Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
PSAD 302 Introduction to Public Safety Administration (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to public safety administration for private- and public-sector applications. The objective is to identify key functions of public safety administration and describe the history and current forces and trends facing public safety administrators. An overview of public safety administration, highlighting its diverse aspects, is provided. Topics include management functions, paradigms and practices, challenges, and politics and risk.
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80604 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hopkins, Harry E Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 302 Introduction to Public Safety Administration (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to public safety administration for private- and public-sector applications. The objective is to identify key functions of public safety administration and describe the history and current forces and trends facing public safety administrators. An overview of public safety administration, highlighting its diverse aspects, is provided. Topics include management functions, paradigms and practices, challenges, and politics and risk.
83526 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Waugh, Wesley R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 302 Introduction to Public Safety Administration (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to public safety administration for private- and public-sector applications. The objective is to identify key functions of public safety administration and describe the history and current forces and trends facing public safety administrators. An overview of public safety administration, highlighting its diverse aspects, is provided. Topics include management functions, paradigms and practices, challenges, and politics and risk.
87184 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hopkins, Harry E Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 304 Contemporary Public Safety Practices (3)
Recommended: PSAD 302. An investigation of contemporary strategic public safety practices. The goal is to apply the concepts of hazard and risk identification and management, quality control methodology, customer service, integrated public safety services, and public and private partnerships to public service administration decision making. Discussion covers hazard and risk analysis, customer service awareness (including expectations and demands), quality control methodology (including industry standards and accreditation), integrated public services, best practices, and public/private partnerships.
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80662 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Elg, Christopher L Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 304 Contemporary Public Safety Practices (3)
Recommended: PSAD 302. An investigation of contemporary strategic public safety practices. The goal is to apply the concepts of hazard and risk identification and management, quality control methodology, customer service, integrated public safety services, and public and private partnerships to public service administration decision making. Discussion covers hazard and risk analysis, customer service awareness (including expectations and demands), quality control methodology (including industry standards and accreditation), integrated public services, best practices, and public/private partnerships.
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86826 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Carter, Stephen Stuart Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 306 Public Safety Planning (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of strategic and operational planning in public safety administration. The aim is to identify and analyze an existing organizational strategic plan that includes budgeting and resource allocation, identify and analyze an existing operational plan, and identify the process for implementation of operational plans. Topics include strategic plans, budgeting, resource allocation, operational plans, hazard mitigation plans, emergency operation plans, incident action plans, and implementation, including positive and negative forces.
83098 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Overly, Kyle R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 306 Public Safety Planning (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of strategic and operational planning in public safety administration. The aim is to identify and analyze an existing organizational strategic plan that includes budgeting and resource allocation, identify and analyze an existing operational plan, and identify the process for implementation of operational plans. Topics include strategic plans, budgeting, resource allocation, operational plans, hazard mitigation plans, emergency operation plans, incident action plans, and implementation, including positive and negative forces.
87025 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gralewski, Stephen G Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 408 Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of the legal and public policy issues faced by public safety administrators. The objective is to describe the legal system; the legal and political environment; administrative laws and regulations for the work environment; and the interrelationship among law, regulations, and public policy. Topics include the federal, state, and local legal systems; the legal and political environment; workplace administrative laws and regulations; public policy; liability; and risk reduction.
83097 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Scarlett, Kelli J Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 408 Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of the legal and public policy issues faced by public safety administrators. The objective is to describe the legal system; the legal and political environment; administrative laws and regulations for the work environment; and the interrelationship among law, regulations, and public policy. Topics include the federal, state, and local legal systems; the legal and political environment; workplace administrative laws and regulations; public policy; liability; and risk reduction.
86854 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Swain, Christopher W Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 410 Public Safety Research and Technology (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of research and technology applications in public safety administration. The goal is to describe the principles of scientific research; evaluate existing research and technology; and apply the methods and resources of research, science, and technology to public safety administration. Topics include scientific research, research methodology, technology, and evaluating and utilizing research and technology in public safety administration.
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81151 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Droneburg, John W Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 410 Public Safety Research and Technology (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of research and technology applications in public safety administration. The goal is to describe the principles of scientific research; evaluate existing research and technology; and apply the methods and resources of research, science, and technology to public safety administration. Topics include scientific research, research methodology, technology, and evaluating and utilizing research and technology in public safety administration.
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81361 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Baumgartner, Justin J Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 410 Public Safety Research and Technology (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of research and technology applications in public safety administration. The goal is to describe the principles of scientific research; evaluate existing research and technology; and apply the methods and resources of research, science, and technology to public safety administration. Topics include scientific research, research methodology, technology, and evaluating and utilizing research and technology in public safety administration.
83527 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Baumgartner, Justin J Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 410 Public Safety Research and Technology (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of research and technology applications in public safety administration. The goal is to describe the principles of scientific research; evaluate existing research and technology; and apply the methods and resources of research, science, and technology to public safety administration. Topics include scientific research, research methodology, technology, and evaluating and utilizing research and technology in public safety administration.
87185 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Watters, Eric R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 414 Public Safety Administration Ethics (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An in-depth examination of ethics and ethical issues in public safety administration. The aim is to formulate a personal ethics statement and develop an organizational code of ethics. Topics include the origin and history of ethics, ethical issues in public safety administration, ethical behavior, codes of conduct and codes of ethics, personal ethics statements, organizational culture, and political factors.
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80884 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Woodall, Steven J Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 414 Public Safety Administration Ethics (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An in-depth examination of ethics and ethical issues in public safety administration. The aim is to formulate a personal ethics statement and develop an organizational code of ethics. Topics include the origin and history of ethics, ethical issues in public safety administration, ethical behavior, codes of conduct and codes of ethics, personal ethics statements, organizational culture, and political factors.
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81386 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Watters, Eric R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 414 Public Safety Administration Ethics (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An in-depth examination of ethics and ethical issues in public safety administration. The aim is to formulate a personal ethics statement and develop an organizational code of ethics. Topics include the origin and history of ethics, ethical issues in public safety administration, ethical behavior, codes of conduct and codes of ethics, personal ethics statements, organizational culture, and political factors.
83528 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hubbard, Mark Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 414 Public Safety Administration Ethics (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An in-depth examination of ethics and ethical issues in public safety administration. The aim is to formulate a personal ethics statement and develop an organizational code of ethics. Topics include the origin and history of ethics, ethical issues in public safety administration, ethical behavior, codes of conduct and codes of ethics, personal ethics statements, organizational culture, and political factors.
86969 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Woodall, Steven J Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 416 Public Safety Leadership (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in public safety administration. The objective is to define and explain basic concepts of leadership; analyze personal leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities; and evaluate leadership performance in the current public safety environment. Topics include leadership, leadership theories and styles, leadership roles, leadership performance, individual leadership skills and plans, effective leadership, and future trends.
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81152 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Gralewski, Stephen G Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 416 Public Safety Leadership (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in public safety administration. The objective is to define and explain basic concepts of leadership; analyze personal leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities; and evaluate leadership performance in the current public safety environment. Topics include leadership, leadership theories and styles, leadership roles, leadership performance, individual leadership skills and plans, effective leadership, and future trends.
83529 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Reamy, Amber L Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 416 Public Safety Leadership (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in public safety administration. The objective is to define and explain basic concepts of leadership; analyze personal leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities; and evaluate leadership performance in the current public safety environment. Topics include leadership, leadership theories and styles, leadership roles, leadership performance, individual leadership skills and plans, effective leadership, and future trends.
84553 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Glasser, Marc E Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 416 Public Safety Leadership (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in public safety administration. The objective is to define and explain basic concepts of leadership; analyze personal leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities; and evaluate leadership performance in the current public safety environment. Topics include leadership, leadership theories and styles, leadership roles, leadership performance, individual leadership skills and plans, effective leadership, and future trends.
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86534 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Overly, Kyle R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 486A Workplace Learning in Public Safety Administration (3)
Prerequisite: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umgc.edu/wkpl). The integration of discipline-specific knowledge with new experiences in the work environment. Tasks include completing a series of academic assignments that parallel work experiences.
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86696 6980 18 Aug 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Gralewski, Stephen G Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 495 Public Safety Issues and Challenges (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: PSAD 306, PSAD 408, PSAD 410, PSAD 414, and PSAD 416. An intensive study of public safety administration that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Current and future issues in public safety administration are addressed. The aim is to integrate leadership, administration, and management concepts and apply them to current public safety issues and the protection of life, the environment, and property. Assignments include development of a comprehensive case study response to a current public safety issue and evaluation of peer reports.
84317 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Titler, Robert B Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 495 Public Safety Issues and Challenges (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: PSAD 306, PSAD 408, PSAD 410, PSAD 414, and PSAD 416. An intensive study of public safety administration that integrates knowledge gained through previous coursework and experience and builds on that conceptual foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Current and future issues in public safety administration are addressed. The aim is to integrate leadership, administration, and management concepts and apply them to current public safety issues and the protection of life, the environment, and property. Assignments include development of a comprehensive case study response to a current public safety issue and evaluation of peer reports.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
85610 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Titler, Robert B Syllabus Course Materials
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