An overview of the history and intellectual foundation of public administration including the major ideas, developments, theories, concepts, and contributors to the growth of public administration and its practice in the United States. The students is introduced to the case analysis method.
A comparative analysis of state governments in the world with am emphasis on political cultures, governmental institutions and political processes that lead to differences and international tensions.
An analysis of the influence of culture on interstate relations including theories, concepts, and applications.
An examination of a specifically defined topic of special and/or current interest and importance, which is not covered in regular course offerings in the Political Science Concentration.
A survey of leadership theories, styles, and strategies in the contemporary public and nonprofit workplace..
An examination of the American government, institutions, and political structure.
An examination of the foreign policies processes of the United States including historical traditions, political institutions, economic and military capabilities, the Congress, the Presidency, interest groups, the media, and public opinion.