Mississippi Valley State University

January 30, 2015

Public Administration (PA)

PA 101 INTRODUCTIN TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. An overall view of the principles of administration in the field of public management. 3

PA 102 PRICIPLES OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP. The fundamentals of leadership and the different concepts and approaches to community development, including issue formation, conflict resolution, collective responsibility and asset building. 3

PA 201 ETHICS FOR PUBLIC SERVICES. Professional codes of ethics, examination of acceptable ethical behavior in public service. 3

PA 301 PUBLIC PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION. The development of national, state, and local civil service: the merit system, problems of selection, classification, promotion, service rating, discipline and retirement. 3

PA 316 GOVERNMENT BUDGETING. The role of fiscal planning and management in the administrative process, budgetary theory, budget making process, Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations. 3

PA 317-A INTERNSHIP. Students will be placed in a national, state or local agency or any other public organization to work on assigned administrative tasks. The instructor will be responsible for the final grade. 3

PA 317-B SPECIAL PROJECT. This can be taken as a substitute for an internship. A major research paper on current problems in Public Administration. The paper will be supervised by a professor and/or defended by the student. 3

PA 401. ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND PRACTICE. Analysis of the role of organization in the contemporary society with particular emphasis on decision-making in governmental organizations. 3

PA 403 PUBLIC POLICY DEVELOPMENT. Analysis of the motives of government decision-making, elaboration of policy making process, investigation of the problems of policy formulation, measurement of outcomes. 3

PA 404 PUBLIC FINANCE AND FISCAL POLICY. Effects of government spending and taxation on resources, income, prices and employment: major taxes employed at the national, state and local government levels, emphasis on current policy problems. 3

PA 405 RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATORS. Methods and techniques of gathering, analyzing, documenting data for research in public administration. 3

PA 406 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW. Delegation of powers, elements of fair administrative procedures, judicial control over administrative determination. 3

PA 407 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR. Collective bargaining in the public sector, limits on collective bargaining, grievance and impasse procedures, scope and conduct of collective negotiations. 3

PA 411 GRANTSMANSHIP. This course is designed to provide students with instruction in resource development (finding grant sources), writing grants, developing grant budgets and evaluating grant proposals and programs. Students will be expected to work on sample proposals. 3

PA 412 CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION. Exploration of the ethical and practical philosophy and methodology which provides greater self confidence in dealing with conflict. Some of the topics to be covered include: the philosophy of conflict resolution, building relationships by reducing the risk of conflict, and skills practice opportunities in different conflict scenarios. 3

PA 413 LEADERSHIP THEORY. A focus on historical and philosophical aspects of leadership theory as well as on personalized models for students’ future leadership roles. Other emphasis include the importance of vision and values in the leadership process and development of analytical and communication skills. 3

PA 415 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Supervised readings in Public Administration and/or study of a subject matter or course not offered during the current semester. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and program director/coordinator/chair. 3

PA 418 SPECIAL TOPIC IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION. Study of a specific subject matter in Public Administration. 3