POLS 4220 - Administrative Law and Government


This course introduces the student to the relationship between Administrative Law and American Government as well as the ethics and challenges inherent in Administrative Law decision making. It is designed for undergraduates who are interested in public administration and public policy. While the course reviews and discusses the cases that form the basis of administrative law, the focus is on the understanding and application of principles rather than case law.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the relationship between Administrative Law and American Government;
  2. Identify ethical issues involved in Administrative Law;
  3. Identify legal principles associated with Administrative Law;
  4. Explain agency decision making;
  5. Explain adjudication and its relationship courts;
  6. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Administrative Law in American Government
  • Module 1: What is Administrative Law and what is its Origin?
  • Module 2: Administrative Law Authority
  • Module 3: Investigations & Informal Rules
  • Module 4: Rule Making & Administrative Hearings
  • Module 5: Administrative Law Enforcement and Judicial Review
  • Module 6: Administrative Law Problems - Liability
  • Module 7: Administrative Law Problems - Employment
  • Module 8: Administrative Law Problems - Current Problems

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • POLS 1101

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