Full course description

September 17 - October 14  The course is designed to introduce those taking the course to a wide array of accompanying issues and concerns relevant to homeland security and emergency management in a post 9/11, post Katrina world. Some specific areas that will be addressed during the course include the following:
1. The cultural divide between homeland security and emergency management that has evolved since 9/11 and that has become even more apparent in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and the role this cultural divide has played before and after Hurricane Katrina;
2. The post-Katrina efforts on the part of DHS to embrace an all-hazards approach to homeland security and emergency management; an approach that includes attention to   potentially catastrophic events;
3.  Recent natural disasters including Hurricane Ike and its aftermath
4. The need to refocus efforts on prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response and recover