Course Schedule for Spring 2019


MPEM-610-101   Canceled

Capstone Prep II

The Capstone Prep course is an elective course designed to assist EMPS-EDM students with the development of their capstone topic. In a one-year program, the Capstone course will arrive very quickly. Capstone Prep will help to keep you on track so that you are ready to make the most of your capstone experience. This is a zero-credit, zero-tuition, elective course. Completion of this course will not provide any credits towards your eligibility to graduate.

Note: This is a zero-credit, non-graded, elective course.

  • Course #: MPEM-610-101
  • CRN: 32475
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Tim Frazier
  • Dates: Jan 09 – May 11, 2019


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 New Zealand April 30 - May 5.

  • Course #: MPEM-800-01
  • CRN: 26349
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Cuartas, J.
  • Dates: Mar 13 – May 06, 2019
  • Class Meetings:


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. 26 - March 3.

  • Course #: MPEM-700-01
  • CRN: 26323
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Stern, J.
  • Dates: Jan 09 – Mar 04, 2019
  • Class Meetings: