Department: Public Service

Code Name Description
CJ1000 Violence in American Society This course looks at the patterns and correlates of interpersonal and collective violence using the most contemporary research, theories, and cases. Today violence remains one of the most pressing issues facing not only American society, but througho...
CJ1050 Introduction to Criminal Justice This course is an introductory survey of the American criminal justice system with a view to its social and institutional context and its structure and functioning. The course provides an overview of the foundations and components of the criminal jus...
CJ1500 Introduction to Cybersecurity This course explores developments in the practice of criminal justice brought about by technology and crime as well as the rapid technological change in computers, and other Internet access devices. Specific topics include: cybercrime, overview of th...
CJ2000 Laws and Courts in World Cultures This course traces the development of laws and courts from ancient times to the presents. The course focuses on historical events that have produced four major legal systems – U.S. – British common law, European civil law, Communist systems, and the...
CJ2050 Basic Criminology The study of why people break the law, drawing upon classical and contemporary theories from the behavioral sciences. Among topics covered are the nature and types of crimes, victims' rights, types of punishment, and crime prevention.
CJ2060 Justice Systems An overview of civil and criminal justice systems, processes, and personnel in the US. The course covers the processing of individuals through the civil and criminal justice system as well as the functions of investigators, prosecutors, plaintiffs' a...
CJ3000 Ethics and Justice This course explores the standards and codes of professional responsibility in various professions as well as examine the theoretical and philosophical basis of ethics and the standards of professional conduct and leadership applicable to justice and...
CJ3070 Justice Management The application of management skills to civil and criminal justice systems. Topics include: concepts of justice administration; planning; programming; budgeting; staffing; labor relations; and operations. Contemporary theories of organization behavio...
CJ3300 Criminal Procedures A critical examination of the steps involved in a criminal case, from arrest to final court disposition. The course reviews landmark law cases addecting pretrial and trial rights of criminal defendants. Topics include: laws governing arrest, includin...
CJ3310 Law Enforcement: Contemporary Issues The study of contemporary issues facing law enforcement at the local, state, and federal levels. The course examines problems affecting regulatory and law enforcement organizations dealing with agency discretion, selective enforcement, investigations...
CJ3320 Corrections: Processes and Programs A close consideration of civil and criminal law remedies used to "correct" behavior of wrong-doers in the community. Included are tort liability lawsuits, civil damages, community services, criminal restitution, probation, imprisonment, use of halfwa...
CJ3500 Criminal Law The study of criminal lawsuits fundamental concepts, evolution, and functioning, using seminal cases and examining the interaction between criminal laws and the U.S. Constitution.
CJ3510 Crime Victims and Justice A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of crime victimization and its impact on individuals and society. The course identifies and explores the role of the victim within the criminal justice system and the rights of crime vict...
CJ3520 Drug Abuse and Justice The study of the policies and practices of the judicial system relating to the pressing social problem of drug abuse. The course presents a historical perspective of drug and substance abuse in the U.S. and an examination of the community's response...
CJ3530 Juvenile Deviancy and Justice An analysis, using classical theories and contemporary research findings, of "normal" and "defiant" juvenile behavior. The course examines society's responses to deviancy, causes of juvenile criminal behavior, and the treatment of juveniles within th...
CJ3540 Women, Minorities, and Justice A historical, political, and sociological study of the treatment of women and minority groups within the civil and criminal justice systems in the United States. The course places special emphasis on historical stereotypes of, and changing perspectiv...
CJ3550 Crime Scene Investigation: Theories and Practices The study of academic theories underlying crime scene investigations and of practical applications of these theories. Topics include historical origins, principles underlying such investigations, and real-life studies of crimes such as homicide, arso...
CJ3560 Family Violence A thorough and critical examination of family violence to include domestic/intimate partner violence, child and elder abuse. Topics include the meaning, nature, and types of family violence; theories which attempt to explain hostility, aggression, an...
CJ3600 Special Topics in Criminal Justice An examination of significant and controversial criminal justice topics currently faced by the criminal justice system focusing upon contemporary issues which are projected to have a major impact upon the quality of life for the community and the abi...
