PSAD Course Listing

Introduction to Public Safety Administration (PSAD 302, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or WRTG 101S. 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.

Public Safety Leadership (PSAD 416, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: PSAD 304 or HMLS 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.

Workplace Learning in Public Safety Administration (PSAD 486A, 3 Credits)

Prerequisite: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.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.

Workplace Learning in Public Safety Administration (PSAD 486B, 6 Credits)

Prerequisites: 9 credits in the discipline and prior program approval (requirements detailed online at www.umuc.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.

Public Safety Issues and Challenges (PSAD 495, 3 Credits)

Prerequisites: PSAD 306, 408, 410, 414, and 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.