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Introduction to Public Administration
INTRO PUB ADM
CLASS CODE: POLSC 330 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introduction to administrative procedures and policy-making in government agencies. A socio psychological approach to the study of organizations. Some study of theory and policy assessment and the nature of bureaucracy.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Socio-psychological approach to the study of human behavior in public organization. Emphasis upon the similarities and differences between public and private organizations, and administrative law.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Explain Americans have no public philosophy by which to judge government.
Define and illustrate partisan politics, policy politics, and systems politics.
Illustrate in private (sector) administration, the law generally tells administrators only what they cannot do. In public administration, the law tells them what they can do.
Illustrate how a republican form of government, federalism, separation of powers principle, and constitutionalism affect the practice of public administration.
Explain that the public sector is grounded in political equality. The private sector is based upon efficiency. Illustrate how these values affect the ecology of public administration.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001