Public Administration: Public Ethics Verses Public Decision Making
Students will be required to complete a concise, well-articulated essay that incorporates EITHER: the Declaration of Independence; any article or amendment to the Constitution; one of the Federalist Papers to concepts covered in the course; or a significant historical speech. Historical context is necessary but please remember it is not the whole paper, the paper must be centered on 3 concepts covered in class, the best recommendation would be to look at the Syllabus and look at the bold lettering on each week (Public Values for example is a concept as well as Public Decision Making). Essays should be between 5-7 pages in length, not including references, tables, graphs, etc. Essays should be double-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman font with standard one inch margins. All references should be cited according to the American Psychology Association (APA) (6th ed.) style in author-date format with a separate reference section located at the end of the essay. It is highly recommended that you consult the citation guides provided online (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). DO NOT CREATE AN ABSTRACT OR TABLE OF CONTENTS Sample outline: Introduction – explain the content of the document and give a historical context (what was going on in the U.S. when it was written); list and briefly define the concept you are going to relate to the document Class Concept 1 (i.e., ethics) – go into a deeper explanation of the concept; point out parts of the document where this concept is addressed (use quotes if you want, but not extensively, and make sure you cite them) Class Concept 2 (i.e., motivation) – same as above Class Concept 3 (i.e., organizational culture) – same as above Conclusion – recap why you chose the concepts you did (no 1st person, though); recap historical implications of the document, and the specific implications of the concepts you chose.