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Emergency Administration and Planning, EADP = 0425

Public Administration, PADM = 0455

Emergency Administration and Planning, EADP = 0425

3010. Integrated Emergency Management. 3 hours. The philosophy and methodology necessary to successful delivery of a comprehensive emergency management system.

3020. Emergency Preparedness. 3 hours. Emergency preparedness concepts necessary to develop an integrated, generic, comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.

3050. Hazard Mitigation. 3 hours. Specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop a proactive emergency mitigation plan to reduce the effects of natural and man-made disasters.

3080. Emergency Management Leadership and Influence. 3 hours. A study of interpersonal relationships as they apply to emergency administration/operations; leadership, conflict management and use of power and influence.

4000. Environmental and Hazardous Materials Regulations. 3 hours. History, purpose and scope of environmental regulations (federal and state) as they relate to hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

4050. Response of Local, State and Federal Agencies to Special Populations. 3 hours. Structure and interaction of designated disaster response agencies as they pertain to special populations (elderly, disabled, institutionalized and non-English-speaking); interorganizational relationships among local, state and federal agencies; types of services provided and existing degree of pre-planning.

4060. Computers in Emergency Management I. 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, resource control and business resumption after disasters.

4070. Computers in Emergency Management II. 3 hours. Advanced application of personal computers in emergency management. A detailed analysis and application of current software used in emergency management/contingency planning. Special emphasis is placed on the development of contingency plans planning, resource control and business resumption after disasters.

4080. Practical Applications in Emergency Administration: Case Studies. 3 hours. A synthesis of learned emergency administration techniques and methodologies. Appropriate case studies are analyzed and evaluated to provide a practical application and comprehensive understanding of theoretical emergency management principles. Prerequisite(s): EADP 3010 and 3020.

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 Diversity in the United States 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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