Emergency & Disaster Management Minor

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EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT MINOR 18 HOURS

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    History and origins of emergency management in the United States, including key disaster incidents, legislation and Presidential actions that impacted change within the emergency management profession. Emergency management relevance in private industry and awareness about opportunities in the public and private sectors of emergency management.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
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    Public awareness of potential hazards communities face, the preparedness needed to handle these hazards and strategic options in mitigating adverse consequences. Procedures and principles for emergency operations, including planning, warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, mass casualty incidents, sheltering, handling donations, disaster declarations, and incident debriefings.
    Offered: Fall, even semester Prerequisite: EM101
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    Post-disaster procedures and policies governing the protection of natural environments, improving disaster resistance, supporting diverse communities and population, improving economic conditions, and preserving community resources. Community resilience and sustainability through emergency management programs. Phases of emergency management in a community’s comprehensive and strategic planning.
    Offered: Spring, odd semester Prerequisite: EM101
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    History, methods, and philosophy of terrorism, including extremism as a foundation for terrorist behavior, types of terrorism, and the response to terrorism by government entities and law enforcement agencies. Governmental concerns, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts in handling terrorist events.
    Offered: Fall, odd semester Prerequisites: EM 200-level courses
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    Exercise design, development, and evaluation, Knowledge and skills essential to implementing a Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP). Incorporating emergency exercise planning to effectively prepare and respond to disasters, emergencies, and crises of all types and magnitudes. Required design and development of a tabletop exercise to be executed at the end of the semester.
    Offered: Spring, even semester All EM 300-level courses
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    Managing operations during all phases of emergency management with emphasis on the recovery phase. Issues include donation management (finance and resources), managing volunteers, crisis counseling, and basic subsistence needs. Fundamental management methods based on FEMA methodologies.
    Offered: Fall, odd semester All EM 300-level courses

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT0 HOURS

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    Roundtables with business leaders in small, medium, and large businesses demonstrate how theory and practice come together in the actual experiences of significant business people. Students interact and network with these business leaders during and after the roundtables.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail
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    Students engage with significant experts and nationally recognized thought leaders hosted by the School of Business & Government.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail
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    Practical strategies and skills for career searches, job interviews, resume creation, networking, and career portfolio development. Developing career goals and plans. Includes six workshops and a networking dinner.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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