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Policy & Politics In Emergency ManaPolicy & Politcs in EM (EM 220)

Term: 2013-2014 Spring Term


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Mon-Wed-Fri, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM (1/6/2014 - 5/3/2014) Location: MAIN BH 2


EM 220 Policy and Politics in Emergency Management: examines laws, policies, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in U.S. disaster and emergency management. Focus is on the role of politics, public policymaking, and intergovernmental relations in managing all hazards at the local, state, and national levels. The course includes a basic overview of organizational issues, strategic planning, and budgeting for emergency management activities. Emergency management encompasses a wide range of expertise and activities; policy and politics have significant impact on these preparedness, response and related activities before and during a disaster. Prerequisite or Co-Prerequisite: EM 101 or permission from instructor. (3 hours)