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Overall Structure of KUPA Curriculum

커리큘럼 구조

0. Ground: basic understanding of public administration

PAPP 150 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION [3]

This course allows students to develop an understanding of public administration as a field of academic study and an area of professional practice.

PAPP 201 RESEARCH METHODS [3]

This course introduces basic research methods for social sciences. Topics include theory development, hypothesis construction, conceptualization and measurement, research design and sampling, the modes of data collection and the logic of data analysis.

PAPP 203 PUBLIC POLICY MAKING [3]

This course helps students gain a general understanding of public policies in terms of their formation and implementation.

PAPP 240 ORGANIZATION THEORIES [3]

This course is an introduction to organizational phenomena. It reviews key concepts in organizational theories and analyzes organizational processes.

PAPP 241 PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY AND ETHICS [3]

This course examines some of the complexities involved in maintaining accountability to the public, loyalty to the constitution and laws, and putting ethical principles above private gain. This course also reviews major social and political thoughts for the study of public administration.

PAPP 244 DEMOCRACY AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION [3]

This course probes the relationship between constitutional democracy and bureaucracy. It defines the role of bureaucracy and discusses how the bureaucracy is controlled through external oversight, internal public service ethics, and through the involvement of the public. It also reviews common criticisms of bureaucracy and then examines what public administrators do to reform and improve government. 

I. Knowledge to understand a complex society

PAPP 338 MODERN WELFARE STATES [3]

This course introduces concepts and theories for explaining the emergence, developments, and reforms of modern welfare states in western world and East Asia. While it focuses on the changing role of the state within welfare mix, it critically examines what kinds of collective provision are considered appropriate; how policies are formulated and implemented; and outcomes of various approaches in different welfare states. Finally, it discusses how and what the Korean welfare state could learn from other welfare states’ experiences. The key purpose of the course is to help students to develop the theoretical frameworks for comparing welfare state and to understand different policy logics operating within them.

PAPP 343 COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT [3]

This course examines the U. S. Government&-Congress, the president, the judiciary, parties, interests groups and the media-where the public administration has advanced. Therefore, this course provides a basis for understanding the notion of government/ governance in comparative perspective.

PAPP 344 GOVERNMENT AND THE MARKET [3]

Theories of the relationship between public and private sectors are reviewed. System theory, microeconomics, and public choice theory are used as basic tools for analysis. Market failure, government failure, and regulatory policies are also studied.

PAPP 345 GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY [3]

This course, an introduction to civil society and its relations with government, examines issues such as conceptualization and explication of civil society, the significance of civil society for public administration and policymaking, civil society and citizen participation, civil society and social capital, modes of civil society-government relations, ‘global civil society,’ and civil society and democracy.

PAPP 346 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC SECTOR [3]

This course, intended for third and fourth year students, seeks to find answers to the following questions. (1) Why does public sector exist and under what coordination principle should the public sector be operated? (2) How do public sectors interact with markets? (3) What are the decision-making rules within public sectors? (4) What are the roles of public sectors in Korea (tax, social security system etc.)? This course explores various theories, thoughts, and models regarding these questions.

PAPP 352 PUBLIC POLICY IN THE KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL SYSTEM [3]

Governing involves making policy choices that will inevitably define a president. This course examines the nature of presidential leadership style and qualities, focusing on his/her political and executive leadership and their impact on policy initiatives that he/she carries out in his/her presidency. Therefore, this course provides a basis for understanding the public policy making process in the Korean presidential system.

PAPP 363 ADMINISTRATION AND LAW [3]

This course examines the legal concepts and theories which are based on the Public Administration, and the legislation process. It will reach the interaction of law and Public Administration for the public making.

PAPP 371 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW FOR PUBLIC MANAGERSⅠ [3]

This lecture aims that the students who will be public managers can understand the relationship between public administration and law. In addition, this lecture aims also that the students can solve actual legal cases. The contents of this lecture consist of three major parts. First, it introduces the basic law theories about public administration. Second, it reviews the important precedents related to public administration and relevant theories. Third, it leads students to apply these law theories and precedents to actual legal cases.

PAPP 372 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW FOR PUBLIC MANAGERSⅡ [3]

This lecture aims that the students who will be public managers can understand various categories in public administration and each characteristic of law for those various categories. In addition, this lecture aims also that the students can solve actual legal cases. The contents of this lecture consist of three major parts. First, it introduces the basic law theories for various fields of public administration, for example, administrative organization law, public officials law, local government law and public land law. Second, it reviews important precedents related to various fields of public administration and relevant theories. Third, it leads students to apply the4se law theories and precedents to actual legal case. 

