Course Code: EDMG502 Course ID: 2828 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course establishes the theoretical foundation that enables the study and understanding of what constitutes ‘disaster’ as a part of the human condition and experience. Students are given a basic understanding of scientific concepts such as fact, theory, and hypothesis. These are then illustrated by analysis and case studies provided by renowned thinkers and writers in the field of emergency and disaster management. Students leave the class with a quality theoretical foundation from which to conduct all of their future master’s-level work.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|11/30/20 - 04/30/21||05/03/21 - 06/27/21||Spring 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|12/28/20 - 06/04/21||06/07/21 - 08/01/21||Spring 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|02/22/21 - 07/30/21||08/02/21 - 09/26/21||Summer 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- LO-1: Assess concepts typically associated with scientific research and literature
- LO-2: Analyze the scholarly works of scientific researcher with respect to emergency and disaster management
- LO-3: Evaluate the impacts of theory (abstract) on operations (reality)
- LO-4: Synthesize the lessons to be learned from a large body of research and writing
Reading/Writing Assignments: Papers will be graded using the APUS graduate rubric, with attention paid to comprehension, depth of knowledge, and clear expression of ideas and arguments. Additionally, adherence to APA conventions will be required.
Forum Assignments: To achieve full credit for a forum, one must: create an original post; respond to a minimum of two classmates; and respond to everyone who responded to you. Posts must be thoughtful and responses helpful in a way that enhances understanding of the topics and issues.
|Introduction Discussion||8.00 %|
|Week 1 Discussion||8.00 %|
|Week 3 Discussion||8.00 %|
|Week 5 Discussion||8.00 %|
|Week 7 Discussion||8.00 %|
|Week 1 Assignment||0.50 %|
|Week 2 Assignment||0.50 %|
|Week 4 Assignment||33.00 %|
|Week 6 Assignment||33.00 %|
|Week 8 Assignment||33.00 %|
Required Course Textbooks
Note: The text is available as an ebook from the Amazon.com Kindle store, if not from the publisher. It is not necessary to own a Kindle. A free Kindle app is available for both PCs and MACs. Ebooks in most cases are provided at reduced cost and ebook use is encouraged. In many cases, Kindle books may be rented from Amazon, further reducing cost.
|Book Title:||Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention (available free online at https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2512)|
|Publication Info:||World Bank|
|Author:||World Bank Publication|
|Book Title:||What Is A Disaster?: New Answers to Old Questions|
|Publication Info:||Xlibris, Corp|
|Author:||Perry, R. and Quarantelli, E.L.|
|Book Title:||Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.|
Not current for future courses.