Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual heritage of public administration and public organizations, including writings by the key scholars who helped shape the field.
- Demonstrate through written work and course discussions on how theory and practice in public administration form the basis for how organizations function.
- Demonstrate knowledge of key movements and theories in administrative and organizational theory and behavior.
- Demonstrate an understanding of key principles in organization theory, including but not limited to leadership, motivation, teamwork, power, change, and development.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of diversity in organizational theory, as well as the necessity of valuing and promoting diversity.