Incident Command System/Emergency Planning and Incident Management – CJUS 381

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

An introduction to the basic tasks of emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation, including planning, response, and recovery. Special emphasis will be placed on command arrangements, coordination, and budgetary issues among emergency responders (law enforcement, firefighters, transportation, public works, and health care system officials), and within and between federal, state, and local governments.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course promotes an understanding of Western tradition and American historical aspects of emergency management and fosters university level competencies in reading, analytical reasoning, and computer literacy. It challenges the student to acquire knowledge independently through research of the sciences and promotes the evaluation of moral and ethical decision making. The student will develop competence in determining an approach to the vocation. This course nurtures the maturing of spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical qualities through the synthesis of academic knowledge and Christian values.  

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: FEMA Student Identification Number

You will take one quiz for the purpose of verifying that you have received your FEMA Student Identification Number needed to complete the FEMA online training courses assigned in this course.  The first quiz contains 1 question (multiple choice), is limited to 30 minutes, and allows for multiple attempts with the highest attempt counting toward the grade. 

Discussions (3)

There are 3 Discussions in this course.  The student will post an initial thread of 100-200 words. The student will then post 2 replies of 50-100 words each to other students’ posts.

You will take six online module quizzes on the material covered in the current and completed Module: Week.   Each quiz contains 35 questions (20 true/false and 15 multiple choice), is limited to 25 minutes, and allows for 2 attempts with the highest attempt counting toward the grade.

Quizzes: FEMA Courses (5)

You will take five quizzes for the purpose of uploading your certificates earned upon completion of the five assigned FEMA online training courses.  The quizzes contain 1 question (file response), are limited to 30 minutes, and allow for 1 attempt with that attempt counting toward the grade.