Political Science and Public Administration

Political Science and Public Administration - PFP211
The first part of this course is designed to introduce the student to the most important political institutions in Canada and to provide a better understanding of the issues that have both united and divided the country. It will also enable students to identify the ideas and concepts of some of the outstanding political and economic philosophers who have shaped the modern world. The law making process at the various levels of government will be examined and issues related to the enactment of contemporary legislation will be addressed. The second part of this course focuses on the development of modern management including organizational public administration theory. Students will explore the organizational administration workings and interaction between provincial, federal and municipal governments. Developing an awareness of dominant and underlying issues that affect the formal and informal political arena are the important elements of this course.