Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Reubin OD. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy

College of Social Sciences

Director: Lance deHaven-Smith;
Professors: Askew, Bowman, Chackerian, deHaven-Smith, Grizzle, Guy, Klay, Reid;
Associate Professors: Berry, Coursey, Crew, Feiock;
Assistant Professors: Brower, Williams;
Affiliate Faculty: Barrilleaux, Imershein;
Visiting Professors and Adjunct Faculty: Alam, Easterling, French, Greenfield, Jreisat, Jurand, Mardon, Parry, Sample, Thornton, Wamsley;
Professors Emeriti: Hartsfield, Page, Sherwood, Waldby

The Reubin OD. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy is one of the most highly ranked schools of its type in the nation. The school does not offer a major to undergraduate students, but it does offer a minor as well as a concentration in the Interdisciplinary Program in Social Science (IPSS). For more information on the IPSS, please contact the College of Social Sciences, Office of the Dean.

A minor in public administration is available to students in all majors except political science, where undergraduate courses in public administration are applied directly to the political science major. For other students, the minor in public administration consists of four courses, totaling twelve (12) semester hours, that are passed with a grade of C or better. Courses should be approved by the school in consultation with the student. Regularly scheduled undergraduate classes include:

Public administration in American society
Budgets and finances in managing public affairs
American public service
Administrative law
Local government administration
Selected topics in public administration
Directed individual study (faculty approval required)

One of the following Department of Political Science courses may be substituted for one of the above: state politics, urban politics, Florida government and the American presidency.

The school, upon application from the student, recognizes successful completion of requirements for the undergraduate minor with a certificate that indicates the students understanding of public administration, including the role of government agencies in society and administrative processes. In order to qualify for the certificate, the student must pass four courses, totaling twelve (12) semester hours, with a grade of C or better. Courses must be approved by the school in consultation with the student. If approved by the director of undergraduate studies, some transfer credits may be accepted. The certificate credential is not intended as a diploma or degree.

The application procedure requires that students notify the school of their intention to complete a minor and that they wish to receive a certificate upon successful completion of the required twelve (12) semester hours. Students may do this prior to or following completion of the minor. It is recommended that the student check with the director of undergraduate studies to be sure courses taken will apply to the certificate.

Both degree-seeking and special students are eligible for the undergraduate certificate program.

Graduate Programs

Graduate study provides professional preparation for careers in government, higher education, private consulting, and in non-profit organizations, and can be pursued in several ways. The school offers two graduate degree programs: the fully-accredited master of public administration (MPA), and the doctor of philosophy (PhD) in public administration. The MPA program prepares students for professional management and policy roles in a variety of public sector and nonprofit environments. The doctorate is a research degree designed to prepare students for college and university teaching, advanced research, and advanced administrative practice.

The school also offers dual degrees with the College of Law (MPA/JD), the School of Social Work (MPA/MSW), the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (MPA/MSC), and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (MPA/MSP). Consult the Graduate Bulletin for details of the programs and courses offered.

Public administration courses often serve well as an area of specialization within other degree programs. The study of public administration adds a dimension to career competencies, enhancing the students career mobility, flexibility, and opportunities.

Additional information (such as handbooks and syllabi) is available on the Askew schools home page: http://www.fsu.edu/~spap

Definition of Prefix

PAD Public Administration and Policy
POS Political Science

Undergraduate Courses

PAD 3003. Public Administration in American Society (3). A general introductory course in public administration. Management of large-scale government bureaucracies including organization, career systems, and financing. The role of bureaucracies in modern society in the formulation and implementation of public policy.
PAD 3931r. Selected Topics in Public Administration (1-6). Varying topics. Contact school. May be repeated to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
PAD 3941r. Public Service Internship (3-6). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisite: PAD 3003 or equivalent. Participant observation of the administration of policy in public service organizations. Internship with faculty supervision, on-campus seminars, discussion papers. May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
PAD 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 4223. Budgets and Finances in Managing Public Affairs (3). Concepts and practices in budgeting and financial processes such as planning, goal setting, and implementation.
PAD 4414. American Public Service (3). Structure and political role of the civil service, evolution of government employment, current personnel policies, rights and responsibilities of public servants, and labor management relations. The impact of the public service on American society is explored.
PAD 4603. Administrative Law (3). Study of the constitutions, statutes, executive orders, and procedures that control the administrative authorities of government. (Also offered by the Department of Political Science.)
PAD 4803. Local Government Administration (3). An introduction to administrative problems and processes in municipal, county, and special district governments.
PAD 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
PAD 4936. Total Quality Management (3). Addresses the theory, design, and implementation of total quality management in public organizations compared to that in other sectors of the economy. Examines the need for and origins of total quality management, quality philosophies, systems, techniques, transition strategies, case studies, and future scenarios.
POS 4413. The American Presidency (3). The roles of the American president, especially their relationship to government administration. (Also offered by the Department of Political Science.)

Graduate Courses

PAD 5041. Ethics and Public Administration (3).
PAD 5050. The Profession of Public Administration (3).
PAD 5106. Public Organizations (3).
PAD 5227. Managing Public Financial Resources (3).
PAD 5275. Political Economy of Public Administration (3).
PAD 5307. Policy Development and Administration (3).
PAD 5327. Public Program Evaluation (3).
PAD 5352. Environmental Policy and Management (3).
PAD 5417. Human Resource Management (3).
PAD 5419. Issues in Human Resource Management (3).
PAD 5427. Public Labor Relations (3).
PAD 5605. Administrative Law (3).
PAD 5700. Research Design (3).
PAD 5700L. Research Design Laboratory (0). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 5701. Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration (3).
PAD 5701L. Quantitative Analysis in Public Administration Laboratory (0). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 5826. Intergovernmental Management and Relations (3).
PAD 5846. Health Policy and Public Administration (3).
PAD 5907r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 5915r. Supervised Research (1-5). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 5946. Public Service Internship (3). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 5948r. Supervised Teaching (1-5). (S/U grade only.)
PAD 6050. Intellectual History and Future of Public Administration (3).
PAD 6075. Advanced Administrative Theory (3).
PAD 6102. Administrative Behavior in Public Organizations (3).
PAD 6103. Cultural Analysis and Organizations (3).
PAD 6107. Seminar: Public Organizational Development (3).
PAD 6108. Institutions, Policy, and Management (3).
PAD 6109. Institutions and Society (3).
PAD 6115. The Executive (3).
PAD 6136. Seminar: Management Studies in Government (3).
PAD 6207. Financial Resources Administration (3).
PAD 6226. Public Budgeting Simulation and Issues (3).
PAD 6300. Governmental Administration in Florida (3).
PAD 6418. Seminar: Human Resource Management (3).
PAD 6705. Analytic Techniques for Public Administrators (3).
PAD 6707. Logics of Inquiry (3).
PAD 6836. Comparative Public Administration (3).
PAD 6908. Action Report (3).
PAD 6930r. Professional Topics in Public Administration (0). (S/U grade only.)

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and masters and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

PUBLIC RELATIONS: see Communication

PURCHASING/MATERIALS MANAGEMENT: see Information and Management Sciences

RADIO/TELEVISION: see Communication

READING EDUCATION AND LANGUAGE ARTS: see Educational Theory and Practice

REAL ESTATE: see Risk Management/Insurance and Real Estate and Program in Business Law

REHABILITATION SERVICES: see Human Services and Studies