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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 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 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.

Spring 2017 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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