Fall 2014 Course Highlights

This page contains important information relevant for Fall 2014 registration.  Please read this in its entirety for information about the weighted lottery, Capstone registration, general registration notes, new courses, courses that require applications, and any other changes to course offerings across all degree programs.

Weighted Lottery for Required Specialization Courses
Important General Registration Notes
Fall 2014 Course Information

Weighted Lottery for Required Specialization Courses

Wagner has a lottery process for most high-demand required specialization courses.  Please note that the Fall 2014 lottery will be conducted via Albert.

At the start of registration on Monday, April 28, all weighted lottery courses will be artificially closed but students will be able to add themselves to the waitlist. Once you are on the waitlist, you have entered the lottery for that course. All students who add themselves to the waitlist by 9:00 am on Monday, May 5 will be considered for seats in the course. Your position on the waitlist has no effect on your chances of entering the course. If you intend to have a back-up course on your schedule, you must use the Course Swap function (see the Student Registration section on the NYU Registrar's website for detailed instructions).

Selection for seats in the lottery courses will be based on weighted factors, particularly whether the course is a requirement for students’ specialization and how many semesters students have remaining at Wagner.

If there are not enough seats for all of the students requesting the course, students will be randomly ordered within eligibility criteria levels and placed on the waitlist.

Required Specialization Courses in Weighted Lottery (All Sections)*  - Any student that wants to register for one of the courses below must do so via the process outlined above.

1.       PADM-GP 2110, Strategic Management
2.       PADM-GP 2135, Developing Human Resources
3.       PADM-GP 2140, Public Economics and Finance
4.       PADM-GP 2170, Performance Measurement & Management
5.       PADM-GP 2171, Program Analysis and Evaluation
6.       PADM-GP 2411, Policy Formation and Policy Analysis
7.       PADM-GP 2875, Estimating Impacts in Policy Research
8.       PADM-GP 2902, Multiple Regression and Intro to Econometrics
 

*If a required specialization course is not on this list, it is not part of the lottery in Fall 2014.

 

Weighted Lottery Timeline: Quick View
Thursday, March 27 5:00pm Students who declared their specializations this semester can view their Faculty Advisor in Albert
Tuesday, April 8 8:00am-12:30pm International, Urban Planning, and Executive MPA Group Advising Session with faculty/staff (Rudin) - students must ask faculty advisor if s/he is attending
Thursday, April 10 5:00pm-6:00pm PNP and Health Group Advising Session with faculty/staff (Rudin) - students must ask faculty advisor if s/he is attending
Monday, April 28   Registration for courses and weighted lottery courses opens on Albert
Monday, May 5 9:00am Registration for lottery courses closes; students can continue to add themselves to the waitlist for these courses, but will not be considered for the lottery
Monday, May 12 5:00pm Status of lottery course registration is viewable on Albert

If after reading through the lottery instruction you have questions, email wagner.academicservices@nyu.edu

Important General Registration Notes

Check Albert for Updated Course Meeting Dates, Times and Course Changes
The course schedule is posted on the Wagner website but it is important to always check Albert for the most accurate information on courses. Albert may be updated daily, while the course schedules on the Wagner website are updated once per week.

Skills Courses
Most skills courses are 2-credit courses (4000-level courses).

Outside/University-wide Electives
To view the University-wide list of courses that has been pre-approved by the Wagner faculty and may be taken as electives, visit wagner.nyu.edu/courses/otherlistings.php. This is a helpful tool that allows you to see non-Wagner courses listed by topic area, for example international development, social policy, education policy, nonprofit management, and more.  We have made every effort to update non-Wagner course numbers, but you may need to consult with the department to verify new course numbers. Instructions on how to register for non-Wagner courses: wagner.nyu.edu/students/registration/outsidewagner.

Pre-Term Workshops
Pre-Term Workshops (free) will be on the fall schedule the week of August 18. These workshops are open to all current students.  Registration is completed through Albert.  For more information on Pre-Term, consult the website: wagner.nyu.edu/students/services/preterm.

Courses by Semester
To view an outline of when courses are typically offered, visit wagner.nyu.edu/courses/ and download the “Courses by Semester” documents for each program.

