The University of Arizona  1993-95 General Catalog

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Public Administration and Policy (PA)
McClelland Hall, Room 405
(520) 621-7965

Professors Michael Gottfredson (Management and Policy), Helen
Ingram (Political Science), Theodore Koff, John Schwarz
(Political Science), Arthur Silvers

Associate Professors H. Brinton Milward, Director, Lawton Robert
Burns (Management and Policy), Ronald Vogel

Assistant Professors Susan Gonzalez Baker (Mexican American
Studies), Chris Demchak, Howard Frant, Michael Polakowski, Edella
Schlager

The School of Public Administration and Policy offers two degrees
designed to prepare men and women for a variety of staff and
managerial positions in public sector and not-for-profit
organizations, and private organizations dealing with the public
sector. The degrees offered are the following:

The Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with majors in
public management, health and human services administration, and
criminal justice administration. For degree requirements, please
see the College of Business and Public Administration section of
this catalog.

The Master of Public Administration. For admission and degree
requirements, please see the Graduate Catalog.

The School participates in the Honors program.

204. Introduction to the Analysis of Data for Decision Making (3)
I II Informal and exploratory approaches to the analysis of
empirical data in a managerial context. P, MATH 119

206. Public Policy and Administration (3) II (Identical with POL
206)

221. Social Welfare Policy (3) II Policy issues and options
analyzed in the area of social welfare. Emphasis on specialized
needs of vulnerable groups such as children and the socially
disadvantaged.

241. Criminal Justice Administration (3) II Theory and practice
of criminal justice organizations: police, courts and
correctional institutions.

321. Health Care Policy and Institutions (3) I Examines public
policy issues in health including recent developments in health
policy and planning at the national, state and local levels and
their impacts on administrative behavior

341. Juvenile Delinquency (3) I II (Identical with SOC 341)

342. Criminology (3) I II (Identical with SOC 342)

343. The Crime Problem (3) I Theory and research on the nature,
causes and control of crime from an interdisciplinary perspective
(Identical with SOC 343)

344. Legal Aspects of the Criminal Justice Process (3) I II
Analysis of selected principles of criminal law, criminal
procedure and correctional law. (Identical with SOC 344)

400. Quantitative Methods for Administrators (3) I S Quantitative
techniques and their applications. Equations and their graphs,
systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear programming;
fundamental probability, expected value; functions and limits,
applications of differential calculus. Open only to graduate
students. This course cannot be credited toward the completion of
a bachelor's degree.

405. System and Program Evaluation (3) I Methodology of
evaluating the performance of programs and strategies in the
context of policy assessment.

406. Bureaucracy, Politics and Policy (3) I (Identical with POL
406)

410. Introduction to Public and Nonprofit Financial Management
(3) Issues and techniques of financial management and budgeting
in the public and nonprofit sectors. P, ECON 300; ACCT 200 or
272.

421. Health, Ethics and Public Policy (3) II Major policy issues
confronting health care system, including finance, access and
ethics.

422. Introduction to Health Economics (3) II Applies
microeconomic theory, industrial organization and public finance
to efficiency and equity problems in the acute and chronic
health-care sectors and explores solutions to these problems at
an introductory level. P, 321. (Identical with ECON 422)

424. Management of Long Term Care Facilities and Programs (3) II
Problems and principles of management of facilities and community
based programs providing health and social services to the
chronically impaired. May be convened with 524.

427. Aging and Public Policy (3) I Policy framework for
administration of programs, plans, priorities, and legislation
related to the needs of the aging in modern society (Identical
with PLNG 427) May be convened with 527.

435. International Management (3) (Identical with MAP 435) May be
convened with 535

441. The Criminal Justice System (3) II Background, philosophy
and modes of operation in the American criminal justice system.
(Identical with SOC 441)

442. Crime and Public Policy (3) I II Role of government in the
prevention and control of crime.

457. Law of the Elderly (2) II Examines the law as it affects the
elderly in such areas as legislation, finances, housing, death,
guardianship, access to services and ethics. Focuses upon the
recognition and analysis of legal problems and identification of
legal resources (Identical with GERO 457). May be convened with
557.

