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CAP-GP.3690
1.5 points

Preparation of an independent study in consultation with a faculty adviser. Course credit is granted upon completion of a written paper, which satisfies the end event requirement for the MPA and MUP degrees.

PADM-GP.4153
1.5 points

This course is a unique look at an assortment of evaluation and measurement methods - both "tried and true" and "innovative" - for non-profit organizations and the foundations that fund them. Rather than look at the non-profit universe writ large, we will examine evaluation methods, tools and consequences through the lens of one non-profit sector, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) arena. We will utilize case studies, published articles and papers, and in-class conversations with those who are the subject of these evaluations - and those doing the evaluations themselves.

PADM-GP.4316
1.5 points

The NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) is a unique inter-disciplinary, experiential learning course which is offered in tandem with a student-led and operated Impact Investing Fund of the same name. For students to participate in the Fund they are required to be enrolled in this course.

PADM-GP.4317
1.5 points

The NYU Impact Investment Fund (NIIF) is a unique inter-disciplinary, experiential learning course which is offered in tandem with a student-led and operated Impact Investing Fund of the same name. For students to participate in the Fund they are required to be enrolled in this course.

PADM-GP.4453
1.5 points

This course should help those who believe that the United States must reduce its pollution responsible for climate change, despite the unfriendly administration and Congressional leaders.  The course will provide an overview of climate science and politics. Next, we will examine the “theories of change” concept, and identify new theories of change and their policies to reduce climate pollution.  Additionally, we will learn to design issue advocacy campaign plans that would create the political space essential to adopt these policies.

HPAM-GP.4853
1.5 points

This course explores the legal, policy and ethical issues encountered by health care professionals in the continuously evolving health care system. Topics will include government regulation of health care providers, patient consent to and refusal of treatment, human reproduction issues, privacy and confidentiality, tax-exemption, antitrust, fraud and abuse, mental health issues and health information management. Students will gain the ability to analyze legal and ethical health care resources by engaging in interactive discussions and informative research. 

PADM-GP.2486
3 points

This course aims to provide an understanding of law and how it shapes and influences practices in K-12 public schools. This course covers seminal education case law (i.e. judicial opinion), legislation, and regulation from the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brown v.

PADM-GP.4437
1.5 points

This course will present in three different arenas.  The first is historical – what we know about the ways religion has been a central force in history with a focus on the United States while referencing other cultures and nations. The second element of the course will examine contemporary issues where religion plays a significant role in determining policy and impacting all aspects of political life. While our major focus will be on the US, we will also explore other societies as well.

CAP-GP.3230
6 points

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member.

UPADM-GP.140
4 points
UPADM-GP.253
2 points

The course utilizes the evolution of Muslim-Jewish relations in NYC since 9-11 as an extended case study in spiritual and religious leadership and public service. How have Jewish and Muslim communities worked together to combat media narratives and inherited stereotypes? What internal battles has each community experienced? What was the impact of global/national events on local reconciliation? The course will highlight the role of joint public service efforts in developing and sustaining leadership.

UPADM-GP.257
2 points

In this course, we will study foundational topics in Jewish law and philosophy, employing a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. From biblical to modern times, we will trace how the Jewish legal tradition has developed. We will explore the complex interplay of law, religion, society and politics in various formative stages of the Jewish normative tradition.

CAP-GP.3802
1.5 points

Continuation of CAP-GP 3801.

PADM-GP.4435
1.5 points

Responsibility in implementing public policies is the purpose of public management in a democratic society.  This course provides an analytic lens for understanding the rules, norms, processes and practices that incorporate values into administrative decisions.  We use both normative and positive theoretical arguments to understand how responsible action combines accountability with discretionary action.  To bring theory to bear on practice, we evaluate difficult cases—historical and contemporary, domestic and international—in light of these arguments.

URPL-GP.2629
3 points

Governments are undergoing a shift—some might say a revolution—in their approach to operations, service delivery and policy making. With the rise of infinitely complex issues such as globally linked economies and climate change, as well as growing gaps in confidence in the ability of the public sector to address these challenges, prevailing governance approaches no longer seem adequate.

PADM-GP.2447
3 points

The position of minorities in the United States, an immigrant nation since its inception, remains a volatile topic of debate that touches the core of American identity. While we will review the history of minorities in America, we will focus on their status within the cultural and political framework and examine the ways that how we understand rights as either individually or communally derived informs policy decisions and shapes minority institutions.

UPADM-GP.237
2 points

Obesity is a large, pressing public health problem in the United States and the globe.

UPADM-GP.247
2 points

What is the role of Islam in the fight for democracy? This course will look at four Muslim-majority countries - Indonesia, Turkey, Iran and Egypt - and create a frame for understanding the complex interplay of religion and politics in the successes and failures of democratization. The class will discuss the work and ideas of democratic activists from the Islamic world, place those activists in the narrative of democracy and religion-state relations, and examine their opponents from both the secular and religious camps.

UPADM-GP.210
2 points

Through experience, reading, historical perspective, analysis and discussion with experts, the course will focus on essential questions concerning the health of the US political system, particularly means by which presidential candidates are selected and elected. The course will examine lessons from the 1960 through the 2016 campaigns and elections in an effort to understand the current political condition of the US and the path on which the country is headed. The course will analyze American presidential campaigns and elections since 1960.

UPADM-GP.120
4 points

This course examines tensions among competing values in the formation and implementation of public policies.  Applying normative theories of democracy, justice, efficiency, and equity, students will examine a variety of domestic and international cases in which these ideals conflict and become objects of politics.  Our objectives are (1) to understand the important trade-offs that underlie and shape public policies in a variety of settings and (2) to develop a framework for evaluating public policies against a set of normative criteria.  The course should prove valuable for any student inte

PADM-GP.2312
3 points

This course will explore best and evolving practices in the financial management and impact measurement of social enterprises.  The class will be taught from the perspective of the social entrepreneur and social enterprise manager and introduce cases to assess financial challenges, fiscal performance and financing strategy of pioneering firms with a social mission.

PADM-GP.4109
1.5 points

A strong board of directors is integral to the overall health of a nonprofit organization and directly impacts the ability of the organization to achieve its mission.  Yet, one of the greatest challenges facing nonprofit leaders is how to build a board of directors that is motivated and engaged to provide strategic leadership while ensuring fiscal sustainability and transparency.  This course will use case studies, role play and class discussion to transform academic theories regarding good governance to the practical tools to be used outside the classroom.  We will take an in-depth look at

PADM-GP.2148
3 points

This course examines the process by which financing objectives are transformed into municipal bond transactions and other opportunities to utilize structured finance products in the health and corporate finance sectors. The course will center on a case study of an actual bond transaction that financed multiple new money (construction) and refunding projects. We will learn the mathematics underlying financial structure and the governing conventions and vocabulary of structured finance. We will study the instruments of structured finance and how they manifest into structural form.