EM305 Politics and Policy in Emergency Management 3 hours

This course will look at introducing the concepts and basic descriptive information about the political system within the context of Emergency Management field and disaster policy.  The class provides a careful and balanced analysis of U.S. disaster politics and policy, paying special attention to the role of key actors—decision makers at the federal, state, and local levels. The class will seek to demonstrate how political factors play a role in all phases of emergency management—regardless of the type or nature of the disaster event.