Associating Concepts with Topics, Subjects, and Courses

AssociatingConceptsCore concepts organized by normed topic, by public management subject, and by synthetic course

Normed topics are designed to be exclusively associated with a single subject, and thus to be exclusively associated with a single synthetic course. In contrast, many core concepts in MPP and MPA curricular are relevant to more than a single topic and subject. Nevertheless, to help avoid duplication of teaching effort, each core concept on the Atlas is assigned a “primary association” with a single topic, which therefore provides it with a primary association with a single subject and a single course. These associations are displayed in the respective page layouts, as described below.

Concept pages

The italicized text in the upper right of a concept page indicates whether the concept is a core concept, and the subject with which it is primarily associated. The normed topic and synthetic course with which the concept is primarily associated is indicated near the bottom of the page. For a completed example, see Aboriginal Peoples.

Topic pages

When completed, each topic page will list in alphabetic order the concepts associated with that normed topic. For a completed example, see Producer Theory and Competition.

Subject pages

When completed, each subject page will list in alphabetic order the concepts associated with that subject. For a completed example, see Governance and Institutions.

Atlas course pages

When completed, each Atlas course page will list in alphabetic order the concepts associated with that course. For a completed example, see Atlas109 Leadership and Communication.

Page created by: Ian Clark, last modified on 18 May 2016.

Image: Bahaism BlogSpot, at http://bahaism.blogspot.ca/2011/09/freedom-of-association-and-bahai-faith.html, accessed 20 December 2015.