A minimum grade of "C" is required for each architecture (ARC-prefixed) course.
All studios (Architectural Design 5 through Comprehensive Design Project) apply the pedagogical benefits of individual tutoring ("desk crits") and group dynamics. On several occasions, with participation of internal and/or external critics, pinups or juries are conducted to evaluate the products of the studio. Students are required to participate in the entire jury process for their own studio. Observation of other studios' juries is highly recommended. Architectural Design 1 (ARC 1301) 4 credits Introduction to methods of architectural design and representation.
Architectural Design 2 (ARC 1302) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 1301 and 2208; Corequisite: ARC 2461 Study of proportions—both natural and derived—and the relationships between the human body and the physical parameters of the built environment.
Architectural Theory 1 (ARC 2201) 3 credits Prerequisites: ARC 1302, ARC 2208; Corequisite: ARC 2303 Students explore how ideas and knowledge are related to form and space by developing an understanding of the elements and principles of architecture used in the manifestation of the built environment. Course work emphasizes the methods and strategies used in the research and analysis of architecture.
Culture and Architecture: The Master Builder (ARC 2208) 3 credits Holistic approach to the evolution of architecture as an empirical element of culture from prehistoric humankind to the present. Course is based on the interaction between the principles and concepts of architectural design and technology and the world cultures that produced and utilized them in their built environments. This is a General Education course.
Architectural Design 3 (ARC 2303) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 1302, ARC 2461; Corequisite: ARC 2201 Emphasizes graphic presentation, descriptive communication, and analysis pertaining to architectural design. Students develop strategies for the manifestation of form and space by building upon the material previously encountered in earlier design studios. Projects place special emphasis on the interpretation and analysis of local and regional conditions.
Architectural Design 4 (ARC 2304) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 2201, ARC 2303, ENC 1101, and ENC 1102 or substitute; Corequisite: ARC 2580 Through a series of analytical and architectural design exercises, this course focuses on interpretation and analysis of structural systems and their application in various design exercises and on the relationship between the human body/site/climate and architectural form.
Materials and Methods 1 (ARC 2461) 3 credits Prerequisite: ARC 1301; Corequisite: ARC 1302 Introduction to the relationship between architecture and construction, emphasizing the basic principles of how buildings are built.
Architectural Structures 1 (ARC 2580) 3 credits Prerequisites: MAC 2233 or MAC 2311; PHY 2053 or PHY 2043 Corequisite: ARC 2304 This course is an introduction to structural design and statics. Course work examines design issues relating to various structural systems and materials. Student work is assessed through written exercises, case studies, exams, and structural design models.
Special Topics (ARC 2930) 1-4 credits Special topics taught during the first two years of the architecture degree program. Architectural Research Methods and Analysis (ARC 3091) 3 credits Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule) Prerequisite: Acceptance into the upper-division architecture program; Junior standing Corequisite: ARC 3320 Students in this WAC course are introduced to various types of research relevant to the discipline, as well as university resources relevant to research and writing activities. Students perform a major case study of a building in order to develop abilities to perform research and analysis (both written and graphic) that are important to the discipline. Architectural Representation (ARC 3133) 2 credits Prerequisites: ARC 1301, 1302, 2303, 2304 with minimum grades of "C" Corequisite: ARC 3320 Aims to develop an understanding of issues pertinent to graphic communication and visual literacy in architecture and to develop presentation skills through constructive learning experience. Addresses important issues such as drawing conventions, paraline and perspective drawing, tonal values, line quality, contrast and composition through generative design exercises.
Introduction to Digital Modeling and Documentation (ARC 3185C) 3 credits Prerequisite: ARC 3133 Aims to develop basic skills in 3D modeling and graphic editing using a combination of software and address the designer’s choice of software to facilitate the aggregation of one’s work towards compiling final presentation boards.
Architectural Design Techniques (ARC 3319) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of all lower-division course work required for B.Arch. program Interpretation and analysis of architectural form, order, spatial composition, and representation. Students are taught several different methods of design delineation with an emphasis on the clear communication of spatial conditions and design intentions.Top of page Architectural Design 5 (ARC 3320) 4 credits Prerequisites: Minimum grade of "C" in all preprofessional design studio courses. Completion of all required lower-division preprofessional and general education course work, and approved portfolio. Integrate conditions of site, climate and environmental systems, circulation, and develop a material presence through the design of a project as an object in an existing architectural and/or natural landscape. Eight hours of studio per week.
Architectural Design 6 (ARC 3321) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 3091 and ARC 3320, or permission of department Interpretation and analysis of structural expression and its interrelationships with principles of architectural ordering and composition of space. Students work collaboratively and individually on a project in which imposed conditions of an urban site, program and building systems focus on interrelated aspects of an urban fabric. Knowledge of the elements of architectural design is developed in the decision-making process. Eight hours of studio per week.
Site Planning and Engineering (ARC 3374) 3 credits Site planning and construction engineering considerations in architectural decision-making.
Materials and Methods of Construction (ARC 3463) 3 credits Building materials, their manufacture and assemblies, with emphasis on investigating the theories and practical applications of materials in both contemporary and historical precedents.
Architectural Structures 2 (ARC 3503) 3 credits Structural analysis and design in wood, masonry, and steel with reference to integration of technical systems and architectural design decisions. Through studio consultation, theories are applied to studio projects.
Environmental Technology 1 (ARC 3610) 3 credits Develops an understanding of fundamental building physics. Investigates technologies and design strategies to control heat, air, light and sound.
Pre-Modern Architectural History and Theory (ARC 3710) 3 credits Survey of the development of architectural and urban form from the Renaissance period through the Industrial Revolution. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of the interrelationships among culture, architecture, urban form and technology throughout the world.
Dynamic Design Methods 1 (ARC 4057) 3 credits Prerequisite: Admission to Architecture program Intense introduction to digital media design tools as applied to intermediate and advanced design issues. Course work emphasizes the relationship between medium and method. Course projects promote the application of multiple digital media tools used in concert to achieve an end. Color Material Space (ARC 4134) 3 credits Prerequisite: Junior level or higher Explores the relationship of color, material, and space and their potentials in a hands-on design process of architectural objects. Based on information on color perception and the discussion of color in paintings as well as in architecture, student develop personal skills for the design of color in regard to material and space. Digital Fabrication (ARC 4181) 3 credits This course helps students develop an understanding of the issues pertinent to the growing digital design culture in relation to its potential manifestation into building and making. This understanding is developed through discussion of selected theoretical writings and their application into architectural design using CNC manufacturing technologies.
Ethics and Architecture (ARC 4202) 3 credits Prerequisites: Senior standing or higher Course addresses the main notions and issues in ethics so as to situate and capture the particular nature of architecture as a discipline in regards to its intentional and engaged character. The course aims to provide a range of means for developing awareness and understanding of the ethical dimension of architectural design leading to reflective and conscious moral responsibility in architecture praxis.
Architectural Theory (ARC 4219) 3 credits Basic philosophical considerations in architecture as manifested in the works and writings of recognized authorities in the field. Contemporary Design Theories (ARC 4220) 3 credits Prerequisite: Senior level or higher Inquiry into contemporary theories, ideas, and concepts related to the phenomenon of design and their implications on the conceptualization of architecture.
Vertical Studio (ARC 4322) 4 credits Prerequisite: Preceding design studio (e.g., ARC 3320 or 3321 or 4326) Holistic architectural responses to different human activities in a given context interspersed with existing and planned buildings and green areas. Top of page Architectural Design 7 (ARC 4326) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 3321 with a minimum grade of "C" Explores applied principles of programming in developing a design process by combining existing buildings with new development in the making of space and form. These issues are investigated collaboratively and individually in a project with a specific, predominant use within a clearly defined architectural context, and in connection to open urban, public space(s). Eight hours of studio per week.
Architectural Design 8 (ARC 4327) 4 credits Prerequisites: ARC 4326 with a minimum grade of "C", ARC 3374, ARC 4620 Focuses on contextual sensitivity, integration of environmental control techniques and technology, and articulation of the public, private and mediate realms through investigations of a large urban building and its architectural landscape. Eight hours of studio per week. Designing Safer Communities with CPTED (ARC 4384) 3 credits The course teaches the methodology of designing for security using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The premise is that proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to reduction in the opportunity of predatory stranger-to-stranger crime, with the result of improving quality of life and reducing fear.
Architectural Detail Generation (ARC 4482) 3 credits Prerequisite: ARC 3463 Research, analysis and interpretation of selected case studies documenting a specified range of construction types explore how the architectural detail is developed in the praxis of building design as a connection between utility and art.
Architectural Structures 3 (ARC 4504) 3 credits Structural analysis and design in concrete and composite materials with reference to integration of technical systems and architectural design decisions in small, medium, and large buildings. Theories applied, through consultation, to studio projects.
Environmental Technology 2 (ARC 4620) 3 credits Introduces students to building services systems. Theoretical and practical applications of the building services systems will be investigated.
Modern Architectural History and Theory (ARC 4712) 3 credits Continuation of the study of the development of architecture and urban form from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of design as revealed in the interrelationships among cultures, architecture, urban development and technology throughout the world. Architects and Engineers: Histories of a Relationship (ARC 4742) 3 credits Course examines the ever-changing relationship between architecture and engineering. It discusses both the scientific/technological and artistic/expressive aspects of architectural engineering, focusing on major points of technological innovation.
Historic Preservation (ARC 4801) 3 credits An introduction to historic preservation, including the language, concept, history, and other aspects of historic preservation that have made it an economical and political force in today's society at the local, state, national, and international levels.
Directed Independent Study (ARC 4907) 1-6 credits Independent study, research, or other project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge, directed and approved by faculty.
Directed Independent Research (ARC 4915) 3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Students work closely with research mentors to conduct research and inquiry in Architecture. Requirements for the course and the criteria for evaluation are agreed upon by the research mentor and the student.
Special Topics (ARC 4930) 1-6 credits Study relating to special topics in Architecture, directed and approved by faculty. Architecture and Urbanism Study Abroad (ARC 4950) 3 credits Prerequisite: Approval from the International Programs Office This course surveys the history of architecture and urban development in Venice. The recognition and urban characteristic will be emphasized, and in particular, the symbols and meanings distinct to historical periods, including the Byzantine, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Baroque. Other cities in the Veneto and other regions of Italy, such as Florence, Siena, Milan, and/or Rome are studied.
