May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 

 

 

Psychology

  
  • PSYC 401/4001 - Supervised Research in Psychology (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      , minimum B average, and permission of instructor.

    Description
    Student will assist with a research project by working under the individual guidance of a Psychology faculty member or a faculty member from another department conducting interdisciplinary research relevant to psychology. Requirements may include library research, data collection, data entry, statistical analysis, qualitative analysis, report-writing, and assistance in planning or implementing parts of a research project.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes. May not be taken for more than 6 credits per faculty advisor during the student’s academic path.
  
  • PSYC 402/4002 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: a minimum B average, consent of the instructor, and approval by the Unit Head and the Department Chair.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some seniors and graduating seniors with department approval may arrange for independent study on a chosen topic in Psychology that is not covered in the regular offerings for that academic year. Guided readings, research and frequent consultations held.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • PSYC 410/4011 - Cultural Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    This course will explore the nature of different psychological systems (or “ethnopsychologies”) that exist throughout the world and the complex relation of these to western psychology.  Topics to be covered include the relationship of culture to human development, personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy, paying particular attention to the impact of social change and cultural contact.  This course will also address some major issues in applied psychology from a cultural and international perspective.  The successful student will leave this course with an appreciation of the cultural underpinnings of western psychology, an in-depth understanding of the limitations of universalist perspectives, and a new appreciation for cultural and psychological diversity.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 000/4012 - Psychology of Gender (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 1000   and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    This course will examine what is the difference between gender and sex and how does gender influences human functioning. The course will focus on theories that explain gender differences within the field of psychology. Students will develop an understanding of the differences between the sexes in areas such as intelligence, emotion, personality, interpersonal relationships & psychopathology.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 000/4013 - Psychology of Trauma (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 1000  and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    This course will introduce students to the psychology of trauma. The course will place emphasis on interpersonal trauma and betrayal on both the individual and institutional levels. Topics to be covered include childhood trauma, adult sexual assault, war, and domestic violence, and the perspectives of perpetrators of violence. An important focus of the course will involve considerations of how socio-political contexts affect trauma research and intervention.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 414/4014 - Child Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 3040  

    Description
    Child psychology familiarizes students with contemporary theoretical and applied issues related to child development. The course discusses theories and contemporary models of child development, and may include an emphasis on children with special cognitive, emotional and medical needs. The course includes content relevant to the local context.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally
  
  • PSYC 407/4015 - Psychological Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 6 hours of anthropology, 6 hours of psychology, and junior or senior standing

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to the study of the reciprocal relations of culture and personality; special focus on themes of identity, socialization, and the emergence of self in various cultural settings.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 000/4016 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 1000   and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    This course will provide an introduction to forensic psychology and the numerous ways that psychology interacts with the law. Forensic psychology addresses the application of psychological research, methods, and expertise to issues that come before the legal system. Topics to be covered may include insanity, competency, jury-selection, expert-testimony, decision making, criminal profiling, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, and offender treatment programs.

    When Offered
    offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 420/4022 - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    This course provides students with the understanding of the scientific basis and professional practice of industrial/organizational psychology. Topics include personnel selection and placement, training and development, performance appraisal, organizational development, quality of work life, and ergonomics.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 403/4030 - History and Systems of Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior or senior standing and 15 hours of psychology.

    Description
    The course covers the history, methods, and content of modern psychological theory, research, and application. It also reviews schools of psychology (e.g., structuralism, functionalism, behaviourism, Gestalt psychology) and central theories of psychology in their historical and philosophical context. The course goals are to familiarize students with how the social and intellectual forces throughout history have shaped the field of psychology and how psychology today is rooted in them.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • PSYC 442/4062 - Clinical Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  and   

    Description
    This course will cover the history and current state of the field of clinical psychology. Topics that will be covered include clinical assessment, clinical interventions, psychotrauma, and clinical theories. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate students who are considering graduate work or practical work in fields related to clinical psychology.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • PSYC 430/4063 - Advanced Community Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  

    Description
    Provides an advanced introduction to theory and practice in community psychology, incorporating experiential community based learning as an integral part of the course requirements. Builds upon theories and concepts covered in Psychology 3003 (Community Psychology) by introducing special topics of particular importance to Egypt. Topics and skills covered may relate to oppression and liberation, social action, stress and coping, needs assessment, program development, program evaluation, public policy or special populations such as refugees and persons with disabilities or mental illness.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PSYC 000/4098 - Selected Topics in Neuroscience (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    BIOL 1011   or PSYC 3800  

    Description
    An interdisciplinary course discussing current topics in neuroscience, through the examination of content related to neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology. Examples of topics may be neuroscience research techniques, hormones and behavior, psychopharmacology, cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, neurological disorders.

