PCC/ CCOG / EM

Course Content and Outcome Guide for EM 202

Course Number:
EM 202
Course Title:
Hazard Mitigation
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers the identification of hazard risks and associated mitigation programs and strategies, includes how to identify local mitigation opportunities and cost effective solutions. Prerequisites: WR 121 and EM 110 or EM 112 or EM 114. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

The course differentiates pre-disaster from post-disaster programs and discusses resources and funding. There is also discussion of community planning, zoning and building codes.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply current hazard mitigation theory to local risks and hazards
  • Identify specific mitigation strategies and best practices in risk analysis.
  • Analyze the impact of mitigation projects in areas of recurring disaster events.
  • Develop a mitigation plan

Course Activities and Design

  • Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of pre-disaster vs post-disaster mitigation programs
  • Identify locally specific mitigation opportunities
  • Asses various mitigation solutions and make project recommendations
  • Create a pre-disaster mitigation plan
  • Create a post-disaster mitigation response

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Demonstrated knowledge of terminology, theory, practices and techniques in various assignments
  • Case study analysis
  • Term paper
  • Written exams

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Pre-disaster mitigation programs
  • Post-disaster mitigation programs
  • Mitigation opportunities
  • Cost effectiveness of various solutions
  • Sources of funding and resources
  • Community planning, zoning and building codes

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 10

 Identify specific mitigation strategies and best practices in risk analysis.
 Analyze the impact of mitigation projects in areas of recurring disaster events.
 Develop a mitigation plan

 Describe how disaster losses and costs are estimated.
 Discuss various methods of mitigating disaster impact based upon historical data.
 Identify disaster response funding sources and how they are implemented.
 Research costs of specific disasters, how losses are calculated.
 Document historical changes in disaster relief, including funding & resources.

Human Relations
Hours: 10

 Identify specific mitigation strategies and best practices in risk analysis.
 Analyze the impact of mitigation projects in areas of recurring disaster events.
 Develop a mitigation plan

 Participate in group presentations on historical disasters to include impact upon the community, individuals and businesses.
 Individual presentations on modern day disasters, including impact and lessons learned.
 Research legislative and local code changes in response to disasters.
 Identify stake holders in disaster response and recovery efforts.