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PUBPOL 587.002: Public Management

Conan Smith
Tuesday, Thursday
Fall 2018
10:00-11:20 am EST

Throughout this course we will explore the key characteristics of and tensions related to intergovernmental agreements, examining how various forces shape the nature and extent of collaborations.


PUBPOL 587: Public Management

Fall 2006
8:21-8:21 pm EST
This course is designed to introduce the students to what public managers do and to help provide the students with perspectives and opportunities for practice that will help them become effective public managers.

PUBPOL 692: Thinking About Crime

David Thacher
Fall 2005
8:21-8:21 pm EST
As Chief of the New York City Police Department, William Bratton was fond of saying that the crime rate has the same meaning for a police department as profits have for a business--that the crime rate is the bottom line of policing.

PUBPOL 569: Applied Regression Analysis

Susan Dynarski
Fall 2008
8:21-8:21 pm EST Syllabus
This course focuses on what a practitioner needs to know about multiple regression analysis, a key tool for policy analysis. It is an introduction to econometrics that is less mathematical and theoretical than PUBPOL 571.

PUBPOL 756: Local Government, Opportunity for Activism

John Hieftje
Fall 2010
8:21-8:21 pm EST
What goes on in city government is in many ways more important to our lives than what happens in Washington. This course goes beyond the structure and theory of municipal government to look at how things really happen at the local level.

PUBPOL 513: Calculus

Carl Simon
Fall 2011
8:21-8:21 pm EST
This course is designed specifically to provide students in all degree programs at the Ford School with the fundamental mathematical tools necessary for their subsequent coursework.
PUBPOL 521.011

PUBPOL 521.011: Introduction to Policy Writing

Alex Ralph
Fall 2020
4:00-5:20 pm EST

This course teaches the norms of policy writing to 1st year policy students. Through small workshops, students will analyze approaches to different types of policy writing.

PubPol 475.003

PubPol 475.003: Topics: The History and Future of Detroit

Fall 2012
8:21-8:21 pm EST

Detroit was the nation’s most important city in the Twentieth Century because of the the auto industry, the emergence of the blue collar middle class and development of the New Deal. Now it is the most negatively stereotyped city in the nation.

PubPol 626

PubPol 626: The History and Future of Detroit

Fall 2014
8:21-8:21 pm EST Download Syllabus

No metropolis played a greater role in shaping the Twentieth Century world than did Detroit. This course focuses upon the history and future of Detroit emphasizing the private and governmental policies that now seek to revitalize the city.


PUBPOL 475.103: Topics: Policy Implications of Detroit's Grand Bargain

Fall 2017
6:00-8:00 pm EST

Taught by editorial page editor of The Detroit News Nolan Finley


PUBPOL 750.101: Topics: Community Development Finance: Lessons from the Field

Fall 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm EST

Taught by Dudley Benoit Towsley Policymaker in Residence, Director of Community Development Investments at Santander