Prerequisites: Nil.

This course will provide students with a broad introduction to the current practices of emergency management and the theories that they are based on. This course will review the evolution of the current emergency management research and its professional practices. The principles and components of a comprehensive program will be presented and related to both urban and rural settings. Students will be introduced to a range of topics, including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery, that will be further developed in later A-DES courses.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 40:251, 40:253, 40:255, 40:353, 40:355, 40:362.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:152 in the BU Course Transfer Database.