||PAD400 - Intro to Public Administration
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|Course Description: A general survey course of the theory and practice of public administration, its legal and constitutional foundation and the role of the public administrator in public policy. The context of the discussions are based on the current issues facing administrators.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the theory of public administration.
- Describe the practice of public administration in the public sector.
- Describe the legal and constitutional foundation of public administration.
- Explain the role of the public administrator in determining public policy.
- Describe the current issues facing public administrators.
- Explain the ethical issues addressed by public administrators.
|Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze ethical situations in the public sector.
- Analyze the operations and procedures of public
management and nonprofits.
- Apply analytical skills in approaching ethical dilemmas and implications of technology and other areas faced in government and private industry.
- Apply relevant criticism in
sustained analysis and interpretations of security management
- Apply the theories and
practices in program and resource management
- Apply the theories and
practices of accounting and budgeting in government and
- Describe and analyze the role groups and teams have in organizations as they relate to addressing homeland security and emergency management issues.
- Describe the political and religious
implications of the terrorist climate.
- Describe the roles local, state and federal government agencies have in addressing homeland security and emergency management issues.
- Develop skills in managing a public sector or nonprofit
- Develop written, oral communication and critical thinking skills.
- Engage in informed critical discussion, both oral and written, pertaining to domestic security management and past breeches of security within the United States.
- Evaluate emergency disaster pre-plans,
recovery plans, and after-action reports.
- Evaluate the role of community groups in local
- Synthesize the theories of public administration.
Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.
Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.
The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like: http://nu.libguides.com/citations
National University Library:
National University Library supports academic rigor and student academic success by providing access to scholarly books and journals both electronically and in hard copy. Print materials may be accessed at the Library in San Diego or through document delivery for online and regional students. Librarians are available to provide training, reference assistance, and mentoring at the San Diego Library and virtually for online or regional students. Please take advantage of Library resources:
Contact the Library:
- (858) 541-7900 (direct line)
- 1-866-NU ACCESS x7900 (toll free)
Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help
- Recorded class presentations
- Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)
Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml
Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.
Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.
Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.
As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:
- Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
- Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
- There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures