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Emergency Management Disaster Science (EMDS)

EMDS 500    Emergency Management Policy and Practices    3 Hours

Provides an in-depth look at the history of disaster response and emergency management both within the U.S. and globally. The student will develop a thorough working knowledge of The Incident Command System, including application for small to large incidents, integration of command across local, state, federal and international response agencies.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EMDS 501    Understanding Natural and Technological Disaster Risks    3 Hours

Explores the technical aspects of natural and technological hazards through the lens of knowledge leaders across the applicable science and engineering disciplines. Students will gain essential skills required to gather and accurately interpret relevant data regarding potential impacts of various disaster types on the populous and critical infrastructure.

Prerequisite(s): EMDS 500 with a minimum grade of B or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EMDS 502    Terrorism, Violence, Resiliency, and Response    3 Hours

Explores the complex and dynamic issues around acts of terror and extreme violence, and their impact on organizations and society as a whole. In addition, specific challenges relative to the application of incident management structures to these unique events will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): EMDS 500 with a minimum grade of B or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EMDS 503    Advanced Disaster Planning, Management, and Preparedness    3 Hours

Course focuses on the application of key concepts of emergency management disaster science in plan development, training, and emergency exercise practices.

Prerequisite(s): EMDS 502 with a minimum grade of B or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

EMDS 504    Trends in Disaster Preparedness and Management    3 Hours

Guided discussions with emergency management professionals focused on individual and group research into the dynamic elements that comprise emergency management in today’s world.

Prerequisite(s): EMDS 502 with a minimum grade of B or permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None