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Public Administration

This course discusses the growth of the public sector and the methods by which this sector can be managed. Topics include public management techniques, effective decision-making, civil service, budgeting, public organizations, and the politics of public sector administration.

State and Local Government

A survey of state and local government concentrating on their origins and development in the United States. The course includes the forms of government; executive, legislative and judicial organization and procedures; distribution of power between the levels of government; and the problems of metropolitan government.

The New Hampshire Primary

This course is a survey of the changing role and nature of the Presidential Primary election held in the State of New Hampshire from its first implementation in 1916 to the present. Through a combination of readings, taped and live streamed presentations, archival footage, classroom presentations and interviews, and group activities, students will “experience” the […]

American Government

This course is an introduction to the basic structures of the political process in the United States. It combines attention to political activity at both the national (Federal) and the State and local levels. The topics covered include analyses of the Federal and States’ Constitutions, the American political economy, State/Federal relationships, inter-branch matters between the […]