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PSA 465 : Global Perspective in Emergency Management

Course Description

This course is an examination of Global Disaster Risk Reduction principles and their impact on American emergency management systems and planning.

Prerequisites

  • ENG 101: English Composition 1
  • ENG 102: English Composition 2

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Define Disaster Risk Reduction and describe how it is tied to the traditional four-part disaster/hazard cycle.
  2. Identify the four contexts of sustainable development and the related global-regional considerations.
  3. Describe the nature of Risk within the context of disaster research and its related link to the concepts of Hazard and Vulnerability.
  4. Identify the four recognized Vulnerability factors and explain their interaction with each other in assessing community vulnerability.
  5. Describe the emerging trends in global hazards and vulnerability.
  6. Explain the process of global risk assessment and its importance to American emergency management policy.
  7. Identify international examples of the various national frameworks utilized to integrate disaster risk reduction principles into national emergency management planning and policy.
  8. Identify international examples of the various local frameworks utilized to integrate disaster risk reduction principles into local and national emergency management planning and policy.
  9. Describe the importance of local communities, non-governmental organizations and volunteers in disaster risk reduction efforts.
  10. Explain the relevance of information compilation and exchange.
  11. Explain the role of disaster management education, training and research in disaster risk reduction efforts.
  12. Describe the five forms of public awareness of disaster risk and why public awareness is a vital element of disaster risk reduction.
  13. Describe the five primary disaster reduction applications available once risk assessment and institutional capabilities are put in place.
  14. Prepare a Disaster Risk Reduction Report for the student’s own community.

General Education Outcomes (GEOs)

Please check the applicable GEOs for this course, if any, by outcomes at GEO Category Search, or by subject area at GEO Discipline Search.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignment(s)Weight

Online Quizzes

30%

Discussion Board

30%

Final Research Paper

40%

Total

100%

Required Text

"Living with Risk: A Global Review of Disaster Reduction Initiatives" , 2004

Course Schedule

WeekSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignment(s)

1

1-6

Class 1:

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take Class 1 Online Quiz

2

7, 8, 9

Class 2:

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 3
  • Research for final paper
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take Class 2 Online Quiz

3

10, 11, 12

Class 3:

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 4
  • Research for final paper
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take Class 3 Online Quiz

4

13

Class 4:

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 5
  • Research for final paper
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Take Class 4 Online Quiz
  • Submit outline for research paper

5

14

Class 5:

  • Readings:
    • Chapter 6
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Participate in the Discussions
  • Submit Final Research Paper

COSC Accessibility Statement

Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.

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