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EVANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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PB AF 355 Special Topics in Nonprofits (3-4, max. 12)
Covers various topics regarding nonprofit essentials.

PB AF 403 Professional Leadership (4)
Cultivates practical skills required to lead within various organizational contexts: managerial strategies for public, nonprofit, and business organizations are developed through case studies and guest speakers. Focuses on analytical and ethical approaches to problem solving and the communication skills needed for effective leadership in any career.

PB AF 499 Topics in Public Policy (3-5, max. 6) I&S
Examines selected issues of importance in all areas of public policy. Focus on in-depth analysis of vital public policy issues and the integration of economic, political, and administrative perspectives on them. Offered: jointly with POL S 404.
Instructor Course Description: Jason R. Williams Stephanie A. Leiser Tyler A. Scott Travis W. Reynolds

PB AF 501 Legislative Relations (3/4)
Studies role of legislative bodies in American public policy making. Builds on case studies and focuses on tactics, constraints, and options involved in working within a legislative process to achieve public policy goals.
Instructor Course Description: Christopher M. Vance

PB AF 503 Executive Leadership (3/4)
Nature of executive life in the public sector, the function of leadership in implementing, making, and changing policy. Leadership styles, the relation of leadership to its constituencies and communities.
Instructor Course Description: Dorothy C. Bullitt

PB AF 504 Leadership Ethics in the Public Interest (3/4)
Addresses the moral challenges facing leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors. Examines the values and virtues important to sustained ethical leadership as well as strategies to build strong institutional cultures and support ethical practices in institutions.
Instructor Course Description: Terry L. Macaluso

PB AF 505 The Law of Public Administration (3)
Legal framework of public administrative action in the United States, emphasizing constitutional requirements; operation of the administrative process; management of personnel, funds, and contracts; and judicial review of administrative activity.

PB AF 506 Ethics and Public Policy (3/4)
Teaches students to identify moral issues in public life. Special focus on the integration of moral concerns into public discussion in a manner which contributes to good policy and does not polarize issues. Discusses moral and political theory by focusing on contemporary cases and issues.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Light Michael I. Blake

PB AF 507 Mediation and Negotiation as Instruments of Public Management and Policy-Making (3/4)
Possibilities offered by mediation and negotiation methods using a mixture of cases, readings, discussions, lectures, and guest speakers. Use of negotiation and mediation techniques to resolve disputes and disagreements over public-policy issues.

PB AF 508 Management Approaches to Service Delivery (3-4)

Instructor Course Description: Howard E. Mccurdy

PB AF 509 Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies (3/4)
Emphasizes the role of the program manager rather than that of the personnel officer. Managing people within a variety of programmatic, bureaucratic, and political settings. Case studies form basis of class discussion, assignments.
Instructor Course Description: Mindy Kornberg Jonathan Brock Kellee M Franklin

PB AF 510 Foundations of Public Service in American Democracy (1)
Discusses the role of public service in the United States through examination of historical and institutional foundations of the U.S. political regime. Pays special attention to the structures of government and constitutional values and conflicts at the heart of the political system.

PB AF 511 Managing Politics and the Policy Process (4)
Examines broad aspects of organizational life and orients students to key internal and external challenges and opportunities of managing public and nonprofit organizations. Main topics include organizational mission, values, communication, culture, organizational environment and the policy process, legislative-executive relations, interest group advocacy, and media relations.
Instructor Course Description: Laura E Evans Mary Kay Gugerty Stephen B. Page Craig W. Thomas

PB AF 512 Managing Organizational Performance (4)
Addresses questions of organizational design, personnel, and operations management to equip students with skills to perform effectively in mission-driven organizations. Core topics include organizational design, inter-organizational networks, human resources and staff management, improving service delivery and production flows, measuring and managing for performance, and ethical leadership.
Instructor Course Description: Joaquin Herranz Jr Howard E. Mccurdy Stephen B. Page Steven Rathgeb Smith

PB AF 513 Public Policy Analysis (4)
Production and use of analysis to support public policy decisions. Defining problems, devising alternative solutions, clarifying stakes in choices, predicting impacts of choices. Skills developed by working on specific policy problems. Assumes familiarity with statistics, microeconomic theory, and institutions and processes of American government. Prerequisite: PB AF 516 or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: David S. Harrison Rachel G. Kleit Marieka Klawitter Howard E. Mccurdy Maureen A. Pirog William M. Zumeta

PB AF 514 Psychology for Policy Analysis (3/4)
Examines basic concepts in social psychology, judgment and decision making, and behavioral economics. Explores how these concepts can be applied to the design, implementation, and evaluation of successful policy.
Instructor Course Description: Crystal C Hall

PB AF 515 Decision Making for Public Managers (3)
Considers decision making from normative, prescriptive, and descriptive perspectives. Emphasizes individual decision making, with some discussion of organizational decision practice. Focuses on decision analysis; presents tools for structuring decisions; and considers the role of analysis as a basis for negotiation.

PB AF 516 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management I (4)
Ways in which microeconomic analysis can contribute to the analysis of public sector issues. Supply and demand, consumer and firm behavior, competitive and monopoly markets, income distribution, market failure, government intervention. Policy applications of theory. Prerequisite: elementary economics.
Instructor Course Description: Anne Steinemann Jason R. Williams C. Leigh Anderson Mark C Long Paul A Waddell Travis W. Reynolds

PB AF 517 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II (4)
Serves to deepen student understanding of microeconomic theory and develop skills in applying it to public policy and management issues. Prerequisite: PB AF 516.
Instructor Course Description: Mark C Long

PB AF 518 Applied Cost Benefit Analysis (3/4)
Develops familiarity through problems and applications. Stresses techniques of use.
Instructor Course Description: Joseph H Cook Richard O. Zerbe

PB AF 519 Law and Economics (2-4, max. 4)
Offered: jointly with LAW A 561.
Instructor Course Description: Steve P Calandrillo

PB AF 520 Intergovernmental Relations (3)
Comparative study of the issues involved in implementing government programs across multiple jurisdictions. Issues of accountability, feasibility, politics, and constitutional limits are examined by focusing upon various methods used to implement programs across federal, state, regional, and international jurisdictions.

PB AF 522 Financial Management and Budgeting (4)
An introduction to financial and management accouting, and an overview of public and nonprofit budgeting systems. Covers tools and techniques for budget analysis and the use of financial information in managerial decision making.
Instructor Course Description: Leslie Breitner Justin Marlowe

PB AF 523 Advanced Budgeting in the Public Sector (3-4)
Covers more advanced topics in governmental budgeting. Provides an overview of the functions, expenditures, and revenues of federal, state, and local governments. Prerequisite: PB AF 522.
Instructor Course Description: Dwight D Dively

PB AF 524 Public Sector Financing (3-4) Dively
Covers financial management in public agencies, with the primary focus on state and local government. Prerequisite: PB AF 522.
Instructor Course Description: Dwight D Dively

PB AF 525 Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysis (3/4)
Reviews qualitative research methods developed in the social sciences, exposure to writings from the field, opportunities to practice fieldwork, and feedback on a proposed study that employs qualitative methods.
Instructor Course Description: Sara R Curran

PB AF 526 Program Evaluation (3/4)
Theory, practice, and politics of evaluation, from simple feedback mechanisms to evaluation of large-scale ongoing programs and social experiments. Emphasis on applications of experimental and quasi-experimental evaluation. Case studies illustrate various types of evaluation. Prerequisite: PB AF 527
Instructor Course Description: Rachel G. Kleit Marieka Klawitter

PB AF 527 Quantitative Analysis I (4)
Two-quarter sequence explores how to formulate research questions, gain experience with conducting research, and learn how to assess which statistical tools or research methods are appropriate to answer different types of policy or management questions. Covers probability, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, and confidence intervals. Prerequisite: graduate status in School of Public Affairs or permission of instructor.
Instructor Course Description: Alison Cullen Crystal C Hall Joseph H Cook Marieka Klawitter

