POLS 4221 - Government Organization and Administrative Theory


A systematic analysis of theories or organization, management, and administration. Special consideration will be given to institutional, behavioral, and psychological factors.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • POLS 1101

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