Department of Public Administration and Health Management

Public Administration and Health Management Courses

  • PAHM-E 262 Environment: Problems and Prospects (3 cr.) A survey of different aspects of the interaction between humans and their environment, with an emphasis on the complex interactions within systems. Subjects discussed include population levels, natural resources, energy use, and various types of population and means of controlling them.
  • PAHM-E 272 Introduction to Environmental Sciences (3 cr.) Application of principles from life and physical sciences to the understanding and management of the environment. Emphasis will be placed on (1) the physical and biological restraints on resource availability and use, and (2) the technological and scientific options to solving environmental problems.
  • PAHM-V 100 Current Topics in Public Affairs (1-3 cr.) Readings and discussion of current public affairs issues and problems. May be repeated for credit.
  • PAHM-V 171 Introduction to Public Administration (3 cr.) Broad coverage of public affairs through critical and analytical inquiry into policy making at all levels of government. Particular emphasis on intergovernmental relations as they affect policy in the federal system.
  • PAHM-V 263 Public Management (3 cr.) This course is an examination of the management process in public organizations in the United States. Special attention will be given to external influences on public managers, the effects of the intergovernmental environment, and, in particular, problems of management in a democratic, limited government system.
  • PAHM-V 264 Urban Structure and Policy (3 cr.) An introduction to urban government and policy issues. Topics include: urban government structure and policy making, the economic foundations and development of cities, demography of cities and suburbs, land-use planning, and other selected urban policy problems.
  • PAHM-V 346 Introduction to Government Accounting and Financial Reporting (3 cr.) An introduction to government accounting, including comparison with accounting for the private sector; intended as background for the use of financial administrators. The course primarily deals with municipal accounting. Not open to students with more than seven credit hours of accounting.
  • PAHM-V 348 Management Science (3 cr.) P: PSY-K 300 and MATH-M 118. Introduction to management science models and methods for policy analysis and public management. Methods include decision analysis, linear programming, queuing analysis, and simulation. Computer-based applications are included. Prior familiarization with computers is recommended, though not required.
  • PAHM-V 366 Managing Behavior in Public Organizations (3 cr.) This course provides an introduction to the management of people in public organizations. Focus is on behavioral science in management and related analytical and experiential applications.
  • PAHM-V 368 Managing Government Operations (3 cr.) P:PAHM-V 348. Application of analytical techniques to operating decisions in the public management sector. Cases are used extensively to illustrate the application of techniques (such as charting, capacity and demand analysis, forecasting, performance measurement, decision analysis, queuing/simulation, Markov modeling, and cost-effective analysis) to design, scheduling, and inventory assignment, transportation, and replacement decisions.
  • PAHM-V 372 Government Finance and Budgets (3 cr.) Study of fiscal management in public agencies, including revenue administration, and fiscal federalism. Examples and applications to contemporary government decisions.
  • PAHM-V 376 Law and Public Policy (3 cr.) The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the origins, process, and impact of law in the making and implementing of public policy. The course’s major objective is to provide students with the substantive concepts necessary to understand the judicial system and law in its various forms.
  • PAHM-V 380 Internship in Public and Environmental Affairs (1-6 cr.) Requires permission of the instructor. Open to interested majors upon approval of the faculty. Students are placed with public agencies or governmental units for assignment to a defined task relevant to their educational interests in public affairs. Tasks may involve staff work or research. Full-time participants may earn up to 6 credit hours. May be repeated for credit. Course is graded S/F (Satisfactory/Fail).
  • PAHM-V 391 Honors Readings in Public and Environmental Affairs (3 cr.) Student must be in the IU Kokomo Honors. Program. Independent readings and research.

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