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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Emergency Management

Courses - EMER Graduate Level

500. Information Literacy for Emergency Services Administration (1)

Corequisite: EMER 504.
Research processes and methods for retrieving information on topics in emergency services administration in the modern library environment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

501. Principles of Emergency Services Administration (3)

Survey of the field of Emergency Services Administration with emphasis on local government systems, including context and organization, functions and phases of emergency response, and historical perspectives.
Letter grade only (A-F).

502. Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Services Administration (2)

Preparation of written documents required in Emergency Services Administration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

504. E-learning Applications for Emergency Services Administration (1)

Introduction to on-campus and free-source e-learning technologies required to competently interface with all EMER program content, student and faculty communications, and course projects and evaluations. Initiate construction of student webpages and e-portfolios. Must be taken first semester of the program and concurrently with EMER 500.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505./405. Campus and Community Volunteer Emergency Response (3)

Community outreach and education in all-hazard volunteer emergency response; disaster mental health and acute stress management in natural and human-induced disasters. Certification as members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and CSULB's Volunteer Crisis Resource Team (VCRT).
Letter grade only (A-F).

506. Emergency Planning and Management (3)

The planning and management processes and the issues involved in large-scale emergencies. The nature of natural and technological risk and emergency will be explored via case studies. Public sector roles in contingency planning and response will be assessed.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 542. Not open for credit to students with credit in PPA 542 or EMER 542.

530. Analytical Techniques for Decision Support and Innovation (2)

Integration of theoretical and applied analytical techniques to support emergency management decision making and improve delivery of emergency services. Problems in planning, decision making and innovation are examined using quantitative and qualitative analysis. Use of computer software packages.
Letter grade only (A-F).

540. Emergency Management Organizations: Constructs for Influencing Complex Systems (3)

Historical events, policies, and complex organizational settings that shape emergency management organizations. Critical reviews of modern and post-modern organizational theories associated with complex systems. Strategic improvements in emergency management organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

543. Legal, Economic, and Human Issues in Emergency Administration (3)

Legal, strategic, political, economic, ethical, and human issues encountered in the management of disasters or major traumatic public events.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours.)

544. Law and Legal Issues in Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Overview of federal, state, and local legislation related to emergency management in various types of disasters. Guaranteed rights under the US Constitution and the legal and ethical application of measures within the parameters of these rights in emergency situations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

545. Disaster Mental Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)

Theories and practical applications of emergency mental health and self-care for those responding to, or managing response to, widespread natural and human-induced disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

547. Business Continuity & Emergency Management (3)

Development and maintenance of comprehensive emergency management programs for business and industry. Plan development and implementation, vulnerability analysis, hazard identification, life safety, property protection, communications and community outreach.
Letter grade only (A-F).

548. Risk, Crisis, and Inter-Agency Communications (3)

Theory and practical applications of emergency communications for those responding to or managing response to widespread natural and human-induced disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

601. Technology Use in Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: EMER 506 or consent of instructor.
Role of technology in effective emergency management. Exploration of Internet, disaster simulation software, and geographic tools such as GIS, GPS, and direct and remote sensing devices through case study analyses and in-class simulations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

605. Public Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: EMER 506 or consent of instructor.
Roles and responsibilities of the public health system in emergency management. Structure of public health systems, management tools, public health intervention strategies, communication, collaboration, and ethical considerations. Role of public health regarding assessments following disasters and maintaining public health standards.
Letter grade only (A-F).

631. International Emergency Administration Systems: Comparative Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 558
Comparative analysis of international emergency management systems and structures. Implications of emerging threats and disasters in an increasingly interdependent world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

650. Graduate Seminar (3)

Students will undertake literature reviews and/or research to explore emerging issues, trends and research in the field of emergency services administration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

661. Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity (3)

Competencies of professional emergency management defined through the megacommunity. Models of strategic leadership in all phases of disaster management, with often competing professional organizations and networks, across culturally and economically diverse constituencies, and for natural or human-made disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

671. Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EMER 661.
Capstone course focusing on all phases of disaster management of selected disaster case studies, a natural disaster and human-made event, using existing research literature, Internet-based simulation software, and post-incident evaluation techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

690. Selected Topics in Emergency Management (1-6)

Group investigation of selected topics.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in the same semester. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

694A. Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Successful completion of all core requirements or approval of graduate advisor.
Capstone course synthesizing research on all phases of disaster management and research methodologies leading to the development and implementation of a collaborative group project designed to provide practical solutions to an existing problem within the emergency services megacommunity.
Letter grade only (A-F).

694B. Project: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (1)

Prerequisite: EMER 694A or approval of graduate advisor.
Presentation to EMER faculty of EMER 694A Capstone Group Project delivered through digital media. Evaluation of individual student electronic portfolios.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Independent Study (1-6)

For students who wish to focus their studies on a specific area of emergency services administration which coincides with a faculty member's research or practical expertise.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy
Research in an area of specialization under the direction of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-4)

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy.
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis
Letter grade only (A-F).

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