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PBS 100 - Introduction to Public Administration
Focuses on principles underlying public administration in federal, state and local government. Examines the role of government, administrative and policy processes, organizational structure, basic problems of management, administrative responsibility, and the future of public administration.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 105 - Personnel Management in the Public Sector
Studies modern public service, including personnel in government; personnel management, benefits and wages, staffing, and growth and development. Also examines issues of public personnel management, motivation, productivity, labor management relations, equal opportunity through affirmative action, and professionalism.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 116 - Public Budgeting and Finance
Reviews history of different approaches to public budgeting and examines the budgeting process in government. Examines the development of public planning at all levels of government with an emphasis on budgetary process. Gives consideration to revenue sources, administration, and structure.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 140 - Principles of Emergency Management
Teaches a framework intended to guide emergency planners through the process of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Presents the concepts of emergency management, its integration of systems, identification of hazards and their analyses as well as the nature of local government emergency planning.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 240 - Constitutional Law
Surveys state and federal constitutional provisions pertinent to the relations between state and federal governments. Examines separation of powers, delegation of powers, interstate relations, commerce powers, civil rights, and liberties. Gives consideration to the establishment and interpretation of federal, state, and local regulations which implement public policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits