Fire and Emergency Management Protection (FEMP)

FEMP 3103 Introduction to Emergency Management

Description: An overview of the history and philosophy of the current emergency management system. Concepts, issues and programs associated with the development of an emergency management program. Local, state and federal roles and responsibilities for responding to disasters and emergencies with emphasis on man-made natural and technological hazards. This course is the same as POLS 3813.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 3733 Emergency Management: Preparedness and Response

Description: Introduction to preparedness and response activities for emergency personnel and managers. Covers components, policies, programs and organizations related to preparedness and response. Illustrates course concepts with case studies. This course is the same as POLS 3733.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 3763 Emergency Management: Recovery and Mitigation

Description: Introduction to recovery and mitigation activities for emergency personnel and managers. Covers components, policies, programs and organizations related to recovery and mitigation. Illustrates course concepts with case studies. This course is the same as POLS 3763.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5000 Thesis

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

Description: Thesis. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Same course as POLS 5000.

Credit hours: 1-6

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5013 Research Design

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Overview of research design, including conceptualization and operationalization, literature review, deductive and inductive theorizing, hypothesis testing, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis. This course is the same as POLS 5103.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5023 Quantitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management I

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and FEMP 5013 or consent of instructor.

Description: Fundamental methodological issues in the scientific study of fire administration and emergency management. Computer data manipulation and analysis. This course is the same as POLS 5013.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5213 Disaster Response

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Review of scientific literature on human and organizational behavior in response to disasters. Identification of actors involved in emergency response, their roles and responsibilities. Examination of human response in context of organizational structures and resources including emergency operating centers. Review of local and national government response policies. This course is the same as POLS 5933.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5223 Preparedness and Planning

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Planning and training for hazards and disaster management at the organizational level; review of public education and preparedness efforts at the household and community level, review of research on disaster planning. This course is the same as POLS 5923.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5233 Disaster Recovery

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Processes, conditions and components of recovery in disaster contexts. Topics include environmental, economic, housing, infrastructure and policy. Roles of voluntary organizations; securing and managing resources. This course is the same as POLS 5383.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5243 Mitigation

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Structural and non-structural mitigation approaches to hazard reduction; description of policies, programs and planning methods relevant to all governmental levels; and review of research and case studies of mitigation efforts. This course is the same as POLS 6313.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5303 Introduction to Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Examines the content and historical evolution of fire and emergency management including terminology, concepts, theories and methods employed. Previously offered as POLS 5303.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5313 Political and Community Relations for Fire and Emergency Management Administration

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Navigating the political and policy context of emergency services administration including understanding how to develop and pass legislation and municipal codes affecting emergency services. Other topics include communicating with politicians, other agency administrators, and the community and building coalitions with relevant actors, agencies and governments. This course is the same as POLS 6213.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5323 Leadership and Management for Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Introduction to leadership and administrative processes required to deliver fire and emergency services; detailed examination of the social, political and economic issues that have an impact on service delivery and leadership and management approaches for emergency services. This course is the same as POLS 5343.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5613 Complex Emergencies

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: This course examines complex emergencies from an emergency management perspective. We will look at the collapse of governance, the causes of armed conflict, food insecurity, infectious disease, natural disasters, and so on, and examine specific cases in detail. Furthermore, we will look at how the international community responds to these crises, and which agencies are involved in relief efforts. We will apply the traditional four phases of disaster management to these situations. This course is the same as POLS 5943.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5623 Emergency Management in the International Setting

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Introduction to emergency management in the international setting. Provides background for students who may work with international assistance programs or who may become involved in the delivery of emergency management services abroad as part of an international assistance effect. This course is the same as POLS 5693.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5633 Emergency Management and Public Policy in the United States

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Examination of natural and man-made disasters in the U.S. along with the policies and programs intended to prevent, respond to, mitigate, and recover from such events. The evolution of the U.S. Emergency Management System, the emergency management profession, and future directions in emergency policy. This course is the same as POLS 5683.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5643 Politics of Disaster

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Situates disaster phases in the political context at the local, national and international levels. Examines research on specific events and their interactive effects between the political system and various phases of disaster. This course is the same as POLS 5393.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5653 Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Analysis

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Introduction to hazard, vulnerability and risk analysis (HVRA) techniques in fire and emergency management. Explains the role and uses of HVRA in decision-making, public policy and emergency management planning. This class is the same as POLS 5653.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5810 Special Topics Seminar in Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Specialized topics in emergency management. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours. This course is the same as POLS 5300.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 5903 Practicum in Fire and Emergency Management Administration

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Supervised practicum in fire and emergency management administration. This class is the same as POLS 5903.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6000 Dissertation

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor.

Description: Research for PhD dissertation. Offered for variable credit, 1-12 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours. Same course as POLS 6000.

Credit hours: 1-12

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6013 Qualitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and FEMP 5013 or consent of instructor.

Description: Qualitative methods for collecting and analyzing data regarding fire administration and emergency management. This course is the same as POLS 6013.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6023 Quantitative Methods for Fire and Emergency Management II

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and FEMP 5013 and FEMP 5023 or consent of instructor.

Description: An advanced course that builds on the introductory level of statistics. Develop a systematic and critical understanding of alternative quantitative approaches and methodologies of fire and emergency management research. This course is the same as POLS 6123.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6103 Proseminar in Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Examines scope of the fire and emergency management field as an area of academic inquiry. This course is the same as POLS 6003.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6303 Populations at Risk

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Describes populations at risk for increased injury, death and property loss. Identifies policies, programs and resources for risk reduction. Applies research for purposes of planning and capacity building. This course is the same as POLS 6303.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6313 Comparative and International Dimensions of Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Comparative analysis of the organization, management and policies of fire and emergency response services in other countries. This course is the same as POLS 6203.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6323 Organizational Behavior in Disasters

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Theoretical overview of organizational behavior in a disaster context. How organizations respond, adapt, fail and succeed when disrupted by disaster. Role of formal and informal organizational structures in confronting disasters. This course is the same as POLS 6343.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6810 Advanced Special Topics Seminar in Fire Administration

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

Description: Specialized topics in fire administration. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours. This course is the same as POLS 6300.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Engineering Technology

FEMP 6840 Directed Readings in Fire and Emergency Management

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Directed readings for doctoral students in specialized areas of fire and emergency management. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours. This course is the same as POLS 6040.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Engineering Technology