Architecture Study Abroad (ARC 4955) 1-6 credits Prerequisites: Minimum GPA of 2.0; Architecture majors only Students study abroad in order to gain greater insight into the architecture of various world cultures, studying historical and modern examples of architecture.
Introduction to Interior Design (IND 2022) 3 credits Rooms and interiors of buildings defining our well being, serving our convenience, and providing the stage for our activities from leisure to work. Different categories of interiors (residential, commercial, office, resort, etc.) are presented and discussed.Top of page Architecture Graduate Courses
A minimum grade of "C" is required for each architecture (ARC-prefixed) course.
Architectural Theory (ARC 5206) 3 credits Advanced theoretical and philosophical considerations in architecture as manifested in the works and writings of recognized authorities in the field. Literature and Criticism in Architecture (ARC 5221) 3 credits Investigations into the ways architecture is encompassed in other art fields and humanities. A critical analysis of the major theoretical positions influencing contemporary architectural thought.
Professional Practice A (ARC 5271) 3 credits First in the two-course sequence focusing on professional practice. Introduces principles of professional office practice and its economic and business aspects and considers the historical, ethical and legal framework of the practice of architecture.
Professional Practice B (ARC 5272) 3 credits Introduction to cash flow and discounting techniques, project financial analysis, cost allocation, income tax considerations, project economic analysis and life-cycle costing. Follows IDP and ARE guidelines.
Advanced Architectural Design 1 (ARC 5328) 6 credits Prerequisites: ARC 3463, ARC 4327 and ARC 4504 Corequisite: ARC 6305 This advanced level studio focuses on the relationship of buildings and spaces to the public realm through the development of an urban design master plan and complex building intervention. Coursework includes advanced design research, urban analysis and study of the social and physical attributes of public and semi-public space. Clear communication, through drawing, writing and speaking are practiced through public presentations and workshops.
Comprehensive Design Project (ARC 5352) 6 credits Prerequisite: ARC 5328 This capstone studio focuses on comprehensive design development for a complex building and site location. Projects demonstrate competent design research, a balance of convention and invention and a high level of effectiveness with regard to building technology, site development and graphic and linguistic modes of communicating a design solution.
Advanced Architectural Design 2 (ARC 5355) 6 credits Prerequisite: ARC 5328 This studio demands that students integrate constructional, structural, and environmental systems in the development of a moderately complex building.
Directed Independent Study (ARC 5907) 1-6 credits Independent study, research, or other project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge, directed and approved by faculty.
Project Research Methods (ARC 5910) 3 credits Research and data gathering, analysis, organization, and evaluation of information and observation of the design process, in preparation for the Thesis Phase design project.
Special Topics (ARC 5930) 1-6 credits Study relating to special topics in Architecture, directed and approved by faculty. Design Research Paradigms and Methods (ARC 6090) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate Architecture majors only; Corequisite: ARC 6367 Course introduces students to the objectives, norms, forms, methods, expectations, and consequences of research and to examine the specific issues of research in design and architecture.
Advanced Media Applications for Architectural Design (ARC 6187) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Course examines how digital tools may be applied to design analysis, systems simulation, and advanced design visualization. Students will be exposed to several different modeling and analysis packages and then complete several instructional exercises. Students will also develop a project objective to be resolved as a detailed model, user interface, or system simulation.
Ethics in Architecture (ARC 6203) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Using the AIA Code of Ethics as a guide, course examines standards of ethical conduct in a variety of situations such as those found in a contemporary architectural practice. Studying a variety of case studies concerning topics such as conflicts of interest, safety, and confidentiality conveys an understanding of the profession's standards of conduct and ethics so that students are prepared to uphold those standards.
Contemporary Architecture Theory (ARC 6209) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing An introduction to the basic frameworks of contemporary critical and cultural theory using examples of contemporary architecture as the vehicles of study, either as material artifacts or theoretical premises.
Introduction to Urban Design (ARC 6305) 3 credits This course examines various urban theories and architectural conceptualizations, and their relationship to the spatial structure of the urban environment. Lectures and seminar presentations will permit investigation and critical evaluation of urbanism as seen through various professional contexts and philosophies. By situating the analyses in the wider domain of culture, architecture, planning and governance, discussions will range from personal to institutional.
Advanced Architectural Design 3 (ARC 6356) 6 credits Prerequisite: ARC 5355 Studio projects focus on complex problems selected to challenge the integration of complex functions requiring spaces in a variety of scales that meet the tenets of sustainable construction.
Advanced Architectural Design 4: Thesis (ARC 6357) 6 credits Prerequisites: ARC 5910 and ARC 6356 Students are required to select a project that reflects their research interests and will have a focus on how ideas of wide range can govern the design process; and how some of these ideas will be present in the physical manifestation of the built edifice. Top of page Design in Urban Redevelopment (ARC 6365) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Beginning with an overview of the processes that control change in the built environment, the course analyzes current and future opportunities for Broward County as they are influenced by the wide range of decision-makers including financiers and public agencies. Students will develop design concepts that meet public goals and offer enhanced opportunities for the improvement of the quality of life. Design Research Seminar (ARC 6367) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate Architecture majors only; Corequisite: ARC 6090 Course introduces students to the research concentrations of the graduate program and to the tools and processes needed to construct a research plan with a well-defined research problem, question, and method.
Sustainability and Tropical Architecture (ARC 6598) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Introduction to sustainable design concepts related to the climactic conditions of the local region. Topics cover old/new technologies, protection of the environment, health and safety of occupants, and durability of materials that are affected by the tropical climate. Students develop a set of design guidelines incorporating these concepts in response to a location in the south Florida/Caribbean region.
Design for Human Health (ARC 6691) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Investigation the "Consensual Essence of Architectural Spaces." Readings examine ancient myths, non-Western beliefs and building practices, and recent achievements of medical science and brain research. Guest lecturers, class discussions, and student research help answer the course's fundamental question: Is architecture and its product—a building—capable of influencing the prevention and cure of illnesses in positive way?
Historic Building Documentation (ARC 6810) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Introduction of methods of documentation and assessment of historic buildings through research, analysis, measurement, drawing, and photography. Course relies on standards and guidelines of both the National Park Service and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) for fieldwork, formatting, and archival preparation of documents. Design Research Studio (ARC 6970) 6 credits Advanced design research is conducted through independent student projects leading to a concise design hypothesis and an approved research plan in preparation for the design thesis. Design Thesis Studio (ARC 6972) 6-12 credits Advanced design research is conducted through independent student projects leading to an original and distinctive design research project and thesis.
Criminology (CCJ 3014) 3 credits Prerequisite: CCJ 4700 A study of criminal and delinquent behavior theories within the context of several disciplines.
The Criminal Justice System (CCJ 3024) 3 credits Comprehensive survey of the history, philosophy and organization of the American police, the courts and correctional institutions, including probation and parole. Study of crime, law and the administration of criminal justice. Crime in the Schools (CCJ 3660) 3 credits Analysis of the nature and causes of crime committed on secondary and postsecondary school campuses. Explores the role of drugs, weapons, gangs, and bullies in creating fear and disorder. Reviews legal issues, legislative actions, liability concerns, and previous strategies. Top of page Victimology (CCJ 3666) 3 credits The course provides an overview of the study of victims and the process, etiology and consequences of victimization. Special attention is paid to the types of victims, theories of victimization and the victim's treatment within the criminal justice system. (May be taken for credit in Women's Studies Program.)
Cooperative Education (CCJ 3949) 1-3 credits To provide professional experience for criminal justice majors. Open only to Criminal Justice majors. Credits do not count toward graduation. Grading: S/U
Ethics and the Justice System (CCJ 4054) 3 credits Course provides an introduction to theories in ethics and the exploration of a variety of ethical/moral issues that characterize and define the different facets of criminology and criminal justice policy and practice. Restorative Community Justice (CCJ 4141) 3 credits This course introduces students to the basic concepts of restorative community justice, which includes victims, offenders, and communities in a reparative response to criminal behavior. Offenders are held accountable, while victims and communities are enabled to participate in the justice process as key stakeholders.
Drug Courts (CCJ 4293) 3 credits This course provides an in-depth examination of the historical and contemporary use of drug courts in the United States. Using scholarly articles, book chapters, documentaries, guest speaker(s)/interviews and courtroomobservations, the course reveals many levels of how drug courts are utilized. Critical thinking and discussion ability are required for the course.
RI: Drug Courts (CCJ 4293) 3 credits This course provides an in-depth examination of the historical and contemporary use of drug courts in the United States. Using scholarly articles, book chapters, documentaries, guest speaker(s)/interviews and courtroomobservations, the course reveals many levels of how drug courts are utilized. Critical thinking and discussion ability are required for the course.
Death Penalty (CCJ 4361) 3 credits This course is designed as an overview of death penalty litigation in America. The course presents an in-depth study of death penalty cases and the theories behind the death penalty. The course also explores death penalty sentencing including aggravating and mitigating circumstances. Methods of execution in the United States, their significance to the constitutionality of the death penalty and the potential future of the death penalty are covered. Criminal Justice Management (CCJ 4450) 3 credits A study of criminal justice management and practice as it applies to the police, courts, and corrections. Teen Technology Misuse (CCJ 4554) 3 credits Twenty-first century teens have employed communications technology to mistreat, embarrass, harass, control, threaten or abuse others. This includes, but is not limited to, cyberbullying, sexting, the criminal use of Facebook, electronic dating violence, predation and stalking. Students learn of the sociological, criminological, developmental and practical implications of this problem and how it can be addressed.
Studying Violence (CCJ 4623) 3 credits Course examines causes, patterns, results, and policies that deal with different types of criminal violence.
Organized Crime and the Business of Drugs (CCJ 4642) 3 credits This course examines the dynamics of the international traffic in illicit drugs and presents an overview of the major issues of drug control. It also provides students with an understanding of the various organized criminal groups that operate in the United States and that play a major role in the illicit drug market.
White Collar Crime (CCJ 4644) 3 credits This course examines the definitions of white collar crime, as well as the extent and costs of this behavior. The majority of the class centers on the examination of different types of white collar crime, with an emphasis on corporate crime. Case studies are used to illustrate specific instances of white collar crime.
Women and Criminal Justice (CCJ 4670) 3 credits This course will provide an overview of women's involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and professionals. Considerable attention will be given to the treatment of women in the context of the larger social system. (May be taken for credit in Women's Studies Program.)