Composing Your Career
Dates and times for the workshops can be found on the relevant Course Schedule, wagner.nyu.edu/courses/. Students may register for the non-credit “Composing Your Career” workshops directly through ALBERT.

Core Course Waiver Exams
Students who do not qualify for prior coursework waivers for Microeconomics, Statistics and Financial Management (see waiver policies at:  http://wagner.nyu.edu/students/registration/waivers) may take the waiver exam. The waiver schedules are posted on our website, and students can register online (at the link above). Waivers must be completed prior to the start of a student’s second semester.

SPSS Proficiency Exam
SPSS proficiency is a requirement for graduation. Students who waive Statistics (CORE-GP 1011) must demonstrate proficiency in SPSS by passing the SPSS examination (NONCR-GP 938) prior to starting Capstone or by completing PADM-GP 2902, Multiple Regression and Introduction to Econometrics. Register on Albert for the optional preparatory module (NONCR-GP 931) for the SPSS exam and for the exam (NONCR-GP 938).  Students who take CORE-GP 1011 gain proficiency through their coursework.

Labs/Recitations for Quantitative Courses
Please note that the labs/recitations for the following courses are mandatory, but are given separate course numbers:

Course Lecture Lab/Recitation
Statistics CORE-GP 1011 CORE-GP 111
Microeconomics CORE-GP 1018 CORE-GP 118
Financial Management CORE-GP 1021 CORE-GP 121
Public Economics and Finance PADM-GP 2140 PADM-GP 140
Multiple Regression PADM-GP 2902 PADM-GP 290

 

 

 

 

 

You must register for the corresponding non-credit lab/recitation when you register for a lecture.

Fall 2014 Course Information

Always make sure to check Albert for updates on Fall 2014 Registration.

New Courses
Courses Brought Back in Fall 2014
Featured Courses
Courses That Require Application
Course Sections with New Instructor for Fall 2014
Courses with Intensive Format in Fall 2014 
Courses with International Content in Fall 2014
Saturday Courses Fall 2014

~ New Courses ~

HPAM-GP 4865 Obesity Policy Research
Instructor: Brian Elbel

PADM-GP 2174 The Intersection of Operations and Policy
Instructors: Natalie Privett and Gordon Campbell

URPL-GP 4647 The Modern Master Plan
Instructor: Melissa Kaplan-Macey

~ Courses Brought Back in Fall 2014 ~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

PADM-GP 2443 Financing Urban Government
Instructor: Francesco Brindisi

PADM-GP 2446 Public Policy in the Arts
Instructor: Ann Galligan

PADM-GP 4105 Cross Cultural Negotiation
Instructor: Allen Zerkin

URPL-GP 2618 Geographic Systems and Analysis
Instructor:
Stephanie Rosoff

URPL-GP 4622 Wealth and Inequality: Asset Development and Poverty Reduction Policies in the U.S.
Instructor:
Caitlyn Brazill

URPL-GP 4632 Planning Healthy Neighborhoods
Instructor:
Kristen Day

~ Featured Courses ~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

HPAM-GP 4847 Caring Dilemmas: Learning from Narrative
Instructor:
Anthony Kovner

PADM-GP 2125 Foundations of Nonprofit Management
Instructor:
Paula Gavin

PADM-GP 2441 The Economics of Education: Policy and Finance
Instructor:
Leanna Stiefel

PADM-GP 4135 Nonprofit Governance
Instructors:
Anthony Kovner and Gayle Binney

PADM-GP 4224 The United States and the World: Foreign Policy and the 2014 Elections
Instructor:
John Gershman

URPL-GP 2452 Transformation of the Urban Economy: Case Studies
Instructor:
Tim Tompkins

~ Courses That Require Application ~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

PADM-GP 2129 Race, Identity and Inclusion
Instructor:
Erica Foldy

Note:  This is an application-only course separate from Wagner’s Weighted Lottery. In order to request registration, please fill out the form HERE. Applications will be accepted until May 23rd. 

PADM-GP 2174 The Intersection of Operations and Policy
Instructors:
Natalie Privett and Gordon Campbell

Note: This is an application-only course separate from Wagner’s Weighted Lottery. In order to request registration, please fill out the form HERE. Applications should be no more than about one page. 

