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Emergency Management Graduate 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

5 courses

Core Courses

These courses may not be offered every semester.

  • PAD5397 Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD5398 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 explore how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event.

Total Credit Hours

15

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

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2016-17 as stated on the Student Business Services website, plus a per credit hour distance learning fee (fees vary by course). Contact the department for more specific fee information relative to student status and location.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings

  • PAD5373 Leadership and Communication in Emergency Mangement (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.
  • PAD5376 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of terrorism and terrorist events.
  • PAD5377 Advanced Topics in Terrorism (3)
    Prerequisite: PAD5376.
    This course reviews the contemporary evolution of terrorism and the current direction of global terrorism with regards to domestic policies and programs. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • PAD5378 Disaster Systems (3)
    This course helps students not only recognize the underlying concepts, principles, and theories inherent in modern disaster response operations, but also comprehend the intricate interdependencies of these systems. Of equal importance is the impact information technology has upon these systems.
  • PAD5397 Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD5398 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 explore how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event.
  • PAD5828 The Third Sector: Non-Profits, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Disaster (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices in emergency management relationships with NGOs and non-profit organizations.
  • PAD5835 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.
  • PAD5838 Terror and Sec in Africa (3)
    This course provides an in depth look at the nature and evolution of terrorism in Africa. Topics covered will include recruitment, anti-terrorism agencies/initiatives, the ramifications of colonialism on modern day terrorism, the state of security on the continent, gender roles in terrorism, and state sponsored terrorism.
  • PAD5935 Seminar in Public Administration: Selected Topics (3)
    Topics vary.

Spring 2017 Course Offerings

  • PAD5079 Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to give students an overview of what UAS can do to support the phases of emergency management (response, recovery, planning, preparedness, and mitigation). The course includes the core concepts and theory behind UAS use, and exposure to regulations, guiding policies, limitations and exclusions.
  • PAD5373 Leadership and Communication in Emergency Mangement (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.
  • PAD5376 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of terrorism and terrorist events.
  • PAD5377 Advanced Topics in Terrorism (3)
    Prerequisite: PAD5376.
    This course reviews the contemporary evolution of terrorism and the current direction of global terrorism with regards to domestic policies and programs. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • PAD5397 Foundations of Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles and practices of emergency management.
  • PAD5398 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 explore how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event.
  • PAD5835 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.
  • PAD5837 International Terrorism Policy (3)
    This course examines international relationships between terrorists and governments in the context of global relations, politics, policy and finance. Terrorism is examined as a global phenomenon in order to understand how new policies are being developed to combat the threat it poses.
  • PAD5845 Public Health and Emergency Management (3)
    This course is designed to provide an overview of international public health events that have either evolved into disasters, or are born of disasters. In addition, this course looks at preventing and preparing for public health disasters. A variety of threats and case studies are reviewed with an evaluation of future threats. Additionally, epidemiology and the discovery and reporting of events are reviewed.
  • PAD5848 U.S. Intelligence Community (3)
    This course explores the functions and roles of the different players within the U.S. Intelligence Community. Additionally students are acquainted with the processes and platforms for information gathering and analysis and how the developed intelligence is used by policy makers.
  • PAD5895 Homeland Security; Policy and Practice (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the concept and application of homeland security policies and their influence on U.S. domestic policy.


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