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University of Santo Tomas

Faculty of Arts and Letters Political Science

Course Syllabus
Course Title: Course Code: Course Credit: Prerequisite: Course Description: Public Administration POL 224 3 Units None The course introduces the students to the basic and fundamental awareness of public administration with pertinent concerns in the understanding of how the government bureaucracy functions, coordinates and supervises vis--vis the delivery of public services to the people with emphasis on recent trends toward globalization and internationalism competitiveness.

C Co ou ur rs se eO Ob bjje ec cttiiv ve e:: General: At the end of the semester, the students are expected to: 1. Comprehensively assimilate the service orientation of public administration and governance as it emphasizes on how effectiveness, efficiency and transparency should serve as a standard in the delivery of public service. 2. Distinguish between the various undertakings of the government bureaucracy and their institutional roles in responding to the general welfare of the people. 3. Broaden the perspective and scope of their understanding of public service with recent developmental thrust for globalization and international competitiveness. Specific: At the end of the semester, the students are expected to: 1. Affirm and Identify the role of public administration in the field of political science; 2. Distinguish between the service orientation of public administration versus the profit motivation of business administration; 3. Understand the major difference between the policy formulation side of legislation and the policy implementation goal of public administration; 4. Discern the different management processes involve in government administration;

5. Assess the role and significance of select government agencies to national development; 6. Appreciate the nobility of public service as a lifetime career; 7. Evaluate and, if possible, recommend solutions to existing administrative predicaments in the government; and, 8. Assert the essential need for innovation and competitiveness in the public sector as an inevitable consequence of globalization. T Te ea ac ch hiin ng ga an nd dL Le ea ar rn niin ng gS Sttr ra atte eg giie es s ((M Me etth ho od do ollo og gy y)):: To maximize the students learning process, the following educational strategies shall be utilized: 1. Lecture-discussion 2. Recitations 3. Group Reports of Select Government Agencies 4. Study Tour/ Field Trip (optional) 5. Case Studies of Public Administration Predicaments 6. Analysis/ Reflection Papers C Co ou ur rs se eR Re eq qu uiir re em me en ntts s:: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Quizzes Group Reports Analysis/ Reflection Papers Case Study/ Term Paper Prelim Exam Final Exam

G Gr ra ad diin ng gS Sy ys stte em m:: Final Grade = Prelim Exam (20%) + Final Exam (20%) + Case Study (10%) + Class Standing (50%) Class Standing = Quizzes + Recitation + Group Reports + Analysis/ Reflection papers

C Co ou ur rs se eO Ou uttlliin ne e:: I. Introduction: The Nature and Scope of Public Administration A. The Meaning of Public Administration B. The Role of Public Administration in Modern Society C. The Nature of Bureaucracy D. Government and Politics in Public Administration E. The Ecology of Public Administration


Administrative Organization A. Nature and Development of Organization B. Types of Organization C. Contradiction in Organization PRELIM EXAM


Formal Aspects of Administration A. The Management Process 1. Planning 2. Organizing 3. Staffing 4. Directing 5. Controlling B. C. D. E. Budgetary System Public Relations Decision-making Program Evaluation FINAL EXAM (Class lectures and discussions will be interspersed with student group reports on select Philippine government agencies)

R Re effe er re en nc ce es s:: Leveriza, Jose P. Public Administration: The Business of Government, 2nd ed. Manila: National Book Store, Inc., 1990. Nigro, Felix, and Lloyd G. Nigro. Modern Public Administration. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc., 1980 Tendero, Avelino, Theory and Practice of Public Administration in the Philippines, Fiscal Administration Foundation, Inc., 1993. Henry, Nicholas. Public Administration and Public Affairs (7th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1999.

Prepared by: Edwin S. Martin, Ph.D.