This class was tough.
An introductory examination of the characteristics of the public organization and its impact on society including analysis of the principles of public administration, personnel issues, budgetary activities, legal dynamics, as well as historical development of the field are included
This course is designed to provide detailed historical and current knowledge of the various public administration systems – including personnel, budget, and legal – so that employees can better perform their duties competently and citizens can better understand the role and responsibilities of their government. It is designed for the individual student. That does not mean that students cannot collaborate and work on assignments as teams or groups. Indeed, collaborative efforts should raise the level of learning synergy as one student’s instructional efforts reinforce that individual’s learning experience. However, the final measure of learning will be conducted on an individual basis and by the performance of that individual in addressing classroom activity, course assignments, (tests and quizzes as may be given) and a final course project paper.
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Homework assignments will be designed to measure the student’s ability to apply specific learned knowledge to a formal and structured situation with the end result being an answer that is measurable in a quantitative manner. Each assignment will have the objective of testing the student on the composite knowledge presented in the respective chapter. It is expected that this routine will instill a sense of process discipline in each student that will guide the problem solving process.