Wed, 7 May, 2014
332 Emergency Preparedness and Response (POLS-332)
Tuesday/Thursday from 5:15-7:40 pm
The course is comprised of two components. Broadly, it is a comprehensive study of the systems involved in the management of disasters—beginning with the historical context of Emergency Management. Current practices, strategies, and the key personnel involved in emergency management will be examined. There will be a larger conversation focused on how emergency planning and management exists within the system of American federalism—covering local and state issues and their interaction with the federal government (FEMA and Homeland Security). Specifically, this course explores disasters from a public health perspective, examining the response systems and the populations impacted by disasters.