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
Note: This course will run virtually throughout the semester and meets weekly on Wednesday from 8-10pmEST. The residency will take place virtually, covering the U.S. Support to a Foreign Disaster. Students will be given the option to attend the in-person residency in the Spring 2022 semester due to Covid-19 circumstances.
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: This course will run virtually throughout the semester and meets weekly on Wednesday from 8-10pmEST. The residency will take place virtually, covering Terrorism and Man-made Disasters. Students will be given the option to attend the in-person residency in the Spring 2022 semester due to Covid-19 circumstances.
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Guidance Related to COVID-19
Updated Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 11:19 AM EST
Georgetown University remains open and dedicated to excellence in providing key services to our community. All in-person courses continue through distance instruction. All staff and faculty who normally work at the 640 Massachusetts Ave NW campus are teleworking and are available virtually.