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EDMG509 - Interagency Disaster Management

Course Details

Course Code: EDMG509 Course ID: 2832 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course deals with the interaction, coordination, and facilitation between federal, state, and local agencies during preparation, response, and recovery operations. The history of emergency response organizational development is explored, along with the current structural and operational design provided by the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Finally, the potential for public-private partnerships in disaster response is examined. Students will achieve an understanding of how all of the various agencies work together to achieve emergency management and disaster response goals and objectives.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO-1: Appraise theories of dealing with disaster preparedness.

LO-2: Discern between the four phases of emergency management and their proper uses.

LO-3: Analyze the different agencies and levels of disaster management in the US.

LO-4: Critique the processes that prevent or inhibit cooperation between agencies.

LO-5: Synthesize the knowledge acquired in this course to comprehend the integrated interagency disaster system.

LO-6: Evaluate the consequences of the lack of interagency cooperation on civil preparedness planning and response.

Forums: To achieve full credit for a forum, one must: create an original post; respond to a minimum of two classmates; respond to everyone who responded to you. Posts must be thoughtful and responses helpful in a way that enhances understanding of the topics and issues.

Weekly Papers: Papers will be graded using the APUS graduate rubric, with attention paid to comprehension, depth of knowledge, and clear expression of ideas and arguments. Additionally, adherence to APA conventions will be required.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Forum Week One 2.00 %
Forum Two-Three 6.00 %
Forum Four-Five 6.00 %
Forum Seven-Eight 6.00 %
Weekly Papers 80.00 %
Assignment Zero 3.20 %
Assignment One: Introduction to Emergency Management 12.80 %
Assignment Two: History, FEMA, and Policy 12.80 %
Assignment Three: Post-9/11, Katrina, and BP 12.80 %
Assignment Four: The Past and Future 12.80 %
Assignment Five: the NRF & NIMS 12.80 %
Assignment Seven: Disaster-Oriented PPPs 12.80 %
Book Title: Emergency Management: The American Experience 1900-2010
Author: Claire B. Rubin
Publication Info: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466517530
Book Title: Managing Disasters through Public--Private Partnerships
Author: Ami J. Abou-bakr
Publication Info: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589019508

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.