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Required Core
UEP 0254-C QUANTITATIVE REASONING FOR POLICY AND PLANNING (TWELVE-WEEK SESSION: MAY 23 - AUGUST 10)
Required core course for M.A. and M.P.P. students. Introduction to the use of quantitative thinking. Designed to develop basic statistical skills as indispensable tools for policy research, planning and decision making. Students learn how to choose and apply statistical tools to data sources, when and how statistical tools can be used to analyze data, and how to interpret and understand others' quantitative research. Statistical software is used to facilitate learning through active application of statistical tools. Although prior coursework in statistics is not required, students are required to have a solid understanding of college-level algebra. Waiver permitted for students with an undergraduate major or substantial work-related experience in statistics subject to faculty approval.
Prerequisites: College-level algebra
Time: Tuesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (12 Weeks)
Location: Lane Hall, Room 100A
Instructors: Alicia Doyle Lynch
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Electives in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
UEP 0194-A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT (ONLINE) (FIRST SESSION: MAY 23 – JUNE 29)
The best planning projects and public policies succeed when the communities they are intended for are engaged in shaping them. This course explores ways to create active, positive participation in different settings. We examine the goals and practice of community engagement, from theory and history to methods and techniques. Using case studies of participation processes, we interview process designers and facilitators for their assessment of how effective the process was. Readings include scholarly articles, web sources, and media coverage of the case studies.
Time: Meets online Tuesdays/Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm
Instructor: Christine Cousineau
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UEP 0191-B PHILANTHROPY AND FUNDRAISING (SECOND SESSION: JULY 3 - AUGUST 10)
Overview of history and practice of organized philanthropy and fundraising concepts. Examination of opportunities and constraints of the various philanthropic sectors and the role of private philanthropic support in healthy nonprofit organizations. Strategic models and specific fundraising tools for planning and managing a sustainable nonprofit organization. Topics include funding strategy and research proposal development, private foundations, public foundations, corporate foundations and corporate giving and individual donors.
Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Olin, Room 107
Instructors:
Patricia Bonner-DuVal
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UEP 0194-AA SUSTAINABILITY & THE FOOD INDUSTRY (FIRST SESSION: MAY 23 - JUNE 29)
This course examines the "middle" of the food system, poised between food producers and consumers, where the vast majority of food profits are made and spent. This is where food distributors, manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers transform the very nature of what we eat and establish the economic, social and environmental terms that shape much of the food system. By studying the dominant food system, we learn how established companies are adopting new policies and practices to become socially and environmentally responsible. We also explores the growing number of alternative programs and businesses that seek fundamental change by building a new, more reliable, equitable, and sustainable food system.
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Olin, Room 103
Instructors: Robert Guillemin
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UEP 0226-B SOCIAL JUSTICE & SUSTAINABILITY (ONLINE) (SECOND SESSION: JULY 3 - AUGUST 10)
This course engages students in a wide ranging exploration of the theories, practices, and opportunities for enhancing social justice and sustainability in the domains of public policy and urban planning. The course will be a forum for students to draw on their work experiences and educational experiences to more fully understand, articulate, and advocate for social justice and sustainability in policy and planning. Please note: There is a live, synchronous component to this course.
Time: Meets online, Mondays/Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm
Instructors: Christine Cousineau
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UEP 227 REFLECTIONS ON URBAN JUSTICE & SUSTAINABILITY (AUGUST 20 TO AUGUST 24)
Reflections on Urban Justice & Sustainability Intensive, five-day summer course at the beginning of program introduces students to key ideas, frameworks, and debates to help understand and explain the adoption, implementation, and evaluation of urban justice and sustainability policy and planning. The course provides a foundation for students to reflect on and further explore specific public policies related to their professional experiences and interests. Students are introduced to various sources of data and to scholarly work that transforms data into research findings about a range of public policies. (Only students in the Urban Justice and Sustainability Certificate Program may register.)
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 97 Talbot Avenue
Instructors: Justin Hollander, Sumeeta Srinivasan
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UEP 228 INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR IN URBAN JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY (AUGUST 20 TO AUGUST 24)
Five-day summer course at the conclusion of the program continues building the foundation for understanding how public policy and planning for urban justice and sustainability is developed, implemented, and discussed/debated in various contexts. Students will have opportunities both in class and through assignments to continue to integrate their learning and policy interests identified in throughout the year-long certificate program. The culminating activity of the seminar is a final project based on their year-long independent research. (Only students in the Urban Justice and Sustainability Certificate Program may register.)
Time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: 72 Professors Row
Instructors: Justin Hollander, Sumeeta Srinivasan
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Electives in Nonprofit Management and Professional Skills
UEP 0161-A WRITING AND PUBLIC COMMUNICATION (FIRST SESSION: MAY 23 - JUNE 29)
Presents strategies to improve writing and speaking in planning and public policy work. Helps students to find their own "voice," organize ideas, make points, reach their audience, and be creative through writing and speaking exercises, group discussions, brief lectures, and frequent individual conferences. Undergraduate students taking this course will receive a Pass/Fail grade.
Time: Mondays, Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 11 Talbot Ave., Room 103
Instructors:
Grace Talusan
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UEP 0230-A NEGOTIATION, MEDIATION, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (FIRST SESSION: MAY 23 - JUNE 29)
Techniques of negotiation and mediation applied to a broad range of conflict situations from interpersonal differences to labor relations, environmental disputes, and international relations. Combines practice in basic methods with theoretical and applied aspects of conflict resolution.
Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: East Hall, Room 016
Instructors: Robert Burdick
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