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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "PUAF-Public Affairs"

PUAF - Public Affairs

PUAF 201 Leadership for the Common Good (3) This course is designed to provide undergraduate students an introduction to leadership theory and a chance to practice a core set of practical skills relevant to transformational and collaborative leadership.

PUAF 202 Contemporary Issues in Leadership and Public Policy (1) Restriction: Must be in the Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program; and sophomore standing or higher. Students will examine public policy and social justice issues in the community and state. Students hear from local elected officials, leaders of non-profit organizations, members of state and county agencies, and faculty from the School of Public Policy.

PUAF 214 Leading and Investing in Social Change: Re-defining and Experimenting with Philanthropy (3) Credit only granted for: PUAF214 or PUAF359I. Formerly: PUAF359I. Defines philanthropy as an exploration of how one develops a vision of the public good and then deploys resources (including donations, volunteers, and voluntary associations) to achieve an impact.

PUAF 301 Sustainability (3) Also offered as: AGNR301. Credit only granted for: AGNR301 or PUAF301. Designed for students whose academic majors would be enhanced by the complementary study of a widely shared but hard-to-operationalize aspiration: that present choices should preserve or improve future options rather than foreclose or degrade them. How should we understand sustainability? How might we achieve it? How would we know if we had achieved it? And how could sustainability activists of a rising generation lead by example?

PUAF 302 Leadership: Philosophy, Policy and Praxis (3) Leadership as a search for meaning, identity and purpose are explored. Also introduces major philosophical traditions, from the ancient world to the modern one, and encourages students to ground their leadership interests and aspirations in a disciplined process of self-reflection, critical thinking and inquiry.

PUAF 311 Women in Leadership (3) Credit only granted for: PUAF311 or PUAF359W. Formerly: PUAF359W. Examines the role of women in the leadership process including the participation of women as activists, voters, advocates, public leaders and as agents of change through various avenues including, among others, public service (elected and appointed), the media, community service, political organizations, and the nonprofit sector.

PUAF 312 Leading to Get Results (3) Credit only granted for: PUAF312 or PUAF359J. Formerly: PUAF359J. Students will have an opportunity to learn and use results-based leadership competencies to take actions that will make a measurable difference in an issue affecting the student and/or university community.

PUAF 313 Advocacy in the American Political System (3) Credit only granted for: PUAF313 or PUAF359C. Formerly: PUAF359C. Introduces students to the creation of law through the legislative process with a special focus on the Maryland General Assembly.

PUAF 315 Intelligence As a National Security Instrument (3) Credit only granted for: PUAF315 or PUAF388I. Formerly: PUAF388I. Examines the role of intelligence in US national security policy. Topics will include the post WWII history of US intelligence, the current structure of the US intelligence community, the intelligence cycle, covert action, interrogation and intelligence, counterintelligence and cybersecurity.

PUAF 338 Academic Seminar for Interns: Federal and International (3) Corequisite: PUAF339. Restriction: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The academic seminar for student interns in PUAF399. Students read, discuss, analyze, and write about topics in political and public policy leadership, and leadership studies.

PUAF 339 Internship in Political Institutions: Federal and International (3-6) Corequisite: PUAF338. Restriction: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Offers students supervised internship placements in federal and international political or public policy organizations.

PUAF 348 Academic Seminar for Interns: State and Local (3) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Corequisite: PUAF349. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. The academic seminar for student interns in PUAF349. Students read, discuss, analyze, and write about topics in political and public policy leadership, and leadership studies.

PUAF 349 Internship in Political Institutions: State and Local (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Corequisite: PUAF348. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Offers students supervised internship placements in state and local political or public policy organizations.

PUAF 359 Contemporary Issues in Political Leadership and Participation (3) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 9 credits if content differs. Special topics in political leadership and participation.

PUAF 368 Internship in Community Service Organizations (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Offers students supervised placements in non-profit community organizations.

PUAF 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs.

PUAF 388 Special Topics in Public Policy (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Advanced special topics focusing on an interdisciplinary topic related to Public Policy.

PUAF 396 Fellowship Program in Political Leadership (2-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Restriction: Must be enrolled in the full-time fellowship program. Individual instruction course.

PUAF 398 Fellowship Program in Political Leadership (3-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Restriction: Must be enrolled in the full-time fellowship program. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs.

PUAF 399 Directed Study in Public Policy (1-6) Prerequisite: Permission of PUAF-School of Public Policy. Repeatable to 12 credits if content differs. Guidance for the advanced student capable on interdisciplinary study on special projects under the supervision of faculty.

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