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Number:PS330
Name:Public Administration
Description:This course offers students a hands-on introduction to public administration, the field of study concerning the implementation of public policy. Starting with a brief history of public administration and an introduction to organization theory, this course then provides students with an overview of some of the roles and functions of public management including principles of program design, program evaluation, human resources, emergency management, budgeting, administrative law and ethics.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course students will be able to: 1. Identify key aspects of the historical development and context of American public administration. 2. Describe the basic functions of public administration and how public administrators carry them out 3. Explain the significance of public administrators for the implementation of national, state and local policy

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 Managing the Public Sector 0-495-83319-3 Starling, Grover 9TH 11 Wadsworth, Inc