CJ3973 Criminalistics and the Investigation of Injury and Death Developing empirical knowledge in forensics related to the investigation of injury and death and looking at the many aspects of forensic pathology. Specialized topics to include blunt force trauma and gunshots. Also looks at different classifications...
CJ3974 Forensic Science Experiential Learning This course is arranged to expand clinical application of theory content in forensic science to appropriate fields. Different professional agencies that are instrumental in forensic investigation and interviewing will be addressed. Site visits and/or...
CJ4900 Seminar in Criminal Justice This course serves to synthesize the knowledge gained from each course in the program. The course provides students with an integration of acquired knowledge of theory to practical application. The goal is to apply principles of interagency cooperati...
CJ6700 Leadership and Ethics This course develops a framework for ethical thinking and reflection. The course emphasizes the moral, ethical and social responsibilities of administrative leaders, as well as the application of principles to organizational leadership behavior and d...
CJ6710 Civil Liability and Civil Rights Challenges This course provides a comprehensive examination of the Constitutional Rights afforded to individuals. It examines how management decisions, implementation of regulations, and selective enforcement may result in civil rights challenges, violate and i...
CJ6720 Criminal Justice Organizations This course provides a comprehensive examination of the various agencies/organizations that play an important role in the Criminal Justice System. Students will learn what agencies/organizations are involved in the Criminal Justice System. Additional...
CJ6730 Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice This course examines the scope of criminology based on global research and practical applications. Students will be expected to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues surrounding police, courts and corrections and the issues that are p...
CJ6740 Media and the Criminal Justice Professions This course looks at how the media plays an important role in the construction of criminality and the criminal justice system and its influence on how society perceives victims, criminals, deviants, and criminal justice officials. The media and the f...
CJ6750 Administrative and Constitutional Procedures for Professionals This course addresses the rights, authority, and limitations confronting criminal justice agencies. The course will examine constitutional law principles such as the Separation of Powers, Federalism, Due Process, Equal Protection, as well as individu...
CJ6760 Hostage/Crisis Negotiations This course looks at the fundamentals of crisis management for crisis and hostage negotiators as well the history of crisis management. It covers the elements of a crisis response team, the model of intervention in crisis/hostage negotiations, risk a...
CJ6990 Internship Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervise...
CJ6991 Paid Internship See Internship Section in University Curriculum
CJ6998 Special Topics in Criminal Justice This course provides an opportunity for students to explore other areas directly related to the criminal justice curriculum that deal with issues that are plaguing our criminal justice operations that are not included in the program of study. These s...
CJ7001 Professional Paper I This capstone is the first of two courses required near the end of the student’s MSCJ Program. It is, first, a review of the salient points from the program of study that culminates in a comprehensive exam. Second, it is a preparation for CJ 7002 Pro...
CJ7002 Professional Paper II This capstone is the second of two courses required near the end of the student’s MSCJ Program. In this course, the student implements the option of researching and writing a thesis on a criminal justice issue or completing an applied research projec...
HMLD1000 Introduction to Homeland Security This course focuses on a comprehensive overview of homeland security and identifies the important components of homeland security. Students review the roles and responsibilities of government agencies, non-government organizations, and individual cit...
HMLD2000 Disaster Preparedness and Response This course considers various concepts, theories, principles, programs and requirements of emergency preparedness, governmental planning, practices, exercises, and hazard/risk assessment. An overview of the relationship of preparedness to response, e...
HMLD2100 Dimensions of Terrorism This course is designed to introduce and examine domestic as well as international terrorism from various perspectives. The course will review major theories of terrorism and present the historical, philosophical, theoretical, cultural, psychological...
HMLD2900 Careers in Homeland Security This course will gice students an overview of the different job task used primarily in the field of Homeland Security. It will focus on the structure and development of various careers within the field of Homeland Security. It also is designed to ass...
HMLD6000 Homeland Security This course provides wide-ranging coverage of the most important themes related to homeland security at the graduate level. This includes an overview of the discipline with special focus on the administrative aspect of the core elements of homeland s...
