Minor

EM101 Introduction to Emergency and Disaster Management 3 credits

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge of the history and origins of emergency management in the United States; including key points in US history which had a profound impact in the development of emergency-disaster management as seen today.  Explores key disaster incidents, legislation and Presidential actions that impacted change within the emergency management profession.  Identifies emergency management relevance in private industry and provides broad awareness about opportunities in both the public and private sectors of emergency management.  

EM201 Preparedness and Response 3 credits

This course will highlight the nature and rationale for public awareness of potential hazards communities face, the preparedness needed to handle these hazards and strategic options in mitigating adverse consequences.  The course will also examine procedures and principles regarding emergency operations, which includes planning, warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, mass casualty incidents, sheltering, handling donations, disaster declarations, and incident debriefings.  

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EM202 Recovery and Mitigation 3 credits

This course will highlight and examine post-disaster procedures and policies governing the protection of natural environments, improving disaster resistance, supporting diverse communities and population, improving economic conditions, and preserving community resources.  The course will also examine community resilience and sustainability through the roles of emergency management programs, and how the four phases of emergency management play a vital role in a community’s comprehensive and strategic planning.  

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EM304 Terrorism in Emergency Management 3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the history, methods, and philosophy of terrorism.  Emphasis is placed on extremism as a foundation for terrorist behavior, types of terrorism, and the response to terrorism by government entities and law enforcement agencies.  Students will examine governmental concerns, preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts in handling terrorist events.  

Prerequisite:
AND All Emergency & Disaster Management 200-level courses.

EM402 Managing Emergency Response Operations 3 credits

This course examines the issues with managing operations during all phases of emergency management with an emphasis on the recovery phase.  Issues covered in this course include, but are not limited to:  donation management (finance and resources), managing volunteers, crisis counseling, and basic subsistence needs.  Students will learn the fundamental management methods for the various recovery elements.  These fundamentals will be based on FEMA methodologies.  

Prerequisite:
All Emergency & Disaster Management 100, 200, and 300-level courses.

MG202 Business Roundtables 0 credits

The School of Business & Government holds a number of Business Roundtables every year with business leaders in small, medium, and large businesses. The roundtables are designed to give students an opportunity to understand how theory and practice come together in the actual experiences of significant business people.  Students will be required to interact and network with these business leaders during and after the roundtables. Students are required to attend at least three roundtables during their college career in order to complete this pass/fail requirement. 

MG203 Distinguished Speakers Series 0 credits

The School of Business & Government hosts various significant experts and nationally recognized thought leaders. The goal of the Distinguished Speakers Series is to allow students to learn from experts, significant authorities, and leaders in various areas of significance to the students enrolled in the School of Business & Government students. Further, these Distinguished Speakers Series events are held on Ohio Christian University campus to give students the opportunity to network and meet these experts and authorities while on campus.

Students must complete two of these.

MG330 Career Development Seminar 0 credits

The Career Development Seminar is a practicum designed to assist and give the student practical strategies and skills related to career searches, preparing for job interviews, resumé preparation, networking, and developing a career portfolio. Special emphasis will be given to developing career goals and plans. The seminar will be held 6 times every other fall semester. Students must complete 4 of the 6 sessions in one semester to receive pass/fail credit for this seminar.