Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: PA                                     Course Number: 395                                    
Course Title: Public Administration and Disaster Management
Subject: Public Administration
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This Course aims at providing a broad understanding of the strategic role and functions of the public administrative system in the context of disasters. It will examine the bureaucratic arrangements of disaster-related agencies and institutions, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency (CDERA), to understand their capacities to reasonably predict and aggressively respond to both natural and human-associated disasters. The Course will engage in a comparative study of the more well-known national disaster response agencies in the disaster-prone regions of the world, at the same time, will inquire into public administration best practices that have emerged.

Prerequisite: PA 300.
Start Date:    09/27/2006                         End Date: