Public Administration Seminar – PADM 492
CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020
This capstone course focuses on the context (political, legal, and social) in which public administration takes place, the meaning of public service in a democratic society, and the importance of personal and professional ethics using cases to relate principles and theories of public administration to concrete, real-world problems. Students will integrate coursework and theory as well as real-world experiences into the analysis of a public policy or public management problem and produce a final seminar paper.
This seminar course will provide students with a comprehensive integration of content from the major and allow them to hone their research and writing skills in the preparation of a seminar paper. The course serves as a capstone for the major.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply a biblical worldview to public service management.
- Identify best practices for ensuring ethical conduct in public administration.
- Analyze cases for real world application.
- Evaluate the best course of action for problem solving.
- Define the role of a public administrator in a democratic society.
- Synthesize theories and practices for application.
- Integrate knowledge and experience.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
Discussion Board Forums (4)
Case Study Papers (4)