Ⅱ. Knowledge to manage an organization effectively

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT [3]

Basic principles and practices of managing financial resources and accounting in governmental organizations. Topics include public budgeting and accounting systems, budget system, budget reforms, and planning and control of budgeting.

PAPP 308 SUPRANATIONAL GOVERNANCE [3]

This course, an introduction to supranational governance at the regional and global levels, aims to help students understand the origins, goals, activities, structures, and decision making processes of various international organizations and institutions.

PAPP 347 PUBLIC MANAGEMENT [3]

This course examines public management theories and techniques. The purpose of this course is to help students to become familiar with the organizational issues of managing public organizations. More specifically, this course is designed to help students to learn about the challenges of managing public organizations and the strategies and tools to deal with the managerial tasks by applying them into various case studies.

PAPP 348 GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING AND AUDITING [3]

Financial reporting practices and theories of allocation of financial resources and budget execution. Efficiency and effectiveness of governmental unities. Topics include control and accountability aspects of governmental accounting and auditing, and financial statement analysis.

PAPP 351 CORRUPTION IN THE GOVERNMENT [3]

This course offers an introduction to understand the nature of corruption. Corruption has existed throughout human history from ancient to modern times. Because of its huge negative impact, corruption has been dealt with by several social science disciplines including political science, public policy, sociology, economics, and anthropology. This multidisciplinary characteristic of corruption indicates the complexity of corruption, thus, requires not only exploring causes and consequences, but crafting subtle strategies and institutional as well. In this aspect, this course will analyze diverse sources of corruption investigate domestic and international efforts to reduce corruption, and examine anti-corruption strategies

PAPP 354 GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY [3]

This course covers the dynamics of public policy formulation within bureaucratic organizations. The influence upon public organizations of the legislature and interest groups, and patterns of conflict within public organizations are also studied.

PAPP 356 ADMINISTRATION AND LEADERSHIP [3]

This course focuses on the leadership function in the public managerial role. Students are expected to discuss the nature and outcomes of common leadership styles. The course covers the basis for managerial leadership, contingency theory of leader effectiveness, and the manager and leadership implication.

PAPP 358 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR [3]

This course aims to introduce and review theories and knowledge of organizational behavior and psychology, and then to apply to actual cases, so that students can understand and interpret individual, group, and organizational behaviors. This class covers an organizational psychology perspective along with existing organization theory and organizational behavior theory, and it helps students interpret organizational members’ behaviors within organizational contexts and further learn structures, processes, and outcomes of public organizations.

PAPP 368 DIGITAL GOVERNMENT [3]

The course surveys core concepts and recent realities of digital government and information policy. It will cover some key concepts and implications of informatization, concepts of information resource management, public administrative issues of digital government, core issues of information policy and e-democracy. The class will consist of lectures, discussions, and team project. 

Ⅲ. Knowledge to change a society

PAPP 314 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY [3]

This course examines theoretical approaches to the development of science and technology in the modern world, the role of government intervention in R&D activity, and comparative analysis of R&D policies.

PAPP 319 SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY [3]

This course focuses on the analysis of social security programs, i.e., government programs that seek to protect citizens against economic risk and uncertainty. These programs include pension systems, public health insurance, unemployment insurance, public assistance programs.

PAPP 330 POLICY PLANNING [3]

This course is intended to help student sharpen their ability to analyze policy problems and design strategies for feasible governmental interventions. It deals with planning theories, public program analysis and evaluation, and policy forecasting. Students are required to conduct team projects and devise policy plans for policy problems.

PAPP 336 NORMATIVE ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY [3]

The purpose of this course is to analyze public policy from a normative perspective. The course examines varied normative values and principles, such as individual liberty, right, equality, and public good. Given these normative values and principles, it purposes to evaluate, analyze, and suggest public policy. The discussion of the course is primarily concerned with public policies concerning social minorities, such as women, the disabled, multicultural family, and the aged.

