The Doctoral Research Colloquium incorporates the NYU Wagner Seminar series at which prominent researchers present current work on pressing social issues. The speakers represent a range of disciplines and methodological approaches, and are affiliated with institutions from around the country. Doctoral students registered for the colloquium will actively engage with the seminar speaker both during and after the presentations. Course requirements also include written critiques of the presented papers.
Not counted toward course requirements for a degree.
A weekly seminar for doctoral candidates working on dissertation proposals, conducting research, writing dissertations, and preparing for their oral defenses. Students present their work in progress for seminar discussion and critique.
Re-registration once each term meets the doctoral program maintenance of matriculation requirement.
This course offers a hands-on opportunity for doctoral and advanced masters students to experience the practice of qualitative research. We will address the nature of qualitative research in the administrative and policy sciences, with ample opportunities to discuss the implications of the choices made in designing, implementing and reporting on the findings of a “mock” project which we will determine in class, with your input.
This seven-week course addresses the role of arts institutions, artists and public art in revitalizing cities, with an emphasis on comparative domestic and international examples of distinctive interventions and the larger lessons that can be drawn from them. We examine how the economic, geographic and social context shapes both art and its role with respect to public policy goals. Students will refine their ability to analyze existing projects and programs and plan creative interventions as tools for revitalizing cities.
This course examines the inner workings of successful international public service projects and gives students the opportunity to design one or more themselves. Students will then study the characteristics of effective programs, which bring together a series of projects for mutually supportive and concerted action. Particular attention is paid to programs selected from the five areas where international public sector entities are most active: peace building, relief, development, advocacy and norm-setting.
Through readings, discussions, case studies, and simulations, students further develop the negotiation skills (in situations of greater complexity in terms of issues and parties) and the facilitative and meditative skills needed by today?s consensus-building manager. The course also examines strategies for managing and utilizing conflict in organizations and the design of systems for handling an institution?s routine internal and external disputes. Students participate in a team project focused on designing such a system for a hypothetical organization.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how surveys and interviews can be used to generate knowledge. This course will cover the design and implementation of survey and interview protocols, the data collection, analysis, and interpretation process, and the presentation of results. Students will learn how to design and implement these instruments for a variety of purposes and for different settings in support of their capstone projects or other research projects.
Many developing countries have been significantly reforming the scope and organization of the public sector in recent years. This course critically examines the changing structures and operations of government fiscal systems in developing countries, with particular emphasis on the growing trend to strengthen sub-national levels.
This course examines the nature and major trends of the nonprofit sector, understood within the context of a broad shift in governance, both in the US and internationally. The course aims to deepen student understanding of the nature of the nonprofit world and its organizations, using both theoretical and practical lenses to do so.
This course is designed to prepare you for a lifetime of learning by providing tools to help you learn from your own experiences as well as from those of others.
Do you feel like a professional juggler as you try to achieve your goals, get everything done, and still have a life? In this workshop, you'll learn time management tools and tips that can help you articulate your goals and maximize your time to achieve them. It's a hands-on workshop with lots of interaction, and you'll leave with a personalized plan of attack to start you on your way to success. Specific topics include writing your top goals and understanding what's stopping you from using your time most effectively. You also get some tips about efficient study habits.
This is an interactive 90-minute introduction to writing, citing, and integrating sources in graduate essays. Although we will cover various citation methods, including MLA and Chicago, we will focus on APA Style. Students will gain practice in citing scholarly and popular sources in text and in the Works Cited page of projects and will develop skill incorporating articles into their own prose. In addition to integrating sources, this workshop is also a brief introduction to NYU library resources and services available to Wagner students.
This short, non-credit class aims to give students an overview of the key elements of successful writing, and equip them with the tools to approach any writing assignment, from memos to emails to reports to research briefs. This class is designed to be a companion piece to other coursework, and students will be asked to bring in assignments from other courses to work on in class. Topics covered include introductions, structure and organization, paragraphs and
This noncredit module focuses on those math skills that are essential to statistics, microeconomics, and financial management. Students taking quantitative courses are encouraged to take advantage of this review.
This non-credit, 3-session module introduces students to the basic functionalities of Microsoft Excel such as basic formulas, absolute versus relative cell reference, formatting, and time-value of money financial functions. The module is held in a computer lab and every student has a computer. It is intended for students with limited or no Excel experience, and is designed to be taken concurrently with CORE-GP 1021 (Financial Management).
All health systems, in the industrialized world, grapple with problems of cost, access, equity and quality of health care; and the trade-offs among these objectives. Reforms based on promoting markets, managed competition, public contracting, improved management, and changing financial incentives are some important issues under discussion in most nations.
This course describes the growing involvement of government in stimulating and directing the development of information technology in healthcare organizations. Included is a discussion of attempts to exchange information for the purposes of improving the quality of personal healthcare and public health. Methods for determining the financial value of information technology are described. Techniques for insuring the security and privacy of health information are presented.
Continuation of CAP-GP.3890.
Couples with CAP-GP.3891.
Continuation CAP-GP.3148. As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience in which they are able to experience first-hand the full research experience.
Couples with CAP-GP.3149.
We will study the formation and development of Islamic law and philosophy. We will examine the evolution and development of Islamic law and its methodology and consider how its legal and philosophical traditions are structured, both legally and ethically, while analyzing the notion of authority. Case studies will relate to the status of non-Muslims, the status of women, and key issues of social responsibility.