Public Administration (PUBA)
College of Social Sciences
PUBA 399 Directed Reading and Research in Public Administration (V) Independent research and reading on topics in public administration, public service, and community development. Pre: consent.
PUBA 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.
PUBA 600 Political and Economic System Processes (7) Interprets the American political economy and its public institutions and links these to companion economic institutions. Includes communication processes in organizational settings and information resources relevant to public service work.
PUBA 601 Policy and Organizational Processes (7) Examines origins of policies in social issues; their implementation and evaluation; normal public organizations and the prospects for change; ethical dilemmas in public setting; and the importance of cultural differences in Hawai'i. Pre: 600.
PUBA 612 Ethics and the Public Interest (1) Examination of the relevance of an ethical code for individuals working in public institutions; problems presented by unethical practices; ethical dilemmas faced by individuals. Pre: 600 and 601.
PUBA 613 Cultural Perspectives (1) Aimed at sensitizing students to the significance of culture in public service. The focus is on the cultural differences that individuals bring to settings, as well as culture of organizations. Pre: 600 and 601.
PUBA 620 Reforming Public Organizations (3) Explores the possibilities for reducing the most difficult aspects of the bureaucratic form in public organizations while increasing effectiveness and accountability.
PUBA 622 Strategies of Change (3) Examines the assumptions of the different theories of change; TQM, action research, and organizational culture. Examines different techniques of organizational diagnosis and explores specific interventions.
PUBA 660 (Alpha) Topics in Public Issues (3) In-depth analysis of significant contemporary issues related to public service work in Hawai'i and the Pacific: (B) public policy theory and analysis; (C) budgetary processes and reform.
PUBA 661 Collaboration Between Sectors (3) Examines theories and practices of multisector collaboration (public, private, nonprofit). The use of collaboration as an alternative way of solving public problems.
PUBA 662 Applied Policy Analysis (3) Explores significant contemporary policy issues relating to public administration practice. Develops analytic techniques and models of public policy-making processes, and looks at how social forces and political and economic pressures influence policy orientations. Pre: graduate standing and consent.
PUBA 690 Practicum (3) Placement of students in public, private, and nonprofit organizations where they can observe and analyze organizational functions and processes while undertaking projects of use to the host agency. Pre: 600 and 601.
PUBA 699 Directed Reading (V)
PUBA 700 Thesis Research (V)
PUBA 709 Capstone Planning Seminar (1)
Develops topics, methods, objective, and resources to guide work of capstone seminar. Pre: 600 and 601.
PUBA 710 Capstone Seminar (3) Integrates public administration core courses by incorporating theoretical, analytical, and practicum observations into examination of public issue of importance to Hawai'i and the Pacific. Pre: 600 and 601.
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