PUBS101 Introduction to Emergency Management

Department of Business Studies: Emergency Management

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS101 Introduction to Emergency Management
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the student to the basic premises of emergency management including: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Students learn the concepts of whole community and all-hazards planning.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    The student will be able to:
    1. Identify and describe the concept of emergency management in the United States;
    2. Identify and describe the phases of emergency management;
    3. Identify and describe the concept of inter-agency cooperation and operability;
    4. Identify and describe the local emergency management system;
    5. identify and describe the local emergency management system;
    6. Identify and describe the Federal Response Plans and disaster declaration process; and
    7. Identify and describe the concept of FEMA's Whole Community disaster preparedness initiative.
  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. Phases of Emergency Management
    7. Disaster Declaration Process
    8. Development of the Whole Community Initiative
    9. Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
    10. FEMA as a funding source
    11. Emergency Management Case Studies
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students satisfy the course learning goals via class discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus

Review/Approval Date - 6/06; Archived 11/12; Reactivated/Revised 4/2017