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  Newark Undergraduate Catalog 2013–2015 School of Public Affairs and Administration B.S. or B.A./M.P.A. Dual-Degree Program Courses  


Undergraduate students must obtain graduate course approval from the assistant dean for undergraduate programs before registering for M.P.A. graduate courses.
20:834:501 Introduction to Public Administration (3) Concepts and methods for analyzing significant factors and relationships in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations as they function in their environments. Students identify and diagnose the principal types of problems encountered at levels of high administrative responsibility in government and the nonprofit sectors.
20:834:507 Leadership and Diversity (3) Leadership versus management; leadership qualities and characteristics; leadership skills, such as conflict management and team building; leadership tasks, including vision, agenda setting, and mobilizing resources; leadership in organizational and political settings; role of followership; and impact of diversity upon leaders and leadership.
20:834:515 Administrative Ethics (3) The primary goals of this course are to: (a) introduce students to the role that ethics and morals should play in the lives of public administrators in various capacities, and (b) provide tools and strategies for identifying and addressing ethical issues in professional life.
20:834:521 Technology and Public administration (3) Implications for public managers to fully comprehend the skills and tools necessary for information management technologies, the course explores the role of eGovernment, citizen engagement through Web 2.0 civic media, the exploration of how policy and technology intersect, and how technology can be best managed through various governance models.
20:834:522 Managing Public Organizations (3) Theories of organizational behavior and performance as applied to public and nonprofit sector agencies; includes organizational authority systems, relationships between public and private organizations, development and fulfillment of organizational mandates in the public sector, and use of resources within organizations.
20:834:523 Human Resources Administration (3) Human resources administration in public and nonprofit settings, including human resource planning, staffing, development, and compensation. Behavioral and environmental determinants are examined, including production technology, market factors, service delivery, and government regulations.
20:834:541 Economic Issues in Public Administration (3) Explores basic economic concepts and applies them to relevant public administration issues. Looks at microeconomic and macroeconomic problems as they impact the public and nonprofit sectors.
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