Methods of Research in Criminal Justice (CCJ 4700) 3 credits Prerequisite: STA 2023 A study of the purpose of research, the logic of scientific inquiry and research techniques in criminal justice. Directed Independent Study (CCJ 4905) 1-3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Under faculty supervision, students conduct independent reading, extensive research, and detailed analysis of a specified topic beyond the scope of the CCJ curriculum. Students are responsible for reviewing the Department's DIS guidelines and preparing a written application before registration. Minimum GPA of 3.0 required. Permission of the faculty supervisor is mandatory. Course cannot be repeated more than twice. A second repetition requires approval of the Department Chair.
Directed Independent Research (CCJ 4915) 3 credits A research project designed to extend and integrate the student's knowledge of issues and applications related to criminology and criminal justice.
Issues in Criminal Law (CCJ 4931) 3 credits Selected issues and contemporary problems in criminal law.
Special Topics (CCJ 4934) 1-3 credits In-depth analysis of current and emerging issues in criminal justice.
Criminal Justice Field Experience 1 (CCJ 4940) 3 credits Supervised experience in police, court or correctional setting. Open only to Criminal Justice majors. Grading: S/U
Criminal Justice Field Experience 2 (CCJ 4941) 3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor This course allows students to take a second internship after having completed CCJ 4940. However, credits from this course cannot be applied to the 30 credits required for the Criminal Justice major. They would be applied to the student's free electives. Grading: S/U
Criminal Justice Study Abroad (CCJ 4947) 1-6 credits Course provides the opportunity for students to undertake criminal-justice-related study overseas in a group experience, pursing structured visits to justice agencies in the chosen jurisdiction.
Corrections (CJC 4310) 3 credits An analysis of major correctional systems; their objectives and programs as they relate to the rehabilitation of offenders.
Introduction to Forensic Science (CJE 3674) 3 credits Forensic Science is the application of scientific disciplines and principles to the legal system, particularly the litigation in court of contested factual disputes. This course examines the distinct fields of education and study that collectively comprise the forensic sciences. These fields include, among others, forensic psychiatry and psychology; forensic anthropology; forensic pathology; forensic toxicology, serology and DNA typing; questioned documents; crime scene investigation; forensic engineering; fingerprint evidence; polygraph and other investigative devices; and forensic chemistry, including drug analysis.
Criminal Justice Technology (CJE 3692C) 3 credits Lab course that includes an overview and application of computer hardware and software with criminal justice data for criminal justice purposes. Course also includes discussion of concepts and practice as well as helps prepare students for the criminal justice workplace environment.
International Criminal Justice Systems (CJE 4174) 3 credits This course examines the different types of criminal justice systems that exist around the world and assess the growing threat to the United States from transnational criminal organizations. The course also traces the internationalizations of U.S. Law Enforcement and provides students with an understanding of the problems and challenges that face U.S. Law Enforcement personnel who must operate within a foreign criminal justice system. Top of page Policing in America (CJE 4352) 3 credits Police organization and administration and its relationship to public administration. The politics of law enforcement. The urban political structure as it impinges on police administration.
Problem Solving in Crime Situations (CJE 4412) 3 credits Examination of contributing factors, analysis techniques, and crime prevention responses to crime and disorder problems. The course focuses on concepts and research results from environmental criminology, problem analysis, and situational crime prevention.
Crime Prevention (CJE 4444) 3 credits An examination of the theory, operation and evaluation of crime prevention as a function of the criminal justice system.
Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation (CJE 4610) 3 credits This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of criminal investigations, blending scientific theories of crime detection with practical approach techniques. The course also covers both the rules of law as well as the ethical and legal obligations of the investigator.
Crime Analysis (CJE 4663) 3 credits An introduction to crime analysis and crime mapping, this course examines types of techniques used to study crime and disorder patterns and problems in law enforcement today. It covers the theory, data collection methods, and statistics used as well as the history of career opportunities for crime analysis.
Computer Crime (CJE 4668) 3 credits This course provides an overview of computer crime from a criminal justice perspective. It also examines computer crime prevention, computer security, legal and social issues, and modern investigative methodologies. Juvenile Justice Administration (CJJ 4010) 3 credits Comprehensive survey of the juvenile justice system in the United States with particular attention to the Florida system. This course will cover the philosophy, organization and administration of juvenile justice systems.
Criminal Law and the Constitution (CJL 4064) 3 credits The course exclusively uses legal cases to study the limits of constitutional law as it relates to a defendant's due procedural rights as the individual is processed through the criminal justice system. Judicial Administration and the Criminal Courts (CJL 4510) 3 credits A study of judicial administration and the operation of the criminal courts in an organizational content.
Terrorism (DSC 4012) 3 credits Students gain a historical perspective of the international evolution of terrorism. Emphasis is placed upon contemporary terrorist motive means and opportunity. Course also examines motivational factors - religious, political, and ideological - that drive various groups. Criminology and Criminal Justice Graduate Courses
Understanding Criminal Behavior (CCJ 6056) 3 credits Considers the scientific thought and practice in the field of criminology. Analyzes criminal and delinquent behavior within the demographic and ecological systems of society.
Social Disorganization and Crime Prevention (CCJ 6063) 3 credits This course examines the relationship between social disorganization, crime and delinquency within communities. It explores ways in which society as well as individual cities, neighborhoods and individuals can make adjustments to their behavior and environment and implement programs to reduce and prevent crime and delinquency.
Crime Analysis in Policing (CCJ 6079) 3 credits Examines theory and research related to using crime analysis in policing. Focuses on data collection and collation methods and the use of specific software and technology, as well as specific analysis techniques, to examine spatial, temporal and other factors to assist police in their crime reduction efforts.
Restorative Justice Research, Policy and Practice (CCJ 6142) 3 credits Contrasts traditional justice system approaches with restorative justice by exploring the theory, policies and practices of this paradigm.
Courts, Sentencing and the Judicial Process (CCJ 6295) 3 credits Provides students with significant and influential research on topics related to judicial process in America. Exposes students to models of courtroom decision-making that address bureaucratic and organizational forces, politics, race and sex and the necessarily human nature of sentencing. Examines social policies aimed at the courts and sentencing.
Prisoner Re-entry Policy and Practice (CCJ 6335) 3 credits Offender re-entry is the process of transition of offenders from jails and prisons to the community. This seminar provides students with an in-depth analysis of the system and intervention elements impacting offender re-entry.
Leadership and Organizational Culture in Criminal Justice Agencies (CCJ 6475) 3 credits Examines the interactive nature and reciprocal impact of leadership and organizational culture. Applies relevant leadership strategies, policy paradigms and organizational theories to criminal justice agencies, with emphasis on the leader’s role in creating, managing, assessing and changing organizational culture.
Applying Criminal Justice Theory, Research and Policy (CCJ 6485) 3 credits Application of knowledge and best practices by formulating, implementing, analyzing and evaluating a program or policy within a criminal justice agency.
Crime in Everyday Life (CCJ 6619) 3 credits Examines opportunity theory and how it can be used to understand types of crime and disorder that occur in everyday life. Covers how societal changes have impacted crime throughout history, the use of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and how situational crime prevention can be used to reduce and address crime problems.
Violence Research and Policy (CCJ 6624) 3 credits Examines the issues that influence policies addressing interpersonal criminal violence. These issues include data sources and evaluation of their quality, patterns and theories of violence, different types of violence, and examination and evaluation of existing policies.
Class, Race and Gender in Criminal Justice (CCJ 6669) 3 credits An examination of how class, race and gender structure experiences within the criminal justice system. Explores class, race and gender in terms of criminal victimization, patterns of offending and roles within each part of the criminal justice system, including police, courts and corrections. Victims and the Justice Process (CCJ 6675) 3 credits Advanced overview of the victims' rights movement, victimization theory, and the justice system's response to victimization, as well as contemporary practices related to victim participation in the justice process. Explores initiatives for enhancing awareness of, sensitivity to, and integration of victims in the justice system.
Sex Offender Research and Policy (CCJ 6699) 3 credits Explores topics related to the sex offender population in the United States, including the history of sex offender laws to present legislation, sex offender typologies and statistics regarding sex crime victimization and perpetration. Popular sex offender policies are critically examined and strategies of sex crimes are explored.
Research Methods (CCJ 6704) 3 credits Prerequisites: PAD 6701, STA 6113 Course provides students with the fundamental theories and practice of criminological and criminal justice research. It examines theory and research, the nature of causation, the structure of inquiry, including research design, conceptualization, measurement and sampling; modes of observation, including experiments, survey research, and evaluation research; and elementary application of qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Advanced Research and Evaluation for Criminal Justice (CCJ 6712) 3 credits Provides students advanced skills and knowledge in criminological and criminal justice research and evaluation. Course covers quantitative and qualitative methods used in evaluation and applied research and advanced techniques commonly used in the field.
Criminal Justice Research and Policy Foundations (CCJ 6902) 3 credits Analyzes significant scholarship related to policing, judicial process and adult/juvenile corrections, covering system reforms and contemporary policies and practices.
Directed Independent Study (CCJ 6905) 3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Reading, research, and in-depth analysis of a selected topic under faculty direction. Students are responsible for identifying a topic of study and securing the approval of an appropriate faculty member before registration.
Special Topics (CCJ 6934) 3 credits In-depth exploration, analysis, and assessment of contemporary topics of special concern to the administration of criminal/juvenile justice systems.
Master's Thesis (CCJ 6971) 1-6 credits Prerequisite: Program coordinator approval; Grading: S/U
Corrections Research, Policy and Practice (CJC 6021) 3 credits Analysis of policy, theory and research pertinent to the administration and management of jails, prisons and community corrections. Reviews historical development of corrections policy and analysis of reform efforts.
Police Research, Policy and Practice (CJE 6426) 3 credits Examines the factors of recent police innovation and critically explores the effects on crime and disorder through research.
Computer Crime Research and Policy (CJE 6688) 3 credits Provides an overview of cybercrime from a criminal justice perspective. Examines current trends, security elements, legal and social elements and modern investigative methodologies. Reviews latest research with a focus on identifying best practices for individuals, organizations and society to create and implement in their prevention and response goals.
Juvenile Justice Research, Policy and Practice (CJJ 6046) 3 credits Analysis of policy, theory and research pertinent to the management of juvenile justice systems and youth service agencies. Focuses on policy issues and responses to at-risk youth, spanning prevention, diversion and intervention within a multilayered, intergovernmental context.
Multiagency Incident Command (FES 3803) 3 credits Course examines the framework for multiagency coordination in the response to and mitigation of large-scale events, both man-made and natural. Focuses on command and control of law enforcement, fire and emergency service organizations in the response to large-scale incidents. Emphasis is placed on the vertical coordination among federal, state, and local resources.
