Spring 2023
CRN: 13889
PADM 3500 - Public Mgmt for Democracy

This course provides an introduction to the discipline of public management including the historical development of public administration, the relationship between politics and administration, conflicting public values, defining the public interest and the appropriate level of administrative discretion. The course also addresses matter of professionalism, the ASPA Code of Ethics, career planning for public service, and major sources of information for research. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Local and National Perspectives Category.

Additional Information

Campus: Main
Schedule Type: Lecture
Instructional Method: Traditional
Attribute: Diversity & Inclusion SLO           Ethical&Critical Thinking SLO           Local & National Perspectives           Written Communication SLO

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
 PADM 2000  Minimum Grade of C

Instructor(s): Edwards, Vickie L (Primary)

Required and recommended course materials, including cost.

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