EMG 5000: Emergency Management


Focuses on the evolution of emergency management and the role of the federal government over the last 110 years. Students investigate Hurricane Katrina to identify the breakdown of response efforts that resulted in the reconstruction of federal policies and procedures. Finally, students study major disasters since Hurricane Katrina to assess present and future government response capabilities to a major disaster.


  1. Analyze the evolution of emergency management from 1900 to the present time.
  2. Examine the collaboration between multiple emergency management stakeholders in response to a focusing event.
  3. Assess emergency management capabilities with regard to major disasters that have occurred since the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006.
  4. Discuss major disasters that contributed to changes in federal government policy and procedures for emergency management.




Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2012)
Author: Rubin, C. B. (Ed.).
ISBN: 9781466517530
Price: $50.91

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu