Administration of Public Safety
This course provides an introduction to critical issues related to public safety administration and an understanding of the laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the provision of public safety. Managers in public safety agencies and institutions deal with several challenges arising from environmental and natural disasters to the nature and operation of correctional institutions.Responsibilities of managers in these institutions include the development and administration of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs to address these challenges. In addition,issues related to community resilience, social, economic and political vulnerabilities, and ethical responses to risk management need to be considered and understood by public managers engaged in the
provision of safety to communities. The course addresses these and other issues within the context of disaster management, homeland security, criminal justice administration, and fire/emergency management.
Financial management of public organizations
In this core course in financial management, students will learn the fundamentals of budgeting and accounting for public, health, and not-for-profit organizations. Through readings, lectures, real-world case studies, and assignments, students will gain an understanding of how to use financial information in organizational planning, implementation, control, reporting, and analysis. In addition, students will have the chance to develop their spreadsheet skills by using Excel to perform financial calculations and create financial documents.
Managerial Economics is concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to key management decisions within organizations. It provides principles to foster the goals of the organization, as well as a better understanding of the external business environment in which an organization operates.
Labor Law and Social Security Law
The course of Labor Law and Social Security Law is a law course that is more practical, which studies comprehensively legal adjustment of labor relations, basic theory and main legal protection of social security in socialist market economy. The course mainly includes: (1) the basic theory of labor law, including adjustment object, historical evolution, basic principle, legal status and system of labor law, and labor law relations, etc.; (2) main content of labor law, including employment, labor contract, collective contract, labor wages, working hours and day off, occupational safety and health, rewards and punishment of worker and trade union, etc.; (3) labor dispute resolution legal mechanism; (4) supervision and inspection of labor law; (5) basic theory of social security law, the institution of social insurance of endowment, unemployment, work injury, medical and maternity insurance, and social aid institution, social welfare institution and social special care institution.
Administrative leadership is one main elementary course of public administration discipline. As the interdisciplinary field of public administration and leadership science, it focuses on the characteristics and rules of leaders’ activities in government departments and non-governmental public sectors. Its research objects include the subjects and objects of leadership in public sectors and non-governmental public organizations. Its research objects also include the process, environment and performance of the leadership activities. The purpose is to improve the validity of leaders’ activities and to provide theoretical support to developing leaders’ capability.
This course introduces you to behavioral science theories, methods, and tools and provides opportunities to use and apply them to problems you will encounter in your work and career. The course material will begin with an overview of work and organizations in modern industrial society, and then examine individual behavior, move to behavior in groups or teams, and finally discuss organizations as a whole. It is expected that at the end of the course you will: (a) know something about managerial psychology, (b) know how to learn more, (c) understand the behavioral research process, and (d) develop skills in presenting your ideas in oral and written reports.
Administrative Law and Administrative Litigation Law
The course "Administrative Law and Administrative Litigation Law” is one of the 14 key courses for college and university students majored in law. The course will completely, systematically and thoroughly expound and explain the basic theories and knowledge of administrative law and litigation law, including: (I) the general theories and basic principles of administrative law; (II) the general theories of administrative law subject, the duties, authorities and measures of administrative subject and the rights and obligations of private party; (III) the general theories and the natures, characteristics, constitutive elements and legal requirements of administrative action, and the particular procedures of several main administrative actions; (IV) the general theories of administrative remedies, the natures, functions, scopes, jurisdictions, procedures and judgment criteria of administrative review and administrative litigation; (V) the general theories and the constitutive elements, imputation principles, scopes, methods, standards and procedures of administrative compensation. The course also will comment on the practices and doctrines of China’s administrative law; at the meanwhile, The course also will comment on achievements and shortcomings of foreign administrative law. Inheriting, criticizing and sublating various doctrines of foreign administrative jurisprudence, such as power-control theory, regulatory theory, power standard theory and right standard theory, etc, the course will preliminary formulated a theoretical framework of administrative law with Chinese characteristics.
