EM 180: Public Administration

Credits 3
Quarter Offered

This course provides an overview of the structure and issues of public service. Course participants will examine the context of public administration: the political system, the role of federalism, bureaucratic politics and power, and the various theories of administration that guide public managers today. This class may include students from multiple sections. (Formerly HSEM 180)

  1. Explore the context, nature and structure of public administration in America. 
  2. Compare and contrast the political, legal and social environment of public administration. 
  3. Discuss the nature of the decision-making process in public administration.
  4. Explain the budget process and planning. 
  5. Discuss the impact and influence of government regulation and administrative law over public affairs.