Course Code: DEFM312 Course ID: 3450 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is a study of the process by which the acquisition, personnel, and readiness (operations and maintenance) portions of the annual Defense Budget are integrated and executed. Students will learn of the politics behind the issues and will gain an appreciation for the complexity of the process. Following an in-depth review of the political scope of budgeting, the course will shift into a study of how budgeting actually works at each stage of executive and legislative action. From the preparation of the service and agency budgets, through the presentation of the president’s budget, to the actual appropriation and expenditure of funds, the student will apply their knowledge of the politics of the process to appreciate the problems and issues in defense budgeting.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|10/26/20 - 04/02/21||04/05/21 - 05/30/21||Spring 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
LO-1 Describe the political nature of the Federal Budget process.
LO-2 Discuss the typical budget cycle and the relationship of the budget process to governmental fiscal policy.
LO-3 Describe the evolution of the budget process, with a focus on executive and legislative organizations.
LO-4 Explain the development of the annual President’s Budget and the Congressional Budget process.
LO-5 Discuss authorizing legislation and the appropriations process and differentiate between the two.
LO-6 Define basic defense budget-related terms and describe the structure of the defense budget.
LO-7 Explain the successive phases of the congressional defense budget process.
LO-8 Describe budget execution, implementation, and control, including tools for changing the budget and the discretion-abuse-control cycle.
|Forum Question 1||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 2||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 3||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 4||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 5||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 6||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 7||4.00 %|
|Forum Question 8||4.00 %|
|Paper Assignments||32.00 %|
|Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1||8.00 %|
|Assignment 2: Week 3: Paper 2||8.00 %|
|Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 3||8.00 %|
|Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 4||8.00 %|
|Term Project Outlines||12.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 â?? Outline||4.00 %|
|Assignment 4: Week 4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline||4.00 %|
|Assignment 5: Week 5: Term Project Part 3 - Referenced Outline||4.00 %|
|Term Project Paper||24.00 %|
|Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper||24.00 %|
The materials are all online and from the APUS online library. They are contained in the course lessons and Forums and Assignments as needed.
Netlibrary—you can read directly online. Note, printing is one page at a time and, depending on number of users at any one time, you may be locked out. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=224414
|Book Title:||To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.|
|Author:||No Author Specified|
|Book Title:||Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process, 3rd ed - E-book available in the APUS online library; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.|
|Publication Info:||Brookings Institution Press|
|Book Title:||The Politics of Public Budgeting: Getting and Spending, Borrowing and Balancing, 7th Ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$33.00|
Not current for future courses.