HSEM 180 : Public Administration
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 Hurricane Katrina efforts and Homeland Security.
- Explore historical developments in public administration and relate them to current trends and practices in America.
- Explain the basic concepts, theories and principles in the field of public administration.
- Analyze the political, legal and social environment of public administration.
- Identify and apply competing models of public administration to emergency management.
- Recognize the importance of the administration, and/or management, of public affairs.
- Examine policy and the decision making process in public administration.
- Analyze how the changing global society and multicultural environment impacts the management of the public sector.
- Examine and apply the budget process and planning.
- Discuss the function and operation of human resource personnel.
- Examine the impact and influence of government regulation and administrative law over public affairs.