HRD1000 Introduction to Human Resource Development An introduction to major components of human resource development (HRD). This course investigates the roles of HRD practitioners and develops an understanding of HRD theories, principles, and practices.
HRD2000 Integrated Talent Management This course will explore the key elements of effective talent management. Topics include best practices in talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, and succssion management.
HRD3100 Principles of Instructional Design Introduction to the systematic design of instruction. The course covers various elements of instructional design (ID) process, including needs assessment, instructional problems, learner characteristics, task analysis, instructional objectives, conte...
HRD3110 Training Methods, Delivery, and Evaluation This course examines the science and practice of training and development (T+D) in the workplace. Topics covered include contemporary issues and trends in T+D, effective T+D methods and delivery approaches for adults in organizations, and program eva...
HRD3120 E-Learning and Learning Technologies This course focuses on the following aspects of corporate training: e-learning, educational technologies, and aligning training to the business goals to maximize learning experience and its impact on employees' productivity.
HRD3130 Measurement, Evaluation, and Return of Investment of Training This course covers key themes and practices related to determing the costs, benefits, and impact of training interventions. It covers the evaluation process from planning, data collection, data analysis, and reporting.
HRD3300 Human Resource Development Project Management This course examines project management in theory and practice and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager. It is designed to broaden your understanding of project management principles and develop skills and knowledge needed to sucessf...
HRD3400 Organizational Staffing The course will cover theory and practical applications of organizational recruitment, selection, and on-boarding used in staffing organizations ensuring alignment between human resources requirements and employees. External influences such as the la...
HRD4000 HRD Career Development Capstone This capstone senior course provides students with a holistic perspective of their personal HRD experiences. As a capstone course, it brings together students' coursework, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics in order to demonstrat...
HRD4900 HRD Career Development Capstone This capstone senior course provides students with a holistic perspective of their personal HRD experiences. As a capstone course, it brings together students' coursework, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics in order to demonstrat...
INDV3990 Internship Internships provide students with applied, experiential learning opportunities so that they can make connections between academic study and the practical application of that study in a professional work environment. Academic internships are supervise...
INDV3991 Paid Internship See Internship Section in University Curriculum
INDV4900 Individualized Major Capstone This capstone course integrates coursework, knowledge, skills and experiential learning to enable the students to demonstrate a broad mastery of learning resulting from the culmination of the Individualized Major. Students complete a thesis paper, un...
LAW3210 International Law An examination of the nature and function of international law in international politics. The course conceptualizes a "community of nations," and concentrates on principles of, norms in, and the specific role of international law. Specific cases are...
LAW3410 Constitutional Law A survey of Constitutional law and key legal cases. Issues include: Federalism and the Federalist Papers; origin and development of doctrine of judicial review; seperation of powers and delegation of legislative power; Constitutional powers of the Pr...
LAW3610 Family Law An examination of how the judicial system deals with such family issues as spouse and child abuse, divorce, custody and support payments. Both civil and criminal law issues are covered.
LAW3710 Administrative Law A seminar dealing with law and litigation connected with the public bureaucracy at all levels: local, state, and federal. The principal motifs of the course relate to the tremendous expansion of the public sector in the past few decades, and the cons...
LAW3720 Cybersecurity Laws, Ethics & Compliance This course explores ethical norms around cybersecurity; covers relevant laws, regulations, and standards; and explains how organizations meet requirements to comply with them. We discuss how laws and technology intersect in the context of internatio...
PADM1000 Introduction to Leadership in America This course is an introduction to the study of leadership in America. It compares the administrative processes used in private and non-profit organizations and the U.S. government including the U.S. military. This course introduces students to the th...
PADM2000 Supervisory Leadership This course is an exploration of the nature and responsibilities of the supervisor. Topics covered include: work environments; technologies and supervisory styles; tools for decision-making; scheduling, staffing, directing, and controlling. This incl...
PADM3000 Analytical Techniques and Methods This course studies statistical techniques and quatitative methods for decision-making in an administrative environment. Topics include numerical and graphical descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, statistical inference,...
PADM3300 Public Policy This course examines the making of public policy in the United States. Our study of policymaking will be based on the proposition that an understanding of policymaking depends upon an understanding of institutions and political behavior. The course b...
