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Department of Animal Behavior - canine behavioral studies

Public Administration Courses

Students of Animal Behavior have the option of implementing Public Administration courses into their degree curriculum as either electives, a degree minor (15 credit hour minimum), or a degree major for a dual degree.

Minor:  Students seeking the Public Administration minor should earn a minimum of 15 credit hours ( 5 courses) to qualify for the minor which is confirmed and included on the degree transcripts/diploma earned.

Dual Degree Major:  Student seeking a dual degree of Animal Behavior and Public Administration (awarding of two degrees), should earn a minimum of 39 credit hours in both the Animal Science major AND Public Administration.  The degrees earned will both meet requirements for and awarded as Bachelor of Arts.

Bachelor of Science majors in Animal Behavior (59 hours) may also earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration providing the student has earned (59) credit hours of Animal Science and (39) credit hours of Public Administration.


All courses earn (3) credit hours.

PA 200           Public Policy Administration

Local, state, federal, and international relations are functional extensions of public administration and the specific communications involved within those relations are built upon understanding a policy and the implementation of that policy.  This course is both an overview and functional guide for policy implementation and action for administration.


PA 205           Politics of Public Policy

This program investigates and invigorates the choice decisions of administrations, as they directly relate to public policy.  Political inquiry and mutual mediation, crossing party lines and merging opinions, are considered in the outcome of the functional and lasting policy.


PA 214           Public Opinion

This course investigates the source, methodology, consideration of entity, and polls to gather resources and evidence in assisting an informed policy or action, which affects the public.  


PA 303           Media Relations for Public Administrators

Media relations is one of the most important aspects of administration but is highly avoided by administrators.  This course instructs the function or media relations and teaches the most valuable functions of relations through media.


PA 328           Conflict Negotiations

This course is a functional concept course, whereby the student is taught the correct philosophy of and actions of conflict negotiations for mediation.  The student will be allowed to specifically utilize the instruction in everyday life to test and craft the usage.


PA 369           Population and Public Policy 

This course is recommended to follow introduction to statistics.  This program implements statistical avenues to set up the population differences between areas and how those specific populaces add value to and benefit from public policy.


PA 402           Introduction to Statistics

As an easy to understand and usable introductory course on statistics for public administration, this course allows the student to learn the methods of statistical understanding and then research and develop statistical policy development for a variety of local usages. 


PA 419           Introduction to Policy Analysis 

This program is designed to teach the student how to specifically evaluate policies, as they relate and affect the public.  The student learns the concept of policy change: when to change, how to change, how to implement the new changes to action, and how to maximize or minimize the effects on the public.


PA 436           Introduction to Deductive Logic 

This program teaches the basis for logical decision-making.  It covers the science and philosophy of logic and reasoning.  The student learns the structural basis for deduction and when to specifically utilize logic in decision making.  Students will practice deductive reasoning exercises during the course.


PA 451           Leadership in Organizations 

Organizations are a plethora of functions.  Leadership within organizations is a difficult and taxing mechanism.  Senior leadership within organizations inherits an often-extreme level of stress and the ability of negotiation, self-management, and careful delegation if crucial for success.  This course is designed to serve as an instruction method for the implementation of these functions.


PA 467           The Pragmatics of Leadership: Leading Change

All managers assume they are good leaders.  The majority is not.  Most managers have attended or taken leadership courses and left with a sense that they are indeed great leaders.  Again, most are not.  What is missing?  Leadership is not about ones self view.  Leadership is about the subordinate’s view of the leader.  Often what a subordinate speaks is not what is thought.  Leadership should be long lasting in memory of subordinates.

This course focuses the student upon three types of leadership methodologies and teaches the student how to integrate all three within the leadership style of the individual.


PA 488           Introduction to International Relations

The worldview is broad.  The world economy is extensively broad.  The personal view of the world is essential to understanding leadership and communication with other leaders, in effort to form partnerships, negotiate problems, and to make lasting charges to ones own entity.  This course is designed as an overview of the international relations strategies.  


PA 490           Negotiation and Persuasion

This course scans the variable types of negotiation skills and techniques needed by administrators.  It further reaches to help the student understand the concepts of persuasion both positive and negative and how that persuasion may affect the all important outcome of both the policy, as well as, the position and reputation.tion