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Susan Zinner
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
szinner@iun.edu

Office: MP 2111
Phone: 219-980-6836

Online Course Offered:
Spring Semester

SPEA V540 Law and Public Affairs

Course Description  

This course covers the policy process, creation and implementation of administrative law (also called federal regulations).  We will address issues such as citizen input, the role of all three governmental branches upon this process, important legal cases, how the U.S. Constitution affects administrative law and the special rights that employees of governmental entities possess.

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Course Goals and Objectives  

V540 course objectives include:

1. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the U.S. legal system and alternative legal systems;

2. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the U.S. legal system affects public policy within our constitutional framework as well as the legal constraints affecting the public and nonprofit sectors; and

3. Students should be able to understand the role value splay in decision making and develop a commitment to ethical practices and professional excellence.

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Course Activities  

Students are required to:

  • Post their assigned case (students are expected to research their case, including addressing how it is relevant to public administrators today, and create original discussion questions) and monitor that case for the week and respond to any student questions (with assistance from your instructor if necessary);
  • Read all forums and post a minimum of two times during the week (unless it is a week when your case is posted and you are likely to be required to post more often as you monitor discussion of your case);
  • Successfully pass two on-line exams; and
  • Read the required textbook

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Course Syllabus  

INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST  | SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

SPEA V540: Law and Public Affairs

Online Course Syllabus

Time:  Online

Place: Online

Instructor:  Susan Zinner

Office:  Dunes Med/Prof Bldg. 2111

Phone: (219) 980-6836

Email:  szinner@iun.edu

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