Description of the Course: All public policies and public programs require the use of human resources for their implementation. This course is designed to introduce students to theories, case studies, and models that are helpful in understanding human and organizational behavior for the betterment of both the delivery of government promises and the morale of public employees. Students will be encouraged to think about the “Why?” questions. For example, why do you think “X” would motivate or satisfy an employee? Why do you think that government/non-government entities could perform “X” job more successfully? Why do some employees act dishonestly? Some of the major topics that will be discussed include but are not limited to the following: what makes public organizations distinct, policy implementation, employee morale, employee recruitment and selection, government contracting, and government ethics and corruption.