Public Administration Courses
110 Military Leadership and Teamwork I (1)
improve leadership, time management and organizational skills are discussed.
Additionally customs and traditions, rank and structure, and unit organization
of the military are discussed. An action-oriented course, the laboratory
introduces students to marksmanship, white water rafting, rappelling, and map
and compass techniques. Not open to juniors and seniors without instructor
approval. S/U graded.
111 Military Leadership and Teamwork II (1)
introduces students to survival techniques in various climates and
environments. The course is designed to instill confidence in a student’s
ability to survive in any climate. An action-oriented course, the laboratory
introduces the students to map reading, land navigation, communication
techniques, and first aid in survival situations. Not open to juniors and
seniors without instructor approval. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 110 or
permission of instructor. S/U graded.
R Pad 204 Computer Modeling
For Decision Support (3)
decisions – can computers help? Students will learn to use Internet
technologies as well as techniques in computer modeling for critical thinking,
policy analysis, and decision support. Topics include a review of quantitative
methods for strategic analysis, tools for helping make tough decisions, and a
survey of formal modeling techniques.
R Pad 210 History of Military
Applications of Technology (1)
Introduction to the impact of
technology on the military. Course will focus on land forces and trace the
history of military technology through the armies that employed it. The role of
current and future technologies and their military application are discussed.
The student is introduced to white water rafting, rappelling, and map and
compass techniques. Not open to juniors and seniors without instructor
approval. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 111 or permission of instructor. S/U
R Pad 211 Applied Leadership
introduction to leadership concepts and applications suited to both military
and civilian sectors. Discussion of human needs, values and attitudes with
examples and case studies. Students participate in group discussions on
leadership styles and techniques. In the laboratory, the students will develop
and use leadership skills, participate in practical exercises using military
equipment, such as radios, weapons and camouflage devices. Not open to juniors
and seniors without instructor approval. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 210 or
permission of instructor. S/U graded.
R Pad 302 (formerly R Pad
201) Understanding Public Organizations (3)
objective of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to explore
basic ideas about how people work in large (work) organizations, and the
processes and structures that operate day to day in such organizations. The
course examines how people act and interact within organizations and attempt to
change those organizations, and how organizations react to the individuals who
comprise the organization. The course uses multiple perspectives or frames as a
way of understanding of individual and organizational behavior in work
organizations. Prerequisite(s): Only one of R Pad 302 & R Pub 302 may be
taken for credit.
R Pad 303 Public Administration and
Introduction to the field of
public administration as its theory and practice have developed in the United States, emphasizing current trends and problems of organization and management in
such areas as personnel policy, budget making, policy research, and planning.
Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing.
R Pad 304 (= R Pos 303 & R Pub
303) Public Policy in Theory and Practice (3)
Examines the theoretical
foundations of public policy research, of alternative models of public policy
formation, their methodologies, and the relationship between the theory and
practice of the policy series. Inquiries into the practice of public policy;
focuses on actual policies in a substantive area. Only one of R Pad 304, R Pos
303, & R Pub 303 may be taken for credit.
R Pad 307 Professional
Applications for Public Administration and Policy (3)
Course emphasizes the early
development of professional skills, the ability to work in teams, career
planning, and an awareness of trade-offs in modern administration.
Prerequisite(s): R Pad 204.
R Pad 324
Policy Analysis in Complex Systems (3)
System Dynamics applies computer
simulation to the study of feedback-rich systems in the social, behavioral,
environmental, and management sciences. This course teaches the basic
principles of system dynamics with a hands-on approach involving frequent
problem sets and case studies. Students will learn the basic principles
governing systems modeling as well as how to create computer-based simulation
models. Prerequisites(s): R Pad 204.
R Pad 329 (= R Pos 329)
Bureaucratic Politics (3)
Examination of political behavior
within and among administrative agencies, focusing on the sources of power in
the bureaucracy, and the ways in which agencies use their political resources to
shape public policy. Only one of R Pad 329 & R Pos 329 may be taken for
credit. Prerequisite(s): R Pos 101 or 101Z and 102, or junior or senior class
R Pad 380 Applied Military
Leadership I (2)
Teaches students the cadet
leadership development program, used throughout the course to assess leadership
skills. Instruction in fundamentals and characteristics of military operations.
Practical application of decision-making, planning, and execution of troop
leading procedures. Addresses motivational theory and techniques, the role and
action of leaders, and risk assessment. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 211, or
permission of instructor. S/U graded.
R Pad 381 Applied Military
Leadership II (2)
Focuses on leadership and tactical
operations. Opportunities to plan and conduct individual and collective
training for military organizations. Synthesizes the various components of
training, leadership, and team building. Upon completion of the course,
students will possess the fundamental confidence and competence to be a leader
in a military setting. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 380. S/U graded.
R Pad 411 Special Topics in
Public Administration: Program Evaluation Training (1)
This class will introduce
participants to the concepts that are essential to evaluation. Topics discussed
will include: program measures (methods, management characteristics, etc.),
participant measures, intervening measures (changes in economy, management,
demographics, etc.), impact measures, different viewpoints of evaluation
(program participants, program staff, policy makers, etc.), and measurement
levels (individual vs. agency vs. society). This course is the shared resources
equivalent of the graduate course R Pad 511. S/U graded.
R Pad 414 (= R Pub 414)
Policy Analysis in Public Administration (3)
Overview of operations and
techniques used in systems analysis. Examples are used to demonstrate how these
analytical methods can be employed to make more informed policy decisions. Only
one of R Pad 414 & R Pub 414 may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s):
junior or senior class standing.
R Pad 424 Systems Thinking
and Strategy Development (4)
The course represents a set of
concepts and tools for thinking through complex system-wide problems that
challenge government managers' ability to design and manage cross-agency and
intergovernmental policies and programs. Students will learn to diagnose and
solve complex system-level problems by applying systems thinking and strategic
planning tools to case examples. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
R Pad 465 (= R Pub 465) Hudson River Watershed: Environment, Society, and Policy (3)
Interdisciplinary consideration of
Hudson River and its watershed from environmental perspective: history,
political, social, economic, geographic and demographic factors; urban
development; ecology; geologic origins; living resources; pollution;
environmentalism and cultural forces leading to environmentalism; environmental
policy, governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions.
R Pad 480 Advanced Military
Management and Leadership I (2)
Concentrates on leadership,
management, and ethics. Focuses on attaining knowledge and proficiency in
several critical skills for Army officers, such as staff activities, counseling
theory, and training management. Prerequisite(s): R Pad 381. S/U
R Pad 481 Advanced Military
Management and Leadership II (2)
Introduces how the Army organizes
for operations from the tactical to strategic levels. Instruction in military
administration and logistics. Concludes with a capstone exercise that
incorporates knowledge from the entire military science curriculum.
Prerequisite(s): R Pad 480. S/U graded.
R Pad 499 (= R Pub 499)
Program Seminar-Energy: Crisis and Policy (3)
Exploration of the nature and
future of the energy problem. Public policies (e.g., production, regulation,
development of alternative sources, conservation, foreign trade, and public
safety) are emphasized. Only one of R Pad 499 & R Pub 499 may be
taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing. [OD]