Curriculum

Emergency Management (BS)

Emergency Management (BS) Curriculum

Degree Requirements

  • Distribution Requirements: 45 credits
  • Emergency Management: 45 credits
  • Portfolio (Option): up to 30 credits
  • Minor (Option): 21 credits
  • Electives: variable
  • Minimum Total Degree Requirements: 120 credits

Core Courses (33 Credits)

  • This course presents the complete spectrum of natural and human-generated disasters, humanitarian crises, and complex emergencies. The sequence from hazard to harm is examined for each type of disaster. Disaster consequences are compared and contrasted across types of disasters.

  • This course provides a broad introduction to emergency management. The course presents expert-consensus principles of emergency management, describes each of the four phases of emergency management, describes the incident command system, and introduces the US National Response Framework.

  • This course presents principles of emergency planning to maintain business operations when disaster threatens or strikes. It describes the pre-event continuity planning, event-phase plan implementation, and post-impact restoration of business operations to minimize disaster’s impact on the organization. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course examines the distinguishing features of emergency management when focused on the threat of terrorism across all phases of the disaster cycle. Using National Planning Scenarios, students adapt and apply emergency management skills to a broad spectrum of potential terrorist threats. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course surveys ethical, cultural, developmental, and research related issues affecting the physical and psychosocial recovery of disaster-exposed individuals and communities.

  • This course describes the key elements of international disaster management including the actors, the time-phased response activities, and the coordination and monitoring of multi-sectorial operations. The course considers how development, culture, and politics influence the international disaster response. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course explores current leadership theory and practice. Emphasis is on both understanding and developing effective leadership approaches for contemporary work environments.

  • This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: prevention/ mitigation and preparedness. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: response and recovery. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course amplifies the principles of hazard management by applying the four-stage mitigation planning cycle and multi-hazard identification and risk assessment (MHIRA) methodologies to analysis of a comprehensive array of disaster scenarios. For each scenario, strategies and tactics are identified to prevent or minimize disaster risks to the community. Prerequisite EMA 305.

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Electives (12 Credits)

  • Up to 12 credits (Lower Level and/or Upper Level) in ADM, EMA, or PUB prefix courses taken at PACE not used to satisfy the above Core courses

  • Up to 12 portfolio discipline-specific credits (Lower-Level and/or Upper-Level) in ADM, Special Topics: PUB and/or Special Topics: EMA.

  • Up to 6 transfer credits (Lower-Level and/or Upper-Level) from a regionally-accredited college or university in ADM, PUB, or EMA not used to satisfy the above Core courses

Students may use a combination of all three (Electives, Portfolio Credits, and Transfer Courses) to satisfy the Emergency Management electives

Course Descriptions

  • This course presents the complete spectrum of natural and human-generated disasters, humanitarian crises, and complex emergencies. The sequence from hazard to harm is examined for each type of disaster. Disaster consequences are compared and contrasted across types of disasters.

  • This course provides a broad introduction to emergency management. The course presents expert-consensus principles of emergency management, describes each of the four phases of emergency management, describes the incident command system, and introduces the US National Response Framework.

  • This course presents principles of emergency planning to maintain business operations when disaster threatens or strikes. It describes the pre-event continuity planning, event-phase plan implementation, and post-impact restoration of business operations to minimize disaster’s impact on the organization. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course examines the distinguishing features of emergency management when focused on the threat of terrorism across all phases of the disaster cycle. Using National Planning Scenarios, students adapt and apply emergency management skills to a broad spectrum of potential terrorist threats. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course describes the key elements of international disaster management including the actors, the time-phased response activities, and the coordination and monitoring of multi-sectorial operations. The course considers how development, culture, and politics influence the international disaster response. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: prevention/ mitigation and preparedness. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course explores two of the four emergency management phases: response and recovery. The role of comprehensive emergency management planning and programming is delineated for each of these phases. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course amplifies the principles of hazard management by applying the four-stage mitigation planning cycle and multi-hazard identification and risk assessment (MHIRA) methodologies to analysis of a comprehensive array of disaster scenarios. For each scenario, strategies and tactics are identified to prevent or minimize disaster risks to the community. Prerequisite EMA 305.

  • This course explores current leadership theory and practice. Emphasis is on both understanding and developing effective leadership approaches for contemporary work environments.

  • This course surveys ethical, cultural, developmental, and research related issues affecting the physical and psychosocial recovery of disaster-exposed individuals and communities.

  • An exploration of group intimacy, solidarity of group problem-solving, the individual within the group, leadership development (who is involved and how leaders are chosen), and splinter group formations.

  • The classic management function of planning will be reviewed in its state and local government contexts. Emphasis will be placed on planning for growth management and on strategic planning in public decision-making.

  • Issues of public safety which are addressed by state and local government will be studied in this course. The traditional roles of public safety will be studied, e.g., fire prevention and suppression, emergency medical practice and emergency transportation, police protection, patrol, and community policing. Issues such as contracting with other organizations, creation of public safety departments and collective bargaining in public safety are examples of those which will be addressed.

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