Introduction to Public Administration
The objective of this course is to introduce students to the study of public administration. The course begins with an examination of the role that government plays in modern society, and the complementary roles assumed by public managers in a democratic political system. Next, classical writings in organizational theory will be studied. These writings lay the foundation for later research in public administration, and also relate directly to the real-world practice of management. Finally, the course will end with a broad discussion of popular ideas concerning how the field should be reformed in order to make it more useful to society. Students will leave the course with a knowledge base that will enable them to better comprehend the more advanced materials studied in later courses in the MPA Program.
Health Systems and Policy