Homeland Security and Emergency Management - HSEM

HSEM F301 Principles of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

3 Credits
Offered Spring

The course provides a foundational perspective as to how our present federal emergency management and homeland security structure emerged with emphasis placed on the characteristics, functions, and resources of its integrated systems. This course additionally focuses on the principles and practices of homeland security and emergency management at the local, state and federal levels. Prerequisites: MATH F107X or MATH F161X (3+0)

HSEM F412 Emergency Planning and Preparedness

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

This course will examine the concepts of developing and writing an emergency operations plan and the elements necessary for inclusion in the plan (all-hazards risk analysis). Students will transition through the process of identifying hazards, creating plans and developing a program which specifically addresses planning and preparedness objectives. Prerequisites: HSEM F301; or permission of instructor. (3+0)

HSEM F423 Disaster Response Operations and Management

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the principles that promote effective disaster response and recovery operations after disasters. To achieve this goal, the course will examine the nature of disasters as well as the roles and responsibilities of various actors involved in emergency management and homeland security. Various problems associated with response and recovery operations will be identified and discussed with special emphasis on the role of technology and communications coordination. Prerequisites: HSEM F301 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

HSEM F434 All Hazards Risk Analysis

3 Credits
Offered Fall

This course covers risk analysis and assessment from an All-Hazards emergency management and homeland security perspective. Students will explore vulnerability and risk assessment methodologies for natural, man-made as well as technological disasters/events and develop an understanding of the processes used in identifying and quantifying vulnerabilities in a system (e.g., a physical facility such as a chemical plant, or an infrastructure component such as a power plant). Prerequisites: HSEM F301 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

HSEM F445 W,O/2 Business Continuity and Crisis Management

3 Credits
As Demand Warrants

The course serves as introduction to crisis management and organizational continuity from a private sector business crisis and continuity management partnership perspective. The topics include comprehensive emergency management, public and private roles and partnerships for emergency and crisis management, the risk management process, strategic crisis management, contingency planning, training and exercises, emergency response, business continuity and recovery, the role of the crisis management team, and crisis communication. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or F213X; COMM F131X or F141X; HSEM F301 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

HSEM F456 W Leadership and Influence During Crisis

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

This course focuses on the challenges faced by those who serve as leaders during crisis and emergency circumstances. During emergency circumstances, leading others, being able to influence and motivate them during crisis is critical. Topics including leadership and followership, crisis decision making, fear and emotion and the unique circumstances of an emergency manager/homeland security professional are examined. Prerequisites: HSEM F301; ENGL F111X or ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with LEAD F456. (3+0)