PUBS109 Seminar in Emergency Management and Public Safety

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

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS109 Seminar in Emergency Management and Public Safety Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
Coursework shall be submitted in a thesis format and will be presented to a group of emergency service professionals for review. Thesis will not be less than 25 pages.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides a student the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in an area of emergency management or public safety utilizing the skills developed in prior coursework. The topic for study may include current issues or other substantive matters of interest and importance in this field of study.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will be able to:
    1. research and describe current Emergency Management/Public Safety topics with guidance from the faculty member;
    2. conduct research in a coordinated manner;
    3. analyze data from a variety of sources;
    4. write a concise, informative paper;
    5. develop a global approach to emergency management/public safety; and
    6. evaluate the complex forces that impact public safety.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction, Course Outline, Student Responsibilities
    2. Research Methodology
    3. Use of Style Guide
    4. Use of Internet as a Research Tool
    5. Use of Questionnaires/Surveys
    6. Use of Focus Groups

  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:

      Textbooks and reference materials will be selected by the student and approved by the faculty member.

      See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
This is a collaborative learning experience and the faculty will serve as a facilitator and resource throughout the semester. The faculty will provide guidance and resources throughout the course of study.

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