PADM3302 In this course students will examine various theories of values and ethical systems, with a view toward understanding the influence of ethics and values on public services administration.
PADM3303 This course introduces students to public personnel administra- tion at the national, state and local levels of government, including the history and development of civil service systems and the merit principle, the functions and operations of a public personnel system, and basic concepts and techniques in public personnel administration.
PADM3342 This course uses case studies to explore leadership theories and their practices throughout the world. Public, private, and not-for-profit leaders throughout the world will be the subject of discussions and research. Students will be expected to select two government, business, military, or religious leaders who are from different countries to study.
PADM3400 Administrative law examines the laws and legal principles governing the administration and regulation of government agencies. Focus is upon the administrative rules, regulations and procedures of government agencies and bodies, and the scope of agency authority. Emphasis is upon how administrative agencies implement legislative policy through rulemaking and enforcement as well as judicial review of administative agency action; legislative and executive control of administrative action; and the forms and organization of administrative agencies.
PADM4400 In this seminar, participants will study leadership theories and their application in the public sector setting with a view toward developing their individual leadership skills.
PADM4501 Examine terrorism in the context of emergency management. Definition of what terrorism is and why politically motivated acts of violence occur. Explore the ideological forces behind terrorism and provide an overview of terrorist groups and their intimidation and fear tactics, examine weapons of mass destruction and focus on the history of counter-terrorism legislation.
PADM4504 Examine how to identify the most vulnerable and/or most damaging target the terrorist may focus upon to cause the widest and most damaging interference with noraml operation of a certain area or industry. By using the mitigation and preparedness process safety measures may be put into place to reduce or eliminate a certain target from experiencing loss or damage.
PADM4505 An in-depth analysis of terrorism, the terrorists' beliefs and reasons for actions against a certain group or government agency both here and abroad. What beliefs cause terrorist practices and the psychology of the suicide bomber syndrome.
PADM4506 What can we do to prepare our cities and communities from suffering the effects of a violent attack. What measures we can put into place to recover quickly and efficiently with the least loss of life and property. An in-depth analysis of terrorism, the terrorist's beliefs and reasons for actions against a certain group or government agency both here and abroad. What beliefs or cause the terrorist practices and the psychology of the suicide bomber syndrome.
PADM4545 Developing better oral and writing skills with the use of modern technology, learning how to deal with the media as a public relations officer and to use the media as an effective tool, writing press releases, fostering good relationships with the media, developing better public relations skills to inform and educate the public and how to handle damage control.
PADM4547 This course is held in the U.S. with the option of taking the courses overseas, when scheduled, including FDU's Wroxton College in Osfordshire, England. An instructor will facilitate guest lectures to provide information on relevant issues affecting clients of health and social service providers. Global differences in service priorities in the areas of health care, mental health, disease control, inoculations, geriatrics, domestic violence prevention, child abuse prevention, early childhood learning and services for persons with disabilities.
PADM4561 Students will learn the principles of school safety and security essential with a special focus on the security assessment process developing crisis preparedness and response guidelines, analyzing security issues and working collaboratively with students, parents, police and the community. The course will also examine specific security assessment components paramount to school emergency management; security policies and procedures, security staffing and operations, physical security, education, training and strategy.
PADM4563 A thought-provoking look at the complexity and contradiction involved in violence within society through examination of global societies. The course will examine the contrasts between violent and non-violent societies around the globe.
PADM4564 Both the internal and external environments of organizations in the United States are changing rapidly. Many of these changes require managers to understand how and why diversity influences organizational behavior. This course focuses on the sources of changes that necessitate the effective management of diversity, how work forces, constituencies, clients, consumers, and markets are changing; how more diverse work groups differ from relatively homogeneous work groups. This course will emphasize culture and cultural differences in employee, management and organizational behavior.
PADM4565 White-collar crime has both direct and indirect impacts on individuals. This course will examine the nature of corporate and non-profit white- collar criminal investigations. Students will gain an understanding of the nature and problems of white-collar crime as well as the detection and deterrence aspects of white-collar criminals, which will include criminal liability sanctions and policing strategies. Areas to be addressed include: money laundering; securities fraud; political corruption; professional misconduct; organizational misconduct; and numerous other related topics. This course will also explore at legal law enforcement and societal responses to white-collar crime.
PADM4567 The growing phenenomena of street gangs in our communities is of a national concern. With the presence of gangs comes an increase not only in violent activity by the youths involved but a general increase in criminal activity such as narcotics, theft, and substance abuse violations. The first step in initiating a program to combat gangs in the community is recognition of both the problem and identification of the specific threat. This course acquaints the individual with the history and organization of gangs, legal definitions, identifiers, graffiti, hand signs, and drug dealing activities. It also explores local street gangs, nationally affiliated gangs, gangs within the prison system, the relationship between the Department of Corrections and Law Enforcement and gang investigations using the RICO system.
PADM4576 This course views assessment processes that focus on actions, communications, and specific situations that an idividual may pose a threat of violence.
PADM4587 This course will explore the basic issues and concepts relative to homeland security from the domestic and international perspectives. Included in the course will be the sources and nature of threats, basic issues, and national policies. The course will also study defense strategy formulation.
PADM4588 The concept of homeland security and the evolution of these systems is relatively new, having developed as the United States developed its system. This course will investigate various national policies and practices.
PADM4602 In our current environment, there is the threat of terrorism activities that may target where the most human casualties and disruption to our lives will occur and where our concerns of safety and security are threatened. The transportation systems are major targets of terrorists. This course will explore the safety and security of the ports, bridges, and tunnels throughout the country. Examples of issues involving other systems around the world will be used for discussions.