PB AF 528 Quantitative Analysis II (4)
Second quarter of a two-quarter sequence aimed at helping students become informed users and critical consumers of research and statistical analysis. Combines material on research design and data collection methods with tools for multivariate analysis. The multivariate analysis methods include correlation and an introduction to multivariate regression. Prerequisite: PB AF 527.
Instructor Course Description: Ann Bostrom Diana Fletschner Rachel G. Kleit Mark C Long

PB AF 530 International Affairs (3)
Provides a broad understanding of international issues and United States policy. Students explore U.S. foreign policy and theories of major international actors in international trade, security, and strategic concerns, refugee policy, conflict resolution, development assistance, and the environment. Offered: jointly with JSIS B 534/POL S 534.
Instructor Course Description: C. Leigh Anderson

PB AF 531 Development Management in the Twenty-First Century (3/4)
Addresses organization, administration and evaluation in governmental and non-governmental agencies involved in development efforts. Students examine development strategies, alternative management approaches, and management skills such as budgeting, finance, human resource development and program evaluation. Other topics include communication, expatriate/local power imbalances, decentralization, community involvement, culture, and personnel issues.
Instructor Course Description: Mary Kay Gugerty

PB AF 532 International Development Capstone (3/4)
Examines different policy environments leaders must address to achieve policy in comparative and international settings. Includes strategies, tactics, and frameworks needed to initiate and sustain policy dealing with authoritarian, democratic, liberal, and one-party states. Focuses on pressures from the international system and issues such as globalization.

PB AF 533 Economics of International Development (3/4)
Introduction to sustainable international development and its physical, human, social, and natural capital components. Students examine the new growth theories and evidence, and their relationship to democracy, trade, and other policies and institutions. Topics include income distribution, poverty, and the environment.
Instructor Course Description: Diana Fletschner

PB AF 534 Rural Development: Economics and Policy (3/4)
Survey of current microeconomic questions related to well-being of rural people in developing countries. Strengthens the ability to design appropriate policy tools for rural development by enhancing understanding of economic theory and its applications to rural households and by reviewing findings.
Instructor Course Description: Diana Fletschner

PB AF 535 Seminar in American Foreign Policy (3-)
Examines how the U.S. foreign policy process works, emphasizing formation, content, and implementation of post-Cold War U.S. foreign and national security policy, with emphasis on current foreign and national security policy.

PB AF 536 Program Evaluation in the Developing World (-[3/4]) Gugerty
Provides an overview of issues in the analysis and evaluation of development projects focusing on the developing world with three themes: understanding and analyzing development programs; understanding and using the logic of impact assessment; identifying practical, field-based tools for monitoring and evaluation in low resource environments.
Instructor Course Description: Mary Kay Gugerty

PB AF 537 Topics in International Affairs (3-5, max. 12)
Examines topics of interest and import in foreign policy and international affairs. Focuses on the in-depth analysis of issues and the integration of economic, institutional, and political dimensions.

PB AF 538 International Organizations and Ocean Management (3) Dolsak
Survey of the manner in which international regimes and organizations attempt to manage and regulate the uses of the ocean. Primary emphasis is on the analysis of the effectiveness of regimes and of processes that support or constrain these organizations. Prerequisite: SMEA 500 or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with SMEA 507.
Instructor Course Description: Nives Dolsak

PB AF 539 Values in International Development (3)
Examines and clarifies international development values, including underlying theories of justice on which they seem to be built, the ways in which they are justified to stakeholders, the general public, and impacts they have upon people, especially the poorest and most vulnerable.

PB AF 540 African Development Challenges (3)
Provides an introduction to the political economy of development in sub-Saharan Africa. Focuses on understanding various theories about the underlying causes of current African development challenges and on analyzing and evaluating various proposals and policies for addressing these challenges.

PB AF 541 The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in International Development (3)
Explores some of the major issues faced by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working on development issues worldwide. Examines organizational forms, NGO-state relationships, inter-organizational relationships, and the relationship of NGOs to beneficiaries.

