Public Administration & Nonprofit Management

PANM 312: Introduction to Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

This course introduces students to the study and practice of public administration. Students learn theoretical and practical approaches to public sector governance and the management of nonprofit organizations. Students explore inequities and social justice issues in contemporary U.S. society. The intersectionality of social categorizations, such as race, ethnicity, and gender will be examined in relation to systems of discrimination and disadvantage in public policies and administrative practices. (Prereq: GWAR)

Units: 3 — 3

PANM 412: Public and Nonprofit Finance

This course will augment students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in reading and understanding budgets and financial statements. Students will deepen their understanding of: the budgeting and financial reporting processes of public and nonprofit organizations; revenue-generating strategies and regulatory issues pertaining to these kinds of agencies; and the value of creating a culture of transparency and accountability in the public and nonprofit sectors. [(Prereq: (STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (3 units) or CHHS 203: Statistics for Social Science (3 units) with a C- or better) and (PANM 402 with a C- or better or Instructor Consent)]

Units: 4 — 4

PANM 422: Program Development: Planning

This course introduces students to the basic methods of program planning in the health and human services fields and program development in the public and non-profit sectors. Students will critically examine, discuss and apply planning methods and models in a case study format, advance their skills in community needs assessment, and produce a data-driven program plan.

Units: 2 — 2

PANM 432: Program Development: Evaluation

This course introduces students to program evaluation in non-profit and public agencies in the health and human services including conducting needs assessments, formative research, process evaluation, monitoring of outputs and outcomes, impact assessment, and cost analysis. Students gain practical experience through design of an evaluation project that will include development of a conceptual framework, assessment indicators, and an evaluation plan to measure impact. [Prereq: PA 422 with a C- or better or (Instructor Consent)]

Units: 2 — 2

PANM 442: Community Economic Development

This course introduces students to community building, local development strategies and regional economic issues (especially focused on small and rural communities). Students will study the economic conditions that strengthen community opportunities for employment growth. Topics include community history and capacity for growth and job creation, the role of non-profit community-based organizations and public economic development agencies.

Units: 4 — 4

PANM 452: Technology in Nonprofit/Public Administration

This course will explore the use of Geographic Information Systems, Social Media and other emerging technology to facilitate constituent engagement, fundraising, program planning and service delivery. Issues to be covered include cost-benefit analyses, data security/confidentiality, technological infrastructure development and resource management. (May be offered as classroom-based or online)

Units: 4 — 4