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Course Descriptions

All five courses are required.

The courses are offered on a rotating basis.

Each course is three credits: graduate or undergraduate credit.


• Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation - Spring 2017 and 2019

This course introduces to the student the concepts of strategic planning as applied to emergency preparedness. It is intended to make the student familiar with strategic planning, budgeting, implementation , and to provide the student with tools and techniques they can use in developing and implementing emergency preparedness programs.

This course is being offered as a HYBRID class:
meeting both on campus and online.

Spring 2017 Classroom Meeting dates are:

February 17-18,
April 7-8.

Friday nights 5:30PM-10:00PM;
Saturdays 8:00AM-5:00PM;

Click here to Register for the Spring 2017 Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning & Implementations


• Principles and Practice of Disaster Response Operations and Management - Summer 2017 and 2019

The purpose of this course is to uncover the principles that promote effective disaster response operations in emergency management. Examine the roles and responsibilities of the players in a crisis event. Various problems associated with response operations will be identified such as: inadequate preparedness measurers, safety and site security, politics, communications, coordination and record keeping.


• Principles and Practices of Emergency Management - Fall 2016 and 2018

The overall objective of the course is to examine the theories, principles, and practices of emergency management. The philosophy of comprehensive Emergency Management will be discussed with the four attendant steps, which include mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, legal issues involving state and federal law affecting emergency operations will be studied.

Fall 2016 Meeting dates are:
September 9-10,
October 21-22,
November 18-19.

Friday nights 5:30PM-10:00PM;
Saturdays 9:00AM-5:00PM;

Registration for the Fall 2016 class is closed.


• Disaster Recovery - Fall 2017 and 2019

Examine disaster recovery in isolation from and in relation to the preparedness, response and mitigation phases of comprehensive emergency management. Explore the short and long term effects of disasters, as well as, the process of putting families, businesses and communities back together. The class will also identify the importance of reconstruction, relocation, and regulations in reducing future disaster vulnerability.

Meeting dates will be announced in 2017.


• Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management - Spring 2018 and 2020

This course focuses on political processes and phenomena associated with mitigating the likely effects of extreme events, responding to them, and recovering from them. The course is intended to help emergency managers develop an understanding of local, state, federal, and intergovernmental politics affecting and affected by extreme events.



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