PB AF 542 The Law and Economics of Regulation (3/4)
Examines the principles and practices of regulatory environments.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen B. Page Richard O. Zerbe

PB AF 544 Land Use and Transportation Policy (3/4)
Provides an historical and theoretical context for a fuller understanding of federal and local policies regarding land use and transportation as well as a range of public policy options which influence how metropolitan areas grow and how people move around.
Instructor Course Description: Daniel L. Carlson Nancy M Campbell

PB AF 545 Public Leadership Seminars (3)
Provides a forum to reflect on the major dimensions of modern managerial leadership. Includes a team project working with outside clients or organizations.

PB AF 546 Professional Development: Hubert H. Humphrey Seminar (1, max. 3)
Engages students as global citizens, discussing global issues affecting students' home environments. Utilizes the diversity in professional backgrounds and regional experiences of participants. Provides an introduction to U.S. government at the federal, state, and local levels, designed to enhance students' ability to participate and to create appropriate professional affiliations. Credit/no-credit only.

PB AF 547 Water Resource Economics (4)
Explores the economics of water resources, including static and dynamic efficiency for consumers and producers and other topics concerned with water quality. Explores effects of climate change on water resources, and economic approaches to mitigate these effects.

PB AF 548 Management and Public Capital Markets (4)
Explores the new debt management environment for financial managers of public organizations, and the meaning and value of active public debt management, including the analytical tools and accountability issues that characterize responsible management.

PB AF 550 Management of Nonprofit Organizations (3/4)
Focuses upon the roles played by nonprofit organizations in meeting the public good. Examines internal management issues such as structure, budget, and operations; and external issues such as board functions, legal status, marketing, media relations, and fund-raising.
Instructor Course Description: David Suarez Putnam Barber

PB AF 551 Nonprofit Management Capstone (3/4)
Explores the means through which nonprofit organizations establish strategies to expand their impact, sustain their organizations, and shape the future, and the steps through which they develop effective new programs to implement those strategies.

PB AF 552 Public Arts Policy and Management (3)
Role of government in arts. Range of public support at federal, state, and local levels; reasons for its development and viability. Nature, evolution, functions of public arts agencies in implementing arts policy; relation of such agencies to their constituencies. Seattle, King County, and Washington state serve as case studies.

PB AF 553 Nonprofit Financial Management (3/4)
Provides an understanding of the financial framework on nonprofit organizations. Focuses on the financial principles of management of nonprofits, with an emphasis on financial reporting, strategic financial planning, managerial decision-making and budgeting.
Instructor Course Description: Leslie Breitner

PB AF 554 Nonprofit Organizations and Public Policy (3)
Examines the changing role of nonprofit organizations in American society. Selected policy topics include privatization, for-profit/nonprofit competition, public-private partnerships, tax policy, and new sources of revenues.

PB AF 555 Topics in Nonprofit Management (3-5, max. 12)
Examines various topics of public importance in nonprofit management. Integrates the political, managerial, and economic dimensions of these issues.
Instructor Course Description: Paul L. Ahern Jr Steven Rathgeb Smith

PB AF 556 Public-Private Partnerships (3-4)
Provides a comprehensive overview and examination of partnerships and their implications for public policy and nonprofit and public management. Examines the diverse array of partnerships in the UW and abroad and the management challenges involved in the development and implementation of different partnership strategies.
Instructor Course Description: Justin Marlowe

PB AF 557 Management and Public Capital Markets (4) Marlowe
Covers the institutions and dynamics of the public capital market; how the structure of that market shapes managers' choices about how to design, sell, and manage debt obligations; and the analytical tools managers and investors use to evaluate those choices and their potential consequences.

PB AF 560 Inequality, Governance, and Policy in the Metropolitan Region (3/4)
Explores national/local urban policy concerning the major problems confronting cities and metropolitan regions today. Economic globalization, income inequality, and metropolitan decentralization shape the urban agenda, the context for urban policy, and the analytic focus of the course. A project allows the exploration of strategies for intervention. Offered: jointly with URBDP 560.
Instructor Course Description: Rachel G. Kleit

PB AF 561 Urban Economics and Public Policy (3/4, max. 12)
Examines the rationale for and consequences of public intervention in urban land, housing, and transportation markets through land use regulations such as zoning and urban growth boundaries, infrastructure investments, and fiscal policies to manage urban development and traffic. Prerequisite: PB AF 516 or equivalent. Offered: jointly with URBDP 561.
Instructor Course Description: Melissa A Knox Paul A Waddell

PB AF 562 Introduction to Neighborhood Planning and Community Development (3)
Provides introduction to basic practices in neighborhood planning and community development, including theoretical/historical bases; developing neighborhood plans/projects; indicators and evaluation of neighborhood quality; community participation; institutional framework, ethical dilemmas, and professional roles. Addresses current issues, including Seattle's experience, NIMBYism, security, neighborhood character, housing segregation, environmental racism. Offered: jointly with URBDP 562.

