with a comprehensive account of past and current homeland security practices,policies,and programs in relation to the government restructure.Topics include workplace security,weapons of mass destruction,domestic and international terrorism,and preparedness.
HSEM 102 Principles of Emergency Management and Planning
Prerequisites:None.The purpose of course is two-fold:to introduce concepts and basic descriptive information about the political sys- tem within the context of disaster policy and to demonstrate how political factors play a role in all phases of emergency management, regardless of the type or nature of the disaster event.To achieve these goals the course provides practical information drawn from disaster policy studies and case studies.This information is (wherev- er possible) reviewed for findings that can be generalized,that is,for lessons that are applicable to future disasters and emergencies.
HSEM 103 Basic Skills in Emergency Program Management
Prerequisites:None.The purpose of this course is to teach those con- sidering a career in emergency management about,the nature and reasons for the public’s awareness of hazards and preparedness for disasters.The variety of actions taken by individuals,private and vol- untary organizations,and the government to both prepare the pub- lic for the impact of disasters and provide realistic strategies to miti- gate their adverse consequences.
HSEM 104 Disaster and Terrorism Awareness 3 Credits Prerequisites:None.This course is an introduction to political terror- ism, ranging from low-level acts of threats and acts of violence that may represent significant risk to human life and property to largescale acts of violence using“weapons of mass destruction”that may have devastating,long-term effects.The course will address the following,the nature of terrorism and its many forms,policies and programs to reduce the risk that terrorism presents to society,and policies and programs to manage terrorist events,and how to man-
age the consequences of terrorist violence. HSEM 105 Introduction to Mitigation
Prerequisites:None.The course is designed to provide an under- standing of the principles and practice of hazard mitigation in the United States at the local,state,regional,and federal levels of gover- nance, emphasizing the importance of avoiding or preventing future and recurring losses of life and damage to public and private property.A further objective is to familiarize students with the tools, techniques, resources, programs, intergovernmental relationships, and broader social context involved in planning for and implement- ing hazard mitigation.
HSEM 106 Disaster Response and Recovery Operations
Prerequisites: None.This course addresses future approaches to reducing damage from natural hazards,aimed at breaking the vicious cycle of disaster/rebuilding/disaster through pre-disaster hazard mitigation programs and policies.These proactive approach- es seek to stem the tide of losses from repetitive damage incurred by development within known hazard areas,such as floodplains, storm surge areas,and earthquake fault zones.We will also look at disaster policy that focus on preparing for an imminent disaster, through evacuation and temporary property protection;responding to a disaster that has occurred,through search and rescue and debris clearance;and recovering from a past disaster,through rebuilding
HSEM 107 Exercise Program Design, Planning and Evaluation
Prerequisites:None.This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamentals of exercise design and to prepare you to design and conduct a small functional exercise.The concept of the Exercise Design Course is based on one important premise:emergency exer- cises are worth the effort.Experience and data show that exercises are a practical,efficient,and cost-effective way for a community to prepare for disasters.It includes:the value of conducting exercises, the components of a comprehensive exercise program,and the exer- cise development process-development tasks,organization of the design team,exercise documentation,and the steps in designing an exercise.The course will also cover the purpose,characteristics,and requirements of three main types of exercises,table top,functional, and full scale exercises and the evaluation of the exercise.
HSEM 108 Introduction to Emergency Medical Services Operations
Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.This course will provide an overview of the organization and structure of the EMS system,the operation of an EMS system, and the function of EMS as it relates to a Homeland Security/Emergency Management situation. Topics include man- agement, planning,and operation of an EMS system.
HSEM 213 Weapons of Mass Destruction and Hazardous Materials
Prerequisites: None.Unique features of terrorist attacks include psychogenic casualties,significant risk to responding personnel, multiple jurisdictions and the criminal nature of the event.Course will prepare the emergency manager to better understand the threat created by terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.The successful emergency manager must recognize the threat of terror-
ism and WMD and be able to mitigate and prepare for such disas- ters to bring order to potential chaos.We will also look at various
types of biohazards.
HSEM 214 Understanding the Incident Command System
Prerequisites:None.This class will emphasize command and control of major emergencies operations at an advanced level,linking oper- ations and safety.Areas of study include:Incident Management System,Pre-incident planning,Size up,command Systems,Sectoring Functions,Staging,Safety Officer,Command Post,Communications, News Media,Computer Aided Resources.We will utilize simulated incidents,requiring the applications of appropriate solutions to
resolve the incident.
HSEM 215 Contingency Planning and Business Continuity
Prerequisites: None.This course is designed to teach the students how to develop an emergency response contingency plan for a facil- ity or community.Preparedness includes analyzing the hazards, writing and implementing the contingency plans,training employ- ees for an emergency,and evaluating the effectiveness of the con-
tingency plan. HSEM 216 Public Information Officer Course
Prerequisites: None.The Public Information Officers Course is aimed at the new or less experienced PIO including those individuals who have function as a secondary responsibility.Course topics include an overview of the job of the PIO,understanding the media,interview techniques,writing a news release and conducting public awareness campaigns.Additional application of public information skills to a major emergency or disaster situation will be discussed.This is accomplished with a series of lecture presentations and exercises over the course.
HSEM 280 Internship in Homeland Security and
Prerequisites:Program Advisor Approval. The course provides field- work experience in an approved city or county Emergency
Management Agency. HUMA 100 Theatre Appreciation
TransferIN 3 Credits
Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032.Developing understanding,appreciation and critical perceptions of the theatrical event.The course will approach theatre as an art form,an entertainment medium and as a vehicle for self-expression. Emphasis will be placed on the history of theatre,acting,directing, playwriting,theatre technology,costume design,scenic design,and lighting design.Active participation in the playwriting,acting,direct- ing and designing processes will be provided.The course will also