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Emergency Management and Homeland Security Undergraduate Certificate

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Bobby Duggleby
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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 programs. Students investigate how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.

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

The cost of this program is equal to tuition and fees for the Academic Year 2017-18 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 2018 Course Offerings

  • PAD3931 Mayhem Media (3)
    This course uses the creative meduims of literature and film to analize examples of emergency and disaster management assisting students in understanding the complexities of this world through a lends of American media. This course will provide examples from film, literature, and the Internet. It will focus on narrative frameworks and historic signifigance of both nonfictional events, examining the setting , characters, plot, and moral framing of the stories presented. The course will exhibit both nonfiction and fiction literature, as well as podcasts and contemporary film.
  • PAD4083 Terrorism and Security 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.
  • PAD4301 Disaster Management Planning for Urban Poor Communities (3)
    This course discusses the elements that intensify risk where informal and non-permanent settlement housing is prevalent. Government interventions, especially those involving urban planning and policy are studied and their repercussions to the social, economic and cultural networks of these communities analyzed.
  • PAD4372 Leadership and 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, principles, 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. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • PAD4380 Disasters: From Shock to Recovery (3)
    This course utilizes multiple case studies to examine the complexity of disaster situations in the United States and internationally. The course covers a different disaster case study every week, focusing on event-specific conditions that created/contributed to the disaster, local preparedness, response and recovery in the aftermath of the event.
  • 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 programs. Students investigate how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • PAD4395 Disaster Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: PAD4391.
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices of the role of Incident Command (ICS) as an organizational structure, Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) in coordinating response and recovery to crisis, and information and knowledge management systems that support disaster management.
  • 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.
  • PAD4841 Intelligence Analysis and Communication (3)
    This course explores the variety of intelligence analysis tools and techniques common to U.S. federal, state, and local agencies, using simulations and activities to understand how raw information is transformed and presented as intelligence. Emphasis is placed on OSINT analysis, but other-source intelligence is included based upon industry needs. Additionally, plain language writing and intelligence presentations is included in learning materials.
  • PAD4891 Non-Profits, NGO's and Disaster (3)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, and practices in emergency management relationships with NGO's and non-profit organizations.
  • PAD4897 Global Security and Fusion (3)
    This course examines how the nations of the world unite for a common cause, outlining geo-political and strategic relationships that serve to streamline and facilitate such relationships, the critical importance of U.S. security and intelligence cooperation with our partners and allies, and how our military supports our civilian authorities in a variety of ways toward this end.

Spring 2018 Course Offerings

  • PAD4075 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.
  • PAD4084 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.
  • PAD4374 Introduction to Terrorism: Preparedness and Response (3)
    This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts, theories, principles, 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. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • 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 programs. Students investigate how public policy choices impact emergency planning and the consequences of a disaster event. May be repeated to a maximum of six semester hours.
  • 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.
  • PAD4842 U.S. Intelligence Policy (3)
    The Intelligence Policy course is an introduction to the United States Intelligence Community (IC), its significant role within the U.S. government and how intelligence informs and shapes U.S. policy. This class is designed to prepare students interested in national security for additional education in intelligence studies, homeland security, and international affairs. Through lecture, assigned readings, classroom discussion, and guest speakers, we will address the IC and its preeminent role and effect on U.S. policy both domestically and internationally. We will explore the intersections of the IC with Congress, the DNI, the Executive branch, national security law, finance and intelligence sharing.
  • PAD4843 U.s. Intelligence Community (3)
    This course familiarizes students with the U.S. Intelligence community, the processes and platforms for information/data gathering and analysis, and how the subsequent "intelligence" is used by policy/decision-makers. Throughout the course, students are given opportunities to gather, analyze, and report their findings to case-studies and then compare their conclusions to real-world outcomes. Students gain a broad knowledge of U.S. Intelligence operations and the social, economic, military, and covert actions resulting from Intelligence recommendations.
  • PAD4844 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.
  • PAD4890 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.
  • PAD4936 Special Topics in Public Administration (3)
    This course explores best practices and theories regarding emotional intelligence, communication, behavior and ethics in professional Emergency Management. At the conclusion of this course, students have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a professional emergency management setting. May be repeated to a maximum of nine semester hours.


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