MOS 6801, Emergency Management 1
Course Description This course focuses on the evolution of emergency management in the last 110 years and the role of the Federal Government. Students will investigate Hurricane Katrina to identify the breakdown of response efforts that resulted in the reconstruction of federal policies and procedures. Finally, students will study major disasters since Hurricane Katrina to assess present and future government response capabilities to a major disaster.
Course Textbook Rubin, C. B. (Ed.). (2012). Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL:
Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Analyze disasters and the evolution of emergency management from 1900 to present time.
2. Investigate a major disaster called a focusing event that resulted in federal emergency management policy
3. Examine the collaboration between local, state, and federal governments, and non-governmental organizations in
response to a focusing event.
4. Investigate major disasters since the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to assess