PADM3400 Public Personnel Administration This course examines the administration of the civil service system. Representative topics include civil service reform and the relationship of public personnel administration and organizational performance. The rights and responsibilities of public...
PADM3500 Public Finance and Budgeting This course provides an overview of the processes, techniques, and political/ administrative aspects of public budgeting and finance for federal, state, and local governments in the United States. The purpose of this course is to introduce students t...
PADM3600 Non-Profit Management This course is designed to provide an introduction to the leadership skills needed to be successful in the non-profit sector in the United States. Topics covered in this course include the nature and scope of non-profit organizations. Other topics in...
PADM3700 Urban Governance The study of urban governance provides a valuable insight into economic, social, and political forces and how they shape city life. This innovative course casts new light on the issues and re-examines the state of urban governance at the start of the...
PADM4000 Strategic Planning for Government Organizations This course is a capstone, a summary and integration of knowledge and skills gained in the Public Administration program. It is a strategic planning course at the city, state, and federal level with issues from the City and County of Honolulu, The St...
PADM6000 Introduction to Public Administration and Public Service This introduction to public administration and public service provides insights into the theory, practice, and the interdependence and administration of government and nonprofit organizations at the federal, state, and city level. Topics include an i...
PADM6100 Public Personnel Management This course introduces traditional and contemporary issues in public personnel administration. It examines the historical context and legal rights and responsibilities that public administrators encounter. Various components of personnel administrati...
PADM6200 Nonprofit Organizations No Description Set
PADM6210 Grant Writing and Fundraising Sources of revenue in the public sector differ from business organizations where incomes are earned from the sale of goods and services. Non-profits endeavor to achieve diverse revenue sources, both to minimize risk and to maximize autonomy. Income g...
PADM6220 Staff and Volunteer Management for Nonprofit Organizations The management of an organization’s human resources, regardless of their sector affiliation (public, private, or nonprofit), is pretty much the same except that nonprofit employees tend to be more vision driven. Volunteers, however, tend to be more l...
PADM6270 Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations This course provides insight for a nonprofit’s long-range goals and the resources needed to reach them. Topics include nonprofit governing boards and executive leadership, mission and vision achievement, opportunities and threats analyses, long-range...
PADM6300 Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision-Making This course studies statistical and quantitative tools and concepts as applied in public administration. Topics include: probability theory, discriptive statistics, statistical inference, regression analysis, decision theory, linear models, linear pr...
PADM6400 U.S. Public Policy This course examines the making of public policy in the United States. Our study of policymaking will be based on the proposition that an understanding of policymaking depends upon an understanding of institutions and political behavior. The course b...
PADM6500 Economics for Decision Makers This course introduces the primary concepts and methods of economics as they apply to decision making problems within various organizational settings such as a nonprofit organization or a government agency. It covers the basics of both microeconomics...
PADM6510 Public Finance This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of public finance. Students learn the theoretical concepts and tools of public finance and apply them in the practice of public administration. It covers a wide range of issues in public...
PADM6600 Strategic Thinking for Nonprofit Organizations This course is designed to provide an introduction to the leadership skills and strategic thinking needed to be successful in the nonprofit sector in the United States. Topics covered in the course include the nature and scope of non-profit organizat...
PADM6610 City Management and Urban Policy The study of urban governance provides a valuable insight into economic, social, and political forces and how the shape city life. This innovative course casts new light on the issues and re-examines the state of urban governance at the start of the...
PADM6640 Diversity in the Workplace As the work force changes domestically and globally, individual and organizational strategies for working cross-culturally and ethically must be adopted. This course looks at the diversity in society and how organizations need to reflect on those div...
PADM6998 Special Topics in Public Administration This course provides an opportunity for students to explore other areas directly related to the public administration curriculum but not included in the program of study. These special topics would be offered based on student interest and current eve...
PADM7001 Professional Paper I This capstone is the first of two courses required near the end of the student’s MPA Program. It is, first, a review of the salient points from the program of study which culminate in a comprehensive exam. Second, it is a preparation for Professional...
PADM7002 Professional Paper II No Description Set