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Emergency Management

College of Health and Human Services

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Emergency Management - EMER Courses

UPPER DIVISION

405./505. Campus and Community Volunteer Emergency Response (3)

Community outreach and education in all-hazard volunteer emergency response; disaster mental health and acute stress management in natural and human-induced disasters. Certification as members of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and CSULB’s Volunteer Crisis Resource Team (VCRT).
Letter grade only (A-F).

500. Information Literacy for Emergency Services Administration (1)

Corequisite: EMER 502.
Research processes and methods for retrieving information on topics in emergency services administration in the modern library environment.
Letter grade only (A-F).

501. Principles of Emergency Services Administration (3)

Survey of the field of Emergency Services Administration with emphasis on local government systems, including context and organization, functions and phases of emergency response, and historical perspectives.
Letter grade only (A-F).

502. Practical Writing Applications for Emergency Services Administration (2)

Preparation of written documents required in Emergency Services Administration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505./405. Campus and Community Volunteer Emergency Response (3)

Community outreach and education in all-hazard volunteer emergency response; disaster mental health and acute stress management in natural and human-induced disasters. Certification as members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and CSULB’s Volunteer Crisis Resource Team (VCRT).
Letter grade only (A-F).

542. Emergency Planning and Management (3)

The planning and management processes and the issues involved in large-scale emergencies. The nature of natural and technological risk and emergency will be explored via case studies. Public sector roles in contingency planning and response will be assessed.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 542. Not open for credit to students with credit in PPA 542.

543. Legal, Economic, and Human Issues in Emergency Administration (3)

Legal, strategic, political, economic, ethical, and human issues encountered in the management of disasters or major traumatic public events.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours.)

544. Law and Legal Issues in Emergency Management (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Overview of federal, state, and local legislation related to emergency management in various types of disasters. Guaranteed rights under the US Constitution and the legal and ethical application of measures within the parameters of these rights in emergency situations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

545. Disaster Mental Health Issues in Emergency Management (3)

Theories and practical applications of emergency mental health and self-care for those responding to, or managing response to, widespread natural and human-induced disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

548. Risk, Crisis, and Inter-Agency Communications (3)

Theory and practical applications of emergency communications for those responding to or managing response to widespread natural and human-induced disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

631. International Emergency Administration Systems: Comparative Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 558
Comparative analysis of international emergency management systems and structures. Implications of emerging threats and disasters in an increasingly interdependent world.
Letter grade only (A-F).

650. Graduate Seminar (3)

Students will undertake literature reviews and/or research to explore emerging issues, trends and research in the field of emergency services administration.
Letter grade only (A-F).

661. Emergency Management Leadership Across the Megacommunity (3)

Competencies of professional emergency management defined through the megacommunity. Models of strategic leadership in all phases of disaster management, with often competing professional organizations and networks, across culturally and economically diverse constituencies, and for natural or human-made disasters.
Letter grade only (A-F).

671. Strategic Planning and Integrative Practices in Emergency Services Administration (3)

Prerequisites: EMER 661
Capstone course focusing on all phases of disaster management of selected disaster case studies, a natural disaster and human-made event, using existing research literature, Internet-based simulation software, and post-incident evaluation techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F).

690. Special Topics

Group investigation of selected topics. Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeatable to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in the same semester.
Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Independent Study (1-6)

For students who wish to focus their studies on a specific area of emergency services administration which coincides with a faculty member’s research or practical expertise.
Letter grade only (A-F).

697. Directed Studies (3)

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy
Research in an area of specialization under the direction of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (4)

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy
Planning, preparation, and completion of a thesis
Letter grade only (A-F).