Business Administration Department
PPA 160 Introduction to Public Administration
Spring Semester, 2010
Number of Credits: 3 Prerequisite: LAW 103, SOC 105 or ICP 100
Lecture hours per week: 2
Seminar hours per week: 2
Seminar: Wednesday, 12.45 hrs (Room CH2 )
Lecture: Friday, 10.50 hrs (Room 325 )
Lecturer Ossewaarde M.J., MSc
Lecturer E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (o) 66-15-17, (mobile) 0555-928166
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 10.50 – 11.50 hrs (BA Office, Room 202)
This course is an introduction to the concepts and issues of modern public administration. It is a requirement for students wishing to take the Minor in Public Administration. This course considers both the structure and process of government, the institutions and roles in administration system and the effects of public policy. Topics include public agenda setting, types of decision-making, practicalities of policy implementation and the necessity of policy assessment.
In modern society a lot of tasks have been entrusted to government and millions of people depend on government for the provision of goods and services. While political science is concerned with the way government exercises power to make binding distributions of burdens and benefits, public administration is concerned with the conditions under which the civil service carries out its duties. These include finance, management, legal status as well as human factors such as accountability, values, and ethical dilemmas. This course is a must for students wishing to increase their understanding of how the public sector in a democratic context functions, so that they might contribute to its improvement.
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