2020-2021 Catalog 
    May 26, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EMA 110 - Public Administration and Emergency Management

Description: Public administration and its role with emergency management agencies. Management of public and non-governmental organizations involved in dealing with hazards and disasters. Emphasis on working within the networks of public, private, and nonprofit and volunteer organizations.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Disaster assistance
  2. Volunteer management
  3. Applying for public assistance
  4. Special considerations
  5. Project management
  6. Preparedness
  7. Role of government agencies
  8. Role of public, private, and nongovernmental organizations
  9. Declarations and designated disaster areas
  10. State administrative plan and management of disasters

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Discuss the evolution of disaster policy and the practice of emergency management in the U.S. (1,9,10)
  2. Identify the roles of public, private, and other nongovernmental organizations in emergency management, the development of emergency management standards, and the professionalization of the field. (2-4,7-10)
  3. Describe the major issues in the management of governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in emergency management. (4,5,7,10)
  4. Describe the major issues in managing volunteers during disasters. (1,2,4)
  5. Explain the design and implementation of disaster preparedness and hazard mitigation policies and programs. (1,4-6,9,10)