Emergency Management Courses

Courses in emergency management (designated EMGT) may be applied as appropriate (according to individual program requirements) toward

  • electives

Concepts of Emergency Management (3 Credits, EMGT 302)

Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or WRTG 101S. An introduction to emergency management at the global, national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to identify and analyze forces that formulate policy, apply the principles of policy and law to real-world situations, and analyze emerging political, legal, and policy issues to improve organizational preparedness. Topics include preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The history of emergency management is reviewed, and its future in government and industry is discussed.

Emergency Response Preparedness and Planning (3 Credits, EMGT 304)

Prerequisite: EMGT 302. A study of the planning process, format, and response procedures for disasters and emergency events. The goal is to evaluate risk vulnerabilities and capabilities, design an emergency plan, and evaluate and critically assess an emergency plan. Topics include risk assessment, modeling, hazard analysis, vulnerability assessment, and response capability assessment. Discussion also covers the evaluation of plans and the use of exercises to improve and implement plans.