Descriptions of Some Electives
Public Priorities for the 21st Century - This course examines the leadership and organizational management requirements necessary to address the changing and competing public priorities for the 21st century.
Ethical Responsibilities of Leaders - This course is designed to help professionals working in the public and nonprofit sectors to examine their legal and ethical responsibilities as related to the public interest, the organizational interest, and the individual's own self-interest.
Organizational Change Agents - This course focuses on how best to utilize those individuals who are actively seeking new ideas and better solutions to the increasing challenges within the environment of their work place, their professional organization, and their community.
Conflict Resolution and Public Consent Building - This course focuses on the various forms of mediating and/or resolving conflict situations between individuals, groups, organizations, and across cultural differences within a community. It also addresses the process of developing a strategic plan in order to gain public consent for potentially controversial issues or conflicts in the public sector.
The Politics of the Budgetary Process - Budgets determine the real policy priorities of governments and organizations. This course examines the politics of making and administering budgets.
Environmental Politics and Policy - This course focuses on the relationship between economic factors, social behavior, and political response in formulating environmental policies.
NOTE: Previously earned graduate credit may be submitted for approval to satisfy up to nine hours of the supportive elective requirement. The elective courses offered may change from time to time based on needs, interests, and other factors.