PB AF 564 Housing and Social Policy (3)
Focuses on the problem of affordable housing and its interrelationships with social problems in the United States.
Instructor Course Description: Rachel G. Kleit

PB AF 565 Topics in Urban Affairs (3-5, max. 12)
Examines various topics of public importance in urban policy. Integrates the political, managerial, and economic dimensions of these issues.
Instructor Course Description: Laura E Evans Rachel G. Kleit Paul A Waddell

PB AF 566 Community Economic Development (3/4)
Explores the relationship between local community economic development, environmental sustainability, cultural vitality, and trend in regional and national economics, with specific focus on how to make community and economic investments that yield development outcomes that contribute to economic, equitable, environmental, and cultural vitality.
Instructor Course Description: Joaquin Herranz Jr

PB AF 567 Community Engagement and Urban Governance (3/4)
Investigates interactions between citizen participation and efforts to measure and improve policy and program performance in large cities. Develops analytic frameworks and practical strategies for sustaining and enhancing participation and performance.
Instructor Course Description: Stephen B. Page

PB AF 568 Social Justice and Public Policy (3/4)
Examines the values of social justice that motivate action in the public arena; thinks about how those values create concerns and solutions; and explores issues of equity and liberty, of balancing the rights of the individual, the common good, and redistribution.
Instructor Course Description: Rachel G. Kleit

PB AF 569 Race and Public Policy (3-4)
Analyzes the way in which the persistent problem of race is expressed in the formation and implementation of social and public policy.
Instructor Course Description: Sheila Edwards Lange

PB AF 570 Foundations of Social Policy (3)
Examines major institutions and programs in social policy including: income maintenance, social services, education, and healthcare. Focuses on American social policy with some attention to comparative welfare state development. Includes extensive discussion of different policy strategies to address social policy problems.
Instructor Course Description: Robert D. Plotnick Steven Rathgeb Smith

PB AF 571 Education, The Workforce, and Public Policy (3, max. 6)
Examination of policy issues involving education, training, the economy, and the development of the nation's human resources. Relationship between education, training, and work, underutilized workers, race and gender discrimination issues, and the role of education and training in economic development. Offered: jointly with EDLPS 563.
Instructor Course Description: William M. Zumeta

PB AF 572 Higher Education and Public Policy (3)
Explores the nature of public polices affecting higher education, how these policies are made and influenced at both the federal and state levels, and the role of policy research and analysis, and several of the major current public policy problems and policy responses.
Instructor Course Description: William M. Zumeta

PB AF 573 Topics in Education and Social Policy (3-5, max. 12)
Examines various issues of public importance in the areas of education and social policy. Focuses on in-depth analysis of relevant issues and the integration of the economic, administrative, and political dimensions of these issues.
Instructor Course Description: Mark C Long Robert D. Plotnick

PB AF 574 Economics of Race and Inequality in the United States (3/4)
Covers the history of racial inequality over the past century, theories of the causes, wage determination and discrimination in employment and pay, inequalities in education and human capital development, and residential segregation and its consequences. Discusses the effectiveness and limitations of policy response to racial inequality.

