SPEA-J 524 Emergency Management
This course explores the values underlying effective emergency management principles and policies in a democratic society. Topics include hazard identification; effective planning; stakeholder and public communication; examination of federal, state, and local agency roles and critical partnerships; and preparation for, mitigation of, and response to hazards.
- Evaluate the role of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the challenges they face.
- Evaluate how legislation and regulations have influenced FEMA and DHS and their development.
- Evaluate the lessons learned from past disasters and how this has influenced current disaster management.
- Assess natural, human caused, and technological hazards as they relate to a community’s vulnerabilities and capabilities.
- Analyze the influence of social constructs within each of the four phases of emergency management.
Evaluate a comprehensive emergency management plan (CEMP) as it relates to the community’s level of emergency preparedness.
- Analyze the interdependency among government (local, state, and federal) and nongovernmental organizations during each phase of emergency management.
- Differentiate emergency management strategies in the United States and the role of the U.S. globally from those of other countries, both developed and developing.
There is not a syllabus available for this course.