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:
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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