Course Schedule for Summer 2017


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MPDM-801-62

Applied EM: Chile Immersion

Note: Students are required to get permission from the program to add or drop the course. This course requires travel to Chile. The travel fee is $1997. Students will not receive a refund of the travel fee after May 30, 2017.

  • Course #: MPDM-801-62
  • CRN: 16140
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Manning, T.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:
  • Syllabus: Download

MPDM-630-140

GIS for Emergency Mgmt

This course is for emergency and disaster management students interested in learning the many facets of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for emergency management. The unfortunate reality is that emergencies and disasters will continue to proliferate in size, scope, and intensity. More people in diverse geographical contexts will be affected by future emergencies. Given that emergencies are fundamentally spatial in nature, GIS plays a critical role in emergency management. In this course you will learn the conceptual, technological, analytical and representational capacities of GIS as as they apply to the policy and practice of emergency management. Note that this course is not a comprehensive GIS software training course. Rather, the course has been designed to give you ideas and examples that will show you what GIS is capable of doing for emergency management. You will learn basic geographic data and software skills in order to begin using GIS for emergency management applications. This course will prepare you for further in depth course work on GIS as a standalone subject and/or the application of GIS to your specific emergency management interests.


MPDM-680-140

Quant & Qual Methods for EDM


MPDM-680-40

Quant & Qual Methods for EDM

Note: Additional 90 minute distance learning component required.

  • Course #: MPDM-680-40
  • CRN: 15961
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Lewis, M.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:
  • Syllabus: Download

MPDM-620-140

Risk Perception Awareness

In this course, students develop the skills to successfully communicate with various stakeholders concerning disaster preparedness and management. Particular emphasis is given to the awareness of risk perception, and its subsequent effects on risk tolerance and hazard mitigation.

  • Course #: MPDM-620-140
  • CRN: 16058
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Miller, S.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Syllabus: Download

MPDM-670-40

Socio-Cultural Dimensions

This course focuses on the many ways in which socio-cultural features of a community may impact different aspects of disaster planning, response, and recovery. Students learn to integrate these considerations into the planning process and how to incorporate considerations for vulnerable populations. This course also teaches students to recognize and plan for socio-cultural and/or geo-political sensitivities while minimizing unintended social or health consequences.

  • Course #: MPDM-670-40
  • CRN: 16090
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Laine, J.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:
  • Syllabus: Download

MPDM-600-40

Theory & Legal Framework

This course will provide the disaster risk management student with an advanced All-Hazards preparedness view of the complexities of emergency management and disaster response, from local, state, and international/ global perspectives. It grounds students in the historical context and rapidly changing factors impacting Global and U.S. emergency management practices, including theoretical concepts (such as risk, hazard, sustainability, resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation), legal structures, the risk assessment community and their skill sets and core competencies. Students understand the evolution of the emergency management system, environmental public health systems (and opportunity for integration), and public expectations, perceptions, and engagement. By the end of this course, students will demonstrate how to respond to historical and hypothetical scenarios by applying knowledge of hazards, public health considerations, community readiness, and regulations.

  • Course #: MPDM-600-40
  • CRN: 15956
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Jones, G.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 20, 2017
  • Class Meetings:
  • Syllabus: Download