Law and Policy of Emergency Management Seminar

Course Description

This course examines how federal, state, and local government laws and policies govern responses to emergencies, whether caused by natural disasters or terrorist attacks. The course allows students to analyze the variety of directives and guidance that shape emergency management policy, including: emergency operations planning, Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, Continuity of Government (COG) planning, the Incident Command System (ICS), the role of emergency management agencies, mass evacuation and shelter planning, interoperability, planning for pandemics and public health emergency response, port security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) planning, planning for individuals with special needs and vulnerable populations, and testing, training, and exercises.

Current and Previous Instructors

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions

P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

Currently Scheduled Sections

CRN: 98218

  • Fall '24
  • 3
  • 310
  • Mon: 6:30-8:30


  • Michael Vesely

  • 0 openings. (Limit 17).

May satisfy Advanced Writing Requirement