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Course Details

Course Code: EDMG611 Course ID: 2824 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course offers students the opportunity to study a historical disaster of their choosing in depth. The theory of case study analysis is covered in detail—problem formulation, research methodology, data collection, and analytical techniques are examined. Concurrently, students develop a topic statement and concept of analysis for their chosen disaster. The final product of the course is a case analysis that includes a telling of the story of the disaster; a depiction of the methodology that will be utilized to understand the disaster in academic terms; an analysis of what happened and why; and the lessons that can be drawn from the study that would improve the field of emergency and disaster management. Students will learn a valuable research skill that can be used repeatedly throughout their careers.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO-1: Analyze difficult policy issues that confront decision makers.

LO-2: Develop approaches to future emergency management responses.

LO-3: Synthesize federal regulations/best practices that will allow personal contribution within the growing emergency management profession.

LO-4: Assess case studies to identify lessons learned in planning for or responding to disasters.

LO-5: Evaluate responses to previous disasters to characterize the general areas of shortcomings.

LO-6: Create a case analysis at the graduate level.

Discussion Assignments:

To achieve full credit for a discussion, one must: create an original post; respond to a minimum of two classmates; 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.

Homework 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.

Final Project:

The final product of the class is a case analysis of the student’s choosing. Papers will be graded on the thoroughness of the analysis, as well as writing and formatting.

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week One: Introduce Yourself! 2.00 %
Week Two-Three: Topic and Research Questions 6.00 %
Week Four-Five: Annotated Bibliography 6.00 %
Week Seven-Eight: Conclusions and Recommendations 6.00 %
Weekly Assignments 40.00 %
Assignment One-Two: The Case Study Methodology 13.20 %
Assignment Three-Four: Study Preparation Data Collection and Topic Selection 13.20 %
Assignment Five-Six: Analysis and Reporting 13.60 %
Case Analysis 40.00 %
Assignment Seven-Eight: Case Study Research Paper 40.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO-1: Analyze difficult policy issues that confront decision makers.

LO-2: Develop approaches to future emergency management responses.

LO-3: Synthesize federal regulations/best practices that will allow personal contribution within the growing emergency management profession.

LO-4: Assess case studies to identify lessons learned in planning for or responding to disasters.

LO-5: Evaluate responses to previous disasters to characterize the general areas of shortcomings.

LO-6: Create a case analysis at the graduate level.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified
 
Book Title:Doing Case Study Research : A Practical Guide for Beginning Researchers (Ebook available in the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780807758137
Publication Info:Teachers College Press Lib
Author:Dawson R. Hancock and Bob Algozzine
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.