POS 660 Urban Administration (3 Credits)
This course focuses on relevant and scholarly literature on the administration of municipalities. The first half of the course will be devoted to the critical examination of theories relative to some general themes of the urban area. The second half will be devoted to the examination of empirical observations, or practical examples of attempts to apply these theories to concrete situations.
POS 661 Urban Finance Administration (3 Credits)
This course covers administrative opportunities and implications of the municipal budgetary process. It includes an analysis of financial conditions, financial reporting, the programming of service improvement, debt administration, and the financing of local government service improvement through municipal taxation and other revenue measures. Fiscal problems and principles relevant to budgetary control and accountability in various types of local government are considered.