Metropolitan State University

LAWE 312 : Emergency Management for Law Enforcement

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: WRIT 121 Writing I Intensive  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course examines the fundamental principles and practices of emergency management including how it functions within the homeland security enterprise. Mass shootings, acts of terror, infrastructure collapse, and natural disasters all are examples of emergencies examined in this course. This course also explores the human and economic costs of emergencies and the intended and unintended consequences of intervention.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/16/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Demonstrate the application of the emergency management cycle from an all-hazards approach;
  2. A basic understanding of federal, state and local laws that govern emergency management;
  3. Define and distinguish the role and function of major federal, state and local agencies that are responsible for emergency management in the United States;
  4. Explain and apply the basic concepts of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS) and how they fit within the National Response Framework (NRF);
  5. Examine manmade and natural disaster scenarios and explain the role of local, state, and federal emergency management agencies;
  6. Understand and explain the importance of emergency management as a function of homeland security;
  7. Examine the specific emergency management needs of special populations, including communities of color and dispersed peoples.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information