Disaster Management and Relief Concentration

Bachelor of Arts

The Disaster Management and Relief Program is designed to develop leadership abilities in management, to be utilized in all types of disaster situations, emphasizing Christ-like service to those in need.  Graduates of this program will be trained to serve all stages of human suffering from immediate relief through community rebuilding and redevelopment.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Business major and Disaster Management and Relief concentration, students should be able to:

  1. Integrate Christian principles in critical thinking and decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate awareness and improvement of thinking and learning strategies.
  3. Apply business concepts in a business environment.
  4. Analyze a business operation and provide recommendations for improvement.
  5. Apply key elements of disaster management strategies, theories, and concepts to simulated and practical situations.

DM3001 Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery(Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces and explores the field of emergency/disaster management.  It provides background for dealing with disasters, victimization, and economic losses from disasters in organized ways.  It examines how organizations serve communities and individuals from a service prospective.

DM4001 Natural and Man-made Disasters (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed to learn more about the causes and consequences of naturally occurring and man-made disasters. Time will be spent on a wide range of issues including man’s impact on the earth, post-war issues, etc. (Prerequisite:  DM3001)

DM4101 Trauma: Understanding and Intervention (Online Only) 3 credits 5 weeks

The issue of trauma is something that any good disaster worker needs to understand and know how to identify.  This class will focus on the trauma that is experienced by those directly affected by the traumatic experience as well as those there to deliver aid. (Prerequisite: DM3001)

PS4200 Conflict 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is designed as an exploration on the emergence and management of human conflict, at different levels of analysis, and on the alternative methods of dispute resolution available. The course will focus on all stages of conflict resolution and transformation, interpersonal to international.