Department of Public Affairs and Administration
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Office: Meiklejohn Hall 4122
Phone: (510) 885-3282
Linda Dalton, Ph.D. Radcliff College/Harvard University
Jennifer L. Eagan, Ph.D. Duquesne University
Toni E. Fogarty, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
O. Jombo ("Jay") Umeh (Chair), Ph.D. Texas Tech University
Michael Y. Moon, Ph.D. Teachers College, Columbia University
Nicole Diggs, Ph.D. Florida Atlantic University
The Department of Public Affairs and Administration offers primarily graduate courses. See the Health Care Administration and Public Administration chapters in the graduate section of this catalog. (Note: An undergraduate option in Public Affairs and Administration is offered by the Department of Political Science.)
|Course Number||Course Information|
|3999||Issues in Public Administration (4)
Readings, discussion, and research on contemporary and/or significant issues in public administration. May be repeated for credit when content varies, for a maximum of 8 units.
|4445||Bureaucratic Politics and Administrative Law (4)
(See POSC 4445 for course description.)
|4800||Public Administration and Society (4)
The historical and political context of public administration; politics and economics of public bureaucracy; managing governmental organizations; public finance and national economy; values, ethics, and public interest; interface between professional administrators and citizens. Prerequisite: "Classified Graduate" standing in the M.P.A. program.
|4830||Organization Theory and Human Behavior (4)
Classical and emerging theoretical perspectives on human organizations; organizational design and tomorrow's organizations; self and organization; environment and planned change; participative goalsetting and organizational effectiveness. Prerequisite: "Classified Graduate" standing in the MPA program.
|4840||Fundamentals of Information Management in the Public Sector (4)
Fundamentals of information technology, information policy, and management in the public and nonprofit sectors; computerized applications for the collection, analysis, and presentation of information; research using online databases. Ten hrs/week in computer lab.
|4900||Independent Study (1-2)
May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor, for a maximum of 12 units.