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Public Administration


Department of Political Science

PUAD 265. Public Administration. 3 credits.

An introductory survey of the principles, functions and processes of public administration with specific emphasis on the political aspects and environment of bureaucracies, and the how and why of policy-making within an administrative system. Organizational structure, personnel, budgeting, public relations and government values, traditions and objectives are analyzed. Prerequisite: POSC 225.

PUAD/POSC 347. Comparative Public Policy. 3 credits.

A study of public policy formation and implementation in selected advanced industrial and Third World nations. Prerequisite: POSC 240 or permission of the instructor.

PUAD 358. Public Policy. 3 credits.

Study of the political process of the conversion of public needs through policy into benefits. Also deals with the capacity of officials to make policy on the basis of a rational selection of the best options, and the constraints under which policy-makers must operate. Prerequisite: PUAD 265, MATH 220, and IDS 104 and 204.

PUAD/MGT 366. Public Personnel Administration. 3 credits.

A survey of the basic principles and functions of personnel administration in public service including a discussion of the roles of personnel management, recruitment, placement, wage and salary administration, training, retirement, and other personnel functions. Prerequisite: PUAD 265, MATH 220, and IDS 104 and 204.

PUAD 381. Budgetary Process. 3 credits.

An examination of the political planning and strategies of Congress and federal agencies in the budgetary process; politics of budgetary reform; state and local budgetary politics; and intergovernmental impacts on budgeting. Prerequisite: PUAD 265, MATH 220, and IDS 104 and 204.

PUAD 415. Administrative Law. 3 credits.

Study of the role and nature of administrative law including procedural requirements, judicial review of administrative actions, and liability of the government and its officials. Prerequisite: POSC 210 or PUAD 265.

PUAD/MGT 420. Public Management. 3 credits.

Study of the management of public agencies from the executive viewpoint. Management control of public agencies will be explored including establishment of goals, policies, organizational structure and output of services. Case studies illustrate administrative behavior and managerial operations in local, regional, state and federal agencies. Prerequisite: PUAD 366 and 381. Does not count as part of the political science major or minor.

PUAD 425. Regional Planning and Organization. 3 credits.

Study of trends and issues in the public planning process with focus on regional planning and organization; the relationship of planners and the planning board to their committees.

PUAD 426. Urban Planning. 3 credits.

Study of urban planning through the examination of contemporary planning concepts, practices and theories developed in response to changing social, economic, political and cultural conditions. Includes the place of the planner and the role of planning boards in the political system.

PUAD 490. Special Studies in Public Administration. 3 credits.

Designed to give capable students in public administration an opportunity to complete independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor and department head.

PUAD 496.** Internship in Public Administration. 3 or 6 credits.

Provides students with practical experience (approximately 135 or 270 total contact hours) in a public agency. Periodic seminars and student reports required. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, plus 15 hours of public administration and permission of the instructor.

** No more than six semester hours (in any combination of internships) can be counted toward a degree.


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