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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PADM 201 - Public Administration (4 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course will examine the growth, structure, role, and methods of local and federal bureaucracies and their impact on American government and society. It will introduce students to the subject of bureaucracy in American government and will survey the major areas of study in Public Administration, including the context of public administration, the meaning of federalism and intergovernmental relations. In addition the course will address organizational theory and behavior, decision-making, leadership, policy implementation, budgeting, personnel management, performance management, legal and regulatory constraints, ethics and accountability. Students will become knowledgeable about the roles and functions of public agencies and will acquire a grasp of current issues and controversies concerning public bureaucracies and public policy.