  
  • PSYC 400/4099 - Selected Topics in Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    junior or senior standing

    Description
    Topics of interest that reflect current trends or specialized content areas in psychology. Topics may relate to faculty research or practice interests, as well as intra-disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of inquiry.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • PSYC 315/4150 - Psychological Testing and Assessment (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      , and PSYC 2100 

    Description
    Study of psychometrics, including measurement statistics, reliability, validity. Overview of test construction and development. Introduction to types of testing including intellectual/cognitive; achievement; and personality measures. Ethical and cultural issues in assessment.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • PSYC 440/4203 - Practicum in Community Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Six hours of social sciences or consent of the instructor.

    Description
    One semester, field experience in an approved international development agency, local NGO or other professional setting approved by faculty supervisor. Supervised by a faculty supervisor.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as ANTH 4203  and SOC 4203 .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PSYC 000/5000 - Research Methods and Inferential Statistics for Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Post baccalaureate

    Description
    This course will introduce students to research methods in psychology, including the process of scientific inquiry, features of different research methods, and practical applications and challenges when conducting studies. Quantitative and qualitative research methods will be reviewed such as experimental designs, correlation studies, and single-case studies. Inferential statistics will include basic introduction, test of hypothesis, correlation and regression.

  
  • PSYC 412-512/5112 - Psychosocial Issues in Forced Migration (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior, senior, or graduate standing.

    Description
    Explores the psychosocial dimensions of forced migration including ethno-cultural concepts of well-being, sources of stress and coping, the impact of forced migration on child development, psychosocial consequences of torture and sexual victimization, and the interaction of trauma and bereavement. Culturally appropriate mental health assessment, community-based intervention programs, methods of program evaluation, and ethical issues in working with refugee populations will be discussed. This course is required of all students seeking the diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 000/5122 - Physiological Psychology (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course reviews the biological bases of normal and abnormal behavior. The major contributions in this field are examined, including the neurological, biochemical, and genetic influences on sensation, motivation, cognition, and emotion. The course will cover applications and relevance of these influences in psychiatric disease, neurodegenerative disease, and drug abuse.

  
  • PSYC 500/5200 - Fundamentals of Counseling (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an introduction to culturally sensitive interviewing, listening, and report writing skills required of professional helpers. Students will gain familiarity with fundamental counseling concepts and experience in using basic counseling techniques. The course will enhance students’ capacity for psychological mindedness and intervention.

  
  • PSYC 504/5202 - Advanced Lifespan Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an exploration of lifespan development through the lenses of biological, learning, cognitive, social, and cultural theories. Emphasis is on gaining a conceptual understanding of healthy development and better practical understanding of how to help children, adolescents, and adults address developmental challenges they face.
     

  
  • PSYC 000/5203 - Community Collaboration and Assessment (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    None.

    Description
    This course prepares students with fundamental skills to conduct qualitative and quantitative needs and resources assessments aimed at informing subsequent program development. There is an emphasis on effective community collaboration skills including cultural responsiveness, active listening, group facilitation, and reflective practice. Students will be exposed to diverse specialized methods such as photovoice, SNA, and GIS.

    When Offered
    Every fall.
  
  • PSYC 520/5205 - Psychology in the Schools (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will focus on prevention-oriented community and environmental interventions in school settings. General topics areas addressed are: assessment, consultation, intervention, special education, research, reform movement in education, multiculturalism, and diversity, and the future of education and school psychology.

  
  • PSYC 503/5206 - International and Multicultural Psychology (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an overview of the mainstream as well as alternative theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches that are relevant to the study and practice of psychology. Specifically, the course will provide students with knowledge, awareness, and skills in international and cultural issues related to the field of psychology.

  
  • PSYC 575/5209 - Independent Study and Guided Readings (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Minimum 3.0 GPA, consent of instructor, and approval of graduate advisor.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some students may arrange for independent study on a specific topic in psychology that is not covered in the course offerings for that academic year. Guided readings, research and frequent consultations held.

     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PSYC 502/5210 - Community Psychology and Systems Theory (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course examines the core theories, values, and methodologies of community psychology and systems theory. An emphasis is placed on the ecological perspective, empowerment theory, sociocultural and cross-cultural competence, community inclusion and partnership, and ethical, reflective practice.

  
  • PSYC 508/5220 - Applied Research Design and Statistical Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    This advanced statistical and methodology course provides students with the conceptual knowledge and skills needed to understand, evaluate, and conduct multivariate research. The course will also acquaint students with the statistical techniques used to analyze data derived from such research. This course builds on basic knowledge of inferential statistics.

  
  • PSYC 545/5226 - Seminar in Cross-Cultural Family Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will expose students to contemporary issues affecting families in a global context from a systemic/ecological perspective. Issues of diversity and cross-cultural interactions will be integrated throughout the course, with an emphasis on the Arab/Middle Eastern experience.

