Oct 22, 2021  
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POLS 204 - Introduction to Public Administration


5 credits

Recommended Preparation
ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 ; READ 090  or placement in college level reading or instructor permission. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in ENGL& 101 .

This course will provide students with a basic knowledge of administrative functions within the public service. We will address concerns within the management of public programs found at all levels of government: federal, state, and local. Students will examine the work of public administrators in various aspects of organizations, from the Internal Revenue Service to the public works department in a city or county government. Students will become aware of the political and historical context within which public organizations operate and their commitment to public service.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies specified elective requirement for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • To encourage an exchange of ideas and concerns about the material presented through critical thinking, disciplinary learning, and use of resources
  • To understand the history of public service at the federal and state levels through critical thinking, disciplinary learning, and use of resources
  • To understand the development of politics within public service and its impact on service through critical thinking, literacy, disciplinary learning, and use of resources
  • To examine and report on the various reasons for local agencies to be held accountable through critical thinking, disciplinary learning, use of resources, and social responsibility
  • To determine what can be done to improve upon public administration through critical thinking, literacy, disciplinary learning, social responsibility, and personal responsibility




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