Public Administration (PADU)

PADU 600 Foundations of Public Administration

Historical development of public administration as a field, with a focus on operations and function of administration. Political interactions, management theory, planning, allocation of resources, and decision-making are explored. Not offered 2024-2025. 3 credits.

PADU 607 Public Policy Analysis

Public policy analysis requires a sophisticated understanding of a variety of types of data. Empirical arguments and counterarguments play a central role in policy debates. This course will introduce students to strategies of data collection and principles for critically evaluating data collected by others. Topics include measurement reliability and validity, questionnaire design, sampling, qualitative research methods, and the politics of data in public policy. Not offered 2024-2025. 3 credits.

PADU 608 Governance in the Public Sector

This course examines the elements that support and impede effective governance in the public sector. Additionally, the significance of strong leadership and governance practices is reinforced in the course's discussion of emerging trends and issues in public management and government. Students will explore the critical internal and external environmental factors that influence governance through the study and analysis of best practices within the public sector. Not offered 2024-2025. 3 credits.

PADU 682 Public Administration Professional Practice

Prerequisite: OLCU 501, PADU 600, PADU 607.

This course focuses on public sector leadership issues, roles and responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on identifying solution-oriented practices to contemporary issues through data gathering and analysis. Students will apply public administration best practices and ethical considerations to a community- related problem. Not offered 2024-2025. 3 credits.