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Course Descriptions

HSM 101 - Introduction to Emergency Management

3 Credits

This course is intended to provide information that will enable persons just entering the profession or expanding their roles to have the ability to work with emergency management issues. The course provides an overview of the characteristics, functions, and resources of an integrated system and how various emergency management services work together in an integration of resources and capabilities. In addition, this course will provide and analysis of current actions and threats impacting emergency management. Emphasis will be placed on how this system is applied to all hazards for all government levels, across the four phases and all functions of emergency management.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify emergency management functions using proper terminology.
2. Explain the “all hazards” emergency management process.
3. Differentiate Local, State, and Federal roles in emergency management.
4. Compare and contrast elements of an integrated emergency management system.
5. Explain the implications of a disaster (such as social, political,economic, and public health implications).
6. List multiple organizations involved in emergency management activities.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Spring Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024