Schedule of Classes




2023 Spring: January 11 - May 9

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 organizations and the functions of administrators within these organizations. The objective is to identify key functions of public safety administration and describe the history and current forces and trends facing public safety administrators. The history, development, growth, and future of various interdependent public safety entities is examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include key responsibilities of administrators in public safety administration.
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21363 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Overly, Kyle R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 302 Introduction to Public Safety Administration (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to public safety organizations and the functions of administrators within these organizations. The objective is to identify key functions of public safety administration and describe the history and current forces and trends facing public safety administrators. The history, development, growth, and future of various interdependent public safety entities is examined from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include key responsibilities of administrators in public safety administration.
27206 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Overly, Kyle R 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 explore several best practices generally associated with successful organizations and apply them to the field of public safety.¿¿Topics include the role of hazard and risk management, quality control, and customer service in public safety organizations.¿¿Discussion also covers contemporary views of public safety integration and consolidation, as well as public and private partnerships.
24714 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Gralewski, Stephen G 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 explore several best practices generally associated with successful organizations and apply them to the field of public safety.¿¿Topics include the role of hazard and risk management, quality control, and customer service in public safety organizations.¿¿Discussion also covers contemporary views of public safety integration and consolidation, as well as public and private partnerships.
26953 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Perez, Katherine A Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 306 Public Safety Planning (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of strategic, operational, and tactical planning in public safety administration with an emphasis on the planning process. The aim is to demonstrate key skills in public safety planning by successfully developing a hazards mitigation plan. Topics include strategic, operational, and tactical planning as well as resource allocation and hazards mitigation.
23942 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Zitzmann, Jonathan E Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 408 Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A review of the U.S legal system and an analysis of the law as it relates to the administration of public safety organizations.¿Principles of legal obligations, limitations, liabilities, and immunities are examined and discussed, both in general terms and, where applicable, in terms of how they differ in the treatment of public employers and employees.¿ The objective is to develop an appreciation of the legal responsibilities of a public safety administrator to their employees and the public at large.
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21423 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Hubbard, Mark Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 408 Public Safety Legal Issues and Public Policy (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. A review of the U.S legal system and an analysis of the law as it relates to the administration of public safety organizations.¿Principles of legal obligations, limitations, liabilities, and immunities are examined and discussed, both in general terms and, where applicable, in terms of how they differ in the treatment of public employers and employees.¿ The objective is to develop an appreciation of the legal responsibilities of a public safety administrator to their employees and the public at large.
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26952 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Waugh, Wesley R Syllabus Course Materials
PSAD 410 Public Safety Research and Technology (3)
Recommended: PSAD 304. An examination of research and the applications of technology 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 the evaluation and use of research and technology in public safety administration.
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21924 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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 the applications of technology 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 the evaluation and use of research and technology in public safety administration.
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22322 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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 the applications of technology 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 the evaluation and use of research and technology in public safety administration.
23946 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 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 the applications of technology 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 the evaluation and use of research and technology in public safety administration.
23947 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 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 recognize the principles of ethical decision making and those factors that tend to undermine their application and those that tend to support them Topics include the most well know ethical systems, values and empathy, moral disengagement, ethical decision making and ethical leadership, and deception as viewed through the lens of ethical responsibility.
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21636 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Aubert-Utz, Jennifer L 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 recognize the principles of ethical decision making and those factors that tend to undermine their application and those that tend to support them Topics include the most well know ethical systems, values and empathy, moral disengagement, ethical decision making and ethical leadership, and deception as viewed through the lens of ethical responsibility.
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22329 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Gillis-Todd, Megan 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 recognize the principles of ethical decision making and those factors that tend to undermine their application and those that tend to support them Topics include the most well know ethical systems, values and empathy, moral disengagement, ethical decision making and ethical leadership, and deception as viewed through the lens of ethical responsibility.
23948 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 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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21637 6380 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Carter, Stephen Stuart 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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22330 6381 11 Jan 2023-07 Mar 2023 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.
23957 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Closed Online
Faculty: Titler, Robert B 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.
23958 7381 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Andrews, Terrence Michael 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 builds on that foundation through integrative analysis, practical application, and critical thinking. Focus is on using these skills to address the challenges of current and future issues in public safety administration. The aim is to integrate leadership, administration, and management concepts apply them to current public safety issues. Assignments include the development of a comprehensive case study related to a current public safety issue.
23959 7380 15 Mar 2023-09 May 2023 Open Online
Faculty: Hlavach, Steven M Syllabus Course Materials
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