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Course Code: EDMG611 Course ID: 2824 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
This course offers students the opportunity to study a historical disaster of their choosing in depth. The theory of case study analysis is covered in detail—problem formulation, research methodology, data collection, and analytical techniques are examined. Concurrently, students develop a topic statement and concept of analysis for their chosen disaster. The final product of the course is a case analysis that includes a telling of the story of the disaster; a depiction of the methodology that will be utilized to understand the disaster in academic terms; an analysis of what happened and why; and the lessons that can be drawn from the study that would improve the field of emergency and disaster management. Students will learn a valuable research skill that can be used repeatedly throughout their careers.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to
LO-1: Analyze difficult policy issues that confront decision makers.
LO-2: Develop approaches to future emergency management responses.
LO-3: Synthesize federal regulations/best practices that will allow personal contribution within the growing emergency management profession.
LO-4: Assess case studies to identify lessons learned in planning for or responding to disasters.
LO-5: Evaluate responses to previous disasters to characterize the general areas of shortcomings.
LO-6: Create a case analysis at the graduate level.
Describe how you will evaluate your students for each graded activity.
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.
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.
The final product of the class is a case analysis of the student’s choosing. Papers will be graded on the thoroughness of the analysis, as well as writing and formatting.
|Forum Week One||2.00 %|
|Forum Two-Three||6.00 %|
|Forum Four-Five||6.00 %|
|Forum Seven-Eight||6.00 %|
|Weekly Assignments||40.00 %|
|Assignment One-Two: The Case Study Methodology||13.20 %|
|Assignment Three-Four: Study Preparation, Data Collection, and Topic Selection||13.20 %|
|Assignment Five-Six: Analysis and Reporting||13.60 %|
|Case Analysis||40.00 %|
|Assignment Seven-Eight: Case Study Research Paper||40.00 %|
The National Response Framework
The National Incident Management System
|Book Title:||Case Study Research and Applications: Design and Methods, 6th ed.|
|Author:||Robert K. Yin|
|Electronic Unit Cost:||$58.00|
Not current for future courses.