Homeland Security-Emergency Management (HSM)
Introduces the history and organizational development of the US Department of Homeland Security. Examines the roles and functions of the components of Homeland Security and their relationships to state and local agencies. Investigates current trends and career opportunities in homeland security. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces the field of emergency management and the incident command system, including the terminology and definitions used in emergency and disaster management. Examines four phases of emergency management and disaster planning: mitigation, response, recovery, and preparedness. Examines legal requirements, responsibilities, and laws pertaining to emergency management. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Examines the ethical and legal issues in the administration of Homeland Security and its efforts to combat terrorism. Examines the legal powers and ethical standards entrusted in the personnel empowered with the implementation of the issues of Homeland Security. Provides an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of the ethical and legal complexities and dilemmas involved in the establishment and enactment of policies pertaining to Homeland Security. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).