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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 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PBS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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
PBS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits