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POLS 230 Introduction to American Public Administration
Examines the role of public bureaucracies, primarily national, within the American political system from public management, political science, and citizen perspectives. Focuses on links between the politics and the administration. Topics include administrative responsibility, accountability and representation; organization and culture; common criticisms of bureaucracy; reforms and management techniques; budgeting and human resources management; policy implementation and program evaluation. Includes hands-on exercises and simulations to connect theory and practice and build skills. (LA)
Prerequisite: SoS or 3 s.h. of POLS.
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