Graduate Catalog 2018-2019


PUAD 5401 Public Policy Making

A study of the institutions and processes of policy making with special consideration of the national executive branch. Emphasizes the political environment of the policy making process and various policy areas. (Cross-listed as POLS 5401.)


PUAD 5415 Environmental Policy

This course provides students an examination of environmental politics and policy in the United States and the government's involvement in global environmental issues. Using historical and current case topics. students will gain a greater understanding of challenges facing public administrators in managing environmental concerns for future generations. The policy development of environmental policy is analyzed with respect to the identification of needs, planning, adoption, implementation, and evaluation. It seeks to give students a firm understanding of both the theoretical foundations of and the practical constraints in developing and implementing environmental policy.


PUAD 5444 Labor Relations

A study of labor-management relations in the public sector.


PUAD 5471 Urban and Regional Planning

A study of the principles and practice of planning at the sub-state level. Topics such as land-use and functional planning, and political, legal, and social influences on the process of planning will be emphasized.


PUAD 5509 Euro Govt/Culture Study Abroad

A study abroad course that compares law, governmental institutions and processes, political developments, and criminal justice systems. Time is also spent visiting historical and cultural locations. (Cross-listed as POLS 5509.) This course is repeatable for credit.

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PUAD 5581 Bureaucratic Behavior

An examination of theoretical perspectives on individual behaviors within public organizations. The focus is upon rational choice-based theories, but sociologically-based perspectives are also considered. Practical applications of theory are stressed.


PUAD 5615 Non Gov Org & Non Profit Mgmt

This course explores the theory, policy and management of NGOs/Civil Society engagement in local, national and global policy processes. It examines the challenges they encounter, their relationships with other stakeholders (states, inter-governmental organizations, private foundations, private sector and benficiaries), the internal organizational challenges as well as the changing contexts in which NGOs operate. It also explores the emerging important role of NGO's/Civil society in the global and local society such as relief/rehabilitation, development, governance and peace building.


PUAD 5625 Internatlonal Org & Admin

This course explores the meaning and nature of governance in the highly globalized world of the 21st century. It focuses on the role of an ever expanding international public sector and an even faster growing international governance processes.


PUAD 5655 National Security Policy

An intensive investigation simulation based investigation of U.S. national security policy-making processes and structures and the crucial but often tense relationship between the United States and other major powers and international institutions, as each actor strives to promote security in a globalizing age plagued by terrorism and other major security threats. Special emphasis is placed on the role the United States has played in forging and shaping the current world order, including the United Nations and NATO, and the challenges that lie ahead in making the world safe for promoting democracy and ensuring human security. This course requires students to analyze central issues in American foreign policy as they relate to multilateral efforts to deal with critical global issues.


PUAD 5660 Pub-Priv Partnr-intern Admin

The course explores the nature, implications and management of public-private partnerships in international development administration and global governance. It examines the challenges they encounter, the relationships among the various stakeholders (states, inter-governmental organizations, private foundations, private sector and beneficiaries), the internal organizational challenges as well as the changing contexts in which public-private partnerships operate. It also explores their emerging important role in global relations and development.