Main Navigation
Apply Now Request Info


PPA 530 - Civic Engagement

  • 3 credits

Focus on public engagement directed at the tools, theories, and processes relevant to public policy and administration. Introduction to the role citizens play in democracy, decision making, public administration, and public policy. Trends of engagement are explored alongside strategies useful to manage, encourage, and facilitate public participation in public policy and administration. Practice is emphasized.

In spring 2022, this course will focus on a broad perspective of the basic elements of citizen participation and engagement. Additionally, students will be introduced to participatory budgeting and e-government at the local level of government. Students will be provided an opportunity to develop technical skills necessary for effectively managing citizen participation and providing governmental/public services to citizens via e-government. Students will be exposed to resources in contemporary public agencies, including government and nonprofit organizations.


Restrictions: Graduate (GR)