Special Topics in Contemporary Family Issues
Current issues such as debt management, gender and family, low-income families, retirement planning, work and family, mothering, fathering, housing. Topics vary.
Special Topics in Family/Cultural Diversity
Current topics related to diverse populations, e.g., religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity. Topics vary.
Family Professionals as Consumers of Research
Elements of conducting and reporting research and various research designs. Quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Skills required to effectively evaluate the quality of research reports and how to apply findings to practices in education, counseling, and family policy.
Program Design, Evaluation, & Implementation
Overview of program development process and outcome evaluation of community children and family programs. Theoretical, methodological and programmatic issues in conducting programs and scholarship. Distance education course delivered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Community Internships in Child, Youth and Family...
Community Internships in Child, Youth and Family Studies
Prereq: 12 hrs CYAF and/or related social sciences Fieldwork in agencies serving children, youth and families.
Theories of Human Development & Family
Theoretical basis of child study and family analysis. Critical evaluation of methods and theories in child development, family relations, and human development from an integrative and holistic perspective.
The Public Economy
This course focuses on microeconomics and its application to policy and management in the public and non-profit sectors. The concept of efficiency is developed along with the goal of social equity to help determine the roles of the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Some key issues examined are: the balance between equity and efficiency, government intervention in the market, privatization of public services, and cost benefit analysis. Not open to nondegree students.
Public Administration and Democracy
The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the art and science of public administration and to enable the student to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities requisite to the pursuit of graduate education in public administration. Prereq: N/A Not open to nondegree students.
Seminar in Organization Theory & Behavior
Study of the various approaches to understanding public organizations and people in them with special emphasis on the design, functioning and management of public agencies. Not open to non-degree students.
Public Human Resource Management
A study of the personnel process in American governmental administration. The processes and problems of recruiting, structuring and operating public bureaucracies are examined as well as problems in personnel leadership, neutrality, accountability and performance. Prereq: PA 8050 or permission of school. Not open to nondegree students.
Management and Administration of Nonprofit...
Management and Administration of Nonprofit Organizations
General content course focusing on management and administrative issues relating to nonprofit organizations. Administrative structure and other subjects related to the difference between nonprofit and for-profit organizations will be addressed. Subjects will include constituencies, boards, strategic planning, marketing, financial management, human resources, volunteer management, and resource development. Prereq: Graduate standing and permission of adviser; PA 8050; or permission of school. Not open to nondegree students.
Administrative Ethics and Leadership
Ethical action and effective leadership are especially important in public service and they are closely related. This course introduces students to concepts from public sector ethics and from leadership theory. Emphasis is placed on decision-making processes, relationships between public and nonprofit sector professionals and elected officials and citizens, and the role of the career public service professional in a democratic society. Prereq: PA 8050 or permission of school. Not open to nondegree students.
Fund Raising in Public and Non Profit...
Fund Raising in Public and Non Profit Organizations
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of fund raising methods, provide the context in which these methods might be used, and provide an understanding of how fund raising operates within public and not-for-profit organizations. Prereq: Graduate standing and permission of instructor, PA 8010, and PA 8090; or permission of school. Not open to nondegree students.