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Emergency Management Undergraduate Certificate

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Dr. Audrey Casserliegh, Director
aheffron@fsu.edu
(850) 644-9961

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The Emergency Management & Homeland Security Program is part of College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University. Students in the EMHS Program are able to select classes covering a range of topics, from the core principles of Emergency Management to related areas in Public Health and Terrorism Studies. Cross-discipline and non-degree seeking students are welcome to enroll. All courses in the EMHS Program are also offered online, accommodating distance-learning students and local students with busy schedules.

Accreditation

Regionally accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Method of Delivery

Internet

Time or Location Requirements

All courses are offered online and in the classroom of the FSU main campus .

Time to Completion

4 courses

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • PAD4391 Foundations in Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD4393 Emergency Management Programs, Planning and Policy (3)
    This course examines functional demands that emergency managers should be aware of in crafting emergency management policies and programs. Students investigate how public policy choices impact planning and the consequences of a disaster event.

Total Credit Hours

12

Program Requirements

This program includes skills and knowledge appropriate for practicing managers and all those interested in emergency management training. Successful completion of the courses applied to the EMHS Certificate is defined as a grade of C- or higher. Students who receive grades lower than a C- in any courses must repeat that course if they wish to have it apply to the EMHS certificate.

Fees

Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Summer 2014 Course Offerings

  • PAD4372 Leadership & Communication in Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of public information and communication in a risk environment as well as effective leadership principles in an emergency management shared power context.
  • PAD4374 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, and practices of terrorism and terrorist events.
  • PAD4391 Foundations in Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD4393 Emergency Management Programs, Planning and Policy (3)
    This course examines functional demands that emergency managers should be aware of in crafting emergency management policies and programs. Students investigate how public policy choices impact planning and the consequences of a disaster event.
  • PAD4833 International and Comparative Disaster Management (3)
    This course discusses practical and theoretical issues associated with international disaster management. Risk, hazards, and disasters are addressed from a global perspective with particular emphasis placed on the differences in key issues between developing and developed countries.
  • PAD4844 Public Health and Emergency Management (3)
    This course examines global disasters and cascading public health consequences. Domestic and international disaster health policies, response and recovery practices are also examined.
  • PAD4891 Non-Profits, NGO's and Disaster (3)
    This course on non-profits and disaster introduces the role of nonprofits and NGO's in Disaster Risk Management. The course covers both domestic and international players, roles, partnerships, and practices.
  • PAD4936 Special Topics in Public Administration (Business Continuity) (3)
    This course examines the fundamental and unique features of private sector emergency management and business continuity planning. It covers important areas such as risk evaluation, business impact analysis, training, plan maintenance, and the role of business sector recovery in community recovery.

Fall 2014 Course Offerings

  • PAD4374 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, and practices of terrorism and terrorist events.
  • PAD4375 Advanced Topics in Terrorism (3)
    Prerequisite: PAD4374.
    This course reviews the contemporary evolution of terrorism and the current direction of global terrorism with regards to domestic policies and programs.
  • PAD4382 Disaster Recovery and Mitigation (3)
    This course is designed to provide an overview of recovery and mitigation activities in the post-disaster environment. Focusing on the "Recovery Phase" initially, course materials examine the policy and planning mechanisms involved in short and long-term rehabilitation of distressed communities. A similar examination from the "Mitigation Phase" is also made.
  • PAD4833 International and Comparative Disaster Management (3)
    This course discusses practical and theoretical issues associated with international disaster management. Risk, hazards, and disasters are addressed from a global perspective with particular emphasis placed on the differences in key issues between developing and developed countries.