PAPP 341 COMPARATIVE PUBLIC POLICY [3]

This course provides students with an opportunity to learn how to systematically compare public policies. It pays attention to the reasons behind similarities and differences of public policies in different countries. The first part of the course introduces concepts, theories, and methods in comparative public policy. In the second part, key public policy areas are examined in comparative perspectives. Finally, while examining cross-national policy learning and policy transfers, the course discusses the importance of comparative public policy in policy-making and formulation. The key purpose of the course is to strengthen students’ capacity to compare public policies, to devise policy alternatives, and to enhance the quality of public policy-making.

PAPP 350 URBAN PLANNING [3]

This course, intended primarily for third and fourth year students, provides an introduction to the basic concepts, ideas and context of urban and regional development and planning. The course explores the history, practices, and theories of city and regional planning from its nineteenth century roots to the "New-Regionalism" of today. Urban and regional planning is viewed in light of wider social, political, economic, and environmental dimensions as well as geographical and architectural dimensions.

PAPP 353 PUBLIC POLICY FORMATION [3]

This course examines the process by which public organizations selectively attend to complex social problems and the ways that policy solutions are formulated and determined. To enhance an understanding of such crucial phases of the policy formation, key concepts and theories are examined along with systematic discussion of relevant cases.

PAPP 355 URBAN MANAGEMENT AND POLICY [3]

This course examines political and public management issues which governments of metropolitan areas face. Of special interest are organization for public service delivery and economic development. Policies toward certain urban problems such as land use, housing, and environment are also discussed.

PAPP 357 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY [3]

Optimistic and pessimistic views on earth problems constitute the first part of this course. The course covers main variables affecting human destiny, such as scarcity of resources and food, industrialization, pollution, and population expansion. Students are expected to gain understanding of environmental science, resource economic perspectives, and public intervention.

PAPP 362 RISK SOCIETY AND POLICY [3]

This seminar course delves into the multiple dimensions of risks facing contemporary societies and corresponding policies designed to prevent and/or mitigate them. In the process, the course examines recent controversies surrounding risk management and offers underlying theories to better understand key issues in risk debates. By doing so, the course aims to provide students with: 1) a basis for understanding disparities in risk perceptions among the lay public, experts and decision-makers; and 2) ways to promote safety and equity.

PAPP 366 POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION [3]

The purpose of this class is to offer technical tools for the evaluation of policy alternatives. In addition, the class also offers an opportunity to learn techniques to examine the ex-post effectiveness of policy alternatives.

PAPP 369 REGIONAL PLANNING [3]

This course, intended primarily for third or fourth year students, provides a thorough and balanced view on regional development and regional policy. This course aims at gaining a solid understanding of the economic, political, and technological processes of regional development in the context of globalization. In this course, we identify states, corporations (both domestic and transnational) and NGOs the three key actors in the multiple processes of restructuring and institutionalization towards the global economy and focus on the interrelationships between and among three key actors. This course attempts to suggest relevant strategies and alternatives of regional development by the study of regional development theories and the analysis of empirical cases of regional development . 

IV. Knowledge for methodology

PAPP 242 STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF PUBLIC POLICY [3]

The goal of the course is to introduce students to a variety of concepts and techniques essential to the quantitative analysis of policy issues.

PAPP 359 QUALITATIVE INQUIRY [3]

The overall purpose of this course is to broaden practical skills of collecting qualitative data, coding or categorizing them, and interpreting the codes and writing ‘the’ case. By the end of this course each participant will have gained knowledge of conducting effective interviews, being a careful observer, trimming texts, and managing rigor of qualitative inquiry.

PAPP 360 FORMAL THEORY [3]

The purpose of this class is to provide mathematical models to understand and analyze political and administrative phenomena.

PAPP 361 CASE STUDIES ON PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION [3]

Knowledge of public administration should be analyzed and utilized according to its practical level. Practical understanding should be based on various perspectives and different methods. This course is trying to find out the limits and strengths of those perspectives of theories when they are applied to real situation by analyzing the relating case. The final outcome of this course would be a understanding of Korean public administration.

PAPP 364 ANALYSIS OF POLICY CASE [3]

The purpose of this class is to offer an opportunity to apply textbook knowledge in public administration to real policy cases. Students will learn how to analyze and solve policy problems.

PAPP 367 PRACTICAL POLICY SKILLS [3]

This course aims at developing capabilities of practical alternatives of real policy problems based on logical grounds and nurturing the persuasive power of policy alternatives through a group discussion. This course focuses on shaping a creative, spontaneous, and reactive ability with regard to various policy issue by applying the knowledge of policy analysis and evaluation. This course expects students to be equipped with a high performance ability in the public organizations.