PB AF 576 Poverty and Anti-Poverty in the United States (3/4)
Examines the nature and extent of poverty in the United States, its causes and consequences, and the antipoverty effects of public policies.
Instructor Course Description: Robert D. Plotnick

PB AF 577 Topics in Microfinance (3)
Provides an overview of the basic issues and debates around microfinance. Students gain an analytical understanding of the opportunities and motivation for small scale financial services, and the limitations.
Instructor Course Description: C. Leigh Anderson

PB AF 578 Asset Building for Low Income Families (3/4)
Explores assets and finances for low income families primarily in the United States. Identifies programs and policies targeted toward asset building and looks at evidence of their efficacy. Uses a multi-disciplinary perspective to examine the economic, social, and political contexts for these policies.
Instructor Course Description: Marieka Klawitter

PB AF 579 Topics in Health Policy (4) McCann
Introduces students to the ways in which the public health and healthcare systems are organized, financed, and delivered in the U.S. in concert with how national and state political institutions influence and reflect these systems leveraging current challenges to analyze past, present, and potential policy solutions. Offered: AWS.

PB AF 581 Information Technology and the Policy-Making Process (3)
Demystifies information base for policy making in democracies. Examines theoretical and practical issues associated with information processing in the public sector. Considers role of new technologies in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating information with special attention to the relationship between these technologies and effective government service, public participation, and organizational accountability.

PB AF 582 News Media and Public Policy (3)
Explores impacts of news coverage on public policy. Exposure to journalists' approaches to coverage of public affairs, as well as to strategies used by leaders of public/nonprofit agencies to attract favorable coverage and minimize damaging coverage. Students learn techniques for assessing impacts of news coverage.

PB AF 583 Science, Technology, and Public Policy (4)
Examines the relationship between the advancement of technical knowledge, the pace of technological change, and public policies designed to induce or respond to these development. Issues of policy formulation, administrative design, and future trends; applications include biotechnology, energy, information technology, global warming, robotics, national security, homeland security, and space exploration.
Instructor Course Description: Howard E. Mccurdy

PB AF 585 Topics in Science, Technology, and Public Policy (3-5, max. 12)
Examines relationship between advancement of technical knowledge and pace of technological change, and public policies to induce or respond to these trends. Generic issues of government research, development, and personnel training programs are addressed. Applications of policy issues involving biomedical, communications, energy, environmental, transportation, and weapons technologies.
Instructor Course Description: Howard E. Mccurdy

PB AF 586 International Science and Technology Policy (3)
Seminar is designed: first, to analyze the relationships between research and development policy, capabilities, and national technological strategies for advanced industrial and less-developed countries; second, to deal with the international implications of particular technologies as countries try to make policy for them in regional and global organizations. Examples of specific technologies are chosen from such fields as space telecommunication, weather and climate modification, airline transportation, nuclear energy, and seabed exploitation.
Instructor Course Description: Edward L Miles

PB AF 587 Water and Sanitation Policy in Economically Developing Countries (3/4)
Examines the policy dimensions of providing water supply and sanitation services in developing countries.
Instructor Course Description: Joseph H Cook

PB AF 588 Environmental Risk Analysis (4)
Examines a variety of frameworks and models of risk with respect to regulation, policy, and decision-making.

PB AF 589 Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards (3/4)
Examines context, methodologies, data, uncertainties, and institutional arrangements for risk assessment. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to identification, characterization, and control of environmental hazards to health emphasized through didactic and case studies. Offered: jointly with CEE 560/ENV H 577; A.
Instructor Course Description: Elaine M. Faustman

PB AF 590 Environmental Policy Processes (3-4)
Presents background to establish the need for environmental policy. Explores in a comparative manner, examining both successes and failures, various strategies that have been used or proposed to protect the environment. Offered: jointly with SEFS 592.
Instructor Course Description: Craig W. Thomas

PB AF 591 Seminar in Resource Policy and Management (1)
Introduction and orientation for concurrent degree program between the Evans School of Public Affairs and the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. Examines research and literature on contemporary issues related to the integration of natural resource science, policy, and management, through discussion among faculty, students, and invited speakers. Offered: jointly with SEFS 591.

PB AF 592 Resource Policy and Administration (4)
Study based on understanding of the actors, arenas, issues, and policy communities that form the context for policy development and implementation. Exploration of approaches to policy inquiry. Consideration of implications for both policy and management. Students develop a study design for course project. Offered: jointly with SEFS 571.
Instructor Course Description: Clare Ryan

PB AF 593 Climate Change and Energy Policy (3-4)
Energy policy formulation and implementation with emphasis on post-1973 developments. Energy conservation programs; changing roles of oil, coal, gas, nuclear, and solar energy; institutional, environmental, and equity considerations; government research and development programs.

