PADM 601


Introduction to Public Administration

Introduction to the field of public administration, dealing with the scope, nature, history, current context, and basic tools in the study of public administration. Topics include the social, economic, and political environments of public administration, bureaucratic politics, power and authority, law, ethics, basic models, and comparative administration. This gateway course for the MPA program provides an introduction to graduate studies, library research skills, and a focus on written and oral communication skills.

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Section requirement: Department approval required in order to register. Course meets online via web meetings. Requires access to a computer with Internet, microphone and speakers (or earphones). Registered students must access UAS-Online at for textbook and course information and to edit their personal profile. Order textbooks at least one week prior to the first class. For more information call (907) 796-6402 or 1-800-478-9069 toll-free.
Tuition and fees: $1320 (additional charges may apply)

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