Public Administration (PADM)

PADM 500. Economics for Public Affairs3 Units

Description: An introduction to basic economic concepts and their application to public affairs and urban planning.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 500.

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PADM 600. Foundations of Public Administration3 Units

Description: Using the classic writings in the field of public administration for the past 150 years, the course explores the theoretical foundations of public administration and applies the theories to current practice in public administration.

Note: Cross-listed with POLS 625, PLAN 613, & UPA 661.

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PADM 601. Statistics for Public Affairs3 Units

Description: Covers descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, tests of significance, correlation, regression analysis, and the use of statistical software packages.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 602.

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PADM 603. Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation3 Units

Description: The course describes techniques of practical program evaluation as well as institutional context of policy formulation, adoption, implementation, and evaluation. Process evaluation, qualitative approaches, outcome monitoring, natural experiments, quasi-experiments, ratings, use of expert judgment, surveys, role-playing, and focus group topics are covered. The course also describes theories of policy making, the policy environment, agenda setting and decision making.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 621.

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PADM 604. Public Budgeting and Finance3 Units

Description: Examines public budgeting and finance from economics, political, and institutional perspectives. Topics include: budget process, approaches and techniques of budgeting, ethics, intergovernmental fiscal relations, revenue-raising, capital budgeting, debt administration and risk management.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 647 and PLAN 609.

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PADM 605. Public Management3 Units

Description: An applied course focusing on developing the knowledge base and skill set one needs to effectively manage a public organization. Special emphasis on leadership models for the public sector.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 672 and PLAN 610.

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PADM 606. Urban Policy and Administration3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Description: An introduction to basic issues in urban policy and administration of urban policy. Emphasis on urban policy processes and administrative systems used to implement them. Includes different political frameworks that describe urban dynamics and includes recent research findings on selected urban policy issues.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 650.

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PADM 607. Planning Theory and History3 Units

Description: This course will introduce the historic foundation of modern urban planning, and will investigate the central themes in planning theory, using both historical and contemporary contexts to assist in the understanding of its role in shaping planning thought and practice.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 684 and PLAN 601.

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PADM 609. Nonprofit Management3 Units

Description: Management of nonprofit organizations is a graduate seminar in the Masters of Public Administration program. Its purpose is to apply management theories and concepts to nonprofit organizations. As such, the emphasis of this seminar will be relating how nonprofits are managed in a time of scarce resources. Furthermore, students will understand challenges faced by managers as they seek to meet mission objectives, attract public and private support, work with and motivate volunteers, collaborate with other sectors, and meet the challenges of meeting performance objectives.

Note: Cross-listed with POLS 605.

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PADM 610. Administrative Law and Process3 Units

Description: Study of processes of law-making and application by governmental executive departments. Encompasses substantive issues facing agencies in designing and implementing effective regulation and court efforts to interpret and control agencies' activities.

Note: Cross-listed with POLS 615/UPA 662.

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PADM 611. Financial Management of Nonprofits3 Units

Description: Examines accounting and financial management for managers of not-for-profit organizations.

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PADM 612. Grantsmanship and Fundraising3 Units

Description: A critical examination of methods and tools for developing grant proposals and raising funds for organizations.

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PADM 615. Theories of the Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector3 Units

Description: Theories of the nonprofit voluntary sector is a graduate seminar in the Master of Public Administration Program. Its purpose is to set out the theoretical and historical foundations, environmental context, and the ways that non-profits collaborate with government and for-profit firms to create a three sector economy. As such the emphasis of this seminar will be on the history and theories of the nonprofit voluntary sector with current practice through required course readings, lectures, group work, guest speakers, and writing assignments. Furthermore, students will be exposed to several theories that explain the existence of the non-profit sector, the reliance on non-profits from government and private enterprise, and the continued growth of the sector.

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PADM 621. Urban Demography and GIS3 Units

Description: A spatial analysis of the distribution, characteristics, growth and change of the population of a metropolitan area.

Note: Cross-listed with SUST 518 and PLAN 618.

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PADM 623. Urban Data Analysis3 Units

Description: Provides students with the basic analytical tools commonly used by professional planners and administrators. The use of computers in applying these tools will be emphasized.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 604.

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PADM 624. Ethics in Public Administration3 Units

Description: Analyzes and explains the role of ethics for the practice of public administration. The development of ethical codes is traced from moral and constitutional roots. Course will include case studies and legal precedents.

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PADM 625. Organizational Behavior3 Units

Description: Concepts and theories from the behavioral sciences that describe human behavior in public organizations. Special emphasis on organizational culture and group dynamics.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 660.

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PADM 626. Housing and Community Development3 Units

Description: Examines issues in housing and community development.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 648 and PLAN 617.

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PADM 627. Environmental Policy3 Units

Description: Survey of environmental issues and policies designed to address these issues.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 620, UPA 679, POLS 627.

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PADM 628. Historic Preservation & Sustainable Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Description: This course is a graduate level course on historic preservation, examining sustainable practices in Louisville and other regions. The course examines architecture and the built environment as it relates to historic preservation, urban revitalization, and the contributions of other disciplines such as urban planning, economics, and political science to the principles and practice of preservation.

Note: Course is cross-listed with PLAN 625 and UPA 651.
Note: Course fee.

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PADM 630. Environmental Policy and Natural Hazards3 Units

Description: Explores the relationship of environmental policy and planning with natural hazards and disasters, with an emphasis on preparation for and mitigation of impacts.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 623 and UPA 687.

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PADM 637. Netherlands: Policy and Planning3 Units

Description: This course examines the Dutch Model from a variety of viewpoints, including sociological, economic, political, historical, design, and planning perspectives. Includes a field trip to the Netherlands.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 637.

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PADM 640. Urban Economics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): PLAN 500, ECON 500, or consent of instructor.

Description: Application of economic theory to urban policy issues including metropolitan development and job creation, poverty, crime, transportation, environment, spatial structure, and other issues.

Note: Cross-listed with ECON 605, UPA 603 and PLAN 603.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

PADM 642. Human Resources Management3 Units

Description: Basic theories, public policies, laws, regulations, problems, and prospects of human resource development and management within the context of the public sector.

Note: Cross-listed with UPA 667 and PLAN 611.

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PADM 644. Collective Bargaining3 Units

Description: Current issues facing unions and employers in their relations with others, with emphasis on the substantive matters involved in negotiating contracts in both the public and the private sectors.

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PADM 645. Economic Development3 Units

Description: The course provides an introduction to the many facets of economic development, including the context, theory, process and practice of economic development planning and policy.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 626, UPA 640, POLS 603.

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PADM 646. Dogs in Society: An Interdiscliplinary Examination of the Human Canine Connection3 Units

Description: This course examines the evolution of dogs as human partners in society and delves into the relationship of our species with one another. It explores medical, safety, ethical, regulatory and legal issues including the American with Disabilities Act and municipal approaches to regulating ownership. It considers behavioral adaptations of both species and some cutting-edge research in canine neuroscience.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 645.

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PADM 647. Arbitration3 Units

Description: Role and function of arbitration in labor-management relations; analysis of the principles and practices of arbitration; laws governing arbitration processes; preparation of materials for arbitration cases; conduct of an arbitration hearing; preparation of arbitration findings.

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PADM 648. Mediation and Dispute Resolution3 Units

Description: Designed principally for incipient practitioners of the mediation process. Class participation, serving as a mediator in cases presented to the class, and a short paper depicting mediating in process are the course requirements.

Note: Cross-listed with POLS 628, PLAN 612.

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PADM 649. Legal Aspects of Human Resources3 Units

Description: Survey and analysis of laws related to human resources. Problems in administering and enforcing such laws are covered.

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PADM 651. Trade Unions3 Units

Description: Role of trade unions in the American economy; the organizational structure and operation of trade unions ranging from national to local units. Special problems facing contemporary unions.

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PADM 652. Equal Opportunity and the Workplace3 Units

Description: Special problems women, the disabled, and minorities face in labor markets and on the job. The effects of various compensatory employment programs and policies in dealing with these problems.

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PADM 663. Social Equity and the Public Sector3 Units

Description: This course will provide a comprehensive review of social equity in American public administration.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 663 and UPA 663.

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PADM 664. Cultural Competency and Action3 Units

Description: This course primarily focuses on the professional development of public administrators. It seeks to improve their knowledge about diverse issues of discrimination and prejudice in the public sector. It provides a framework for examining factors related to discrimination as well as racism, sexism, and heterosexism in terms of political history, power, stereotyped perceptions and practices across society, groups and among individuals.

Note: Cross-listed with PADM 664 and UPA 664.

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PADM 670. Sustainable Development & Planning3 Units

Description: The course is designed to address institutions and governance in sustainable development, and will take an interdisclipinary approach. The course will be open to graduate students in any program at UofL.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 670 and UPA 670.

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PADM 673. Behavioral Dimensions of Urban Sustainabilty3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: The course is designed to address the behavioral dimensions of Urban Sustainability. The course will be open to graduate students in any program at UofL.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 673, UPA 673.

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PADM 674. Sustainable Urbanism3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: The course is designed to address theoretical issues, concepts and viewpoints on Sustainable Urbanism from sociological, psychological, economical, political, historical, design, and planning perspectives. The course will be open to graduate students in any program at UofL.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 674, UPA 674.

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PADM 675. Introduction to Sustainability3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: It is a graduate survey course of theory, issues and challenges in the area of sustainability. Open to any graduate student at UofL.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 675, UPA 675.

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PADM 676. Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

Description: The course is designed to address the social and ecological frameworks for understanding and applying sustainability concepts in both theory and practice. The course will be open to all graduate students in any program at UofL.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 676, UPA 676.

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PADM 680. Independent Research in Public Administration1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of coordinator.

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PADM 682. Practicum/Internship1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of internship-practicum coordinator.

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PADM 683. Topical Seminar in Public Administration1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: Exploration of a specific topic or problem area in administration.

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PADM 688. Land Use and Planning Law3 Units

Description: Examination of pertinent legal issues, including ordinances, state and federal legislation, and court rulings, impinging on planning and land use activities.

Note: Cross-listed with PLAN 605 and UPA 678.

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PADM 695. Thesis1-6 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of internship-practicum coordinator.

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