Public Administration

Emergency Administration and Planning, EADP = 0425

2700. Current Issues in Emergency Management. 3 hours. In-depth investigation of a contemporary issue of concern to emergency managers. Possible topics include catastrophic events, public health and disasters, volunteer organizations, and emergency medical services.

3010. Introduction to Emergency Management. 3 hours. Introduction to the principles, processes, and elements of disaster management. Topics include risk, vulnerability, hazard, and the comprehensive emergency management system.

3020. Emergency Preparedness. 3 hours. Planning and preparation for disasters. This course examines how emergency managers develop emergency operations plans and procedures, approaches to public disaster education, and training exercises designed to prepare for disasters. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

3025. Disaster Response. 3 hours. How individuals, groups, organizations and communities behave during disasters. Service delivery strategies for effective response. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

3040. Disaster Recovery. 3 hours. How individuals, groups, organizations and communities recover from both natural and technological disasters. The complex dynamics of the recovery process are emphasized. Short and long term approaches to disaster recovery are examined. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

3050. Hazard Mitigation. 3 hours. Specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop proactive hazard mitigation planning to reduce the effects of natural and technological disasters. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

3080. Leadership and Organizational Behavior. 3 hours. Study of interpersonal relationships and organizational behavior as they apply to emergency administration and operations. Topics include leadership, conflict management and the use of power and influence. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4000. Hazardous Materials Planning and Management. 3 hours. Study of contingency planning and management for hazardous materials. Particular attention is given to environmental regulations as they relate to hazardous materials. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4030. Private Sector Issues. 3 hours. Focuses heavily on risk management and business continuity. Explores the role of businesses in emergency management. Covers related topics including disaster recovery, the insurance industry, OSHA regulations and government consulting. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4040. International Disasters. 3 hours. Explores issues pertinent to international disasters, including susceptibility of poor countries to natural disasters, the nature of complex emergencies, and the actors involved in humanitarian activities across national borders. Special attention is given to the social, political and economic barriers that perpetuate the vicious cycle of vulnerability as well as the need for long term solutions that promote beneficent forms of development. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4050. Special Populations and Disasters. 3 hours. Examination of special populations in disaster and their needs, including service delivery strategies. Appropriate legislation and regulations are discussed. Emphasis on relevant response agencies and programs, and interorganizational relationships. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4060. Computers in Emergency Management. 3 hours. Examination of the use of personal computers in emergency management. Analysis and application of current software used in emergency management/contingency planning. Special emphasis is placed on planning, information management and business resumption after disasters. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 or consent of department.

4080. Capstone Course in Emergency Management. 3 hours. Integration of emergency management concepts and methodologies. Case studies of disasters are emphasized to provide a synthesis of emergency management principles. This course should be taken during the last spring semester of enrollment. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010, 3020, 3025, 3040 and 3050.

4800. Practicum in Emergency Management. 3-6 hours. (1.5; 0; fieldwork) Practical experience in a supervised emergency management setting geared toward the integration of theory and practice. Requires a minimum of 120 contact hours (3 credit hours) or 240 contact hours (6 credit hours) within the practicum setting plus the weekly integrative seminar. Prerequisite(s): 15 hours of EADP course work, including EADP 3010 and 3020, and consent of instructor. Application for approval of the practicum site occurs in the semester prior to enrollment in this course.

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-6 hours each.

Public Administration, PADM = 0455

2100. Diversity in Urban Governance. 3 hours. Course examines the diverse and sometimes competing demands of people of color, women, the elderly and the economically disadvantaged on public policy development and execution. Course addresses how public managers respond to the demands of diverse interests in American cities. Students develop an understanding of public administrators' obligation to the administrative values of leadership, responsiveness and efficiency in the management of urban services. These values are discussed in relation to the management of diversity in the public workforce, city budgets and the distribution of public services. Satisfies the Cross-cultural, Diversity and Global Studies requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

3000. Public Administration. 3 hours. Organizations and management in executive departments, and national, state and municipal governments; bureaucracy; administrative theory; budgeting; personnel and administrative leadership.

3020. Public Management. 3 hours. An introduction to organization and management theories and practices as they concern federal, state and local governments.

3410. Financial Aspects of Government. 3 hours. Politics and management of taxation, budgeting, grants-in-aid and municipal bonds. Conflicts among politicians, managers and analysts in developing policy and financing programs.

3420. Bureaucracy and Public Policy. 3 hours. A study of the nature of bureaucracy, its role in policy development and the problem of bureaucratic responsibility. (Same as PSCI 3420.)

3700. Issues in Public Administration. 3 hours. An in-depth investigation of a contemporary issue of concern to public managers. Possible topics include managing nonprofit organizations, public-private partnerships and ethics in government. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

4130. American Intergovernmental Relations. 3 hours. Federal system; constitutional and theoretical bases of federalism; national/state/local government conflict and cooperation; regional arrangements; political centralization; impact upon American traditions; future prospects. (Same as PSCI 4130.)

4450. Public Policy Analysis. 3 hours. Policy making, impact of public policy and factors that place specific problems on the public agenda. (Same as PSCI 4450.)

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

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