The University of New Mexico
PADM: Public Administration Catalog Description

  Three Year Fall Semester Average
Course Catalog Description Enrollment Section
PADM500 Principles and methods of public management and policy analysis: policy formulation and implementation, organizational relations, institutional development, administrative process and public sector ethics. (Required.) 42.33 116.00 127.00
PADM521 Survey of theories of public organization, principles for planning in the public sector, methods of developing organizations, implementing changes and adapting to operational demands. Major issues of human behavior related to ethics and productivity. (Required.) 35.33 139.33 106.00
PADM523 The organization, policies, processes and financing of state governments, cities, counties and special districts, with particular emphasis on human resources, budgets and planning.
PADM524 Organization of federal system, focusing on relationships and problems among agencies on different levels of government. Considers interstate, interlocal and regional organizations and implementation of intergovernmental programs and policies. 4.00 8.33 12.00
PADM525 Survey of human resources management principles and practices in public sector organizations. (Required.) 19.00 65.00 57.00
PADM527 Survey of employment relations among employers, employees and government in the public sector, with particular attention to unionized organizations. (Required) 39.67 77.33 119.00
PADM528 Overview of the role of conflict/disputes in employment relationships; theories of conflict origins in humans, manifestations of workplace disputes, aggression, coercion, and violence; positive conflict resolution and reconciliation through peacemaking strategies. 8.33 34.33 25.00
PADM529 Role and nature of administrative law; procedural requirements and judicial review of administrative actions; safeguards against arbitrary/capricious action; delegation of sovereignty and legislative power; legal principals in the development of public policy and administration. 26.33 101.00 79.00
PADM535 Examination on a comparative basis of national systems of administration in developed and developing countries, focusing on the organization and behavior of public bureaucracies, with special emphasis on Latin America. Prerequisite: 500 or permission of instructor.
PADM536 (Also offered as CRP 536.) Reviews the development of social welfare policy in the United States; analyzes contemporary social policy issues in terms of planning approaches to human services and community development programs.
PADM537 Course is designed to develop understanding of bureaucratic/political environment and processes crucial to effective performance in public sector management and of ethical issues inherent in public management.
PADM538 This course will introduce the dynamics of non-profit management and provide a deeper understanding of socio, economic, political, and historical forces that have shaped the non profit sector in the U.S. and the world.
PADM540 Organization, process, policies and programs of state government. Administrative problems and techniques in budgeting, planning and decision-making.
PADM544 Basic management of public funds, preparation and processing of budgets, revenue projection and expenditure controls. Issues of public policy and establishment of priorities through budgeting. (Required). 16.33 76.00 49.00
PADM546 Analysis of financial management functions of government including treasurer, comptroller, accounting, capital budgeting, auditing, debt and cash management and other functions. Methods for evaluating the financial conditions of governments are presented. The impact of computers on public financial management also is evaluated. (Required). Prerequisite: 544. 32.00 124.00 96.00
PADM551 A topic relevant to public administration is developed, resulting in a paper of substantial length. Faculty advisor s approval required. Only 6 credit hours of 551 will count toward the MPA degree. Restriction: permission of instructor. 3.33 173.33 9.00
PADM553 Must be taken by all students who are not pursuing the thesis option. In general, papers will be more extensive than term papers, perhaps including case studies, reports of research results, theoretical essays or similar contributions of substantive and professional quality. Students must enroll for 3 hours the first semester, and then for 1 hour consecutively thereafter (including summer sessions), until their professional paper is approved. Only the first 3 credit hours will count toward the MPA. Prerequisite: 596. 40.00 165.00 78.67
PADM555 Available only to students assigned to an agency as an intern. Gives work experience to students with little or no prior government employment. Prior approval of School director required. Restriction: permission of instructor. 0.33 133.33 0.67
PADM560 Analysis and evaluation of public policy issues involving federal, state and local government activities in relation to senior citizens.
PADM561 This course will examine critical issues currently facing health care managers and policy makers. Key areas of discussion are structure, financing and delivery of health services in the US.
PADM570 Review of representative theories of public policy, including policy formation, implementation, impact analysis.
PADM572 This course examines the technical, economic, and social characteristics of energy resources, their delivery systems, and how different constraints such as environmental impacts, demand characteristics, capital and labor requirements affect energy policy considerations.
PADM574 Examination of issues and problems associated with the implementation of U.S. environmental policies and programs. Administration of natural resources on federal, state and local levels, with special reference to the Southwest.
PADM580 Administration and policy making processes in criminal justice agencies and institutions, with particular focus on corrections, law enforcement and court administration.
PADM588 (Also offered as CRP 585.) Introduces students to new ways to negotiate and resolve disputes in the context of professional practice through collaborative decision making and problem solving. 8.00 8.33 24.00
PADM590 Seminars scheduled from time to time on issues and topics requiring additional focus in public administration. See course offerings each semester for seminars. 34.00 149.67 102.00
PADM596 This course addresses research methods applicable to public management. It emphasizes data collection strategies, descriptive and inferential statistics (correlation, linear and multiple regression, ANOVA) mixed quantitative and qualitative analytical approaches (case and comparative methods). Prerequisite: students must meet the statistics prerequisite before enrolling in either Research Methods for Public Managers or Program Evaluation. 26.67 98.67 80.00
PADM597 Designed for public managers and students of public administration, this course presents methods of data analysis and interpretation of results for projects in institutional and field settings. (Required)Prerequisite: 596. 24.67 76.00 74.00
PADM599   0.67 106.67 0.67

"PADM: Public Administration "Three Fall Subject Average - Enroll: 361.00 Capacity: 1,652.33 Credits: 1,039.00'