Course Schedule for Spring 2020


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MPEM-800-01

International Disasters

Explore domestic policies in support of international incidents. Utilize a case study based on a coordinated attack in an isolated region. Learn to manage and take courses of action when there are unexpected emergency management challenges due to lack of redundancy and broken supply chains. -Demonstrate an understanding of international and domestic policies governing emergency support of foreign disasters. -Recognize and respond to multi-dimensional incidents. -Identify and mitigate challenges associated with disabled or delayed aid, supply chain systems, critical infrastructure and key resources.

Note: Additional 60 minutes per week of asynchronous instruction required. Students are required to attend on-site residency in Washington, DC Residency dates: April 27-May 2, 2020

  • Course #: MPEM-800-01
  • CRN: 26349
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Cuartas, J.
  • Dates: Mar 04 – May 04, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

MPEM-700-01

Terrorism & Weapons of Mass Destruction

This module introduces the added dimension of a deliberate terrorist event, without notice, and explores the challenges associated with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive hazards. Examine a coordinated, multi-jurisdictional, multi-discipline response. Understand the complexity of such attacks and how current and emerging technologies can support the response to such incidents. -Compare and contrast deliberate acts of terrorism to other types of disasters with respect to public reaction, incident management, hazard characterization, triage, public health and first responders/first receivers. -Understand the challenges to quantifying and communicating the risks for high consequence/low probability events and identify mechanisms to promote civic responsibility and overcome apathy. -Recognize the role of technology and its limitations in making sound decisions.

Note: Additional 60 minutes per week of asynchronous instruction is required. Students are required to attend on-site residency in Paris, France Feb. 24 - Feb. 29, 23, 2020.

  • Course #: MPEM-700-01
  • CRN: 26323
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Stern, J.
  • Dates: Jan 08 – Mar 02, 2020
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM