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Current Term Classes - Public Administration

Summer 2019

Class registration opens on April 15.

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search.  

PSPA 5010: Public Policy Analysis
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Jul 21
Introduces tools and concepts in performing policy analysis. Focuses on critical thinking skills to synthesize and evaluate theoretical models and policy alternatives. Covers environmental policy, healthcare, welfare, terrorism, immigration, and foreign policy. Examines links between federal, state, and local public policy and public administration.
Celeste Greene | 3 GR credits | Required

PSPA 5050: Environmental Policies & Practices
Online Asynchronous* | Available May 13-Jul 21 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Provides an overview of current environmental policies and practices at the federal, state, and local level as well as global environmental issues.  Covers such topics as environmental justice, sustainable development, resiliency; environmental risk, economic environmental issues; and the distributed effects of environmental pollution across ethnic, racial, income and occupational groups.
Celeste Greene | 3 GR credits | Elective


*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions as long as the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are not listed, attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.

Faculty Spotlight

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It's great to hear from former students that our courses really helped their careers.
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Celeste Greene

Certificate in Public Administration

An early adopter of online learning at Florida Gulf Coast University in the 1990s, Celeste proposed the Certificate in Public Administration program to SCPS in 2007. As an associate professor and program director for the School’s graduate Certificates in Leadership and Public Administration, she works hard to help faculty take full advantage of online technology.

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Student Spotlight

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Thanks to the Certificate in Public Administration program, I feel more confident pursuing positions of more responsibility knowing that I can meet the challenge.
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Joceline Nahigian

CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Joceline was already working with the U.S. Department of Energy when she decided to increase her impact with an SCPS certificate. As a working mother of two, she selected a flexible online format to develop her knowledge in key areas of public administration including organizational management, policy, and budgeting. She emerged as a more effective public employee, prepared to pursue additional responsibility within her industry.

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