Changing Environment of Society, Business, and Government (PAD 2258) 3 credits An examination of the historical, economic, legal, political and social environments of the public and private sectors, emphasizing policy analysis of current issues such as productivity, ethics, energy, regulation, growth management, and future forecasting. This is a General Education course.
Public Management and Administration (PAD 3003) 3 credits This is the introductory course for the B.P.M. major offering a survey and discussion of the emerging management problems of the various levels of government, and of the application of management principles and practices in public administration.
Organizational Behavior and Administrative Communication (PAD 3104) 3 credits Analysis of the elements that make up complex organizations and the factors that affect human behavior within them, with emphasis on the processes of interpersonal and group communication.
Communication Skills for Public Managers (PAD 3438) 3 credits This course surveys the themes, skills, and issues in communication for public administration. Its purpose is to provide a broad, collaborative introduction to: 1) describing, explaining, interpreting, critiquing, and improving communication in pursuit of the public's business; 2) refining professional writing and speaking skills, including formatting, organizing, and composing internal and external public documents; and 3) exploring interesting issues about public speech, public documents, and communication in the public forum.
Information Technology in Public Administration (PAD 3712) 3 credits Provides a basic introduction to public sector information technology and e-governance. Topics include: computer software and network basics, information infrastructures (their structures, characteristics, applications and policy aspects), implications for government functioning and interactions with the public.
Introduction to Public Safety Administration (PAD 3820) 3 credits Provides a common foundation to students from various disciplines for understanding issues related to risk, safety and emergency management in the public sector. To understand these issues and themes, students explore the political system, the role of federalism and local government, bureaucratic politics and power, administrative law, ethics and the various theories of administration that guide public managers in the provision and administration of public safety.
Public Safety Systems (PAD 3893) 3 credits Introduces students to the role of the various public safety systems in local, state and federal government. It covers the functions of public safety in law enforcement, corrections, the courts and juvenile justice.
Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector (PAD 4144) 3 credits This is a multidisciplinary course examining the historical, political, legal, ethical and societal environments in which nonprofit organizations operate. This primarily includes institutions involved with education, social services, health care, and the arts. The course is intended for students who are seeking to enter the nonprofit field and those who have considerable experience working in nonprofits.
Introduction to Volunteer Management (PAD 4148) 3 credits The course covers the history and purpose of volunteer usage in nonprofit organizations, how to recruit, retain and motivate volunteers, as well as application review, screening procedures, ethical issues and potential legal liabilities. Managing Change in Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 4151) 3 credits The course is designed to provide students with theoretical constructs that are useful for analyzing the behavior of nonprofit organizations, for setting strategic direction and problem solving and for implementing change. The course relies heavily on Gareth Morgan's metaphors as a means of explaining and understanding nonprofit organizations.
Funding for Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 4202) 3 credits The course is designed to provide a broad-based understanding of the various vehicles used to fund nonprofit organizations. It also provides hands-on, practical instruction in researching funding sources and developing funding requests and grant applications.
Financial Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 4203) 3 credits Course introduces students to the theory and practice of financial management within nonprofit organizations, including churches, charities, hospitals, and human service organizations. This course provides an introduction to management issues faced by leaders in nonprofit organizations. Public Budgeting and Finance (PAD 4223) 3 credits The theory and practice of various approaches to financial management in government including budgeting techniques. Special emphasis on the role of budgeting in shaping public policy.
Public Budgeting Techniques and Processes (PAD 4228) 3 credits An exploration and analysis of the budgetary processes typically employed at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Practical as well as theoretical exposure to the techniques and various formats of public budgeting.
Program Evaluation in Public Management (PAD 4320) 3 credits Explores the organizational, social, and political contexts of program evaluation to gain understanding of evaluation, program research design, and methodologies needed for systematic program evaluation.
Managing for Excellence in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors (PAD 4332) 3 credits Surveys current management and leadership tools and processes used in both private and public organizations. Provides a conceptual understanding of strategies to improve public and nonprofit organizational performance such as measurement, strategic planning, employee motivation, and organizational development and change. Disaster and Emergency Management (PAD 4393) 3 credits Focuses on the emergency management and administrative framework to manage disasters, intergovernmental relations, incident command systems, organizational and operational planning, budgeting and disaster management, land-use planning and hazards, disaster recovery, legal issues, technological issues, the management of large-scale disasters, recent disaster legislation, policy issues and the implementation of emergency management policies.
Managing People in the Public Sector (PAD 4414) 3 credits Focuses on how employees are managed in the public sector. Topics include: Employment law, job design and analysis, performance management, planning, staffing, training and development, compensation and incentive systems, merit and civil service, employee and labor relations and supervisory practices. Top of page Public Sector Labor Relations (PAD 4426) 3 credits An examination of the historical development of labor relations and collective bargaining in the public sector and the impact of public employees unions on public personnel administration.
Administrative Process and Ethics (PAD 4604) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 3003 or permission of instructor Surveys the principles of administrative procedure, procedural due process, and regulatory procedures and considers administrative ethics in process.
Quantitative Inquiry for Public Managers (PAD 4702) 3 credits Prerequisite: STA 2023 This course introduces students to basic statistical concepts and quantitative methods of inquiry in public management using relevant examples and applications. Successful students should be able to apply statistical concepts and techniques toward effective decision making and evaluation of a wide variety of information.
Research Methods for Public Management (PAD 4704) 3 credits The course describes research practices used in the public sector by introducing methodologies, techniques, and decision tools. Areas of study include the research process, sampling procedures, research design, measurement, primary and secondary data, and the collection and analysis of data. In addition, computer applications and presentation of research reports (oral and written) are covered.
State and Local Government Administration (PAD 4806) 3 credits A study of the structure, functions, policy processes, and administration of state and local governments.
Stand Your Ground (PAD 4814) 3 credits Designed to present a current, comprehensive overview of Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. The course will ask the question: “Do we need the Stand Your Ground Statute?"
Introduction to Public Sector Procurement (PAD 4852) 3 credits This course examines the technical and fundamental procedures basic to public sector procurement, including the solicitation process, types of contracts, pricing policies and techniques, contracting by negotiation, contract administration, contract performance, government contract quality assurance, termination of government contracts, protest, disputes, appeals, and contract closeout.
Public Sector Contract Planning and Analysis (PAD 4853) 3 credits This course surveys all phases of the contract formulation process and instructs students in how to write a statement of work document. Specific focus is on the RFP and RFB process and documents.
Public Sector Contract Management (PAD 4854) 3 credits This course is a study of government contract administration, including contract administration process and techniques.
Administrative Process and Ethics of Public Sector Procurement (PAD 4880) 3 credits This course provides an overview of public procurement processes, paying particular attention to administrative procedures, law, and ethics.
Public Sector Project Management Techniques (PAD 4881) 3 credits This course provides an overview of essential elements for each phase of the project life cycle, knowledge, tools, and techniques to manage a project from its initiation to final closeout. Capstone in Public Safety Administration (PAD 4892) 3 credits Prerequisite: Restricted to B.P.S.A. majors in their final two semesters who have taken four of the following five courses: PAD 3104, PAD 3820, PAD 3893, PAD 4894, PAD 4604 This capstone seminar is designed to integrate and synthesize the student’s entire course of study in the Bachelor of Public Safety program. Students demonstrate knowledge of theory and practice and general terminology of public safety administration.
Diversity and Social Vulnerability in Public Safety Administration (PAD 4894) 3 credits Prerequisites: All lower-division coursework with grades of "C" or better Focuses on issues related to social class, race, gender, diversity and multiculturalism in public safety administration. Understanding the social, cultural, historical, geographical and physiological factors that put people differentially at risk before, during and after disasters is important in effective management of public safety and to enhance community resilience.
Directed Independent Study (PAD 4905) 1-3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and Director of School prior to registration and prior completion of 12 public management credits Independent study, research, or other project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge of issues and approaches in the field.
Directed Independent Research (PAD 4915) 3 credits Independent research to extend and integrate the student's knowledge of issues and approaches in the field.
Special Topics (PAD 4931) 1-3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Study relating to special problems in public administration.
Senior Seminar in Public Management (PAD 4935) 3 credits Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule) Prerequisites: Senior standing and Public Administration majors only This elective course is writing centered and writing intensive, serving as an integrative senior seminar for undergraduate Public Administration majors.
Government Internship (PAD 4941) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of 12 management credits An elective course offering public sector working-world experience that allows the acquisition of career-relevant expertise and networks.
Nonprofit Internship (PAD 4942) 3 credits Offers nonprofit working-world experience that allows the acquisition of career-relevant expertise and networks.Top of page Public Administration Graduate Courses Seminar in Administrative Policy Making (PAD 6035) 3 credits Study of administrative discretion in the policy process with an emphasis on regulation and distribution. M.P.A. core course. Public Administration and Public Policy (PAD 6036) 3 credits A critical examination of the role of public administrators in setting the public agenda, formation of action strategies, execution of preferred action strategy, and evaluation of the impacts of the preferred strategy. M.P.A. core course.
Democratic Values and Public Administration (PAD 6042) 3 credits An inquiry into the administrative state and its implications for democracy.
Introduction to Public Administration (PAD 6053) 3 credits An analysis of the contemporary political, economic, and social institutions and processes in which the profession of public administration is practiced. M.P.A. core course.
Managerial Leadership in State and Local Government (PAD 6063) 3 credits Covers fundamental managerial and leadership aspects of state and local governments. Explores personal, ethical, organizational, political, and legal dimensions of governance in state and local governments.
Images of Public Administration in Literature, Popular Culture, and Film (PAD 6065) 3 credits Introduction to theory in public administration through the use of film, popular culture images, literature, and other media.
Organization and Administrative Behavior (PAD 6106) 3 credits Analysis of the formal, informal, and societal characteristics of complex human organizations. Use is made of standard theories of organizations as well as of their more contemporary variations. M.P.A. core course.
Decision Making in the Public Sector (PAD 6135) 3 credits Course focuses on decision-making tools used in the public and nonprofit sectors. The tools are applied using case studies and projects.
Capstone Seminar in Public Administration (PAD 6139) 3 credits Capstone Seminar: Combines administrative history with analysis of concrete situations in public administration. Portrays clash of forces, personalities, and issues in attempting solution to administrative problems. Typically taken in last or next to last semester. M.P.A. core course.
