This course provides an overview in 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. Course components include public administration, personnel, budgeting, decision-making, organizational behavior, leadership, and policy implementation. Lessons will be drawn from the most current applications of public administration today, such as COVID Pandemic efforts and Homeland Security. This class may include students from multiple sections.
- Explore the context, nature and structure of public administration in America.
- Describe and discuss the political, legal and social environment of public administration.
- Examine and discuss the nature of the decision-making process in public administration.
- Explain, apply, and discuss the budget process and planning.
- Examine and discuss the impact and influence of government regulation and administrative law over public affairs.