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Emergency Management Minor

Interdisciplinary Studies Office

The interdisciplinary Emergency Management Minor is designed for students with a diversity of backgrounds and interest in applying that background to emergency management, community resilience to disaster, environmental hazards mitigation, emergency management response, and business continuity/disaster recovery, and will address the following critical knowledge:

  • the physical and social dimensions of disasters through combining knowledge from various physical, social, and applied disciplines;
  • the intersection of public policy to disaster risk, response, and mitigation;
  • the intersection of the private, nonprofit, and governmental sectors and how this effects emergency preparedness, mitigation, and recovery;
  • sustainable development, planning for and response to extreme events and change in our physical and human landscapes; and
  • communication dynamics and persuasive communication.

A. The Minor

18 semester hours, 9 hours from the core and 9 hours from the list of approved electives.

B. Core (9 hours)

1. EMGT 3100 (ESCI 3100/PADM 3100) - Seminar on Emergency Management (3)

2. ESCI 4251 Environmental Hazards (3) 
    ESCI 4220, Geol/Hazards/Earthquakes (3)

3. Capstone Experience: pre-approved internship experience related specifically to emergency management policy, procedures, planning, etc. Alternatively, the student could complete a research seminar/project on a relevant and pre-approved emergency management topic:

EMGT 4000 Internship (3) 
ESCI 4621 Investigations in Geography (3)
CJUS 4190 Terrorism: Social and Legal Perspectives (3)

C. Electives (9 hours)

At least one course (3 hours) not taken to fulfill the core requirements, from each of the following groups and two other courses from either or both groups:

1. Physical Management:

ESCI 4251, Environmental Hazards
ESCI 4220 Geol/Hazards/Earthquakes
ESCI 4551 Urban Planning Studio
ARCH 4551 Site and Environmental Planning

2. Human (Social/Cultural/Legal/Political):

CJUS 4190 Terrorism: Social and Legal Perspectives
ANTH 4510 Health, Culture, Environmental Justice
PADM 3601 Introduction to Public Administration
PADM 4221 Issues in Urban Administration
SOCI 3701 Individual and Society
SOCI 3401 Social Inequality
ANTH 4510 Health/Culture/Environmental Justice o
ANTH 4220 Cultural Perspectives/Environment
COMM 3002 Theories/Human Communication
COMM 3322 Theories of Persuasion

With approval from the Emergency Management advisor, special topics courses related to emergency management topics may be substituted to fulfill requirements for the minor.