PADM 4209
The Public Policy Process

3.0 Credits


The course (UVIC ADMN 420) is an introduction to the policy process in the public sector. The course will include analysis of current theories of policy-making and will examine case studies from Canadian contexts. Topics include: policy formation; the policy communication process; the structural aspects of policy execution; and the human dimensions of implementation and coordination of policies in public sector organizations.


PADM 3119 (UVIC ADMN/POLI 350). Third-year standing and PADM 3109 (UVIC ADMN 310) and/or PADM 3149 (UVIC ADMN 314) are recommended.

Note: Students with credit for PADM 4659 (UVIC ADMN 465) may not take this course for further 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.