CJ 353 Emergency Management
F2T 2010 DL
Bower, William C.
Senior Adjunct Professor
Juris DoctorMaster Criminal JusticeBS Workorce Education
After 6pm EDT
October 18 - December 12
Title: Introduction to
Emergency Management, 4th Edition
Author: George Haddow
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This course is the introductory course
in emergency management. This course will examine how government agencies plan
for situations involving small and large emergencies. The primary focus is on
state and local law enforcement agencies and their response to such
emergencies. Emergency management involves planning for mitigation, response,
recovery, preparedness and communication. The course will cover these issues through
interactive discussions, essays, term paper and an exam. We will examine
general principles of criminal responsibility, defenses to that responsibility,
and the elements of specific crimes.
Weekly Discussions and assessment
Did the student
answer at least 2 of the instructor's opening questions?
Did the student substantively reply to at least 4
Did the student reply on time?
Did the student demonstrate knowledge of the topic?
Did the student support opinions and conclusions?
are three short essays worth 40 points each and are due at the end of weeks 2,
4, and 6.
essays should be 2 – 3 pages, double spaced in Courier or Times New Roman and in
paper shall have a Cover Page and a Reference Page in APA format.
information from sources shall be cited in APA format.
instructions for the essays are provided in each week homework tab.
week 4 there will be a mid-term exam worth 100 points.
will have the entire week to complete the exam.
exam will consist of 50 multiple choice questions worth 2 points each.
is an open book exam.
Core Assessment Term Paper:
Grading Criteria –Students are expected to participate
and complete all assignments during the weeks in which they are assigned. The
due date for all assignments is 12:00 midnight Mountain Time on the Sunday of
each week of the course unless a different due date is specified.
Course Grading Scale- The components of the course and
their respective worth are as follows:
1,000 - 900
899 - 800
799 - 700
599 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
submitted after the close of each week's class Sunday night at 12:00 midnight
will be subject to 5% penalty each week each week it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Course weeks begin on Mondays and end
on Sundays. The classroom each week will open on Sunday, the day before the
class officially begins. You are required to enter the course discussion each
week several times. You should enter your initial responses to discussion
questions posted by the instructor by Thursday , then enter your responses to
classmates' responses by Sunday . I will enter responses periodically during
Assignments must be posted by 12:00
midnight Sunday evening, Mountain Time, by submitting the assignment to the
correct drop box. I will grade the assignment, and submit the graded assignment
with score and comments back to that drop box. Additional graded activities,
including participation, will posted in the grade book weekly.
For private communication with me or
with classmates, use e-mail. For all other course activities, use the
discussion, chat and drop box.
Week 1; Oct. 18; Historical
Context of Emergency Management; Natural and Technological Hazards; Risk
Explain the early roots of emergency management.
Explain the modern history of emergency
management in the US.
Examine how FEMA came to exist and how it
evolved since the 1980’s.
Examine the range of natural hazards that affect
Understand the scales and systems to measure the
magnitude of hazards and disasters.
Examine terrorist threat, including WMD.
Week 2; Oct. 25; Mitigation,
Examine and explain the variety of mitigation
tools available to planners.
Explain the impediments to mitigation and other
Examine federal and nonfederal mitigation
Analyze the mitigation methods in practice.
Week 3; Nov. 1; Preparedness
why preparedness is considered the building block of emergency management.
why evacuation planning is important.
how training and equipment helps first responders prepare.
and critique how communication relates to the four phases of emergency
risk communication concerns and obstacles.
Week 4; Nov. 8; Response,
the roles and responsibilities of local first responder and emergency managers.
what the incident command system is.
and explain the National Response Plan, its affiliated agencies, and how it
functions with state and local agencies.
how response agencies communicate with each other.
Week 5; Nov. 15; Recovery and International Disaster Management,
how the National Response Plan guides disaster recovery operations.
how federal, state and local agencies other than FEMA contribute to disaster
the recovery programs administered by FEMA that assist individual and community
important issues that influence how international disasters are managed.
Week 6; Nov. 22; Emergency Management and the Terrorist Threat,
Understand and explain how the Department of
Homeland Security was formed, the components that make it up, its role in
emergency management and counterterrorism efforts.
Explain how state and local governments manage
the risk of terrorism.
Explain how the federal government funds first
Understand how the U.S. Government communicates
terrorist threat information to the public.
Week 7; Nov. 29; The Future of Emergency Management,
Analyze the future of emergency management at
the state and local level from the past.
Examine how nonprofit organizations can become
Examine how FEMA may continue emergency management.
Week 8: Dec. 6; Final Week,
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