Introduction to Nonprofit Management (PAD 6142) 3 credits The role of the nonprofit sector in a democracy and market economy; examination of historical, political, legal, ethical, and social environments in which nonprofit organizations operate; analysis of both theoretical and practical issues and problems faced by managers of nonprofit organizations. Public Policy and Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 6143) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6142 or permission of instructor This course seeks to acquaint students with the theoretical and practical issues confronting nonprofit organizations. The course systematically examines the ways in which the public policy process both supports and regulates the activities of nonprofits and the ways in which nonprofits seek to affect public policy governing their behavior.
Governance in Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 6149) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6142 or permission of instructor Nonprofits are controlled by boards of directors. This course discusses the legal foundations for boards, their conventional roles and responsibilities, and the strategic planning processes to strengthen board leadership.
Organizational Change and Public Management (PAD 6154) 3 credits Seminar focuses on several levels of change, their sources or causes, consequences, and implications for public management.
Legal and Ethical Issues in Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 6165) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6142 or permission of instructor Course is designed to examine in detail the legal issues confronting nonprofit corporations. Emphasis is on a review of the laws pertaining to nonprofits, focusing on structure, management, behavior, and accountability. Human Resource Management for Nonprofits (PAD 6166) 3 credits The course examines both theoretical and practical issues and problems faced by managers of nonprofit organizations. It provides an overview of human resource management and legal strategies and practices necessary for the effective functioning of nonprofit organizations.
Management in Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 6168) 3 credits Course covers managing change in individual lives and in nonprofit organizations. This course deepens students' understanding of the challenges, techniques and problems associated with implementing major change in nonprofit organizations. Public Finance and Policy Analysis (PAD 6205) 3 credits This course uses the theoretical and empirical tools of public finance to analyze public policy. The course is designed to show the strengths and weaknesses of government in the financing and operation of programs in major public policy areas.
Fundraising for Nonprofits (PAD 6206) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6142 or permission of instructor This course examines the history, principles, and practical application of resource and capital campaigns, and the ethical responsibilities among individuals, corporations, governments, and public donors.
Seminar in Public Financial Administration (PAD 6207) 3 credits Examination of the budgetary process. Analysis and application of theories and techniques of public financial administration, including budgetary approaches, cash management, debt management, risk management, procurement, and tax administration. M.P.A. core course. Top of page
Seminar in Public Budgeting Techniques (PAD 6227) 3 credits Study of public budgeting focusing on budgetary process and techniques such as performance budgeting, planned program budgeting, zero-based budgeting, and management by objectives. Major emphasis is on policy development and decision-making relating to budget decisions. M.P.A. core course.
Financial Environment of the Public Sector (PAD 6230) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6227 or permission of instructor This course examines the fundamental techniques of the financial analysis of public sector organizations.
Grantwriting and Project Management (PAD 6233) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6142 or permission of instructor Practical considerations in obtaining funds for delivery of services to client groups, covering local, national, foundation, corporate, and state funding environments. Students will be required to explore funding in the social, human, and justice services.
Financial Management for Nonprofit Managers (PAD 6260) 3 credits This course covers accounting standards and principles for state and local governments and nonprofit organizations, including fund structure and accounting process.
Program Review and Analysis (PAD 6327) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6701 Analysis of systematic methods for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of public programs; means for determining the extent to which program administration promotes achievement of program objectives. M.P.A. core course.
Strategic Planning in the Public Sector (PAD 6333) 3 credits Study of strategic planning and how to apply that knowledge to real world organizations.
Seminar in Policy Implementation (PAD 6365) 3 credits This course examines the political and bureaucratic setting in which public policies are implemented and the political problems in implementation. Emphasis on political constraints of administrative agencies. Public Policy Process (PAD 6385) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6036 This course covers the public policy process, including policy formation and adoption, policy implementation, and evaluation. The course aims to add to the student's knowledge and understanding of policy theory, substantive policy areas, and the role of administrators in the policy process.
Seminar in Public Personnel Administration (PAD 6417) 3 credits Review of development of public personnel policies and programs with emphasis on changes resulting from new approaches and employee organization. Studies personnel responsibilities of all public managers and employees. M.P.A. core course.
Labor Relations in Government (PAD 6427) 3 credits Studies the growth of employee organization in the public sector, with particular emphasis on the state and local level. Reviews special problems facing government administration and the effects of employee organization in government administration. M.P.A. core course.
Administrative Ethics (PAD 6436) 3 credits Ethical considerations for professional public administrators operating in the ethos of a republic; situational analysis of conflicts with elected legislative, executive, and judicial officials; professional policy and career goals; and issues of democracy, bureaucracy, and morality in public service. M.P.A. core course.
Administrative Law and Procedures (PAD 6605) 3 credits A survey and analysis of the law concerning the rule-making and adjudicatory powers and procedures of administrative agencies and the effect such rules have on the delivery of services by federal, state, and local government. M.P.A. core course. Regulation (PAD 6612) 3 credits The course analyzes how and why bureaucracies develop regulations and the role that regulations play in the policy process with a focus on the economic, political, administrative, and social factors that influence regulatory choices and the impacts of those regulations. Top of page
Applied Methods 1 (PAD 6701) 3 credits Prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics or permission of instructor A study of the statistical methods, techniques, and procedures used in the analysis of public sector data, with emphasis on computer analysis. M.P.A. core course.
Applied Methods 2 (PAD 6706) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6701 or permission of instructor A study of statistical methods, problem-solving research designs, data acquisition and interpretation, and report presentation for public sector applications. M.P.A. core course.
Survey Research in the Public Sector (PAD 6727) 3 credits Within the public and nonprofit sectors, survey research skills have become essential due to the necessity of gathering primary data. Course focus here is on students learning a set of skills to assist them in completing survey research in their professional fields.
Local Government Administration (PAD 6807) 3 credits Analysis of the performance of urban agencies, alternative strategies for improving service delivery and management, and strategies for effective change in the public sector.
Intergovernmental Administration (PAD 6826) 3 credits Studies both theoretical and practical aspects of administration of federalism, including distribution and use of shared revenue funds. Review practices as well as principles pursued in both competitive and cooperative interjurisdictional patterns.
Public Procurement Concepts and Practices (PAD 6855) 3 credits This course provides an overview of public procurement as a basic functional area of government. Specific focus on the scope of public procurement, including organizational structure, regulations, process and methods, and current issues in public procurement.
Public Procurement and Project Management (PAD 6856) 3 credits Course covers each phase of the public procurement project cycle, with an emphasis on tools and techniques to manage a public procurement project.
Public Sector Procurement Law and Ethics (PAD 6857) 3 credits Course surveys the ethics and law pertaining to federal government procurement, including analysis of the unique features of government contracting.
Public Sector Contract Formulation (PAD 6858) 3 credits Course covers all phases of the contract formulation process with a focus on the RFP and RFB procedure, documents, and other technical issues.
Public Sector Contract Administration (PAD 6859) 3 credits Course provides an in-depth study of contract administration with a focus on all activities in the postaward phase of the contract process.
Directed Independent Study (PAD 6907) 1-3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Reading and research in a field of public administration; a course to be selected with the consultation of and approved by the M.P.A. Coordinator.
Special Topics (PAD 6931) 3 credits Study relating to special issues in Public Administration.
Government Internship (PAD 6941) 3 credits A diversified work experience in management or staff positions in federal, state, or local government or in a nonprofit organization providing public service.
Internship-Nonprofit Organizations (PAD 6943) 3 credits Students without prior work experience in nonprofit organizations must complete an internship. The University will place the student in a nonprofit organization for 15 weeks.
Intellectual Development of Public Administration (PAD 7005) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6053 or permission of instructor Examines the conceptual and historical sources of public administration, including the intellectual history of the discipline.
Scope and Theory of Public Administration (PAD 7050) 3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor A doctoral seminar focusing on the theories, concepts and models of public administration. The course content includes an assessment of historical, normative and descriptive approaches to public administration.
Seminar in Organization Theory (PAD 7107) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6106 or equivalent Review and critique of both classical and contemporary organization theory literature in public administration; exploration of specific topics related to organization effectiveness and individual behavior. Ph.D. core course.
Norms of Inquiry in Public Administration and Public Policy (PAD 7138) 3 credits Logic of knowledge—its behavioral, explanatory, critical, and interpretive modes. Multiple paradigms of knowledge building and inquiry to assess their relevance to knowledge building in public affairs and governance.
Organizational Behavior and Development (PAD 7155) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 7107 or permission of instructor A study of the individual behavior in the organization at the micro and macro levels and of the strategies and methods intended to change the attitudes, values, and structures or organizations so that they can better adapt to new technology, markets, and challenges.Top of page
Advanced Public Budgeting and Fiscal Management Techniques (PAD 7229) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6207 and PAD 6227 or equivalent The literature of public budgeting, contributions from political science, economics, accounting, public administration, and other relevant literature. Literature and standards of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and their contribution to public budgeting and public finance, models and theories of public budgeting, and empirical research are covered.
Public Expenditure Analysis (PAD 7240) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 6227 or PAD 6230 or equivalent Review of fiscal policy theories, issues of taxation, expenditure, national debt, international public finance, and development finance are explored in the framework of economic growth/stabilization, distribution, and equity. Ph.D. core course.
Advanced Quantitative Analysis (PAD 7703) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAF 7800 or equivalent Focuses on a number of advanced statistical, modeling, and operations research methods and their application in the field of public administration. Particular attention will be given to applications in the area of public budgeting, personnel administration, and public policy analysis. Ph.D. core course.
Advanced Research Seminar in Public Affairs (PAD 7707) 3 credits Prerequisite: PAD 7703 Analysis of public administration research methods, materials and techniques. Course provides graduate students with guidance in the preparation of data analysis strategies and alternative designs for research questions and dissertation projects. This course also emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative approaches to problem solving. Ph.D. core course.
Directed Independent Study (PAD 7907) 1-3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor, approval of the Ph.D. Coordinator Reading and research in a selected field of Public Administration at the doctoral level.
Advanced Research and Study (PAD 7910) 3-9 credits Concentration course for students writing a qualifying paper, sitting for examinations, or preparing a dissertation proposal.
Special Topics (PAD 7931) 3 credits Study relating to special problems in Public Administration at the doctoral level.
Advanced Public Policy (PAD 7932) 3 credits This course is a doctoral seminar in public policy theory and practice. The focus of the seminar is on trends in policy inquiry, policy analysis and evaluation, and policy formation and implementation.
Practicum in Public Administration (PAD 7943) 1-3 credits Covers role and responsibilities of the public administration teacher and scholar at the university level. Grading: S/U
Dissertation (PAD 7980) 1-15 credits Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy and approval of the Ph.D. Coordinator
Quantitative Methods in Public Affairs Research (PAF 7800) 3 credits Acquaints students with the fundamental concepts necessary for advanced statistical analysis of public affairs research. Emphasizes characteristics of distributions and random variables, diagnostic techniques, the tests of assumptions of each analysis and the consequences of violating them. Special attention is given to data analysis, decision-making and report writing in the public sector.
Qualitative Methods in Public Affairs Research (PAF 7820) 3 credits A seminar designed to acquaint students with the application of qualitative research protocols in public affairs research. Various research technologies are presented and critiqued, with particular emphasis on their applicability to public affairs research. Ph.D. core course.Top of page
A minimum grade of "C" is required for each social work (SOW-prefixed) course. Global Perspectives of Social Services (SOW 1005) 3 credits Prepares students to critically analyze and propose possible solutions for challenges facing social service programs in developing and industrial countries using theoretical frameworks based on human rights, social development, and sustainable development. University Honors Seminar in Social Work (SOW 1930) 3 credits Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule) A seminar in the University Honors Program on topics in social work.
Social Work and Social Problems (SOW 2025) 3 credits An introduction to the field of social work, this course is designed for students exploring social work as a career. It focuses on how human service policies and programs are designed to address specific social problems in the U.S. This course is intended for non-majors; social work majors may not use this course as an elective.
Special Topics (SOW 2930) 1-3 credits The career of social work is explored in relationship to social problems.
Social Welfare Policy and Provisions (SOW 3232) 3 credits Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOW 3302; majors only An analysis of social welfare policies and provisions within the context of the history of social welfare; income maintenance, housing, employment, health care, child welfare and other special populations.
Profession of Social Work (SOW 3302) 3 credits Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule) Programs, policies, and services, their auspices, goals, and operations for consumers of various social, racial and ethnic groups.
Human Behavior and Social Environment 1 (SOW 4101) 3 credits Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOW 3302 Human behavior and development as they are influenced in the macro social environment. Emphasis on social systems theory, political process, organizations and institutions.
Human Behavior and Social Environment 2 (SOW 4102) 3 credits Prerequisite or Corequisite: SOW 3302 Human behavior and development as they are influenced by multiple factors in the social environment through the lifespan to the termination of life.
Family Violence (SOW 4141) 3 credits An in-depth analysis of social work and the family, with particular focus on violence within the family. Attention will be given to all areas of abuse and/or neglect, as they affect all members of the family — children, adults, and elders. Legislative Advocacy in Social Work (SOW 4280) 3 credits Ethics dictate social workers "should advocate changes in policy and legislation to improve social conditions and improve social justice." This course is designed to help students put this standard into practice through the use of problem-based learning and civic engagement. Students select their own legislative priorities, conduct research and prepare and implement a legislative advocacy plan. ASL course.
Social Work Practice 1 (SOW 4300) 3 credits Prerequisites: SOW 3232 and 3302 or permission of instructor Prerequisites or corequisites: SOW 4101 and 4102 Introduction to methods and practice. Basic principles, values, ethics, interviewing skills, problem assessment, solving, intervention, and evaluation (at the micro level).
Social Work Practice 2 (SOW 4313) 3 credits Prerequisite: SOW 4300 Delineation and study of intervention and changes strategies with individuals, families and small groups (mezzo level).
Social Work Practice 3 (SOW 4343) 3 credits Prerequisite: SOW 4300 Delineation and study of intervention and change strategies, with groups and communities. Focus on social action, social planning, community development, political social work and legislative processes (macro level).
Issues in Counseling Women (SOW 4357) 3 credits An in-depth analysis of treatment strategies that have particular relevance to the population of women most likely to become social work clients. Designed as an integrative learning experience, students may examine their own feelings and beliefs about women, as well as become familiar with empirical evidence and clinical interventions.
Research Methods in Social Work (SOW 4403) 3 credits Prerequisite: SOW 3302 Introduction to the principles and methods of basic social work research, ethical conduct of research within the context of social work purposes and values. Formulation of problems for study that address the social needs of diverse population groups.
Field Education in Social Work (SOW 4510) 12 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Open only to social work majors. Supervised experience in a variety of social work settings. Application to be made to Director of Social Work Internships during previous semester. (See student manual for eligibility requirements.) Grading: S/U Field Education in Social Work Part 1 (SOW 4511) 6 credits Prerequisites: SOW 4313 and SOW 4343 with minimum grades of "C" The first of two field courses designed to allow students to take their field hours over two semesters. Facilitates integration of the skills and knowledge learned throughout the Social Work program and provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in generalist social work. Students enrolled in this course will take SOW 4512 to complete the field education requirement. Seminar included in the 6 credits. Grading: S/U Field Education in Social Work Part 2 (SOW 4512) 6 credits Prerequisite: SOW 4511 The second of two field courses designed to allow students to take their field hours over two semesters. Facilitates integration of the theory and practice learned throughout the Social Work program and provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competencies in generalist social work. Students enrolled in this course will have taken SOW 4511. Seminar included in the 6 credits. Grading: S/U Evidence Based Diversity Practice in Social Work (SOW 4620) 3 credits An in-depth analysis of various problems encountered by selected minority groups and social work intervention strategies aimed at prevention, solution and remediation. Groups selected for study may include African Americans, Hispanics, Haitians, Native Americans and other groups such as women, the elderly, the handicapped, gays, lesbians, transgenders and migrant workers.
Social Work with Aging Populations (SOW 4643) 3 credits The aging experience from a social work perspective, with an emphasis on bio-psycho-social assessment and intervention. The student focuses on individual, family, group, community, social policy, and other environmental factors as they affect the aging experience. Special attention is directed toward aging and social attitudes.
Child Welfare (SOW 4650) 3 credits An in-depth analysis of child welfare policy, programs and practice. Attention will be given to all areas of child welfare, with special emphasis on Florida policies and laws and family-focused practice.
Social Work Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families (SOW 4654) 3 credits Second of two courses for social work students who plan to work with vulnerable children. Social Work and Emergency Relief (SOW 4679) 3 credits Examines the psychosocial effects of natural and technological disasters on individuals and families using an ecological framework and developmental theory. Emphasis on assessment skills and cultural competency in discerning appropriate interventions.
Social Work with Substance Abusers (SOW 4700) 3 credits An overview of prevailing thinking and theories of substance abuse. The course will explore the dominant cultural view and alternative perspectives. Special emphasis on gender roles, family systems, theory and modalities and the social worker's role.
Social Work and Positive Well-Being (SOW 4802) 3 credits Course explores recent body of scientific research regarding positive emotional states, mental wellness and optimal well-being. Students learn empirically tested interventions and how to use them with clients to cope with challenges and enhance their quality of life.
Spiritual Dimensions of Social Work Practice (SOW 4844) 3 credits Provides a framework of knowledge, values, skills, and experiences for culturally competent, ethical, and spiritually-sensitive social work practice. Practice skills of assessment and intervention at the B.S.W. level are emphasized.
Directed Independent Study (SOW 4905) 1-5 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Directed Independent Research (SOW 4915) 3 credits Prerequisites: B.S.W. students only; permission of instructor and department A research project designed to expand and integrate students' knowledge of issues and implementation of intervention and clinical practices related to social work.
Special Topics in Social Welfare (SOW 4930) 3 credits An in-depth analysis of current social welfare issues, such as social gerontology, legal aspects of social work practice, social work and immigration, etc. Topics vary from semester to semester.
Top of page Social Work Graduate Courses Human Behavior and Social Environment 1 (SOW 6105) 3 credits Students apply social theories, including systems, social exchange, conflict and social constructionism, to historical and social problems. They analyze how macro forces shape human behavior, as well as how human behavior impacts social systems. Emphasis is given to the issues of social and economic justice.
Human Behavior and Social Environment 2 (SOW 6106) 3 credits Study of biological, psychological, social and spiritual development of individuals across the lifespan as it applies to the delivery of culturally competent, evidence-based practice with diverse and vulnerable populations. Social Work and Trauma (SOW 6116) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W. foundation curriculum This course explores and develops an understanding of trauma in its many forms and guides social workers in selecting empirically based interventions. The course informs social workers on the prevention of secondary trauma.
Psychopathology in Clinical Social Work Practice (SOW 6125) 3 credits Focuses on mental health issues with children, adolescents, adults, elders and families. Built on the identification, analysis and implementation of empirically based assessment tools that have incorporated statistically valid reliability and validity studies. Major classification systems, such as diagnostic, statistical, manual of mental disorders and other schemes for assessing and understanding human behavior are covered.
Cognitive-Behavioral Theory and Techniques for Social Work (SOW 6128) 3 credits Advanced clinical theory course presents theory and practice applications for advanced curriculum.
Human Diversity (SOW 6132) 3 credits Study of human diversity, focusing on the needs, resources, problems, and service issues of several identified minorities.
Social Work and Human Sexuality (SOW 6153) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum This course takes a bio/psychosocial approach to addressing issues in clinical practice related to human sexuality. It is designed to increase Social Work students' comfort level and sensitivity to the diversity of sexual issues people experience.
Social Work and Positive Well-Being (SOW 6156) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Consistent with the social work focus on the strengths and well-being of the individual, this course emphasizes mental wellness, positive emotions and optimal well-being.
Conflict Resolution (SOW 6158) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum M.S.W. practice course where students explore the theoretical basis for a conflict resolution approach and gain experience in how to put the techniques into practice.
Social Welfare History and Policy (SOW 6235) 3 credits Students develop knowledge and competencies on how social service policies and programs are designed to address specific social problems in the United States. Students examine and critically analyze historical and current state and federal social welfare policies and programs.
Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy with Children and Families (SOW 6243) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completed M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Course enables students to develop specific skills and knowledge to assess, plan, and intervene in situations of abuse and neglect involving children and families. Legislative Advocacy in Social Work (SOW 6282) 3 credits Prerequisite: Master of Social Work students only Provides students with specific skills and strategies for effective legislative advocacy. Builds on courses related to social policy and practice with communities and organizations. Legislative advocacy is sometimes viewed as macro social work, though the profession recognizes the impact of policy on practice. Top of page
Ethical Issues in Contemporary Social Work Practice (SOW 6296) 3 credits Helps social work students become more effective in dealing with complex ethical issues in professional social work practice.
