2019 Summer Courses


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Summer time can be exciting for many.  You are out of class, preparing for you next adventure and looking forward to a much needed break. Who says you can’t branch out and take classes in the summer.

  • Stay on track
  • Tackle credit hours to reduce your load
  • Graduate on time
  • Meet some amazing people
  • Enjoy one-on-one interaction with professors
  • Stay engaged in your career

The College of Public Policy is pleased to offer various courses this summer that we hope will spark your interest. Visit this page to check out student testimonials, course descriptions and unique experiences to enhance your learning.

It’s also an exciting time to be a Roadrunner. Our President Taylor Eighmy has been named San Antonio Business Journal’s inaugural Dealmaker of the Year. There is much momentum happening at the Downtown Campus. We want you to be part of that excitement.  Check out the Downtown Campus website for more reasons to take classes in the heart of San Antonio.


Criminal Justice and Public Administration

First 5-Week Summer (May 28 – July 3)

CRJ 2213 Introduction to Policing MTWRF 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Downtown Campus
Instructor: Henry Meade
Learn more about the history of policing, modern police practices, and important trends in law enforcement.

CRJ 4663 Special Topics in Corrections: Causes & Consequences of Incarceration MTWRF 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Downtown Campus
Instructor: Alexander Testa
Consider special topics in corrections and the causes and consequences of incarceration

PAD 3133 Politics and Policies of San Antonio and South Texas MW 5:30 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Downtown Campus
Instructor: Staff
The San Antonio area has been shaped and built by an array of decisions, public and private. This course will examine the history and development of the area and the political, social, and economic forces that have defined the local policymaking process by city, county, and special purpose governments

First 4-week Summer (June 10 – July 9)

CRJ 4953 Special Topics in Criminal Justice/Criminology MTWRF 12 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. Downtown Campus
Offers specialized study on the topic of criminal justice and criminology
Instructor: Staff

Second 5-week Summer (July 5 – Aug. 10)

CRJ 2513 Introduction to Corrections MTWRF 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Downtown Campus
Instructor: Jorge Saenz
Study the history, philosophy and practice of corrections in America. Learn more about administrative issues surrounding imprisonment and the death penalty.

CRJ 4413 Contemporary Police Practices MTWRF 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Downtown Campus
Instructor: Robert Rico
This course focuses on leading research-based law enforcement practices for crime prevention and problem solving.

Graduate Students
Public Administration and Social Work

First 5-Week Summer (May 28 – July 3)

PAD 5033 Theories – Public Organization

PAD 5103: Planning and Land Use Law

PAD 5573: Public Policy & Policy Making in San Antonio

PAD 6001: Leadership & Communication Skills Development

Second 5-Week Summer (May 28 – July 3)

PAD 5363: Public Budgeting & Finance

PAD 5393: Economic for Public Affairs

PAD 5923: Nonprofit Leadership & Management

PAD 5963: Nonprofit Financial Management

SWK 5233: Global Context of Social Work
The course critically examines the economic, political, social, and cultural dimensions of globalization and the upheavals they produce for nations and people. Specific models of intervention and select approaches to social development seen as more compatible with social work’s commitment to social justice are examined to determine their respective strengths and weaknesses in response to contemporary social issues. In addition, the course raises critical questions about social work’s past and present ability to address the growing challenges of an increasingly complex integrated and interdependent world.


Public Administration student Francisco shares the benefits of taking summer classes.

Dr. Alexander Testa encourages you to check out special topics focusing on the causes and consequences of incarceration.

Student Testimonials:

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What other students are saying:

“Taking classes in the summer allowed me to graduate sooner.”

“Taking the classes allowed me to keep some kind of rhythm with my pursuit to a higher education.” 

“You get more one-on-one interaction with your professors.”

“From the class, I took invaluable skills which were outside the scope of the curriculum that I will take with me for the rest of my life.”

“Taking summer classes allows you to build those invaluable bonds with your professors, especially if you want one of those recommendation letters.

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