Faculty members at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI have developed a summer course offering that will give students a wide-ranging perspective on the effects of COVID-19.
“Pandemic Perspectives: COVID-19 and Public Policy” will feature 10 O’Neill faculty members—plus three additional guest lecturers—who will present issues associated with the pandemic from the viewpoint of their respective research fields. The class will cover different perspectives of the pandemic, including public administration, nonprofit, criminal justice, economic, social justice, arts, and legal aspects.
The course will be synchronous on Zoom with Monday and Wednesday sessions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing. Professors will discuss the multi-sector response and future consequences to COVID-19.
The course is open to all IUPUI undergraduate and graduate students. The course is cross-listed as SPEA-J 470, SPEA-V 450, SPEA-J 550, or SPEA-V 550.
Covered topics include:
- Pandemic governance and democracy (Instructor: Peter Federman)
- Economic aspects of COVID-19 (Instructor: Jerome Dumortier)
- Effects on crime and challenges in policing during the pandemic (Instructor: Jeremy Carter)
- Strategic management: Pivoting beyond crisis (Instructor: Jamie Levine Daniel)
- Dual crises (lockdowns, injustice) and the arts and cultural sector (Instructor: Douglas Noonan)
- COVID-19 as a workplace crisis: An organizational change perspective (Instructor: Marlene Walk)
- The politics of science and expertise (Instructor: Adam Eckerd)
- Developing a pandemic influenza plan for a state including using the strategic national stockpile (Instructor: William Foley)
- Pandemic impacts and responses in comparative perspective (Instructor: Nathan Cook)
- Indianapolis and COVID-19: The first responder perspective (Instructors: Paramedic Shane Hardwick and EMT-B Alicia Dinkeldein)
- Legislating COVID-19 in Indiana (Special Guest: Indiana State Senator J.D. Ford)
- COVID-19 Executive Orders and Selective Enforcement (Instructor: Peter Federman)
Now in its second summer offering, the class will run June 28 through August 9, 2021.
Registration is open for all IU students. Non-O’Neill students should contact Nicole Amonette at firstname.lastname@example.org for enrollment options.