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INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION POSC 330, Winter 2013 GCB 188, 3:40 – 4:40 PM Professor: Jennifer Kajiyama Office: SSC, Room 120A Telephone: 808-293-8002 Email address: Office Hours: Appointments available upon request. I. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Public administration involves the "core activities" of government that are performed, for the most part, by highly trained experts and specialized organizations; its purpose is the development and implementation of public policy. This broad definition encompasses a large dynamic portion of government at all three levels of the federal system, engaging even nonprofit and private enterprise. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the environment of public administration: the structural environment, the political environment, and the social environment. The structural environment consists of the different sectors that create both synergistic and antagonistic relationships. The political environment consists of the government and legislative processes that both delimit and enable action in public organizations. Finally, the social environment consists of broader forces that are at work that are often ignored or misunderstood. This course will help students become aware of how others impact them and how they impact others. II. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students completing this course will be able to understand the power and discretion you will have while working in the field of public administration and think about the best ways to use this power to help others. Students will learn to write persuasively through the case study and legislative research papers. Students will also learn to communicate effectively through various in-class negotiation exercises, case study and legislative research presentations, and group presentations.
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