PB AF 594 Economic Approaches to Environmental Management (3/4) Layton
Examines the economic tools relevant to natural resource and environmental management. Tools are developed in the context of a series of resource problems, with an eye towards building intuition useful for addressing complex policy problems that do not fit neatly into textbook examples.
Instructor Course Description: David F Layton

PB AF 595 Topics in Environmental Policy and Management (3-5, max. 12)
Examines various topics of public importance in environmental policy and management. Integrates the political, managerial, and economic dimensions of these issues.
Instructor Course Description: Ann Bostrom Amy K. Snover Joseph H Cook Zbigniew M Bochniarz

PB AF 596 Ethics and Values in Environmental and Natural Resource Policy (3)
Explores environmental values and ethics and their relationship to the policy process. Includes content on value foundation of economic efficiency and its relationship to fairness, legal entitlements, duty to other creatures, and incommensurabilities in valuing goods. Current policy controversies are addressed.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Light Stephen M. Gardiner

PB AF 597 Role of Scientific Information in Environmental Decisions (3/4) Cullen
Examines how science contributes to decisions that involve the natural environment; how science and scientists help frame debates and decisions; how scientific findings are incorporated into decision-making processes; how scientists and non-scientists deal with uncertainty about scientific questions.
Instructor Course Description: Ann Bostrom Alison Cullen

PB AF 598 Administrative and Policy Skills Workshop (1-3, max. 6)
Teaches practical administrative, leadership, and analytic skills commonly required of managers and analysts in the public and nonprofit sectors. The workshops emphasize hands-on problem resolution, simulations, and actual practice. Credit/no-credit only.
Instructor Course Description: Alexandra K Liggins Amanda P. Koster Leslie Breitner Christopher M. Vance Dawn Rains David S. Harrison David A Tetta Elizabeth Pluhta Heather L Krasna James F Reid Laura L Pierce Christina B Maiers Megan E. Mcnally Paul L. Ahern Jr Stanley Stenersen

PB AF 599 Special Topics (1-6, max. 15)
Study and analysis of special topics in public affairs. Topics vary each quarter depending on curricular needs and interests of students and faculty.
Instructor Course Description: Andrew Gordon Anne Steinemann Alison Cullen Charles Hirschman C. Leigh Anderson David F Layton Laura E Evans Diana Fletschner Crystal C Hall Jonathan Brock Joseph H Cook Justin Marlowe Rachel G. Kleit Melissa A Knox Marieka Klawitter Mark C Long Howard E. Mccurdy Margaret Pugh Omara Maureen A. Pirog Sandra O Archibald Sara R Curran Craig W. Thomas Zbigniew M Bochniarz Richard O. Zerbe

PB AF 600 Independent Study or Research (*-)

PB AF 605 Degree Project ([1-8]-, max. 8)

Instructor Course Description: Ann Bostrom Alison Cullen

PB AF 606 Public Service Clinic ([3/4]-) Carlson
Serves to meet the degree project requirement as part of the Evans School curriculum. Students work in a supportive environment facilitated by peer and faculty to connect the research, organizational change, and capacity-building needs of community organizations and public agencies.
Instructor Course Description: David S. Harrison Daniel L. Carlson Robert D. Plotnick

PB AF 607 Public Service Clinic (-[3/4]) Carlson
Serves to meet the degree project requirement as part of the Evans School curriculum. Students work in a supportive environment facilitated by peer and faculty to connect the research, organizational change, and capacity-building needs of community organizations and public agencies.

PB AF 608 Degree Project Seminar ([3-4]-, max. 8)
Meets the degree project requirements as part of the Evans School curriculum. Students work in a supportive environment facilitated by peer and faculty to complete individual degree projects.
Instructor Course Description: Ann Bostrom Alison Cullen C. Leigh Anderson Mary Kay Gugerty Joaquin Herranz Jr Daniel L. Carlson Kenneth A Smith Rachel G. Kleit