PO 330 Public Administration
F2K 2011 LA
May, Christopher D
Bachelor of Arts (2), Master of Public Administration, Juris Doctor, Master of Laws (Environmental)
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Textbook: Milakovich and Gordon, "Public Administration in America." 10th Edition.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: The
final course grade will be determined using the following:
Exam 1 (Chapters 1,2,3, & 4)
Exam 2 (Chapters 5,6,7, 8 & 9)
Final (Chapters 10,11, & 12)
The exams will be short answer/essay questions. For example, if the exam covers four chapters then there will be four sections on the test. Each section will have between four and five questions. Students then choose three of the questions per section, for a total of 12 short answer questions for the exam.
The research paper topic will be decided by student with the approval of the instructor. During week one the student will be required to complete the Discussion Questions for Chapter 1. This is the only chapter requiring completion of the study questions; the chapter provides a healthy overview of what we'll be discussing throughout the term and should give the student ideas about a paper topic . Students can choose a topic and begin working on their paper at any time, but by the mid-point they will need an approved topic. Students may choose a topic from the text or can look to current events.
Exam 1 = 100 points
Exam 2 = 100 points
Final = 100 points
Research Paper = 100 points
Class Participation = 100 points
A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60-69
F = Below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignment(s) will be considered on a case by case
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to arrive on
time and remain for the duration of each class.
All communication devices must
remain in off mode or silenced while in the classroom. In the event of an
emergency, please step out of the room to take any calls.
Chapter 1 Approaching the
Study of Public Administration
Complete Study Questions 1-25 on pp.
Chapter 2 Public Administration, Democracy, and Bureaucratic Power
Chapter 3 Federalism and Intergovernmental
Chapter 4 Organizational Theory
Chapter 5 Decision Making in
Chapter 6 Chief Executives and the
Challenges of Administrative Leadership
Discuss Research Paper Topics
Chapter 7 Public Personnel Administration and Human Resources Development
Chapter 8 Government Budgeting
Chapter 9 Public Policy and Program Implementation
Chapter 10 Performance Management in the Public Sector
Chapter 11 Government Regulation and
Final Exam Review
Chapter 12 Conclusion: Public Administration in a Time of Conflict and Social
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Last Updated:9/25/2011 6:07:46 PM