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School of Public Policy and Administration
(Faculty of Public Affairs)
1001 Dunton Tower
613-520-2547
http://carleton.ca/spa

This section presents the requirements for programs in:

Program Requirements

Certificate in Public Service Studies C.P.S.S. (6.0 credits)

Requirements:
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 1100 [0.5]
Democracy in Theory and Practice
PSCI 1200 [0.5]
World Politics
2.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
ECON 1000 [1.0]
Introduction to Economics
3.  1.0 credit from: 1.0
HIST 1300 [1.0]
The Making of Canada
HIST 2304 [1.0]
Social and Cultural History of Canada
4.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
PSCI 2002 [0.5]
& PSCI 2003 [0.5]
Canadian Political Environment
Canadian Political Institutions
5.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PSCI 3401 [0.5]
Canadian Public Administration
6. 1.5 credits chosen in consultation with the Director of the School, according to the needs of the student.1.5
Total Credits6.0

Public Administration (PADM) Courses

PADM 1501 [0.5 credit]
Public Administration in Nunavut

An introduction to the theoretical, constitutional and practical basis of public administration in Nunavut. Normally offered in Nunavut.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Certificate for Nunavut Public Service Studies.

PADM 1502 [0.5 credit]
Management of Federal-Territorial Relations

Introduction to managing the relationship between the territorial and federal governments, with examples drawn from Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Yukon practices. Normally offered in Nunavut.
Prerequisite(s): enrolment in the Certificate for Nunavut Public Service Studies and successful completion of PSCI 1002 and PADM 1501.

PADM 3105 [0.5 credit]
Management in the Public Sector

Consideration of constraints and opportunities of public-sector management, including government at all levels and para-statal organizations. Topics may include the accountability regimes, features of the human resource management context, administration of information and material resources, responsibilities and relationships of managers towards citizens.
Prerequisite(s): third-year standing in the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Seminar three hours a week.

PADM 4213 [0.5 credit]
Gender and Public Policy

Policy and policy-making as they pertain to gender relations within the state and in society. The negative and positive effects of public policy on gender relations in the family and the labour market.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4701, PADM 5701.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5213, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4214 [0.5 credit]
Budgetary Policy in the Public Sector

Selected aspects of the expenditure and revenue budget and budgetary process at all levels of government. Critical review of actual budgets and budgetary processes.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 5103.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5214, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4220 [0.5 credit]
Regulation and Public Policy

Political, economic, legal, and organizational theories of regulation in the Canadian and comparative context. Processes and consequences of regulatory practice in selected Canadian public policy fields.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 5002.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5220, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4221 [0.5 credit]
Health Policy in Canada

Canadian health policies and programs set in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4009, PADM 5009.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5221, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4224 [0.5 credit]
Aboriginal Policy

Canadian policies and programs on aboriginal peoples and aboriginal peoples' own policies as nations set in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4806, PADM 5806.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5224, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4225 [0.5 credit]
Trade Policy

Canadian multilateral and regional trade policies and programs set in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4807, PADM 5807.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5225, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4226 [0.5 credit]
Tax Policy

Canadian tax policies set in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4509, PADM 5509.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5226, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4227 [0.5 credit]
Education Policy

Canadian policies and programs in education set in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4809, PADM 5809.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5227, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4228 [0.5 credit]
Social Policy

The nature and historical development of social programs in capitalist countries, with particular focus on Canada. The course will concentrate on developing a critical understanding of the social forces shaping these programs.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4604, PADM 5604.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5228, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4230 [0.5 credit]
Ethics for Public Policy

The development and application of ethical theories to examine not simply what governments could do, but what they should do on the basis of consequences, principles, or motivations. Applications could include policies affecting climate change, inequality, end of life, privacy, use of force.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5230, for which additional credit is precluded.
Seminar three hours a week.

PADM 4320 [0.5 credit]
Ethics for Public Policy

Development and application of ethical theories to examine what governments should do, taking into account the outcomes, principles, or motivations of public policies and policy-making. Applications could include policies affecting climate change, income inequality, end of life, privacy, restitution, use of force.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5230, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4611 [0.5 credit]
Science and Technology Policies

Theory and practice regarding governmental policies for science and technology, and the use of scientific knowledge in the policy and regulatory processes of government. Concerns regarding the ethical issues and the transparency of science in government.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 5400.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5611, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4612 [0.5 credit]
Industrial Policy, Innovation and Sustainable Production

An examination of sustainable production theory and key drivers, barriers and opportunities influencing innovation in industrial systems and processes. The relationship of public policies and industry practices are explored in a number of sectors.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4600, PADM 5600.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5612, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4615 [0.5 credit]
Politics and Policy of Energy in Canada

The dilemmas associated with energy policy in Canada. Economic, social and environmental dimensions of energy decision making; Canadian issues within the contexts of a changing international scene and long term energy transitions.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 5515.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5615, for which additional credit is precluded.

PADM 4616 [0.5 credit]
Environmental Policy

Canadian environmental policies and programs in a comparative political-economic and institutional context.
Precludes additional credit for PADM 4008, PADM 5008.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PADM 5616, for which additional credit is precluded.


PADM 4817 [0.5 credit]
Health Policy in Developing Countries

Debates regarding health policy in the developing world, in the context of the global health sector reform movement, trade and intellectual property regimes, and strategies of corporate and NGO actors. Issues of gender, class and the determinants of health.
Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in the Public Policy and Administration Specialization of the B.P.A.P.M. program.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as IDMG 5617/PADM 5817, for which additional credit is precluded.

Summer session: some of the courses listed in this Calendar are offered during the summer. Hours and scheduling for summer session courses will differ significantly from those reported in the fall/winter Calendar. To determine the scheduling and hours for summer session classes, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Not all courses listed are offered in a given year. For an up-to-date statement of course offerings for the current session and to determine the term of offering, consult the class schedule at central.carleton.ca

Regulations

See the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar.

Courses taken for the Certificate may be credited towards a Bachelor of Arts degree. A student transferring into a Bachelor of Arts program will normally be required to take at least 9.0 further credits. At least 5.0 of the credits required for the degree must be completed after the awarding of the Certificate.

Academic Standing

To qualify for the Certificate, the candidate must obtain a grade of C or higher in at least half of the credits taken at Carleton University for the certificate.

Admissions Information

Admission Requirements are for the 2017-2018 year only, and are based on the Ontario High School System. Holding the minimum admission requirements only establishes eligibility for consideration. The cut-off averages for admission may be considerably higher than the minimum. See also the General Admission and Procedures section of this Calendar. An overall average of at least 70% is normally required to be considered for admission. Some programs may also require specific course prerequisites and prerequisite averages and/or supplementary admission portfolios. Higher averages are required for admission to programs for which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available. The overall average required for admission is determined each year on a program by program basis. Consult admissions.carleton.ca for further details.

Certificate

  • Certificate in Public Service Studies

The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including a minimum of six 4U or M courses. Special consideration will be extended to other applicants under Mature Applicant regulations (see Mature and Special Admissions, in the Admissions Regulations and Procedures section of this Calendar).

Candidates may be admitted with advanced standing, but must complete at least 4.0 credits at Carleton, including all required courses, to obtain the Certificate from Carleton University. Students who have completed an undergraduate degree are not eligible for admission to this program.