  
  • PSYC 505/5230 - Ethics and Professional Issues (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is designed to introduce students to ethical decision-making that is an integral part of psychological practice and research. Students will learn about specific ethical principles and guidelines, and will be challenged to increase awareness, sensitivity and understanding of ethical and professional practices particularly within multicultural settings.

  
  • PSYC 530/5233 - Program Evaluation (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course exposes students to concepts and methods of applied research in community psychology, specifically program evaluation. Students will gain knowledge and skills in program evaluation, including evaluation theories, different types of evaluation (including process, outcome, and impact), and qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies. There will be an emphasis on strengths-based, participatory, and empowerment-oriented approaches, as well as professional ethics.

  
  • PSYC 510/5241 - Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course examines historical and contemporary approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Theoretical assumptions and principle interventions and techniques of each paradigm will be studied, emphasizing evidence-based practice. Theories covered include psychodynamic, humanistic/experiential, cognitive, behavioral, brief/strategic, and postmodern approaches. There is an emphasis on multicultural considerations.
     

  
  • PSYC 535/5243 - Prevention and Intervention in Communities (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides students with knowledge and skills related to prevention across the lifespan, health promotion, and other types of community interventions. Students are exposed to a variety of community and preventive interventions, so as to prepare them to think about, work with, and lead community and preventive interventions in the future. The course provides training in community program development by offering opportunities for students to participate in program development, implementation, or management. Multicultural sensitivity and professional ethics are addressed.

  
  • PSYC 515/5251 - Psychological Assessment (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course increases familiarity with psychological assessment tools and standardized psychological tests used for diagnostic and behavioral health intervention planning purposes. Students examine strengths and limitations of tests and learn how to administer, score, and interpret findings. Students learn how to read and write integrated reports that can inform treatment. Ethical and multicultural issues throughout the assessment process are addressed.

  
  • PSYC 525/5253 - Consultation to Non-Profit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides students with knowledge and skills for consultation with nonprofit organizations, using a participatory and strengths-based approach. Topics include understanding the nonprofit sector, phases and theories of consultation, establishing and marketing a consultation business, and ethical and professional competence. Nonprofit consultation often focuses on strategic planning, organization development, needs assessment, capacity and resource development, program evaluation, and fundraising.
     

  
  • PSYC 000/5255 - Assessment and Evaluation for Learning Enrichment (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides students with knowledge of current concepts and issues related to assessment and evaluation tools used for diagnostic and learning interventions. Students examine strengths and limitations of both standardized and curriculum-based tools. They learn how to administer, score, interpret and use findings curriculum-based tools, as well as how to read and write integrated reports and use report findings to develop a learning plan for the individual assessed.

  
  • PSYC 570/5256 - Special Topics in Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Approval of advisor.

    Description
    In-depth examination of a specific topic in psychology of current theoretical, research, or clinical interest. Topics will vary depending on instructor.

     

    When Offered
    Offered Occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • PSYC 506/5261 - Psychopathology and Resilience across Cultures (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an overview of contemporary views on psychopathology and resilience from a multicultural perspective. The course will cover key processes influencing mental health across cultures such as belief systems and communication interaction as well as ways to cultivate resilience.

  
  • PSYC 580/5264 - Practicum I in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
         PSYC 5261  

    Description
    Introductory practicum in which students provide direct counselling services with the support of individual and group supervision. This practical training will help students develop their skills in areas including but not limited to: a. counselling assessment and interventions; b. session and case management skills; c. ethical and legal principles, and d. documentation such as record keeping and report writing.

  
  • PSYC 000/5265 - Applied Projects in Inclusive Education (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 5205  , EDUC 5204  , EDUC 5238  

    Description
    This is a hands-on course that will help students integrate theoretical acquired knowledge into their professional practice. The course will enhance the student’s ability to utilize reflective, experiential, and pragmatic pedagogic approaches in order to teach for diverse learners effectively. The course aims at promoting the facilitation of learning through peer observation, critical friends groups, and cognitive coaching. The 5265 course should be taken in the final semester of the diploma, after the student has completed PSYC 5205 , EDUC 5204 , and EDUC 5238 . It can be taken concurrently with either PSYC 5255  or EDUC 5232  

    Cross-listed
    EDUC 5265  
  
  • PSYC 540/5270 - Group Work (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides an overview of the concepts and applications of group interventions in community and counseling contexts including task, psychoeducational, counseling, and psychotherapy groups. Principles of group work will be reviewed, including group dynamics; leadership skills, tasks, and challenges; and stages of group development. A minimum 10 hour experiential component is integrated into the course.

  
  • PSYC 000/5271 - Career Development and Counseling (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course provides an overview of career development over the lifespan from various theoretical frameworks, while taking into consideration the contributions of other facets of life. Students will gain knowledge and skills in career program development and career counseling. The course will review various instruments and assessments that are often used in career counseling. Ethical, legal, and diversity considerations are addressed, including gender and culture.