Assist students in understanding the larger significance of the practice of public management.Encourage participants to improve their abilities to analyze, and operate within,the institutional matrix of modern public management with respect for and sensitivity to democratic principles.
Public Policy is an introductory course that explores policy-making as both a problem-solving process and a political process. This course aims to educate a new generation of public policy-makers and policy analysts, familiarising them with the necessary concepts, theories, methods and principles involved in the formulation and analysis of public policy. The course provides an accessible assessment of a wide range of theories and models from policy cycles, policy transfer, rational choice and socio-economic explanations to multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium and of their value to policy analysis. The programme draws on the disciplines of political science, economics, law, public management. Students develop a working knowledge of particular aspects of political science theory relevant to understanding how public policies are formulated. They gain a basic understanding of economic approaches to public policy analysis and of the concepts of economic efficiency and equity as societal objectives.
This course mainly introduce the development of social security in foreign and Chinese context. It will introduce students the foundamental theories and characteristics of social security instittuions in different societies.
Principles of Insurance
It introduces the basic theory and knowledge of risk, risk management and insurance. The course covers the subjects of risk and risk management, insurance institution, insurance contract, insurance market, life insurance, property insurance, operation and management of insurance companies, social insurance, etc. The purpose of the course is to lead students to grasp the basic principles of insurance products, understand the basic mechanism of insurance market and the basic operation of insurance companies, and develop the ability to observe and analyze various insurance phenomenons.
This course is structured into three sections. Section One explores market failures and explains why public sector has reasons to exist. Section Two clarifies the main economic goals of public sector from the perspectives of efficiency, equity and liberty. Section Three tries to explain the characteristics and dilemmas of various public decision rules and then analyzes the desirability of public sector’s operation both from the demand sides and the supply sides. Finaly, government failures issue will be raised, corresponding with the market failures discussed at the beginning of the course, to clarify the appropriate principles or concept to comprehend the border of market and government.
Introduction to Social Work
This is an introductory course mainly designed for the students in the field of sociology and social work, aiming to load the students with fundamental background, concepts, theories, methods and future trend of social work as a helping profession in a changing social context. The four-credit course will be mainly taught through lectures, group discussions, case analysis and student-oriented learning activities. In the process of classroom teaching, the lecturer will spend majority of time on introducing the history of social work profession, social welfare institution, values and ethics of social work, human behaviors and social environment, social work theories, social work methods and leading the students to deepen their understanding the ethics, skills and knowledge base of social work profession. More important, this course will also highlight the significance of developing social work profession in China.
Jurisprudence is the science, study and theory of law. It includes principles behind law that make the law. Scholars of jurisprudence, also known as jurists or legal theorists (including legal philosophers and social theorists of law), hope to obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of law, of legal reasoning, legal systems and of legal institutions.
This course introduces you to the basics of social statistics—techniques that sociologists and other social scientists use to summarize numeric data obtained from censuses,surveys, and experiments.
Organizational Behavior in Public and Nonprofit Organizations is the core course in the training of students in public administration and management. This course will teach the following topics: motivation; leadership; decision-making; organizational structure; organizational change and development.
Principle of Accounting
Accounting principles mainly about accounting introduction, accountant course and double entry accounting, and accounting vouchers, account books, current assets, long-term assets, liabilities, owner`s equity, expenses and costs, income and profits, financial statements, accounting management content.
Human Resource Management
The course of Human Resource Management(HRM) is the science of a set of theories, principles and methods of developing ,improving human resources quality, as well as how to use human resource reasonably. It is amajor foundation course that trains students the basic theories, knowledge and abilities related to human resource management. Its main contents include HRM overview,HRM strategy and planning, job analysis, staff recruitment, human resource performance evaluation and assessment, compensation system, employee relations, and etc.
Organization and Management
This course outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession. The course uses interactive exercises, simulations and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership. Students will be introduced to concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional undergraduate fieldwork projects.
Management Information System
The main contents include: the basic concepts and theories of management information system; the basic analyses of various types of information system; development methods of management information system; case analyses of management information system; related issues of information system management.