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    Introduction to Public Administration
    PUAD A202
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    Introduction to Public Administration
    Course Start Date
    Spr 2020
    Course Level
    Middle
    Length in Terms
    1 term
    Credits
    5
    Language
    English
    Fees ($) (including lab fees)
    N/A
    Future Terms
    Spr 2021
    Course
    Start Date
    Course Level Length in Terms Credits
    Language
    Fees ($)
    (including lab fees)
    Future Terms
    Spr 2020
    Middle 1 term 5
    English
    N/A
    Spr 2021

    Course Coordinator: Dr Percy Lui, BSocSc (CUHK); MPA, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

    Course Developers: Dr. Percy Lui, OUHK

    This middle-level course is one of the core courses within the BSocSc in Public Administration and BSocSc (Hons) in Public Administration. It is suitable for social sciences students who wish to acquire the knowledge to understand and analyse the policy-making process and the administration of the public sector.

    Advisory prerequisite(s)
    You are advised to have already studied SOSC A101, SOSC A111C or SOSC A112C.

    Aims
    This course aims to increase students’ knowledge of public administratiion and the management of the public sector.

    Contents
    The course covers the following topics:

    • The study of public administration

    • From public administration to new public management

    • Improving the government's performance

    • Managing the public sector

    • Accountability in the public sector

    Learning support
    There will be six two-hour tutorials and one two-hour supplementary lecture.

    Assessment
    There are three assignments and a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

    Set book(s)
    Hughes, O E (2012) Public Management and Administration: An Introduction, 4th edn, South Yarra: Macmillan.

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