Public Administration Minor Degree Requirements

The Public Administration Minor requires a total of twenty-one (21) units:

Public Administration Minor Requirements

(Take all 7 courses - 21 units)

POL S 102 - Introduction to American/Californian Government and Politics (3 units)

Political processes and institutions in the United States and California. Considers a variety of public policy issues such as environmental quality, health, education, relation between government and business, taxation, and foreign affairs as reflected in the dynamics of national and state politics. When taken with Political Science 101 will satisfy graduation requirement in American Institutions.

P A 301 - Concepts and Issues in Public Administration (3 units)

Theory and practice of governmental administration in differing environments, role of administrators in public policy, issues facing administrators, techniques of administration.

P A 310 - Management of Urban Government (3 units)

PA 312 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSE

Problems of local units of government in the urban environment. Organization and function of local agencies. Emphasis on California.

P A 312 - Management of State Governments (3 units)

PA 310 MAY BE TAKEN IN LIEU OF THIS COURSE

Administrative and constitutional problems of state management in the American federal system. Emphasis on California.

P A 315 - Management of the Federal Government (3 units)

(Offered only at IVC) Prerequisite: Public Administration 301. Problems in the administration of the federal government. Leadership, specialization, unity of command, and oversight.

P A 330 - Public Personnel Administration (3 units)

Analysis of personnel problems. Supervision and management of public employees and public organizations in an age of change.

P A 450 - Fiscal and Budgetary Policy (3 units)

Prerequisite: Public Administration 301. Policies of fiscal administration and budgeting; political implications of the governmental budget process; revenue, debt, and treasury management; the functions of accounting and financial reporting.