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LGMT 450 : Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Hazard Mitigation in Emergency Management
Whether a disaster is natural or man-made, both government and private sectors must recognize and manage the risks associated with each disaster type and implement effective hazard mitigation programs. This course takes a case-study approach and introduces the student to all phases of a disaster including pre-event mitigation and preparedness and after-event response and recovery. Topics to be covered include: mitigation framework, rules and regulations, roles of government and private sectors, risk assessment, hazard identification, vulnerability assessment and impact analysis, mitigation strategies, tools, best practices and resources.

By the end of the course, students will have a rich understanding of risk mitigation techniques associated with emergency planning and management. Specifically, students will understand the full spectrum of hazards posed to society including natural disasters such as an earthquake, a hurricane, or a tornado, and man-made disasters such as terrorist attack or oil spill. The student will learn how to create hazard mitigation plans to manage hazards as they relate to government, private-sector, and regulatory requirements. The student will also develop mitigation skills through the use of case studies and hazard mitigation tools (such as FEMA’s HAZUS-MH and NOAA’s Digital Coast programs).

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:1. Recognize the relationships of hazards and the potential behaviors that may ultimately lead to a disaster.2. Understand how local, state, and federal emergency management agencies operate to mitigate the effect of potential threats.3. Acquire a general knowledge of the laws and regulations that support the regulatory environment.4. Understand the hazard mitigation planning process.5. Evaluate the effectiveness of proposed hazard mitigation measures.6. Apply methodologies to quantify the benefit-cost analysis of proposed hazard mitigation measures.7. Develop an effective mitigation strategy.8. Identify the knowledge and skills necessary to create and maintain an effective mitigation plan.9. Understand dependency relationships in hazard mitigation.10. Understand hazard mitigation and emergency planning as it applies to other countries.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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