Context of Public Administration


Fall 2014 quarter

Taught by

public and nonprofit administration, public policy, urban studies
public administration
public administration

In the first quarter we explore many of the enduring issues of U.S.public administration, increasing our understanding of important aspects of the political, social, cultural, and economic contexts of effective public administration. Through readings, class participation, and applying critical analysis, the intent is to gain an understanding of the “cannon” of public administration as a discipline and assess the current practices of public service. We will discuss and analyze what public administrators do at the federal, tribal, state, county, city and non-profit levels. Further, we will analyze and critique the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline and the “real” practice of public administration. Finally, we will be forward looking and assess the challenges and opportunities in public administration scholarship and on the ground leadership.

Location and Schedule

Campus location

Olympia

Schedule

Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Dec 13

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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 6 (Fall)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 65

Fall

Course Reference Number

(6 GR credits): 10221

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