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Online with 5 residencies Course Schedule for Spring 2021


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MPEM-800-01

International Disasters

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.

  • Course #: MPEM-800-01
  • CRN: 26349
  • Instructor: Cuartas, J.
  • Dates: Mar 16 – May 10, 2021
  • 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: 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.

  • Course #: MPEM-700-01
  • CRN: 26323
  • Instructor: Stern, J.
  • Dates: Jan 13 – Mar 14, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM