Emergency Management (EMGT)
This course will prepare all graduates from a variety of majors to understand hazard disaster management including a history of the field, key legislation affecting the field, comprehensive emergency management and integrated emergency management, and current issues in the field. The primary purpose is to provide an overview of the history, characteristics, functions, resources and capabilities of an integrated system and various emergency management services (EMA, fire, policy/security, EMS, health care providers, etc.) work together effectively. Emphasis is placed on how this system is applied to all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management. It includes the role of national, regional and local services in a variety of disasters. This course is intended for a broad audience including personnel in public safety, emergency management, health care, and others.
This course provides students with a detailed examination of disaster mitigation, which is the first phase of emergency management. Disaster mitigation focuses on strategies to minimize the consequences of disasters. It includes a study of FEMA's four step mitigation strategy; assessment of community support; assessment of risks; identifying mitigation of options and public education and awareness.
This course provides students with a detailed examination of disaster preparation, which is the second phase of emergency management. Disaster preparation focuses on planning to minimize the consequences of disasters. It includes developing strategies to build capacity to respond and recover from disasters through planning, training and exercising.
This course is an introduction to leadership and organizational theory in the context of emergency services. Students examine and develop a range of skills in a number of interpersonal areas including conflict management, use of power; group dynamics and influence in order to become better leaders.
This course provides students with a basic overview of disaster response and recovery, which focuses on strategies to minimize the consequences of disasters. The components of response and recovery are reviewed in the context of the other phases of emergency management. Emphasis will be placed on the three Cs: coordination, cooperation and communication, as well as short-term vs. long-term recovery planning. Social and psychological recovery will also be discussed.
Emergency Management Internship with an agency. Credit is based on the equivalent of 45 hours of field work per credit hour. Students must declare intent to complete the internship course by the ninth week of the previous semester. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. 3
The course will examine the fiscal policies, procedures, and legal standards encountered in the administration of emergency service organizations - specifically governmental entities, non-profit, tax based and volunteer organizations. The course is designed for non-accounting students who need to understand finance and accounting in order to participate in planning, control, and decision-making.