Generalist Social Work Practice with Individuals (SOW 6305) 3 credits Students develop knowledge and competencies in applying the generalist practice model (engagement, assessment, treatment planning, intervention, evaluation and termination) with individual clients. Students learn how to integrate National Association of Social Workers code of ethics and the principles of evidence-based practice through all stages of the social work process.
Generalist Social Work Practice with Organizations and Communities (SOW 6306) 3 credits Students develop knowledge and competencies in applying the generalist practice model to influence macro change with institutions, policies and environments using evidence-based practice and NASW Code of Ethics. Macro social work history and theories are examined.
Generalist Social Work Practice with Families and Groups (SOW 6324) 3 credits Covers evidence-supported theories and practice techniques when working with groups and families. Students apply the generalist social work practice model: engagement, assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, termination and follow up, and engage in self-reflective and practice-based learning throughout the course.
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Adults and Families (SOW 6348) 3 credits Prepares students for advanced clinical practice with adults and families in varied settings with diverse populations.
Case Management (SOW 6349) 3 credits Provides an in-depth examination of case management service modality for social work practice. Administration and Supervision (SOW 6377) 3 credits Demonstrates how management activities contribute to service effectiveness for clients and staff.
Social Work Research (SOW 6404) 3 credits Students develop knowledge and competencies to identify and evaluate ethical quantitative and qualitative research methodology, especially evidence-based interventions for clinical practice.
Advanced Evaluation for Social Work Practice (SOW 6437) 3 credits Designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in research methods emphasizing the evaluation and analysis of clinical social work services and programs.
Field Instruction and Integrative Seminar 1 (SOW 6532) 3 credits Seminar for integration of field experience with evidence-based coursework.
Field Instruction and Integrative Seminar 2 (SOW 6533) 3 credits Seminar for integration of field experience with evidence-based coursework.
Advanced Year Field Instruction and Integrative Seminar 1 (SOW 6535) 3 credits Assists concentration year students to integrate theoretical models and concepts with field practice.
Advanced Year Field Instruction and Integrative Seminar 2 (SOW 6536) 3 credits A continuation of SOW 6535.
Advanced Context of Social Work Practice within Healthcare (SOW 6605) 3 credits Focuses on the context (policy, organization, technology) of social work practice and explores practice decisions that structure the helping relationship across multiple settings.
Advanced Social Work Practice and Policy in Mental Health Settings (SOW 6606) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation Curriculum Course focuses on social work practice and policy issues in mental health settings at three levels of intervention: prevention/health promotion, remediation of existing mental health problems, and coping with chronic mental health problems.
Social Work and Spirituality (SOW 6626) 3 credits Examines issues pertaining to spiritually-sensitive social work practice regarding clients of diverse religious and philosophical ideologies.
Social Work with Aging Populations (SOW 6641) 3 credits Prerequisite: Master of Social Work students only An introduction to social gerontology for graduate-level social work students. Provides a bio-psycho-social introduction to social gerontology from a social work perspective. Top of page Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Elders and Families (SOW 6646) 3 credits Focuses on the study of ageism, concepts of aging, physical and mental health concerns of elders, long-term care, direct practice with elders, and policy-related issues.
Social Work Practice with Vulnerable Children and Families (SOW 6653) 3 credits Provides a framework of knowledge and skills necessary to practice with children and their families.
Advanced Theory and Social Work Practice with Children, Adolescents and Families (SOW 6655) 3 credits Focuses on the application of theories, concepts, and principles in direct treatment of children and adolescents.
Child Welfare (SOW 6656) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation Curriculum Course examines the issues of professional practice in child welfare that will enable students to bring skills and knowledge to their practice in assessing and intervening in situations of abuse and neglect involving children and families. Animal-Assisted Therapy (SOW 6672) 1 credit Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum A seminar that explores human-animal bonding. Human-animal bond and the potential for intervention will be discussed within therapeutic settings and across diverse populations with individuals, families, and groups.
Loss and Grief: Individual, Family, Cultural Perspectives (SOW 6678) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of Foundation Curriculum Course gives students an opportunity to explore and understand their perceptions and beliefs on death and dying and how individual cultural differences influence that experience. The course prepares students to work with clients dealing with feelings of grief and loss.
Transition Course (SOW 6693) 3 credits Prerequisite: Bachelor of Social Work required Course assists students transitioning from undergraduate-level coursework to graduate-level coursework in the M.S.W. program.
Intervention in the Field of Addictions (SOW 6712) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completed M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Course prepares students to assess and intervene with clients affected by substance and abuse. Social Work Practice Using Solution-Focused Therapy (SOW 6758) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Course provides students with the opportunity to learn to practice social work using solution-focused therapy, while learning a systemic and pragmatic method to identify, access and utilize client competencies, resources and strengths to empower them toward discovering solutions to their problems.
Mindfulness and Social Work Practice (SOW 6803) e credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Students learn and experience specific practices that enhance their ability to purposefully attend to and manage their thoughts and feelings so that they can experience more balanced, stable and peaceful lives. In addition, they transfer this knowledge into their social work practice with individuals and/or groups. During the class, students learn the theoretical foundations as well as the practical elements of mindfulness including sitting and moving meditations.
Directed Independent Study (SOW 6905) 1-3 credits This course assists the student in implementing an independent study project under the guidance of a social work faculty advisor.
Special Topics (SOW 6930) 3 credits Study relating to special problems in social work.
Special Topics (SOW 6932) 1-6 credits Prerequisites: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum Special topic variable credit courses for M.S.W. students.
Study Abroad (SOW 6957) 3 credits Prerequisite: Completion of M.S.W. Foundation Curriculum An interdisciplinary course to provide students with opportunities to experience a foreign country from within and focusing on native social services.
Psychopathology in Advanced Clinical Social Work (SOW 7129) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only Course explores diagnostics and treatment of psychopathology in clinical social work practice. Current DSM is considered as well as evidence-informed practices used by clinical social workers in working with mental health services consumers.
Advanced Clinical Social Work Evidence-Based Practice with Groups (SOW 7328) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only Course focuses on evidence-informed advanced clinical social work practice with groups. The course provides students with an understanding of the best clinical social work practice with groups that is grounded in evidence-informed research literature.
Advanced Clinical Social Work Evidence-Based Practice with Families and Couples (SOW 7368) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only Therapeutic models for social workers are explored to aid in conceptualizing couple and family dynamics. Diversity factors, life cycle stages and family history are considered in establishing the therapeutic relationship and conceptualizing the couple or family unit.
Advanced Clinical Social Work Seminar (SOW 7369) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only This seminar focuses on integrating advanced clinical social work skill and theory considered in previous D.S.W. coursework in a case study format. Students are expected to use advanced assessment, differential diagnosis techniques, intervention and evaluation in past and current clinical situations.
Evidence-Informed Practices with Individuals and Implementing Evidence-Based Informed Practices with Individuals (SOW 7424) 3 credits Prerequisites: Completion of M.S.W. degree; must be D.S.W. student This course focuses on evidence-based clinical social work practices with individuals. It seeks to provide the student with a methodology for incorporating the best of social work clinical practices, which are grounded in evidence-based literature.
Clinical Social Work Research and Statistics (SOW 7433) 3 credits Prerequisites: Completion of M.S.W. degree; must be D.S.W. student Course examines evidence-based clinical social work research methods to improve clinical practice and clinical measurement tools and to engage in various social work research methodologies. As a result, implementation of evidence-based clinical social work interventions and therapies occur.
Advanced Clinical Social Work: Conceptual and Theoretical Reviews (SOW 7490) 3 credits Prerequisite: For D.S.W. students only This seminar provides instruction on writing for publication. It presents tools and resources for writing scholarly articles as well as familiarizing students with the journal editorial process. It is designed to help doctoral students master the writing of a publishable paper as part of a final project. Grading: S/U
Advanced Clinical Social Work Research and Statistics (SOW 7494) 4 credits Prerequisites: SOW 7433, D.S.W. students Course builds on previous D.S.W. coursework and provides core concepts of rigorous research methodology, inferential statistics, statistical interpretation and critical analysis of empirical studies to inform advanced clinical social work practice.
Qualitative Research in Clinical Social Work (SOW 7496) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only This course reviews areas of research in clinical social work utilizing qualitative methods, including design methods data collection and analysis. The course also provides information relevant to publishing qualitative research for strengthening social work practice. Advanced Clinical Social Work: Research Proposal (SOW 7498) 3 credits This course is an integrative project where the student develops a clinical research proposal reviewed by the D.S.W. capstone committee. The student must then submit the proposal to FAU's human subjects committee. Grading: S/U
Clinical Social Work Supervision and Administration (SOW 7619) 3 credits Prerequisites: Completion of M.S.W.; must be D.S.W. student This course focuses on administration and clinical supervision for social workers. Frameworks and critical tasks involved in administration and supervision of social workers are examined.
Emerging Theories and Methods in Advanced Clinical Social Work (SOW 7698) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only This course focuses on gaining an understanding of the current emerging trends in clinical social work treatment environments by exploring theories and interventions that are emerging in response to new understandings of human behavior and psychopathology as well as technological advances that affect service delivery. (Course effective spring 2019.) Theories and Epistemology of Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice (SOW 7757) 3 credits Prerequisites: Completion of M.S.W. degree; must be D.S.W. student This course prepares students for subsequent courses on clinical social work theory, research and practice by providing them with a contextual understanding of social work, including the history of social work theory, research, values, ethics, alternate models of practice, the role of technology and inter-professional perspectives.
Social Work Pedagogy (SOW 7776) 3 credits Prerequisites: Completion of an M.S.W.; open only to doctorate in Social Work students Students use evidence-based clinical social work practices for curriculum design, course design, course delivery and evaluations. They examine the educational standards (EPAs) of the Council on Social Work Education and learn to help B.S.W./M.S.W. students develop the competencies identified by the CSWE.
Advanced Clinical Social Work: Capstone (SOW 7910) 3 credits Prerequisite: For D.S.W. students only In this course, students complete a research project and produce a manuscript of sufficient quality to be submitted to an academic, peer-reviewed journal. The manuscript is not required to be accepted for publication for the conferral of the degree, but a successful oral defense of the manuscript is required. Grading: S/U (Course effective spring 2019.)
Special Topics (SOW 7938) 3 credits Prerequisite: M.S.W., D.S.W. students only This is a special topics course in the D.S.W. program for D.S.W. students, advancing knowledge and skills appropriate for doctoral level clinical practice scholars.