  
  • PSYC 581/5274 - Practicum II in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
         PSYC 5261 PSYC 5264  

    Description
    Advanced practicum in which students provide direct counselling services with the support of individual and group supervision. This practical training will help students develop their skills in areas including but not limited to: a. counselling assessment and interventions; b. session and case management skills; c. ethical and legal principles, and d. and documentation such as record keeping and report writing.

  
  • PSYC 550/5281 - Couples Counseling and Human Sexuality (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course will focus on theories and methods of effective counseling with couples. The course will also cover the influence of socio-cultural factors on couples’ relationships. The human sexuality portion of the course will address issues such as sexual development across life span, sexual attitudes, sexual dysfunction, sexual assault, commercial sex and sex therapy.

  
  • PSYC 596/5283 - Internship in Community Psychology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    PSYC 5203 PSYC 5210 PSYC 5230 PSYC 5220 PSYC 5233 PSYC 5243  and approval of graduate director.

    Description
    This course provides students with applied fieldwork experience in community psychology during an academic year-long field internship. Students are placed at NGOs, community agencies, or private or public institutions as interns with an approved external supervisor at the site. In addition, students meet regularly with a psychology faculty member for individual and group supervision.

  
  • PSYC 590/5284 - Internship in Counseling Psychology (3 cr. + 3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and approval of graduate director

    Description
    This course provides students with clinical training and experience in counselling during an academic year-long field internship. Students are placed at NGOs, community agencies, or private or public institutions as interns with an approved external supervisor at the site. In addition, students meet regularly with a psychology faculty member for individual and group supervision. In order to ensure that students have the maturity and professional skills needed; prior approval for enrolment in this course is needed from the graduate faculty committee.

  
  • PSYC 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Approval of advisor.

    Description
    Supervision in the preparation and writing of the Masters thesis. May be repeated for credit.
     


Public Policy and Administration

  
  • PPAD 299/2099 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    RHET 1010  

    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PPAD 308/3198 - Management in Government (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to management and policy-making in government and non-profit organizations, with an emphasis on development programming in Egypt. Exploration of current policy and governance issues of importance to Egypt. Overview of management techniques applied in designing, implementing, and assessing development programs in government and non-profit settings.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 000/4111 - Fundamentals of Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course covers a number of topics in nonprofit management that provides a thorough introduction and understanding to the significant issues of the sector - topics include the management, leadership, governance, and accountability of nonprofit organizations in both developed and developing countries with special reference to Egypt and the Middle East.

  
  • PPAD 000/4113 - Selected Topics in Global and Public Affairs (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected topics in Global and Public Affairs addresses a myriad set of contemporary issues in the field. The course will rely on a mix of theoretical approaches and case studies to address the topic in focus.

  
  • PPAD 506/5111 - Essentials of Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to public policy and administration for students with limited preparation in political science and social science generally. Exploration of what constitutes policy and how it is made, implemented, and evaluated, including role of different institutions and actors in shaping policy outcomes. Overview of major management issues in nonprofit and government agencies, including setting strategy, developing operational plans, and managing human and financial resources to achieve desired outcomes. May be taken for MPP credit only by students with limited background in management or social sciences (advisor approval required).

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 510/5113 - Organizational Behavior for Government and Nonprofit Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Factors that shape how employees and managers interact with each other, with partners, citizens, and clients, and with the institutions themselves in public and nonprofit settings. Theories of motivation, leadership, group dynamics, power, communication, and ethical behavior in organizations. Application of theoretical constructs to the reality of developing country conditions, preparing students to address organizational challenges in professional settings.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 512/5114 - Management of Development Programs (3 cr.)



    Description
    Theory and practice of management as applied to development projects, programs, and organizations. Managerial aspects of social and economic development, with extensive use of case material to explore how management shapes development outcomes. Implementation of management reforms in public and nonprofit settings, including project design and management.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 511/5122 - Administrative Environment and Public Policy in Egypt and the Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    In-depth exploration of the interaction of public policy and government institutions in Egypt and the Middle East to achieve public purposes. Consideration of how administrative structures shape outcomes and how performance constraints can be overcome, with application to selected social and productive sectors of public policy concern in Egypt and the region.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 518/5123 - Governance, Accountability, and Stakeholder Negotiations (3 cr.)



    Description
    Provides students with an understanding of governance and accountability concepts, tools, and applications as applied in governmental and nonprofit settings, including international development organizations, and corporations working in developing countries. Strategies to overcome governance deficiencies including corruption, weak accountability to stakeholders, and nontransparency. Approaches to negotiation, especially between sectors (government-nonprofit-private sector) and with community stakeholders. Communication tools and other approaches for improving stakeholder relations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 519/5124 - Leadership and Communication for Public Affairs (3 cr.)



