Focus Areas

You may focus the electives in your degree program based on the areas suggested below. Normally, you will only take the number of electives required for the degree (in most programs, two electives are required).

Please note that not all courses listed will be offered during a one- or two-year time frame, as course offerings are scheduled as resources permit.

Communications and Engagement

ADMN 470: Reforming Government

ADMN 550: Strategic Communication and Engagement

CD 518: Citizen Participation and Democratic Governance

PADR 501: Collaboration and Engagement

Please note: ADMN 470 is a special topics course therefore the topic is subject to change. Check the course schedule for more information.

Dispute Resolution

ADMN 431B: Compensation and Labour Relations

ADMN 550: Strategic Communication and Engagement

DR 502: Conflict, Culture and Diversity

DR 508: Dispute Resolution and Indigenous Peoples

DR 509: Dispute Resolution System Design and Public Interest Disputes

DR 516: Access to Justice

PADR 501: Collaboration and Engagement

Evaluation

ADMN 437/537: Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

ADMN 544: Economic Evaluation Methods and Applications

ADMN 580: Qualitative Evaluation Methods and Applications

ADMN 581: Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation

ADMN 582: Topics in Program Evaluation and Performance Measurement

Indigenous Governance

ADMN 470: Understanding Indigenous Governance in Canada 

ICDG 400: Leadership in Indigenous Communities and Governments

ICDG 401: Capstone Project for Indigenous Governments and Organizations

ICDG 402: Intergovernmental Relations: Working with Others

CD 505: Community Based Research: Foundations

DR 508: Dispute Resolution and Indigenous Peoples

Please note: ADMN 470 is a special topics course therefore the topic is subject to change. Check the course schedule for more information.

Reform and Innovation

ADMN 470: Reforming Government

ADMN 470: Understanding Indigenous Governance in Canada 

CD 506: Enterprise Development for Community Benefit

CD 522: Understanding and Mainstreaming Gender

Please note: ADMN 470 is a special topics course therefore the topic is subject to change. Check the course schedule for more information.

Local Government

ADMN 423: Local Government in BC 

ADMN 445: Urban and Regional Economics

ADMN 446: Local Government Land Use Planning

ADMN 452: Local Government Law

ADMN 553: Understanding Cities

Advanced Public Sector Management

ADMN 409: Leading and Managing in the Non-Profit Sector

ADMN 411: Public Sector Project Management

ADMN 422: Ethical Public Management

ADMN 431A: Public Sector HR Management

ADMN 431B: Compensation and Labour Relations

ADMN 477/577: Strategic Planning and Implementation

ADMN 470: Reforming Government

CD 522: Understanding and Mainstreaming Gender

Please note: ADMN 470 is a special topics course therefore the topic is subject to change. Check the course schedule for more information.

Working with Government

This focus area is restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Community Development Program

ADMN 420: The Public Policy Process

ADMN 470: Reforming Government

ADMN 470: Understanding Indigenous Governance in Canada

ADMN 504: Government and Governance

Please note: ADMN 470 is a special topics course therefore the topic is subject to change. Check the course schedule for more information.