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Fall 2018
Sep 19, 2021
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POLS 318 - Public Budgeting
As a basic course in public budgeting, this course focuses on the key steps in the development of state and local government budgets. This course will examine the budget process, identify the primary actors, their roles in the budget process, and their ability to influence the budget outcome. Budget concepts will be examined to include line item budgets, zero based budgets, performance budgets and capital budgets. The student will be exposed to the local budget process by attending budget hearings at either the county, city or local school boards. The goals of this course are: (1) to understand the concepts of public budgeting; (2) to understand the process of establishing a public budget; and (3) to understand the role of government agencies and citizens in the process. Three semester hours.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Second Degree, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Govt, Criminology, & Sociology Department


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