    Description
    Approaches to leading change in government and nonprofit settings at the organizational, local, and national levels. Consideration of how to develop personal leadership skills based on case studies and analysis of successful and unsuccessful leadership models in the public sphere, and how to develop effective change strategies, overcome barriers, and shape group behavior to achieve desired outcomes. Development of better oral and written communication skills, problem-solving approaches, and skill in using management tools to build collaboration within and between organizations.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 523/5125 - Citizen-centered government (3 cr.)



    Description
    Exploration of institutional reforms to expand citizen engagement and government accountability in the Middle East, including decentralization of government services, community-based services, and creation of mechanisms to engage citizens in governance. Use of technology to improve citizen services and communication, including e-government.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 517/5126 - Managing NGOs in Developing and Transitional Countries (3 cr.)



    Description
    Application of management concepts, approaches, and tools in a nonprofit setting, including strategic management, human resource management, budgeting and financial management, and project management. Interaction of NGOs with partners including participatory development approaches, relations with donors and governments, coalition-building and fundraising. Both project and advocacy approaches will be covered.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 525/5127 - Reforming the Delivery of Social Policies in the Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    How to address problems of poverty, unemployment and health care needs? Is everyone entitled for help? How to allocate scarce resources? This course addresses current debates pertaining to global models of social transfers; program design and implementation cycles; the nexus of employment and social protection policies; and questions pertaining to contributory and non-contributory schemes, food subsidies; and micro-insurance.

    When Offered
    Offered in Spring.
  
  • PPAD 526/5128 - Corporate Social Responsibility and NGO Partnerships (3 cr.)



    Description
    Overview of corporate social responsibility principles and applications from a developing country perspective. Issues in responsible corporate management, including addressing environmental, social, and accountability challenges. Tools for implementing and assessing corporate social responsibility programming, including mechanisms for developing effective partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Extensive use of cases from developing country experience.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 524/5129 - Globalization and Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Integrative approach to the debate on globalization and development in the 21st century. Analyzes globalization through the lens of diverse regions, using cases and analysis to explore global aspects of social change, growth and development, social and economic stability and development finance. Considers emerging issues reshaping global development, including migration of labor and capital, trade, technology, conflict, and global warming. Impact of globalization on sustainable development, including environment, debt, crisis management, global governance, poverty, and inequality.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 507/5131 - Government Finance for Policy Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of economics core or equivalent economics preparation.

    Description
    Role of government expenditure, taxation, and financing in public policy, with emphasis on socioeconomic development and related policy issues. Application of financial and economic principles to government finance, with emphasis on rigorous theory, empirical evidence, public choice analysis, and policy applications in a market economy. Design, selection, and evaluation of spending programs (emphasizing social programs and social insurance); revenue generation including taxation, non-tax funding mechanisms, government credit; subsidy and income transfer programs.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 516/5132 - Social and Environmental Policy (3 cr.)



    Description
    Overview of issues and analytic approaches for social and environmental policy, including programmatic and policy responses to development challenges in the environment, health and social services, and anti-poverty programming, with an emphasis on applications and case studies of experience in the Middle East and North Africa. Application of analytic methods to understand the root causes of barriers to providing social services and protecting the environment, and potential solutions to address these challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 520/5133 - Global Health Issues and Policies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of health issues in developing countries from a global perspective, with an emphasis on strategies to address social, economic, and managerial barriers to better health outcomes. Consideration of healthcare delivery in the broader context of development, equity, and government performance. Role of poverty, environmental degradation, and related social factors in health outcomes and development of new approaches to tackle social determinants of health. Introduction to health finance issues and approaches. Exploration of global issues affecting health such as migration, intellectual property rights, and governance failures.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 521/5134 - Government Regulation of Business and Investment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to government strategies to regulate social and economic sectors to overcome market failures. Comparative analysis of regulatory structures and issues in financial markets, telecommunications, the utility sector (power, water), environment, and social services (education, healthcare). Regulatory tools and analysis of alternative regulatory strategies as applied in developing countries. Privatization and public-private partnerships, including legal frameworks, approaches to community involvement in decision-making, accountability, and dispute resolution.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 522/5135 - Promotion of Local Economic Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to government strategies to promote broad-based and employment-creating growth at the national, regional, and local levels. Small and midsize enterprise development, including financing tools. Mobilization of local resources through collaboration with the business sector and community partners. Identification and removal of barriers to investment to create an environment conducive to growth. Tools to attract investors and create local capacity for growth.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 541/5136 - Gender in Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course approaches the topic of gender in public policy and administration by exploring frameworks for thinking about both gender differences and public affairs; examining policy issues that have gendered outcomes; and looking at the representation of women in leadership positions as agents of social change

  
  • PPAD 536/5141 - Policy for Sustainable Cities (3 cr.)



