HSEM 230: Disaster Response and Recovery

Credits 2
Quarter Offered

The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand and think critically about disaster recovery operations in the profession of emergency management. Students will utilize problem-based learning by analyzing actual disaster events and applying the theories, principals, and practice of disaster recovery. In addition, students will learn about the issues faced by the whole community and how to address access and functional needs in disaster recovery. This class may include students from multiple sections. 


2.0 or higher in HSEM 102 or concurrent enrollment or HSEM 105 and HSEM 120 or HSEM 121

  1. Examine what occurs during a disaster and the impact it has on people, property and the environment.
  2. Differentiate between the responsibilities of the local government after a disaster versus those of the state and federal government.
  3. Analyze human responses to disasters.
  4. Examine the process through which public and individual assistance may be obtained.
  5. Describe special issues during recovery.
  6. Apply principles and practices of disaster recovery in case studies.