URPL-GP 2670 Land Use, Housing and Community Development Seminar
Instructors:
Sarah Gerecke and Jerry Salama

Note:  This is an application-only course separate from Wagner’s Weighted Lottery. In order to request registration, please fill out the form HERE.  Those students who apply before the opening of registration on April 28th will be given first priority and should be notified of the status of their application by Monday, May 5.  After April 28th, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

MGMT-GB.3165-01, -10 Power and Professional Influence
Instructor:
Joseph Magee

Note:  Although a Stern course, a limited number of seats will be reserved for Wagner students in each (section 01 will run in late October on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 4:20pm and section 10 will run in early November on Wednesdays from 6-9pm).  Registration requests are first-come, first-served by completing the form HERE beginning April 28th at 9am.  All students who submit the form by 9am on Monday, May 5 will be considered for seats in the course.  After May 5th, submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

~ Course Sections with New Instructor for Fall 2014 ~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

PADM-GP 2110 Strategic Management
Instructor:
Robertson Work
Note: This course will include international content

PADM-GP 2135 Developing Human Resources
Instructor:
Robin Postel
Note: This course will include international content

PADM-GP 2140 Public Economics and Finance
Instructor:
Lisa Tilis

PADM-GP 2147 Corporate Finance and Public Policy
Instructor:
Jean Lee

PADM-GP 2170 Performance Measurement and Management
Instructor:
Patrick Germain

PADM-GP 2171 Program Analysis and Evaluation
Instructor:
Shelley Rappaport

PADM-GP 2174 The Intersection of Operations and Policy
Instructors:
Natalie Privett and Gordon Campbell

PADM-GP 2411 Policy Formation
Instructor:
Neil Kleiman

PADM-GP 4131 Fundamentals of Fundraising
Instructor: Sarah Calderon

PADM-GP 4137 Strategic Communication
Instructor:
Farra Trompeter 

URPL-GP 2415 Public Policy and Planning in New York
Instructor:
Micah Lasher

~ Courses with Intensive Format in Fall 2014 ~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

HPAM-GP 2244 Global Health Governance and Management
Instructor: Richard Alderslade

HPAM-GP 2836 Current Issues in Health Policy
Instructor: John Billings

PADM-GP 2174 The Intersection of Operations and Policy
Instructors:
Natalie Privett and Gordon Campbell

PADM-GP 2446 Public Policy in the Arts
Instructor: Ann Galligan

PADM-GP 4101 Conflict Management and Negotiation
Instructor: Allen Zerkin

PADM-GP 4105 Cross Cultural Negotiation, Inter-Group Conflict Resolution, and the Role of NGOs
Instructor: Allen Zerkin

PADM-GP 4110 Project Management
Instructor: William Carlin

PADM-GP 4112 Building Effective Teams
Instructor: Charlotte Wagenberg

URPL-GP 2652 International Development Project Planning
Instructor: Leonardo Romeo

URPL-GP 2665 Decentralized Development Planning and Policy Reform in Developing Countries
Instructors: Paul Smoke and Leonardo Romeo


~Courses with International Content in Fall 2014~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

CORE-GP 1022-004 Introduction to Public Policy
Instructors: Paul Smoke and John Gershman

PADM-GP 2110-002 Strategic Management
Instructor: Robertson Work

PADM-GP 2135-001 Developing Human Resources
Instructor: Robin Postel


~Saturday Courses in Fall 2014~

Check Albert for dates, times and prerequisites.

PADM-GP 2110-002 Strategic Management
Instructor: Robertson Work

PADM-GP 2119-001 Marketing or Nonprofit Organizations
Instructor: Mary McBride

PADM-GP 2135-001 Developing Human Resources
Instructor: Robin Postel


~ Courses Moved to Spring 2015~

PADM-GP 2173 Operations Management for Public, Nonprofit, and Health Contexts
Instructor: Natalie Privett

PADM-GP 2445 Poverty, Inequality, and Policy
Instructor: Natasha Wilson
Note: This course will be offered in the January intersession