PUBS101 Introduction to Emergency Management/ Public Safety

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS101 Introduction to Emergency Management/ Public Safety Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
The needs for an emergency management system and the importance of an integrated approach to managing emergencies and providing for the safety of the public are examined. During the course, participants are exposed to the four basic concepts of emergency management: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will be able to:
    1. identify and describe the concept of emergency management in the United States;
    2. identify the key concepts of emergency management;
    3. describe the FEMA four phases of emergency management;
    4. identify and describe the concept of inter-agency cooperation and operability;
    5. identify and describe the local emergency management system;
    6. identify and describe the Federal Response Plans;
    7. identify and describe the disaster declaration process; and
    8. identify and describe FEMA�s emerging role within the Department of Homeland Security.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction, Course Outline, Student Responsibilities
    2. Introduction to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
    3. Development of Emergency Management in the United States
    4. Local Level Emergency Management System and Interagency Cooperation
    5. Federal Response Plans
    6. Four Phases of Emergency Management
    7. Disaster Declaration Process
    8. Development of the Department of Homeland Security
    9. FEMA as a funding source
    10. Emergency Management Case Studies

  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals: - Not Applicable
  4. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  5. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

      Textbook(s) approved by the Department
      See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The instructor uses lecture, power point, video, and selected handouts for the class presentations. Local emergency management professionals will present as guest lecturers and provide insight into the local level system of emergency management.

Review/Approval Date - 6/06; Archived 11/12