Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Emergency Management (EMGT)

EMGT 101  Intro to Incid Command Sys  (3 Credits)  

Describes the history, features, principles, organizational structure of Incident Command System and explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Three hours of lecture per week

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 250  Introduction to Emergency Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

Course introduces emergency management theory, definitions, hazard identification, phases of emergency management, resource identification, roles and responsibilities of emergency managers, and coordination of various systems. Prerequisite for all courses. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 251  Natural Hazards & Emergy Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

Course examines major natural hazards and the efforts to mitigate their effect on society, and the management of these events at the various levels of governments.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 252  Tech Hazards & Emergy Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

Course introduces students to the human hand in many “natural” hazards as well as management structures, procedures and techniques designed to cope with hazardous technologies.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 351  Prin/Prac of Hazard Mitigation  (3 Credits)  

Course identifies hazard risks, mitigation programs, strategies, mitigation opportunities, and cost effect solutions. Students learn the tools, resources, techniques, strategies, and programs of hazard mitigation.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 352  Intern DispPers & Nat Hazard  (3 Credits)  

The impact of hazards on people forced to leave their homes and become internally displaced persons (IDPs) or refugees, as a result of disasters.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 353  Business Crisis & Continuity  (3 Credits)  

The course analyzes the methods by which government, private sector, nonprofits, and the general public respond to and recover from natural manmade disasters.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 354  Public Health in Emergy Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

The course covers theory and practice of various public health issues in emergency preparedness and considers the implications for policy makers.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 355  Plng for Vulnerable Population  (3 Credits)  

Discusses barriers and limitations to reaching vulnerable populations in a disaster and explores culturally competent strategies for their integration into preparedness plans. Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 356  Continuity Oper/Plng & Implt  (3 Credits)  

Students explore the process of developing, implementing, exercising, and evaluating continuity of operations for both the public and private sectors and initiates recovery activities.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 357  Emergy Reov/Respn/Prep & Plng  (3 Credits)  

Focus is on the planning and recovery process, the format, and response procedures; the evaluation of plans and the use of exercises to improve and implement plans.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 358  Social Dimensions of Disasters  (3 Credits)  

Human behavior in disaster (myths and reality), group disaster behavior, community social systems, cultures, demographics and sociological disaster research case studies are studied.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 400  Environmental Issues: Disaster  (3 Credits)  

The environmental impact that results from natural and manmade disasters: pollution (biological, chemical, and nuclear), depletion of natural resources, industrial activity and agricultural practices.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 401  Coastal Hazards Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

Addresses coastal processes, impacts of climate change and the risk imparted to man and his environment. Students learn the best approaches and management strategies.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 402  Disaster Resilient Communities  (3 Credits)  

This course covers concepts needed to design and implement strategies in protecting communities from disasters, including decreasing community vulnerability and increasing community resiliency.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 403  Managing People In Diasters  (3 Credits)  

Students develop a management style and leadership skills for effectively utilizing personnel in the delivery of community services during disaster operations.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 450  Seminar: Emergency Mgmt  (3 Credits)  

A systematic study of specialized subject matter in Emergency management. Topics for each semester vary, depending upon current interest and needs.Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite(s): (EMGT 250)

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af

EMGT 480  Internship  (3 Credits)  

Students apply classroom learning in emergency and disaster response associated agencies. Students perform prescribed work in an agency engaged in emergency and disaster management. Three hours of lecture per week.

 

College/School: The School of Public Affairs

Department: Dept of Political Sci & Pub Af