    Description
    Explores policy choices facing urban managers, planners, and the communities they serve with regard to putting cities on a path to sustainability. Considers how allocation of, control over, and use of key land and financial resources shapes urban development from political economy, governance and space planning perspectives. Examines participatory planning and other methods to engage urban stakeholders in management of cities as well as tools to promote adoption of green technologies in the urban housing, industrial, transport, power, water, and commercial building sectors.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • PPAD 537/5142 - Greening the Built Environment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examines core concepts, analytic tools, and program models needed to develop the urban built environment in ways that are socially and environmentally sustainable. Gives particular attention to retrofitting and sustainability upgrades for the existing urban core, developing new communities on a sustainable model, and providing affordable options for low-income urban residents, including upgrading of informal areas as well as new developments. Explores how the spatial distribution of work and housing choices interacts with transport/transit systems, energy use, and infrastructure to shape urban sustainability outcomes.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • PPAD 538/5143 - Urban Infrastructure Development for Sustainability (3 cr.)



    Description
    Considers how the development of critical infrastructure (power generation and transmission, water/wastewater, transport/transit, and waste management) can be directed toward socially and environmentally sound and economically viable models. Provides an understanding of alternative infrastructure financing, regulation, and implementation models from state provision to public-private partnerships. Explores how infrastructure network choices shape city expansion, urban quality of life, and efficiency outcomes in a dynamic urban context.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
  • PPAD 529/5151 - Issues in International Security (3 cr.)



    Description
    Exploration of strategies and techniques for managing potential and active conflicts at the national and international levels, including such traditional and new threads to international security as inter-state territorial, intra-state ethnic-based, and violent transnational extremist groups, dispute over non-renewable resources, and climate change. Consideration of institutions and methods for managing each stage of the conflict process, from prevention and deterrence through conflict resolution and post-conflict rebuilding.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
  • PPAD 530/5152 - Conflict Prevention and Resolution (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course focuses on international intervention and conflict management with the objective of assessing the policy implications of various conflict management strategies such as crisis management, mediation, peace-keeping, partition, humanitarian intervention (responsibility to protect) and prevention. In addressing these issues, the course will examine the application and outcomes in specific cases from the Middle East, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sri Lanka and Sub-Saharan Africa.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
  • PPAD 531/5153 - Armament, Arms Control and Disarmament (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course reviews the history of arms control and disarmament, especially during the cold war period and in its aftermath. The role of the United Nations, the current focus on nuclear non-proliferation, the regime set up by the Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT), the conformity of counter-proliferation policies with international law and the present status of treaties on weapons of mass destruction will be discussed. The course will examine current issues of nuclear armament, particularly non-proliferation in the Middle East.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.

  
  • PPAD 532/5154 - Contemporary Security Issues in the Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is about comparable and other issues of regional security with special emphasis on the Middle East. It will address categories of issues and then focus on specific case studies of occupation, water, oil, other natural resources, and ethnic and intra-State conflicts. Policies of regional and extra-regional powers and multilateral approaches towards these security cases will be reviewed.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 533/5155 - Governance of the Global Economy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    The course explores the evolving status of developing countries in the multilateral system. Are developing countries having a role that allows them to promote their legitimate interests in global international governance and the multilateral trading system? Does International Cooperation work in their favor? Going through the different development paradigms in the UN system, post WW II Bretton Wood system, the course investigates how developing countries remain sidelined from global governance and continue to be mere standard takers.

    Description
    This course will review the foundations of multilateral cooperation for development and the current development issues tackled by the United Nations system such as poverty, employment, food security, the environment and population. It will examine the processes through which multilateral approaches are defined; the attitudes towards these approaches of great, middle range powers and developing countries; as well as the principles and means of multilateral action. The realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be particularly studied.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.

  
  • PPAD 534/5156 - Multilateral and Bilateral Cooperation for Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course will review the policies of international cooperation put in place by industrialized countries. It will examine their priority issues, such as fighting poverty, promoting entrepreneurship, gender equality, preservation of the environment and migration, the objectives and geographic focuses of these policies. The course will also review modalities and delivery institutions such as USAID, CIDA, SIDA, JAICA and GTZ.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.

  
  • PPAD 540/5161 - Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course analyzes both the limits and potential of diplomacy. It examines how thinking about diplomacy has evolved from the classical period through to the beginning of the twenty-first century and how it might develop in the future in response to the interrelated and changing issues and the interdependence between actors in world society.

  
  • PPAD 000/5165 - Program Evaluation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Public resources are limited, and decisions regarding how to use these scarce public resources must be informed by an understanding of how well public programs and policies produce their desired outcomes. However, measuring causal effects can be a challenge. This course is designed to provide a broad-yet rigorous-overview of the tools available to evaluate the causal effects of public programs and policies. These tools and methods include randomized control experiments and quasi-experiments, such as difference-in-difference, regression discontinuity, and instrumental variables.

