Fall2009syl - PPD 240 Citizenship and Public Ethics...

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PPD 240 Citizenship and Public Ethics University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development PPD 240 (51140D) Prof. Diane E. Yoder Fall 2009 Office Location: RGL 107A Wednesdays 6:00-9:20 p.m. Office Hours: Weds. 4:00 -5:45 p.m. RGL 105 And by appointment Blackboard: https://blackboard.usc.edu [email protected] Course Objectives This required course is one of the PPD core courses and will examine the legal and ethical traditions of U.S. citizenship and the implications of those traditions for the practice of public policymaking and management. Citizenship of other nations will not be examined due to semester time limitations. PPD 240 will emphasize the ethical traditions of citizenship, theories of participation, current efforts to improve active citizenship, and examples of citizen participation in governance and policymaking. Specific course objectives include: 1. Examining factors that encourage and discourage active citizenship in the U.S.; 2. Recognizing the limits of legal traditions for encouraging active citizenship and understanding the sources of ethical obligation that gave rise to active citizenship; 3. Considering the relevance of these traditions for the current and future practice of public administration in the American administrative state; 4. Understanding the laws of immigration and naturalization and their influence on citizenship; 5. Learning basic ethical concepts, theories, and decisionmaking methods, and understanding how they inform ethical administrative behavior; 6. Examining contemporary proposals for and examples of achieving an expanded role for citizens in public policymaking and management; and 7. Reviewing current manifestations of active citizenship in American society, especially in the post-9/11 era. PPD 240 also seeks to refine students’ higher-order thinking skills. In other words, the course should help you to analyze more critically and communicate about the concepts and ideas you encounter. Although the focus of this course is citizenship and administrative responsibility, these skills will be useful to you in any course and in your professional or graduate work. For Students with Disabilities Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me (or to TA) as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776. Academic Integrity YODER/PPD 240 Page 1
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USC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one’s own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using
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