2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Context of Public Administration

Fall 2012 quarter

Amy Gould political science, public policy , Lee Lyttle public administration, urban planning, librarianship , Timothy Winchell

In the first quarter we explore many of the enduring issues of U.S.public administration, increasing our understanding of important aspects of the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of effective public administration. Through readings, class participation, and applying critical analysis, the intent is to gain an understanding of the “cannon” of public administration as a discipline and assess the current practices of public service. We will discuss and analyze what public administrators do at the federal, tribal, state, county, city and non-profit levels. Further, we will analyze and critique the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and the “real” practice of public administration. Finally, we will be forward looking and assess the challenges and opportunities in public administration scholarship and on the ground leadership.

Advertised Schedule
6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Dec 8
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
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Schedule Details
6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Dec 8
Offered During
Evening and Weekend