PUAD 331. Introduction to Public Administration, Honors. 3 Hours S.
Introduction to administration, public policy, and policy making, for honors students is the study of government workers, the organizations in which they work, how they are financed, and how government engages citizens to help form and maintain community. In various ways, the class sessions explore the three important issues of public administration: discretion, authority, and accountability. (Same as POLS 331.) Prerequisite: POLS 110. LEC.
The undergraduate major in public administration offers students the necessary knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating public programs. Students learn to think critically and analytically about public policy and will also acquire skills that make them more effective citizens in their own communities. Students can complete an internship for credit towards their degree. Examples of past internship placements include: Johnson County, Kauffman Center, Harvesters, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, City of Roeland Park, YMCA, Governor’s Internship Program, Youth Volunteer Corps of Kansas City, America Reads and Army Corps of Engineers.
The School of Public Affairs and Administration also offers a minor in public administration. Coursework related to the minor is offered primarily at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, Kansas, and some courses also offered in Lawrence and online. The minor requires 18 hours of PUAD coursework. Six of these credits will consist of required core coursework, and the additional twelve will consist of elective PUAD courses.