Class registration opens on August 6.
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PSPA 5000: Intro to Public Administration
Online Asynchronous* | Available Aug 27-Nov 3
Provides students with an overview of the theory and practice of public administration. Covers topics such as the historical development of public administration, public organizational dynamics, public personnel administration, public budgeting, public policy, and ethics. Applies analytical skills using case studies focusing on current issues.
Celeste Greene | 3 GR credits | Required
PSPA 5040: Ethics
Online Asynchronous* | Available Sep 30-Dec 6.
Introduces and explores the philosophical and practical issues related to ethical decision making. Emphasizes the analysis of ethical problems and the development of analytical skills and values. Incorporates case studies, journal articles, current events, and debates as practical examples of ethical issues.
John Dunning | 3 GR credits | Elective
*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are listed, attendance is strongly encouraged. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.
* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.
An early adopter of online learning at Florida Gulf Coast University in the 1990s, Celeste proposed the Certificate in Public Administration program to SCPS in 2007. As an associate professor and program director for the School’s graduate Certificates in Leadership and Public Administration, she works hard to help faculty take full advantage of online technology.Read more
Joceline was already working with the U.S. Department of Energy when she decided to increase her impact with an SCPS certificate. As a working mother of two, she selected a flexible online format to develop her knowledge in key areas of public administration including organizational management, policy, and budgeting. She emerged as a more effective public employee, prepared to pursue additional responsibility within her industry.Read more