Term: Spring 2018
Subject: Public Administration
Contemporary policy issues including government and the economy, the role of leadership, ethical and moral issues in public policy, and other contemporary issues impacting society. Prerequisites: CDAE 100 level course.
Current issues and new developments in public policy and public administration. Prerequisite: Permission.
Examination of basic classical and contemporary theory, research on human relations, internal structures, environments, types, diverse workplaces, general properties of complex organizations and bureaucracies.
The study and application of system-level public policy frameworks, theories and models to contemporary policy problems and solutions.
Students will be introduced to systems thinking and network dynamics with a particular focus on managing across organizational and sectoral boundaries, including public-private partnerships, intergovernmental arrangements, and strategic alliances. Tools to undertake strategic analysis and planning will be explored.
This course is a primer on local government administration in the US using the case method to experience the complexity of the challenges one confronts in the field.
The Capstone is designed to provide MPA students with a summative experience that ties learning competencies to evidence drawn from their course of study. Pre/co-requisites: Core MPA courses either prior to Spring semester or simultaneously.
Supervised administrative experience culminating in a written report.
Thesis topic must be approved by faculty advisor.
For advanced students within areas of expertise of the faculty. Varied course offerings. Contemporary topics. Instructor Permission.
Readings, with conferences, term paper, to provide graduate students with specialized knowledge in an area in which an appropriate course is not offered.