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Ali Asgary, Associate Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management

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GS/DEMS 5010 3.00 Advanced Disaster & Emergency Management

GS/DEMS 5010 3.00 Advanced Disaster & Emergency Management Examines and explores the applications of advanced methods and technologies in Disaster & Emergency Management. Students will study Disaster & Emergency Management decision and planning methods and models, decision support systems, information systems and disaster databases, geographic information systems, remote sensing, various Disaster & Emergency Management software and their applications.

GS/DEMS 5053 3.00 Topics in Business Continuity

Business continuity or disaster recovery is about disaster and emergency management at businesses. This course focuses on selected business continuity (disaster recovery) planning and management topics and case studies in private and non-private businesses. Student will discuss different theoretical, methodological, technical and practical aspects of business continuity (disaster recovery) and review several business continuity (disaster recovery) planning and management cases. The topics, strategically sequenced to build context, introduce students to the most significant and relevant areas in business continuity (disaster recovery) planning and management today.


AP/ADMS 2700 3.00 Fundamentals of Emergency Management

Organized around the four pillars of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, this course provides students with the key concepts and basic knowledge required to operate effectively in an emergency management context including the legislative context, risk identification, assessment and communications. Course credit exclusion: AP/ADMS 3700 3.00 (prior to Fall 2010). PRIOR TO FALL 2009: Course credit exclusion: AK/ADMS 3700 3.00.