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PAA 641 Municipal Management

Prerequisite: PAA 630 and PAA 631 and all Core requirements.

Course Description: This course focuses on the council-manager form of local government. It explores the history of the plan, its evolution and growth, and procedures for adoption. In particular, the course examines the respective roles and responsibilities of the manager and those of elected officials and how the two interact with respect to municipal functions and the delivery of services. Also discussed are critical issues relating to the organization and management of municipal line agencies and support systems. Required of all government track students with a specialization in local government.


3 credits


PAA 630 Minimum Grade of B and PAA 631 Minimum Grade of B