District Syllabus
PAD3003
Introduction To Public Administration


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: An introductory course to prepare individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Shafritz, Russell, Borick. Introducing Public Administration, 8th ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9780205855896
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science learning Outcomes:

1.  Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2.  Apply organizational strategies.
3.  Communicate professionally.
4.  Manage information to support organizational goals.

Public Service/Public Safety Learning Outcomes:   

A. Demonstrate knowledge of methods of formulation and implementation 
of public policy.  

B. Demonstrate knowledge of the components of the evaluation process 
   for a Public Safety/Public Service project.     

C. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic components of incident command 
   for a Public Safety event.
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course the successful student will 
demonstrate an ability to:
1. identity methods of formulation and implementation of public 
   policy.
2. discuss organization behavior and change.
3. analyze management problems at various levels of government.
4. define and demonstrate methods of financial administration.
5. determine and apply methods of personnel management.
6. summarize and perform evaluation of government programs.
              
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.