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PUAD 433 Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context

PUAD 433.  Metropolitics and Macroproblems: The American City in Local and Global Context.  3 Credits.   S   

An interdisciplinary study of American cities, focusing on the rapidly changing demographic, physical, political, social, and economic changes. Sunbelt cities, edge cities, the rustbelt cities, planned and unplanned suburban communities, as well as declining center cities and newly revitalized downtowns are considered. The role of immigration and migration in reshaping the urban environment, and the effects of globalization are also examined.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Public Administration

The undergraduate major in public administration offers students the necessary knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating public programs. Students learn to think critically and analytically about public policy and will also acquire skills that make them more effective citizens in their own communities. Students can complete an internship for credit towards their degree. Past internship placements include: Johnson County, Kauffman Center, Harvesters, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, City of Roeland Park, YMCA, Governor’s Internship Program, Youth Volunteer Corps of Kansas City, America Reads and Army Corps of Engineers.

Minor in Public Administration

A public administration minor provides you with the necessary background to help manage teams, develop and implement programs, and set and follow a budget. These skills would be valued in careers with local, regional and state government offices and departments, as well as careers in business, the sciences or education.