470. Administration of Public Organizations (3) II Exploration of
public organization theory and behavior in the context of issues
confronting upper echelon public administrators on local, state
and federal levels. P, MAP 305, PA 410. Writing-Emphasis Course.

480. Formation of Public Policy (3) I (Identical with POL 480)

481. Environmental Policy (3) I (Identical with POL 481)

501. Public Organization Theory (3) I II Course focuses on
understanding and analyzing interactions, effectiveness and
complexities of organization structures

503. Politics and the Policy Process (3) I Various theories of
how public policy is formulated.

504. Public and Policy Economics (3) II Applications of economics
to the analysis of public policy and planning problems.
(Identical with GEOG 504 and PLNG 504)

505. Methods for Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation (3) II
Techniques for analyzing the effects of public policies and
programs. P, ECON 500 or permission of instructor.

507. Institutional Action (3) II Diagnosis and prescription in
market, political, and organizational contexts. Boundaries
between organization, market, and politics. Theory and cases. P,
503, 504 and 501.

508. Public and Nonprofit Financial Management (3) I Financial
management and budgeting in the public and nonprofit sectors;
techniques and organizational issues. P, ECON 500.

513. Intergovernmental Relations (3) I Legal, political and
social framework of interjurisdictional and interagency
relations; trends, emerging issues, and devices for securing
coordination and responsibility.

514. Analytic Methods in Planning and Management (3) II Methods
and models for program planning and policy analysis; forecasting,
service demand, facility location in capital investment
programming, task sequencing, program analysis and evaluation. P,
MIS 552, GEOG 557 or permission of instructor (Identical with
PLNG 514)

521. Social Policy (3) I Design, implementation and outcomes of
social policy initiatives in the U.S. and abroad. Themes include
historical overview of antipoverty policy in the U.S., competing
explanations for conditions of inequality, and examination of
policy solutions (Identical with SOC 521)

522. Analysis of Health Systems (3) I Introduces the student to
the scope and nature of public and private health systems in the
U.S.; examines roles of government and private enterprise in the
development and operation of health institutions. 

523. Health and Public Policy (3) II Examines public policy
issues in health, including recent developments in health policy
and planning at the national, state and local levels, and their
impact on administrative behavior. P, 522 (Identical with PLNG
523)

524. Management of Long Term Care Facilities and Programs (3) II
For description of course topics, see 424. Graduate-level
students will be required to produce more papers for the class at
administrative level. May be convened with 424.

525. Comparative Management in Health Administration (3) I
Assists students in applying general management principles to
particular types of health agencies. Models of organizational
behavior are used to develop a paradigm for comparative analysis.
P, 522

526. Health Economics (3) II Applies microeconomic theory,
industrial organization and public finance to efficiency and
equity problems in the acute and chronic health-care sectors.
Explores solutions to these problems. P, 522, ECON 500, or
permission of instructor. (Identical with ECON 526)

527. Aging and Public Policy (3) I For description of course
topics, see 427. Graduate-level students will be required to
produce more papers for the class at higher level. (Identical
with PLNG 527) May be convend with 427.

528. Topics in Public and Nonprofit Financial Management (3) II
Advanced issues in public-sector financial management. P, 508 or
FIN 511 (Identical with FIN 528)

535. International Management (3) (Identical with MAP 535) May be
convened with 435

540. Theories of Crime and Public Policy (3) II Theories of crime
applied to public policy issues. The relationship between
scientific analysis of crime and formation of public policy.
(Identical with LAW 540 and SOC 540)

541. Deviance and Social Control (3) (Identical with SOC 541)

550. Social Stratification (3) I II (Identical with SOC 550)

557. Law of the Elderly (2) II For a description of course
topics, see 457. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper utilizing legal material and a class report on
that research. (Identical with GERO 557) May be convened with
457.

593. Internship (1-6)

595. Colloquium
g. Public Policy (3) (Identical with POL 595g, which is home)

596. Colloquium
i. Management and Policy for Ecological Sustainability (3) [Rpt.]
I II (Identical with POL 596i, which is home)

Range Management
(See Renewable Natural Resources)

 


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