized" by each individual? This course will explore leadership principles through readings from a broad spectrum of fields and historical periods and seek to identify the key lessons to be applied to leadership in the current public policy sphere. Students will engage with the course material through a series of short essays and one independent research project focused on a leadership analysis of a contemporary public institution or not-for-profit organization.
1435 PBPL-940-01 Independent Study 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Selected topics in special areas are available by arrangement with the instructor and written approval of the director of public policy studies. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1436 PBPL-953-01 Research Project 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  A research project on a special topic approved by the instructor and with the written approval of the director of public policy studies. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for the special approval form.
1437 PBPL-954-01 Thesis Part I 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
  Two credit thesis: start time-approval of idea, initial bibliography, and sketch of the project by pre-registration time for graduate students in the term prior to registration for the credit; first draft by reading week of the second semester, "final" first draft by end of spring vacation week; final copy due one week before the last day of classes.
1453 PBPL-955-01 Thesis Part II 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person  
1438 PBPL-956-01 Thesis 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person