Public Administration is not only a basic course for undergraduates of School of Government, but also the optional course of School of Law, Department of Sociology and other schools or departments. The course imparts knowledge of government (State Administrative Departments) management activities, like managing national affairs, social affairs and government internal affairs. Students are expected to grasp the professional knowledge of public administration through researching the essence and phenomena, subject and object, concepts and techniques, content and form, institution and process, history and future of government activities. Students are also expected to understand reform and development of modern public administration and its principles, content, model, and general trend. Furthermore, students will obtain the ability of observing, thinking, analyzing and solving problems, especially the ability to understand and analyze relative issues of contemporary Chinese public administration through the combination of practice and theory. In addition, the course of Public Administration will lay a sound theoretical foundation for other related professional studies.