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PAD403 Government Relations

Lead Faculty: Dr. Maryam Davodi-Far

Course Description

This course is an exploration of how to communicate with citizens in a positive and helpful fashion. Discusses how to interact with community groups and the press and how to promote public understanding of, and support for, government activities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:andlt;BRandgt;1. Describe political response and communications structures in public sector agencies.andlt;BRandgt;2. Explain and analyze the concept of community relations within the context of public agencies.andlt;BRandgt;3. Describe the role of public sector agencies in a changing society.andlt;BRandgt;4. Evaluate the influence of community groups and issue networks as representative of a democratic society of citizens.andlt;BRandgt;5. Evaluate public opinion polls and political data relevant to local, state, and national community issues and concerns.andlt;BRandgt;6. Describe grassroots public input into the decision-making system.