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Introduces the theory and practice of public policy and administration; focuses on the administrative enforcement including relations between governmental branches; a history of administration; theories of administrative organization; the management of public organizations including leadership, personnel and budgetary concepts; planning and evaluating; public policy questions; current and future issues. Recommended as the first course in the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science with a concentration in public administration and UG certificate in public administration.
The purpose of the course is to provide an introduction to policy making, policy analysis and policy evaluation. The course focuses on the theories of policy making and the public process. It also introduces students to some techniques and practical examples of public policy analysis.
Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2017
Examines the growing trends toward market-based public service delivery systems. Public administrators in many levels of government are being challenged to become more entrepreneurial in their management of public enterprises. Additionally, contracting with private firms and adapting e-commerce processes to provide public services is becoming the norm, rather than the exception.
Units: 3 , Offered: Spring 2017
Provides an exploration and analysis of the budgetary process typically employed at the federal, state and local levels of the government. Students will study the practical as well as theoretical exposure to the techniques and various formats of public budgeting.
Units: 3 , Offered: Summer 2017
Introduces students to the concepts, resources and language of law as these relate to administrative law; functions and procedures of the public agency; limitations to and safeguards against arbitrary or erroneous administrative action; extent of judicial control over administrative action; Administrative Procedures Act; and relationship of executive branch agencies to the other branches of government.
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A, ENGL 1B., Units: 3
Offers students the opportunity to receive work experience in a public management setting. Students will be responsible for their own placement in an internship approved by the department chair. A written internship proposal is required before consideration for this course. A written report is required upon completion of the internship.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department., Units: 3
Addresses significant, topical and practical problems, issues and theories in public management. Topics are compiled and selected by the department chair. This course may be taken more than once, provided the same topic is not repeated.
This course explores our nation's most professionalized state legislature and the politics and policy of the budgetary and legislative processes. Students discuss how the policy making process varies across different issue areas and evaluate to better understand more clearly electoral politics, institutions, and actors involved in the agenda-setting, formulation, and implementation of public policy in California. Students may influence politics and policy, but they will undoubtedly influence students.
Serves as an individual study of selected topics under supervision of a faculty member. Students are limited to one directed study course per trimester.
Prerequisite: Consent of the department., Units: 1 - 3