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Old Dominion University

2014-2015 Catalog

PAS - Public Affairs and Service

PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND SERVICE Courses

PAS 300. Foundations of Public Service. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the study of public service. Emphasis is placed on the history and framework of public service and the study and practice of public administration. Prerequisite: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

PAS 301. Ethics, Governance and Accountability in Public Service. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of ethics, governance and accountability in public service, with particular emphasis on the linkages between these three concepts. The focus is on the ethical context and implications of public management, governance structures, and public sector accountability, particularly in relation to critical social, political, and economic issues. Prerequisite: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

PAS 368. Internship in Public Service. 1-3 Credits.

Student participates in a relevant public service-related work experience. Approval for enrollment and allowable credits is determined by the PAS CAP advisor and the Career Management Center in the semester prior to enrollment. (Qualifies as a CAP experience.).

PAS 395. Selected Topics in Public Administration. 3 Credits.

Designed for the study of selected topics in public administration. Prerequisite: A declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

PAS 408. Public Service Films. 3 Credits.

From the invention of the first simple "moving pictures" more than 130 years ago to the latest multi-million dollar, high-tech blockbuster, films have served as a vehicle for both political messages and societal critiques. As a unifying theme, we will focus our analysis on the films' implications for the study and practice of public service. Prerequisites: Junior standing and declared major in the University or permission of CBPA Dean's Office.

PAS 409. Leadership and Cultural Competence. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the study of contemporary leadership theory and practice, with particular emphasis on public and non-profit sectors. The critical themes of ethics and cultural competence are woven throughout the course. Prerequisites: Junior standing and declared major in the University or permission of CBPA Dean's Office.

PAS 410. Public and Non-profit Organization. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the study and practice of public and non-profit agencies. The course is designed to explore fundamental issues of organizational structure, management, and operations of public and non-profit organizations in modern American society. Prerequisite: PAS 300 or PAS 301 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

PAS 411. Multi-Sector Partnerships for Public Service. 3 Credits.

This course examines the interplay between the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Particular emphasis is placed on the structure and operation of intersectoral partnerships to achieve public goals. Prerequisites: PAS 300 or PAS 301 or permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA.

PAS 497. Independent Study in Public Service. 3 Credits.

Provides students the opportunity to undertake independent study of selected topics/issues in public service under the guidance of a faculty member. Student and faculty member must complete and agree on a learning contract before study begins. Pass/Fail grading only.