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EMHS 5003
DISASTER RELIEF/RECOVERY

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Recovery issues are studied in regard to relationships with ethical, medical, economic and environmental considerations. Initial, short-term, and long-term recovery efforts are examined along with group exercises utilizing best practices. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4003 can not take EMHS 5003 for credit.


EMHS 5043
DISASTER/EMER MGMT ETHIC

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or consent of instructor Involves a study of a variety of types of ethical theory (teleological, deontological, distributive theories of justice, natural law), review of specific ethical dilemmas related to disasters, professional ethics, overcoming biases, avoiding discrimination, and developing sensitivity. Detailed ethical case studies will be conducted. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4043 can not take EMHS 5043 for credit.


EMHS 5053
COMM MGMT/HAZARD MATER

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Addresses chemical properties of hazardous materials and wastes; legal requirements for their handling, storage, transportation, and disposal; and methods for protecting employees, facilities, and the community. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4053 can not take EMHS 5053 for credit.


EMHS 5991
SPECIAL PROBLEMS/TOPICS

Prerequisites or acceptable equivalencies; EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. The topics will vary to reflect the dynamic changes in the emergency management discipline. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4993 must have approval from the Department Head regarding the topic for credit in EMHS 5993.


EMHS 5992
SPECIAL PROBLEMS/TOPICS

Prerequisites or acceptable equivalencies; EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. The topics will vary to reflect the dynamic changes in the emergency management discipline. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4993 must have approval from the Department Head regarding the topic for credit in EMHS 5993.


EMHS 5993
SPECIAL PROBLEMS/TOPICS

Prerequisites or acceptable equivalencies; EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. The topics will vary to reflect the dynamic changes in the emergency management discipline. Note: Students who have taken EAM 4993 must have approval from the Department Head regarding the topic for credit in EMHS 5993.


EMHS 6003
DESIGN/MGT/PREPARE/MITIG

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Reviews the needs and concepts for well structured design and management processes for preparedness and mitigation systems in both the public and private sectors utilizing best methods for implementation.


EMHS 6013
TECH/COMPREHENSIVE EM

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Covers the technologies that are applied during each of the phases of emergency management. This can include information management, message handling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), the Global Positioning System (GPS), material release modeling, situational analysis, and hazard analysis tools.


EMHS 6023
RISK/VULN/ASSESS/BUS/IND

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Covers the hazards and threats that businesses and industry face regarding security, safety, and business continuity. The scope of threats and businesses studied range from local to international. Risk analysis, vulnerability, recovery, and business continuity plans will be examined.


EMHS 6033
FOUNDATIONS/LEADERSHIP

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Examines the past and present models of leadership. Topics include current context for leadership and personal leadership styles. Case studies are utilized in both the public and private sectors in relation to emergency management.


EMHS 6043
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES/EM

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Emphasizes and analyzes the practical aspects of problems facing the emergency manager. Topics could include compliance issues with regard to Homeland Security, the National Incident Management System, the National Response Plan and other national initiatives.


EMHS 6053
LEGAL ISSUES/EMER MGMT

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Involves research, analysis, and discussion of laws that affect emergency management. Emphasis will be placed on the legal obligations of the emergency management professional utilizing case studies and contemporary examples.


EMHS 6063
PRIN/HAZARDS/EMER MGMT

Provides an overview of hazards theory, emergency management fundamentals, and the science of various hazards. Both natural and technological hazards are studied with the perspective of emergency management. Some of the topics include earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, floods, wildfires, terrorism, tornadoes, winter storms, and hurricanes.


EMHS 6073
INTRO TO TERRORISM

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EMHS 6063 or EAM 1003 and 1013 or consent of instructor. This course is an overview of terrorism in which students will explore various aspects of terrorism in a Post 9/11 world leading to a basic understanding of a global phenomenon. Subject matter will include the history of terrorism, its strategies, and why those strategies, and why those strategies are effective. The student will examine the psychology of fundamentalist religious movements and extreme political organizations. While studying the effects of terrorism, the student will examine governmental concerns, preparedness and response operations and the politics of dealing with terrorism.


EMHS 6103
RESEARCH DESIGN/METHODS

Prerequisites or Co-requisites: EAM 1003 and 1013 or EMHS 6063 or consent of instructor. Demonstrates the comprehension of research, design, and methods. Qualitative and quantitative methods are discussed along with the utilization of the scientific method. Professionalism and models for research are also covered.


EMHS 6303
THESIS RESEARCH

Prerequisite: Completion of the 21-hour professional component including EMHS 6103 or consent of instructor. Creates a research proposal resulting in the design of the thesis. The topic and design is developed with the approval of a supervising professor and committee.


EMHS 6311
THESIS SEMINAR

Prerequisite: EAM 6303 This is a variable credit class that can be repeated for a total of three credits. It is required to complete three hours for graduation. Students will be required to develop and defend a formal thesis as approved by the supervising professor and committee. The thesis will be presented in a seminar to faculty, staff, and other graduate students.


EMHS 6312
THESIS SEMINAR

Prerequisite: EAM 6303 This is a variable credit class that can be repeated for a total of three credits. It is required to complete three hours for graduation. Students will be required to develop and defend a formal thesis as approved by the supervising professor and committee. The thesis will be presented in a seminar to faculty, staff, and other graduate students.


EMHS 6313
THESIS SEMINAR

Prerequisite: EAM 6303 This is a variable credit class that can be repeated for a total of three credits. It is required to complete three hours for graduation. Students will be required to develop and defend a formal thesis as approved by the supervising professor and committee. The thesis will be presented in a seminar to faculty, staff, and other graduate students.


EMHS 6403
ACTION RES PRACTICUM I

Prerequisite: Completion of the 21-hour professional component including EMHS 6103 or consent of instructor. Creates a research proposal resulting in the design of the action research project. The topic and design is developed with the approval of a supervising professor and committee.


EMHS 6413
ACTION RES PRACTICUM II

Prerequisite: EAM 6403 Students will be required to develop and defend the action research project as approved by the supervising professor and committee. The defense will be presented in a seminar to faculty, staff, and other graduate students.


EMHS 6881
WORKSHOP:

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.


EMHS 6882
WORKSHOP:

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.


EMHS 6883
WORKSHOP:

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor The workshop will require the equivalency of fifteen clock hours of instruction per credit hour.


EMHS 6891
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor who will direct the independent study. Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


EMHS 6892
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor who will direct the independent study. Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


EMHS 6893
INDEPENDENT STUDY

Prerequisite: Permission of advisor who will direct the independent study. Open to graduate students who wish to pursue individual study or investigation of some facet of knowledge which complements the purpose of the University's graduate program. Students will be required to plan their studies and prepare formal written reports of their findings. The selected topic may not constitute any duplication of study leading to the accomplishment of a thesis.


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