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Spring 2019

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CRJ122 - Introduction to Emergency Management

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the need for and principles of emergency management in formulating and implementing effective response to all hazards including natural and man-made disasters. Reviews contingency planning, hazard and risk assessment, joint operations, law and ethics, emergency response and recovery. Explores event mitigation, emergency rescue and medical operations and incident command. Studies terrorism and national security issues, law enforcement, relief administration, volunteer and citizen coordination, public relations and applications to specific types of incidents. Spring only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Explain the historical context of emergency management in the United States.
2. List and describe emergency management agencies from all levels of American government.
3. Identify both natural and technological hazards and describe various risk assessment techniques related to each hazard.
4. Discuss the need for an all hazards approach and explain the different disciplines of emergency management by listing and explaining the fundamentals of each of the following: Mitigation, Response, Recovery, Preparedness, and Communications, including and completing ICS100 training as provided by FEMA online. *
5. Define international disaster management and describe emergency management in foreign nations, including the relationship between such nations and the United States concerning emergency management.
6. Describe the impact of terrorism on emergency management by explaining the threat of terrorism and the role of emergency management in responding to such threat.
7. Examine the past, current and future role of emergency management as well as the emergence of emergency management as a profession.
8. Demonstrate communication skills appropriate to the criminal justice field by communicating information orally in an effective manner and presenting written information employing proper grammar, spelling and structure.


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
Week # 1 History of Emergency Management
Week # 2 & 3 Hazards and Risk Assessment
Week # 4 & 5 Emergency Management: Mitigation & Case Study
Week # 6 & 7 Emergency Management: Response & Case Study
Week # 8 & 9 Emergency Management: Recovery & Case Study
Week # 10 & 11 Emergency Management: Preparedness & Case Study
Week # 12 & 13 Emergency Management: Communications & Case Study
Week # 14 International Disaster Management
Week # 15 Emergency Management and Terrorism
Week # 16 The Future of Emergency Management

Effective Term: Spring 2016