Course Description

This course looks at contemporary public administration in democratic society. It is examined in light of alternative methods of organization, including that of the private sector, as well as our fundamental requisites for democracy, such as the rule of law. It also examines the role of the machinery of government in maintaining the public system of administration as it undergoes contemporary attempts to restructure the role of the state under the ongoing demands of its leaders and citizenry. (Formerly PPA 322).


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


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May 01, 2023 to Jun 16, 2023
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Domestic Fee non-credit $607.13 Click here to get more information
Domestic Out of Province Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information