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Courses - EMER Graduate Level

500. Information Literacy and Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: None.
Research processes and methods for retrieving emergency management information. Writing preparation for academic and professional documents in emergency management. On-campus and free-source e-learning technologies to interface with program content, student and faculty communications, and course projects and evaluations. Construction of webpages.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open for credit to students with credit in EMER 502 or EMER 504.

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. Applied Research Methods and Analytical Techniques for Decision Support and Innovation (4)

Prerequisite: EMER 506
Critical analysis of interdisciplinary research, theory and multi-methods appropriate for application within emergency services and management are examined using quantitative and qualitative analysis.
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).

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

Prerequisites: EMER 500
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. Continuity of Operations, Recovery, and Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisites: EMER 500 and EMER 506
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)

Prerequisite: EMER 500
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, Cybersecurity, and Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: EMER 500 and EMER 506.
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 500.
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: EMR 500 and EMER 506.
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)

Prerequisites: EMER 500 and EMER 506
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)

Prerequisites: EMER 500, EMER 506, EMER 530 and 540.
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. Proposal: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EMER 500, EMER 506, EMER 530, EMER 540, and EMER 548.
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)

Prerequisites: EMER 500 and EMER 506
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 Proposal Defense: Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: EMER 671
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). May be repeated up to nine units in different semesters.

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

Prerequisite: EMER 671 and Advancement to Candidacy
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). May be repeated up to three units in different semesters.

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: EMER 500, EMER 506, and EMER 530
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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