Emergency Management (2235)

Emergency Management (2235)

305 PRNCPLS OF EMERGENCY MGMT 3 credits
An overview of the history and philosophy, terms and concepts, and local, state and federal roles in emergency management. Emphasizes manmade, natural and technological hazards.
320 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT BUSINESS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 305 and 350. Examines business components of emergency management in both the private and public sectors. Also emphasizes business continuity plans along with case studies.
350 EMER RESPONSE PREP & PLAN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 305. Legal requirement, planning formats, and response procedures are presented. Special focus community risk assessment: hazard analysis, vulnerability assessment, and community response capability assessment.
355 EMER MGT RSCH METH & APPL 3 credits
Introduction to scientific method and processes, professionalism, databases and reliability, qualitative, and quantitative methods. Utilization of research for appropriate decision making.
360 INTRODUCTION TO TERRORISM 3 credits
Corequisite: 305. Examines terrorism from historical, international, transnational, and domestic perspectives. Includes political and religious terrorism along with emergency management considerations.
370 HAZARD PROCESSES FOR EMER MGMT 3 credits
Overview of hazards theory and various natural and technological hazards. Emphasis on emergency management perspectives in regard to various topics.
380 DISASTER VICTIMS: CAS & RECOV 3 credits
Prerequisites: 305 and 350. Analysis of citizen actions before, during and following major disasters including review of contemporary research and developing theory.
385 DISASTERS IN FILM AND MEDIA 3 credits
Examines how contemporary culture perpetuates myths of natural and technological disasters. Students deconstruct and analyze reality from the myths in various types of media.
401 CRISIS LEADERSHIP 3 credits
This course presents leadership research from an interdisciplinary perspective. Content is drawn the fields of business, training, simulation, organizational theory, government, and others. This course covers early leadership theory, horizontal theories, crisis training models and approaches, and crisis cognitive processing strategies. Students will examine the overall system of building better crisis leaders.
405 HAZARD PREVENT & MITIGAT 3 credits
Prerequisite: 350. Examines various mitigation programs and ways in which communities can increase their levels of prevention and decrease their risk and impact of disasters and major emergencies.
410 DISASTER RELIEF & RECOVERY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 305, 350. This course provides the foundation for disaster relief and recovery planning, stages of recovery, resources used, formation of public/private and the process of prioritizing various business and government and citizen needs for recovery action and resource allocation.
490 CURRENT TOPICS: EMERGENCY MGMT 1-4 credits
Prerequisites: 305 and 350. A variety of course topics on current subjects related to emergency management and disaster preparedness. May be repeated for up to 12 credits.
495 INTERNSHIP IN EMERGENCY MGMT 4 credits
Prerequisite: 30 hours in program and permission from program director. Supervised work experience in emergency management to increase student understanding of emergency management and disaster response.
497 INDP STUDY: EMERGENCY MGMT 1-4 credits
Prerequisites: 305 and 350. Selected topics, special areas of study in emergency management, disaster preparedness under the supervision of a faculty member with whom specific arrangements have been made.

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