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Course Code: PADM520 Course ID: 2727 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The study and practice of public administration is explored in its political context. The student is introduced to the environment within which public administration functions and the dynamics of behavior within large organizations. How choices are made among competing policies, factors affecting the implementation of policy, and the role of policy evaluation in shaping policy choices are examined. Managing large-scale bureaucratic organizations is analyzed including the role of leadership, the management of personnel and finances, and the role of communication in inter- and intra-organizational relations.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/2021 - 06/03/2022 06/06/2022 - 07/31/2022 June Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Analyze the evolution of public administration in America
  2. Assess the validity of the politics-administration dichotomy
  3. Assess the structure of public agencies and their administration to include finance and personnel management
  4. Evaluate the role of the Bureaucracy in implementing, interpreting, establishing, evaluating, and enforcing public policy at the various levels of state and local government
  5. Assess the impact of public opinion and political socialization on public administration at the federal level
  6. Assess the impact of interest groups, political parties, campaigns, and the media on public administration
  7. Evaluate the importance of communicating with these different constituencies.
  8. Assess the role the citizen and community play in public administration at the local level

Forum Assignments:

Each week, readings are located in the "reading and resources" tab in your lessons. Students must critically review these readings each week, find other sources and substantively reply to the contributions of their peers. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples to bolster your argument. All postings should be free of any spelling or grammar errors. Sources should be given attribution.

The forum grading rubric can be found in the gradebook by the forum entry. Specific forum instructions are in the Week 1 substantive forum.

Written Assignments:

There are three different types of products that you may be required to use as a public administrator: daily briefing memo, background reading memo, and a Powerpoint presentation. You will prepare each of these during the class.

The assignment grading rubric can be found in the assignment.

Final Project:

Each student will prepare a research paper on a topic related to the role of public administration in society of his or her choice. Topics need to be approved by the instructor before Week 3. The research paper should be at least 10 pages double spaced in length (the page total does not include Title Page, Abstract, or Reference Page).

Provide a minimum of five (5) scholarly references using APA 6th edition citations, form, and style. Use of the APUS online library is strongly encouraged. Include links to your APUS Library articles in your reference list.

The criteria for evaluating the final paper is based on MPA Graduate Assignment Rubric, which can be found in the assignment section of classroom.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Written Exercises 30.00 %
Daily Briefing Memo - Week 2 10.00 %
Background Reading - Week 4 10.00 %
Presentation Exercise - Week 6 10.00 %
Final Project 30.00 %
Research Paper - Week 8 30.00 %

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Analyze the evolution of public administration in America
  2. Assess the validity of the politics-administration dichotomy
  3. Assess the structure of public agencies and their administration to include finance and personnel management
  4. Evaluate the role of the Bureaucracy in implementing, interpreting, establishing, evaluating, and enforcing public policy at the various levels of state and local government
  5. Assess the impact of public opinion and political socialization on public administration at the federal level
  6. Assess the impact of interest groups, political parties, campaigns, and the media on public administration
  7. Evaluate the importance of communicating with these different constituencies.
  8. Assess the role the citizen and community play in public administration at the local level
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.