Understand the course objectives



Download 64.59 Kb.
Page1/7
Date07.01.2017
Size64.59 Kb.
#6682
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7

Understand the course objectives

  • Understand the course objectives
  •  
  • Understand the course requirements
  • Understand the course assignments
  • Define emergency management and disaster as they are used in the field of emergency management
  • Describe the historical evolution of emergency management as a function of government
  • Describe the general relationship between emergency management and the professional field of public administration
  • Describe the function of emergency managers in a complex federal system like the United States

Introduction of professor and students; review of course objectives and content; discussion of student assignments and course requirements (Objectives 1.1–1.3).

  • Introduction of professor and students; review of course objectives and content; discussion of student assignments and course requirements (Objectives 1.1–1.3).
  •  
  • The historical evolution of emergency management as a function of government will be outlined and discussed. The relationship between the emergency management function in government and the professional field of public administration will be discussed in general terms, as a means of introducing students to some of the basic issues that will be addressed in depth later in the course (Objectives 1.4-1.7).

Course syllabus

  • Course syllabus
  • Required readings for course:
  • William L. Waugh, Jr., and Kathleen Tierney, eds., Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government (Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 2007).
  •  
  • Nicholas Henry, Public Administration and Public Affairs, 11th Edition (New York: Longman, 2010).
  • Recommended resource:
  • Claire B. Rubin and Associates, Disaster Time Line: Selected Milestone Events & U.S. Outcomes (1965-2008) (Arlington, VA: Claire B. Rubin and Associates, 2009).

William L. Waugh, Jr., “Local Emergency Management in the Post-9/11 World,”pp. 3-23 in Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government, 2nd Edition, edited by William L. Waugh, Jr,. and Kathleen Tierney (Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 2007).

  • William L. Waugh, Jr., “Local Emergency Management in the Post-9/11 World,”pp. 3-23 in Emergency Management: Principles and Practice for Local Government, 2nd Edition, edited by William L. Waugh, Jr,. and Kathleen Tierney (Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association, 2007).
  •  
  • Nicholas Henry, Chapters 1-2, in Public Administration and Public Affairs, 11th Edition (New York: Longman/Prentice-Hall, 2010).

Explain why you are interested in emergency management as a professional field and as a research topic. Identify your specific research interests and your personal experience with emergency management research and disasters in general.

  • Explain why you are interested in emergency management as a professional field and as a research topic. Identify your specific research interests and your personal experience with emergency management research and disasters in general.

 

  •  
  • Students will develop an understanding of the complexity of the American federal system and how it affects policy making, fiscal relations, and policy management.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the complexity of government programs in terms of the participation of agencies and actors from all three levels of government, the nonprofit sector, and the private sector.
  • Students will develop an understanding of bureaucratic politics and how politics affects policy design, decision making, program implementation, and administration.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the current debate over the role of government in American society and the importance of individual responsibility.
  • Students will develop an understanding of the administrative processes involved in managing major environmental hazards and disasters.
  • Students will understand the concept of “all-hazards” emergency management and the difference between “emergencies” and “disasters.”
  • Students will understand the intergovernmental system in terms of fiscal relations and program administration.
  • Students will understand the importance of local government agencies and officials as “first responders” to disaster.
  • Students will be able to identify the major administrative and political issues that may arise in a major disaster.
  • Students will understand the process and impact of the professionalization of emergency management.

Students will understand the major issues concerning the potential liability of local officials for failing to prepare for or respond to a disaster adequately.

  • Students will understand the major issues concerning the potential liability of local officials for failing to prepare for or respond to a disaster adequately.
  •  
  • Students will understand at least some of the major issues involved in managing response and recovery to a major disaster.
  • Students will understand the relationship between policy making and policy implementation.
  • Students will understand the impact of new technologies on emergency management.
  • Students will understand the motivations and needs of individuals involved in disaster operations.
  • Students will understand the conflicts among individuals, groups, and organizations involved in disaster operations.

Students will gain a broad understanding of the policy making, policy implementation, and program administration processes in the American federal system.

  • Students will gain a broad understanding of the policy making, policy implementation, and program administration processes in the American federal system.
  • Students will gain a broad understanding of the relationships among the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors in American society.
  • Students will develop problem-solving skills in the analysis of disaster events.
  • Students will develop a better understanding of the role of government in American society and how government officials relate to their constituents.
  • Students will learn how to analyze policy problems and formulate solutions.
  • Take-home mid-term examination: 30%
  •  
  • Disaster case analysis: 10%
  •  
  • Disaster organization analysis: 10%
  •  
  • Disaster-policy position paper: 10%
  •  
  • Final examination: 30%
  •  
  • Class participation: 10% (participation includes the quality of student contributions to class discussions, as well as attendance, and the presentation of research papers).


Download 64.59 Kb.

Share with your friends:
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7




The database is protected by copyright ©www.sckool.org 2022
send message

    Main page