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Course Description:

This course explores the consequences of federal, state, and local policy decisions on the way that emergency managers carry out their work. An understanding of these consequences can help the emergency manager or policy analyst be an advocate for policies that help communities mitigate, plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused disasters. Students will draw policy lessons from studying a variety of disasters, large and small, that have occurred over the past several decades. Topics include federalism and inter-governmental relations and their connection to disaster planning and response, community resilience in recovery, and the legal and ethical obligations of the emergency management profession, among others.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer.

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