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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 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 200 - Ethics in the Public Sector
Examines ethical issues related to government service. Reviews ethical principals, standards, codes of conduct and their application, and a number of substantive issues of ethical responsibilities relevant to public sector employees.
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
PBS 265 - Interviewing
Analyzes the principles and techniques of interviewing in various organizational settings. Examines reliability and validity of information gained through information interviewing, employment and selection interviewing, performance appraisal and disciplinary interviewing, as well as counseling interviewing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBS 266 - Group Leadership
Focuses on the dynamics of individual behavior and group processes. Examines the role of group members decision making, use of power, creativity and controversy, problem solving, and group goals.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits