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Course Code: PADM620 Course ID: 2728 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will expand the student's understanding of the leading approaches to public administration with a focus on the local and state levels of government. It will cover topics including decision-making, budget and taxation, and electoral and legal differences between state and local governments and other states. It will cover the legislative process, and how it fits into the larger federal system. Students will see the implications to the larger federal issues they have studied and their application to state and local bureaucracies.

Course Schedule

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

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Assess the leading approaches to managing local government services

2. Evaluate the moral, legal, and ethical aspects of decision-making at the local government level

3. Evaluate the local government budgeting process and funding of local programs and services

4. Appraise the role of local government in public policy development and implementation

5. Develop solutions to a local public issue that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers

6. Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to your community

7. Analyze a difficult local political situation and offer creative and innovative solutions that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers

8. Assess the part diversity, or lack thereof, plays in public administration

Questions and topics posed in the Forums are designed to promote thought and insight. Students must provide a critical review of the questions, topics and issues posed and substantively reply to the contributions of at least three peers. Individual postings should include a full discussion of the content of the question posed and explain how it relates to the concepts in the weekly text readings and other resources. The postings should be analytic in nature and include comparisons/contrasts, and examples that can bolster your point. The Forum is for your benefit and it is important to respond to the discussion topic and to engage others in a running dialogue.

Your initial post should be made by Thursday each week. You should then respond to 3 or more posts. Note that at least one response to your classmates must be made before Sunday. If you make all of your responsive posts on Sunday, you will not earn full points for timeliness.

This can be accomplished by

· Validating with additional evidence from the literature.

· Posing a thoughtful question with commentary which generates further discussion.

· Providing an alternative point-of-view, with evidence and examples.

· Offering additional insight into how the concept might be understood, with evidence provided with real world examples.

You should be active in the classroom throughout the week and actively engaged in the back-and-forth discussion between your colleagues and the professor.

The forum grading rubric can be found in gradebook by clicking on the forum entry.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum Introductions 0.37 %
Week 1 Forum Topic 3.70 %
Week 2 Forum 3.70 %
Week 3 Forum 3.70 %
Week 4 Forum 3.70 %
Week 5 Forum 3.70 %
Week 6 Forum 3.70 %
Week 7 Forum 3.70 %
Week 8 Forum 3.70 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 2 Assignment: Mandates 15.00 %
Week 4 Assignment: Government Regulation 15.00 %
Week 6 Assignment: Servant Leadership 15.00 %
Observation of Government meeting 25.00 %
Week 8 Assignment: Observation of a Public Meeting 25.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Assess the leading approaches to managing local government services

2. Evaluate the moral, legal, and ethical aspects of decision-making at the local government level

3. Evaluate the local government budgeting process and funding of local programs and services

4. Appraise the role of local government in public policy development and implementation

5. Develop solutions to a local public issue that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers

6. Implement the core concept of public service by providing evidence of service to your community

7. Analyze a difficult local political situation and offer creative and innovative solutions that take into account multiple stakeholders and decision-makers

8. Assess the part diversity, or lack thereof, plays in public administration

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.