  
  • PPAD 000/5168 - Proposal Writing and Grant Management for Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    For most non-profit organizations, having access to grants makes all the difference between either thriving or being defunct. For any non-profit manager, the ability to write effective proposals is a necessary first step towards securing the all-important grant. This course is designed to introduce non-profit and public sector workers to the rudiments of effective proposal writing and grant management. It will assist students to learn and apply critical skills including grant identification, proposal writing, planning of fundraising events, management of secured funds and financial accountability.

  
  • PPAD 000/5169 - Issues in Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)



    Description
    Social Entrepreneurship is a rapidly emerging field of for-profit and nonprofit business practice aimed primarily at advancing the social and economic welfare of persons at ‘the bottom of the pyramid’. Within this evolving field, social entrepreneurs create new business models for neglected markets that corporations can emulate, partner with or acquire to take to scale. As the traditional lines among government, business and non-profits continue to blur in the wake of increasing business interest in sustainable value creation, it is critical for Public Administration students to understand how the opportunities in this field can be leveraged to alleviate poverty. Using primarily, guest speakers, case discussion, lectures and student presentations, this course will help students to understand:
    1. The emergence of the field of social entrepreneurship
    2. The situations, resources and business structures used by social entrepreneurs
    3. The mechanics, tensions, and realities of starting and/or managing a social enterprise and
    4. The potential for scaling social enterprises

  
  • PPAD 000/5170 - Volunteer Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    The role of volunteers in development efforts across the globe today cannot be overemphasized. The impacts of persistent conflicts, disease, climate change and migration in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America means that volunteer efforts will continue to be a vital part development efforts not only in the global south but also in the global north. For the public and nonprofit organizations that are financially-strapped, volunteering efforts provide a pathway to enhance their capacity and ameliorate public problems. Understanding the management aspect of volunteers is therefore important for the nonprofit manager. The objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to the design and management of volunteer programs.

  
  • PPAD 000/5171 - International and Comparative Human Resources Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course introduces students to the complexities of public human resources management from an international comparative perspective. It surveys the theoretical, strategic, cultural and functional contexts of IHRM and identify some of the everyday challenges of managing pubic personnel in the MENA region as well as other parts of the globe. Topics of interest include issues related to as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, career management and employee compensation in international contexts.

  
  • PPAD 000/5172 - Compensation Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course focuses on the principles and basic concepts of managing work compensation in both public and non-profit organizational settings. It explores ways in which HR Managers deal with employee pay systems, how they support their skill development, and how they ensure that personnel are incentivised to maintain high pay-performance levels. Topics that will be addressed in the class include person-based pay structures, designing pay levels, pay-for-performance, performance appraisal and plan design and the ways to strengthen the pay-for-performance link.

  
  • PPAD 000/5173 - Public Administration, Technology, and Innovation (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course introduces students to the emerging role of technology and innovation in contemporary public sector management. Although not a new concept, innovation has mostly been associated with work related activities in the private sector. Evidence across the globe suggests however, that where public institutions have adopted innovation and technology, including the use of digital communications and analytics, there has been accelerated solutions to public problems. The objective of this course is assist students to understand and utilize concepts and practices related to innovation and technology specifically in the public sector. The course will draw on international best practices to help students examine the role and potential of use of innovation in public policy design, policy execution and communication.

  
  • PPAD 000/5174 - Internship in Public and Non-Profit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course offers students the opportunity to participate in a full-time or part-time internship experience, within the public and non-provident sector.  Students work under the supervision of both an approved internship provider and a faculty adviser. The course provides practical, hands-on training to enhance student learning and the implementation of theory to real-world problems.

  
  • PPAD 575/5175 - Independent Study in Public Policy and Administration (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Pre-requisites:  Permission of the instructor and unit head

    Description
    Guided readings, research, and discussions on specific selected topics in Public Policy and Administration

  
  • PPAD 000/5179 - Big Data Analytics for Public Policy (3 cr.)



    Description
    The goal of the Big Data Analytics class is to develop the key data analytics skill sets necessary to harness the wealth of newly-available data. Its design offers hands-on training in the context of real big data. The main learning objectives are to apply new techniques to analyze public policy problems using and combining large amount of heterogeneous data from a variety of different sources. It is designed for graduate students who are seeking stronger foundation in data analytics.

  
  • PPAD 000/5180 - Introduction to Data Analytics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course will cover the following topics: construction of statistical models, especially the use of statistical tools and techniques such as chi-square tests of independence, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regressions and correlation, and the use of extrapolating methods such as moving average and exponential smoothing.

  
  • PPAD 000/5181 - Public Policy Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course examine approaches to the study of public policy. It is examine public policy as an intellectual exercise to study why and how policy is developed overtime.

