PADM 3119
Introduction to Public Administration

3.0 Credits


This course (UVic ADMN 311/ POLI 350) is an exploration of the external factors affecting contemporary public sector management in Canada, the changing structural and value context within which public servants work, the key processes in which they are engaged, and how those processes are changing. The course focuses primarily on the federal and provincial governments with references also made to public administration at other levels.


Third-year university standing is recommended.

Note: Only one of PADM 3119 (UVIC ADMN 311), UVIC HSD 404, or UVIC POLI 350 may be taken for credit.

Delivery Method



Computer with Internet is required. Refer to


Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.


4 months

Note: This paced course is delivered by the University of Victoria. UVIC courses are offered in September, January and May. This course may not be offered every semester. Space is limited and early registration is advised.