Advanced Clinical Social Work Practicum (SOW 7940) 4 credits Prerequisite: D.S.W. students only This course offers students the option to pursue a clinical research practicum or a pedagogical experience. A formal learning plan adopted by the D.S.W. coordinator, the student and a practicum consultant must be in place prior to enrollment in this course. Top of page
Urban and Regional Planning
Undergraduate Courses/ Designing the City (URP 2051) 3 credits This course focuses on the process of urbanization and the social, cultural, political, and economic dynamics behind the complex urbanization process. It explores the historical development of cities, how different patterns of human behavior shape the city space, the role of society in place-making, and planning and governance of cities, including related institutions and organizations. This is a General Education course.
Planning and Growth Management (URP 3000) 3 credits Writing Across Curriculum (Gordon Rule) Prerequisite: Open to B.U.D. or B.U.R.P. students only An introduction to and survey of the evolution of cities, urban planning and urban design. Both historical and contemporary perspectives will be employed. Concepts and theories about planning and the relationship between knowledge and action. The political, social and economic forces affecting communities, planning and design.
Planning Methods (URP 4011) 3 credits Proficiency in application of quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques. Analysis of past and existing conditions and evaluation of alternative policies and programs. Computer applications in planning.
City Structure and Change (URP 4055) 3 credits This course assists students in understanding the built environment as a dynamic product of social, cultural, political, and economic forces. Students conduct field work to analyze spatial structure and gain experience in graphic communication using maps, drawings, diagrams, and images.
Planning Implementation Strategies (URP 4120) 3 credits Legal, economic, and political mechanism and strategies for implementing plans, policies and programs to stimulate growth, stem urban decline and protect historic, cultural, and natural resources. Regulatory tools, incentive and disincentive policies, eminent domain, public acquisition, and public spending options used to promote public objectives in planning.
Introduction to Visual Planning Technology (URP 4254) 3 credits The practice of urban planning now requires that students understand how to use a variety of computer-based applications for creating appropriate visual information linked to other types of data. This course provides an overview of several of these applications: PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, GIS, and 3D visualization.
Plan Making and Design (URP 4343) 3 credits Studio emphasizing site reconnaissance, inventory, goals identification, evaluation of alternative development and policy choices, public involvement, politics, implementation, and monitoring and feedback. Development of graphic, oral and written communication skills. Preparation of professional documents.
Sustainable Cities (URP 4403) 3 credits The sustainability of cities has gained attention due to the effects of urbanization on the environment, the economy, and social and political justice. This course focuses on planning as a means of making cities more sustainable.
RI: Sustainable Cities (URP 4403) 3 credits The sustainability of cities has gained attention due to the effects of urbanization on the environment, the economy, and social and political justice. This course focuses on planning as a means of making cities more sustainable. This course includes a research-intensive component (RI).
Environmental Planning Methods (URP 4420) 3 credits Focus on balancing growth and development with protection and preservation for natural resources. Emphasizes planning problems and options in suburban and exurban settings. Concern for air, water and land resources, as well as wildlife habitat. Planning for Hazards/Disasters (URP 4430) 3 credits Prerequisite: Juniors and seniors only Designed to provide students with an understanding of the impact of natural hazards on cities and communities. Emphasis is placed on practical mitigation and recovery strategies as they relate to planning and plan development, vulnerability concepts and methods and the collaboration between organizations, agencies and institutions in efforts toward resilient and sustainable communities.
Urban Development Planning Methods (URP 4546) 3 credits This course focuses on redevelopment, rehabilitation and reuse of existing urbanized areas such as older neighborhoods, downtowns, waterfronts, shopping plazas, and strip commercial developments. Emphasizes community and economic development options to stem decline, stimulate revitalization, promote infill development and gain more efficient use of land and space.
Capital Facilities Planning (URP 4730) 3 credits Course familiarizes students with common local and regional capital facilities. Topics include attributes of such facilities, capital improvement plans, and capital improvement budgeting. Students learn how to construct capital improvement plans and programs and how to analyze the fiscal impacts of capital investment.
Housing Policy and Planning (URP 4741) 3 credits This course introduces low income housing policies in the United States and the methods to conduct needs assessment for affordable housing. It also addresses other related issues, such as housing bubbles and foreclosures and policy responses in the housing market.
Site Planning (URP 4870) 3 credits This course covers the basic principles and methods of site planning and the evaluation of site plans.
Urban Design: Theories and Methods (URP 4883) 3 credits Prerequisite: Upper-level undergraduate standing Provides fundamental knowledge in terms of urban design theories, basic methods of analysis and modes of graphic representations in urban design. Course emphasizes graphic communication and presentation skills necessary for use in urban design projects.
Directed Independent Study (URP 4905) 1-3 credits Independent study, research or other directed project to extend and integrate the student's knowledge of issues and applications related to planning practice.
Directed Independent Research (URP 4910) 3 credits Independent research to extend and integrate the student's knowledge of issues and approaches in the field.
Planning Design Studio (URP 4920) 3 credits Individual and team problem solving in projects, related to site, district and neighborhood planning to create practical alternative and design strategies. Emphasis on refining student skills, integration of knowledge, teamwork and group dynamics, project organization and execution, programming, consensus building and working with clients.
Special Topics (URP 4930) 1-3 credits
Planning Practice (URP 4945) 3 credits Prerequisite: Permission of instructor Completion of at least 160 hours of practice in a local planning agency or planning-related organization. Grading: S/U
Planning Abroad (URP 4955) 3 credits An opportunity to study urban and regional planning practice in another country
RI: Honors Planning Project (URP 4978) 3 credits Completion of an individual project involving student research and analysis of a problem or issue in planning and design. Refinement of writing and graphics skills or oral presentation. Emphasis on systematic work with regular deadlines and ongoing feedback form the instructor. This is a research-intensive (RI) course.
Planning Project (URP 4979) 3 credits Completion of an individual project involving student research and analysis of a problem or issue in planning and design. Refinement of writing and graphics skills or oral presentation. Emphasis on systematic work with regular deadline and ongoing feedback from the instructor.
Top of page Urban and Regional Planning Graduate Courses Planning Abroad (URP 5958) 3 credits An opportunity to study urban and regional planning practice in another country.
History and Theory of Planning (URP 6101) 3 credits Covers the emergence and evolution of the planning profession, as well as the design and theoretical concepts that underpin contemporary planning practice.
Urban Governance (URP 6115) 3 credits Prerequisite: Graduate standing Provides an overview of the literature on planning and governance. Focuses on the relationship between government and governance, governance in the networked society and participatory governance and conflict management.
Legal Aspects of Planning (URP 6131) 3 credits Prerequisite: URP 6101 An overview of the legal issues in planning and discussion of the regulatory processes that enable planners to shape community growth and development.
Planning Methods 1 (URP 6200) 3 credits Quantitative reasoning skills in urban and regional planning; development of appropriate computer skills.
Statistics for Urban Planning (URP 6211) 3 credits This course provides an introduction to statistics with emphasis on applications to practical problems relevant to urban planning.
Introduction to GIS in Planning (URP 6270) 3 credits Overview of planning information systems, including basic terminology, tools, and policy issues. Lab fee: $10 per student.
Managing GIS Projects (URP 6272) 3 credits Prerequisite: URP 6270 or permission of instructor Organizational and management issues involved in implementing geographic information systems.
GIS Applications in Planning (URP 6277) 3 credits Prerequisite: URP 6270 or permission of instructor This course provides urban and regional planning applications of GIS. Included are demonstrations of environmental planning, community and economic development planning, urban design, and land use planning. Students learn to use GIS as a tool for decision-making. Sustainable Cities (URP 6406) 3 credits Explores the intellectual foundations and historical development of sustainability as a concept, places it within the larger context of various development theories and looks at how it has influenced real-world practice in planning and public policy.
Environmental Analysis in Planning (URP 6425) 3 credits Analysis of natural and urban environments, and the application of planning systems.
Environmental Policy and Programs (URP 6429) 3 credits Policy and analytic perspectives on major issues in environmental planning systems.
Introduction to Economic Development and Tourism (URP 6540) 3 credits An overview of urban and local economic development including methods and techniques, development, finance, and instruments for system change.
Urban Revitalization Strategies (URP 6545) 3 credits Detailed examination of economic, management, and design tools in local economic development planning.
Economic Development Planning (URP 6549) 3 credits Policy and analytic perspectives on major issues in community and economic development planning systems.
Introduction to Transportation Planning (URP 6711) 3 credits Overview of transportation planning, methods, and emerging planning issues.
Capital Facilities Planning (URP 6732) 3 credits Planning systems and analytical techniques for urban infrastructure.
Seminar in Housing (URP 6742) 3 credits Private sector production of housing; public sector regulation of housing. Development regulations and rent control; federal, state, and local government roles in providing housing.
Urban and Regional Theory (URP 6840) 3 credits The city and region as object of normative, empirical, and planning analysis.
Urban Development and Design (URP 6841) 3 credits Overview of urban development processes, including basic terminology, tools, and policy issues.
Site Planning (URP 6873) 3 credits Principles and basic methods of site planning and site plan evaluation; development design guidelines; site plan approval process.
Urban Design (URP 6881) 3 credits Elements, concepts, and methods of urban design. Analysis of urban form; methods of implementation.
Urban Design Workshop (URP 6886) 3 credits Application of physical planning skills to a selected urban design problem; district or project scale.
Directed Independent Study (URP 6905) 1-3 credits Research on analysis of a problem-oriented planning topic or project.
Planning Workshop (URP 6920) 3 credits Individual and team approaches to resolving planning problems and issues.
Special Topics (URP 6930) 3 credits Special topics in urban and regional planning.
Planning Internship (URP 6945) 3 credits Supervised work experience in a public planning agency or private organization with planning concerns. Grading: S/U
Master's Thesis (URP 6971) 3 credits Prerequisites: 24 credits toward M.U.R.P. degree; M.U.R.P. students only Master's thesis course for planning students who are interested in research careers and further study at the doctoral level. To be repeated for a total of 6 credits.
Planning Project (URP 6979) 3 credits Prerequisite: 30 credits of urban planning courses Synthetic work resulting in: (a) research paper; (b) planning document; or (c) film or three-dimensional model.
Seminar in Urban and Regional Planning (URP 7846) 3 credits Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in Public Administration Ph.D. program This seminar course covers urban and regional planning as an academic subject of study, including key ideas in the field. It is a required course for students in the Urban and Regional Planning track of the Ph.D. program in Public Administration. The course may be taken as an elective by other students in the Ph.D. program.
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