    This course provides a review of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the state, institutions and public policy and explores the dynamic relationship between state, society and the economy. The course addresses the issue of who governs and how policies are made and relates these questions to democracy and decision-making. Throughout the course we analyze to what extent the concepts that we encounter are applicable to the Middle East. Furthermore, the course encourages students to examine how institutions (positively and negatively) shape a variety of political phenomena and outcomes in developing countries, including (economic) reform policy and democratic transition.

  
  • PPAD 491/5198 - Practicum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior or Senior status.

    Description
    Students work on an approved individual or team professional assignment with a relevant government, non-profit, or other organization. Class meets alternate weeks during the term to work on practicum assignments and to translate practicum products into polished professional work products, which may become the basis of student theses or master’s projects. Work may be begun prior to the term in which the student enrolls in the class with instructor’s approval. Assessment based on practicum supervisor’s review, and other products prepared, and contribution to peer reviews or team products.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Grading Pass/Fail.
  
  • PPAD 591/5198 - Practicum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of at least 3 courses or approval of department and instructor.

    Description
    Students must complete an approved individual or team professional assignment with a relevant government, non-profit, or other organization. Class meets alternate weeks during the term to work on practicum assignments and to translate practicum products into polished professional work products, which may become the basis for student theses or master’s projects. Work may be begun prior to the term in which the student enrolls in the class. Assessment based on practicum supervisor’s review, research paper and other products prepared, and contribution to peer reviews or team products. Students may arrange to complete an individual practicum assignment on an independent study basis under faculty supervision.

     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Grading Pass/Fail.
  
  • PPAD 570/5199 - Special Topics in Public Policy and Administration (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor and advisor. 

    Description
    Considers selected topics of relevance to public policy and administration. May be repeated with permission of the supervisor if the topic varies from the previous enrollment.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • PPAD 500/5201 - Research Methods for Public Policy and Administration (3 cr.)



    Description
    Theoretical and applied aspects of developing a research project, including definition of research questions, literature review, overall research design, and methodology, as well as research implementation planning (use of library sources, field investigation, and scheduling). Each student will develop a research proposal that will generally serve as the basis for the thesis proposal.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 515/5202 - Public Policy Theory & Practice (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to analytic tools, methods, and approaches to policy analysis in diverse development issues areas and country situations. Develops skills in selection and application of tools to analyze policy problems, assess alternative solutions, and develop recommendations for action, including cost-benefit and simulation. Approaches to program evaluation ex ante and ex post, including identification of data needs, assessment of implementation issues and outcomes, and definition of strategies to achieve desired outcomes.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 508/5211 - Qualitative Analysis for Policy and Administration (3 cr.)



    Description
    Use of qualitative data in policy and public administration research and analysis. Fundamental concepts and applications of methods including interviews, case studies, historical research, focus groups, and qualitative surveys. Ethics in qualitative analysis. Design, execution, and interpretation of qualitative results, including issues of validity and replicability.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 509/5212 - Applied Quantitative Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Application of statistical techniques to policy analysis and policy/program evaluation. Use of the empirical techniques to understand policy issues, analytical modeling and forecasts. Essentials of multivariate regression analysis with policy applications, problems in regression analysis, forecasting, time series/panel data modeling, and simultaneous equations models, with an emphasis on application rather than theory and use of statistical packages (SAS and SPSS) for policy analysis.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • PPAD 501/5221 - Strategic Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    Concepts of strategic management as applied to government and nonprofit organizations, including development agencies. Methods and practical considerations related to developing organizational strategies to achieve public purposes, translation of strategies into organizations plans in light of theory and practice of organizational behavior, and assessment of performance relative to strategy.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • PPAD 504/5222 - Fundamentals of Financial Planning and Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    Essentials of financial management in nonprofit and governmental settings, providing an overview of budget planning, management, monitoring, and controls at the program, agency, and government-wide level. Review of government financial management principles and applications, including managing tax and expenditure programs, sources and uses of funds for government organizations, control of corruption, fundamentals of performance measurement, budgetary decision-making concepts and processes, and citizen participation in budgeting. Financial management of non-profits, including introduction to fundraising and revenue generation strategies, sustainability, financial monitoring and reporting, and controls.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 513/5223 - International Models of Public Management (3 cr.)



    Description
    Explores international approaches to structuring and managing the public sector to meet national objectives. Examines alternative models and their implications for government performance and effectiveness, with an emphasis on MENA region and developing countries, but also considering European, North American, and Asian models. Application of analytic tools and models of government behavior to compare approaches to reforming government management in diverse contexts.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • PPAD 514/5224 - Human Resource Management for Government and Nonprofit Organizations (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of key concepts, tools, and methods for human resource management in government and nonprofit organizations. Implementation of management tools to improve human resource productivity and performance through strategic application of HR tools including structural reform, recruitment, capacity-building, motivation, promotion, evaluation, benefits, and conditions of work.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
 

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