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Course ID:DMAN 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disasters and Society
Course
Description:
Exploration of the social contributors and impacts of disasters. Upon completion of the course, students will have a broad understanding of the core theories and frameworks that guide emergency preparedness, response, and research of disasters. Students will analyze key findings related to human behavior in disaster settings.
Athena Title:Disasters and Society
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disaster Policy
Course
Description:
Introduction to policies and practices intended to minimize loss from disasters and hazards in the United States. The costs posed by these hazards continue to challenge managers at all levels of government and in the private sector, and there is a growing demand for this knowledge and skillset.
Athena Title:Disaster Policy
Prerequisite:DMAN 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:International Aspects of Disasters
Course
Description:
An overview of disasters and disaster management from an international perspective, with a focus on social vulnerability. Content will address a number of issues, including the relationship between disasters and social systems, how disasters are dealt with in different countries, and the interactions between nations during disasters.
Athena Title:Internatl Aspects of Disaster
Pre or Corequisite:DMAN 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disasters, Media, and Pop Culture
Course
Description:
This highly interactive course focuses on representations of disasters in media and pop culture. Issues discussed will include disaster news, social media, symbolism, film, music and disasters, and disaster literature. Students will learn how these issues relate to applied topics in disasters, such as warning communication and policy framing.
Athena Title:Disasters, Media, Pop Culture
Pre or Corequisite:DMAN 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Methods in Disaster Research
Course
Description:
Designed to prepare students for a broad range of methods used in the study of hazards and disasters. Topics include quick response fieldwork training, ethics, introduction to SPSS, and basic GIS. Students will practice forming research questions, strategies for data collection, and conducting analyses.
Athena Title:Methods in Disaster Research
Prerequisite:DMAN 3100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4960. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Study in Disaster Management and Research
Course
Description:
Individual research with a faculty member. Will be taught by Institute for Disaster Management faculty.
Athena Title:Independent Study in Disaster
Nontraditional Format:May be offered off campus or remotely. Meetings scheduled by the faculty member and student. Students will complete 50 contact hours of study for each credit hour of enrollment.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4970. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Study in Disaster Management and Research
Course
Description:
Individual research with a faculty member. Will be taught by Institute for Disaster Management faculty.
Athena Title:Independent Study in Disaster
Nontraditional Format:May be offered off campus or remotely. Meetings scheduled by the faculty member and student. Students will complete 50 contact hours of study for each credit hour of enrollment.
Prerequisite:DMAN 4960
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4980. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Study in Disaster Management and Research
Course
Description:
Individual research with a faculty member. Will be taught by Institute for Disaster Management faculty.
Athena Title:Independent Study in Disaster
Nontraditional Format:May be offered off campus or remotely. Meetings scheduled by the faculty member and student. Students will complete 50 contact hours of study for each credit hour of enrollment.
Prerequisite:DMAN 4970
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 4990. 1-4 hours.
Course Title:Independent Study in Disaster Management and Research
Course
Description:
Individual research with a faculty member. Will be taught by Institute for Disaster Management faculty.
Athena Title:Independent Study in Disaster
Nontraditional Format:May be offered off campus or remotely. Meetings scheduled by the faculty member and student. Students will complete 50 contact hours of study for each credit hour of enrollment.
Prerequisite:DMAN 4980
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Disaster Management
Course
Description:
An in-depth overview of the principles of disaster management, including the history of disaster management, examination of the four phases of disaster management, introduction to federal emergency management functions, and basic disaster terminology.
Athena Title:MANAGING DISASTER 1
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disaster Management for Health Professionals
Course
Description:
Students will study theory and receive hands-on experience in disaster management exercises and real-world emergencies, including discussion- and operations-based disaster exercises following the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program framework, Core and Basic Disaster Life Support (CDLS & BDLS) certification, and American Red Cross First Aid certification.
Athena Title:MANAGING DISASTER 2
Prerequisite:DMAN 7100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7400. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Health Crises and Disaster Management
Course
Description:
Students will review case study analysis, historical perspective, and modern risk assessment for man-made and natural disasters nationally and internationally. There will be a hands-on introduction to the modeling and simulation software that allows disaster managers to predict affected populations and infrastructure-based response to specific events.
Athena Title:Managing Disaster 3
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DMAN 7400E
Prerequisite:DMAN 7100 and DMAN 7200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7400E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Public Health Crises and Disaster Management
Course
Description:
Students will review case study analysis, historical perspective, and modern risk assessment for man-made and natural disasters nationally and internationally. There will be a hands-on introduction to the modeling and simulation software that allows disaster managers to predict affected populations and infrastructure-based response to specific events.
Athena Title:Managing Disaster 3
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in DMAN 7400
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Prerequisite:DMAN 7100 and DMAN 7200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Understanding Terrorism and Homeland Security
Course
Description:
A multidisciplinary, comprehensive exploration of contemporary terrorism that helps develop knowledge and skills needed to critically assess terrorism and terrorist incidents.
Athena Title:Managing Disaster 4
Prerequisite:DMAN 7100 and DMAN 7200
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 7600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Disaster Policy, Law, and Ethics
Course
Description:
An in-depth examination and evaluation of current U.S. disaster policy, law, and ethical considerations. Content will address critical issues, including how Federalism influences disaster response, the legal impact of a declared Public Health Emergency, and contemporary ethical challenges that might be faced during disaster management.
Athena Title:Disaster Policy Law and Ethics
Pre or Corequisite:DMAN 7100
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 8900. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Disaster Management
Course
Description:
Group advanced study, reading, or projects in disaster management under the direction of graduate faculty.
Athena Title:SPEC TOPICS DIS MAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 8910. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Disaster Management
Course
Description:
Research or intensive study in a specialized area of disaster management under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:PROBLEMS DIS MAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:DMAN 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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