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This is a three credit hour survey course covering key features of public administration. It examines basic conceptual ideas of public administration, frequently comparing and contrasting public administration from forms of private administration. It provides a historical look at elements of the discipline along with contemporary scholarship on the subject. The course covers material related important administrative functions, including internal and external management styles, personnel management practices, and budgeting and planning. The course also covers unique features of the U.S. structure of government, specifically federalism and the separation of powers. Finally, the course examines features of public policy with a focus on policy implementation. Please note this course may not be taken for credit by students who have taken PSC 315 Public Policy and Administration.