Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
EMGT 302 Concepts of Emergency Management (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to emergency management at the global, national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to identify and analyze forces that formulate policy, apply the principles of policy and law to real-world situations, and analyze emerging political, legal, and policy issues to improve organizational preparedness. Topics include preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The history of emergency management is reviewed, and its future in government and industry is discussed.
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80684 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Dale, Robert P Syllabus Course Materials
EMGT 304 Emergency Response Preparedness and Planning (3)
Prerequisite: EMGT 302. A study of the planning process, format, and response procedures for disasters and emergency events. The goal is to evaluate risk vulnerabilities and capabilities, design an emergency plan, and evaluate and critically assess an emergency plan. Topics include risk assessment, modeling, hazard analysis, vulnerability assessment, and response capability assessment. Discussion also covers the evaluation of plans and the use of exercises to improve and implement plans.
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81562 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hutton, Ralph H Syllabus Course Materials
EMGT 308 Exercise and Evaluation Programs (3)
Prerequisite: EMGT 304. An examination of the role of disaster exercises in emergency management and business crisis management programs. The objective is to develop exercises in all four phases of emergency management, analyze emergency management capabilities, and use exercises to enhance strategic planning. Focus is on designing, conducting, and evaluating disaster exercises. Topics include the current federal focus on both response and intelligence exercises. Best practices are used to understand the application of "lessons learned," and after-action reports are employed to support continuous improvement.
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81154 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Dempsey, Jason S Syllabus Course Materials
EMGT 312 Social Dimensions of Disaster (3)
Prerequisite: EMGT 304. An examination of the response of the public and individuals to disaster-related issues such as disaster warnings, evacuations, relocations, civil unrest, loss of family and property, and recovery activities. The aim is to evaluate social factors that contribute to increased risk of disaster, design plans and processes that consider social factors, and design strategies and plans to enable communication with diverse social groups. Emphasis is on preparing the community through effective programs and public information. Discussion also covers the impact of disasters on response organizations and personnel.
84470 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hutchison, Alex M Syllabus Course Materials
EMGT 314 Terrorism Issues in Emergency Management (3)
Prerequisite: EMGT 304. A study of the role and responsibilities of the emergency manager in preparing for, responding to, mitigating, and recovering from situations related to terrorism. The objective is to devise and prepare plans, follow appropriate guidelines, and make use of interagency dynamics in planning for and responding to terrorism. Discussion covers the role of first responder groups and other stakeholders and links the protection of critical infrastructure to national, state, and local guidelines.
84110 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Hutton, Ralph H Syllabus Course Materials
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