2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 25, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EMA 101 - Principles of Emergency Management

Description: Theories, principles and approaches to emergency management. Identification of the functions and evolution of the emergency management field including mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. Evaluation of past disasters, the threat of terrorism, international disaster management, and their impact on policy formation.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Historical context of emergency management
  2. Natural and technological hazards and risk assessment
  3. Mitigation
  4. Response
  5. Recovery
  6. Preparedness
  7. Public Information Officer (PIO) and communication
  8. International disaster management
  9. Terrorist threats
  10. Future of emergency management
  11. Case studies of past disasters

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss theories, principles and approaches to emergency management. (1,8,9.11)
  2. Identify the importance of a PIO for both internal and external communication. (1,4, 7,8,10)
  3. Analyze past disasters and terrorism and their impact on emergency management. (9-11)
  4. Identify the importance of policy formation from past events, new threats, and international disasters. (1,8-11)
  5. Define and discuss mitigation, response, recovery, preparedness, and communication within the emergency management realm. (1,3-7,10,11)
  6. Identify the natural and technological hazards within emergency management. (1,2,10,11)
  7. Describe the importance of risk assessment. (2,3,6,8-11)
  8. Explain the future of emergency management and the importance of its sustainability. (1,10,11)