Public Administration

Associate in Science Degree

This curriculum is designed for students interested in careers in public service at the federal, state, county and municipal levels or in nonprofit and private organizations involved in public service. It is also an appropriate prelaw program. This transfer program is appropriate for a student seeking a bachelor’s degree in public administration or political science. In today’s complex society, preparation, training and qualification for selection and progression in a career in public service requires that the individual be knowledgeable in the social sciences and humanities, as well as trained in the specialized skills of the profession.

Partnerships

The County College of Morris and Rutgers University-Newark have partnered to allow CCM graduates and others who hold associate degrees to earn Rutgers baccalaureate degrees at CCM’s Randolph campus, including degrees in Nonprofit and Public Administration.

Articulation Agreements

Students should check with the Transfer Office about other articulation agreements with this program.

For more information, visit the Public Administration website.

AS Public Administration

(P2260)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology10-11
Computer Concepts with Applications
Mathematics Elective
Laboratory Science Elective
Social Science3
Principles of Sociology
Humanities3
History of American Women
History of the African-American Experience
Twentieth Century American History - U.S. History II
Social Science/Humanities3
Comparative Government
General Education6
General Education Elective
Speech Fundamentals
General Education Foundation Credits31-32
Public Administration Core
POL-111American Government3
POL-231State and Local Government3
PUB-111Public Administration3
POL-222Constitutional Law3
PSY-113General Psychology3
or PUB-250 Field Experience-Public Administration
or PUB-291/292 Special Topics in Public Administration
HIS-203History of Minorities in U.S.3
ACC-111Principles of Accounting I - Financial Accounting3
ECO-211Principles of Economics I Macroeconomics3
ECO-212Principles of Economics II Microeconomics3
or ACC-112 Principles of Accounting II - Managerial Accounting
BUS-213Business Law I3
Public Administration Core Credits30
Total Credits61-62

Dr. Michael Parrella
Professor, History
Chair, History and Political Science
Ph.D., New York University
M.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University
B.A., Boston University
DH 309     973-328-5640     mparrella@ccm.edu

Courses

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POL-111. American Government. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A study of the myths and realities of the American political system. The course focuses on the constitutional development of the American system of government, the political, policymaking and implementing structures of American government, and the problem of representative government in the United States. Consideration is given to contemporary domestic and foreign policy issues.

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POL-222. Constitutional Law. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This is a survey course which examines the constitutional development of the U.S., the growth of American constitutional doctrine and law, and the judicial process within which judicial decisions are formulated and given the force of law. The constitutional basis for the government's powers and the liberties of the individual are examined within this framework. Emphasis is given to landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Prerequisites: POL-111.

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POL-231. State and Local Government. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A survey of the governing structures, politics and policies of local and state governments, with special emphasis on New Jersey. Students become acquainted with many of the major challenges and state issues facing local government today.

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POL-240. International Politics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An introduction to the nature and problems of international politics. Analysis and consideration is given to the development and contemporary status of nation-states, their relationships and the elements of power politics. Emphasis is given to problems of war and peace, the nature of conflict and the various approaches to world peace.

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POL-245. Comparative Government. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of the variety of governmental systems, both western and non-western, whose importance is reflected in the increasing interdependent nature of the world community. The political systems of the traditional European powers (Great Britain, Germany and Russia) and strategically important non-western nation-states (Japan, China, India and Mexico) are reviewed. Trends in government in the developing countries are studied as well.

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POL-270. Civil Liberties-Basic Rights and Freedom. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An analysis and examination of individual rights within a democratic society. Focus is on such major issues as freedom of expression and religion, political and racial equality, privacy rights, and the Bill of Rights and its applicability to the states. The role of the judiciary, particularly the U.S. Supreme Court, is analyzed.

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POL-291. Special Topics in Political Science. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in political science. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Political Science.

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POL-292. Special Topics in Political Science. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in political science. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Political Science.

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PUB-111. Public Administration. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A survey of the practices and political relationships in public administration. Leadership, decision-making, personnel, and budgetary functions within governmental agencies are examined. The role of the public administrator in contemporary government is analyzed. The implementation of public policy at all levels of government, with emphasis on state and municipal institutions, is covered.

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PUB-250. Field Experience-Public Administration. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
The student is expected to participate in the activities of an administrative agency under the joint supervision of a faculty member and the agency. Introduction and review sessions are conducted by a faculty member.
Prerequisites: PUB-111.

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PUB-291. Special Topics in Public Administration. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics of issues in Public Administration. Topics differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.

Course usage information

PUB-292. Special Topics in Public Administration. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics of issues in Public Administration. Topics differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.