Jul 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

HSDA 4250 - Administration and Organization Issues

An examination of human services organizations in relation to other systems, with an emphasis on organizational theory, influencing systems and outcomes, and the roles of human services professionals in organizations. This course is designed to present the student with an advanced-level view of the public and private sectors when it comes to the administration of human services. We will examine the importance of corporate culture and philosophy on organizational theory. We will examine the importance of culture and the significance of various limits put on policy in several directions, i.e. environmentally, economically, and socially. Also examined are the importance of public law and legal processes and the complexity of intergovernmental and intersectoral relations. This course provides to the human services graduate an in-depth view of the administrative structures in both the public and private sectors. It looks at the three branches of government within our system: the Executive, the Legislative, and the Judicial and their various roles in the administrative process. We will look at the effect the legal system has on the administration of public services. Finally, we will examine how public policy is developed and implemented in-service systems and the financing and budgeting components involved.

Prerequisite: HSDA 2100 with a grade of C or higher