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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
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Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
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Emergency Management: Cert Achieve | Emergency Management: Cert Comp | Emergency Management Major: Bach Sci | Emergency Management Major - Recommended Electives: Bach Sci | Emergency Management Major - Support: Bach Sci
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Emergency Management: Cert Achieve    
   Certificate Courses (30 cr. to be chosen)    
      WRT 1010   College Composition I 3 cr.  Study and practice of strategies for academic writing, with a focus on writing and reading descriptive, narrative, and expository essays. Emphasis on writing as a process. Introduction to information literacy. Prerequisite: placement by Madonna University Writing Assessment Program. (Does not apply to any major or minor in the Language, Literature, Communication, and Writing department.) 
      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      EM  2010   Foundations of Emergency Management 3 cr.  Philosophy and principles of emergency management, including homeland security, for private, public, and non profit sectors. Topics include planning, mitigation, response, and recovery procedures using the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System. 
      EM  2410   Emergency Communication 2 cr.  Principles of emergency management communication systems that affect the flow of information within the emergency operating event and the understanding of how to communicate to the general public with safety and security instructions. The role of the media to assist in gaining information and to disseminate messages of importance. Exploration of trends and technology of communication equipment and the use of social media as a direct link to emergency personnel and the public. 
      EM  2420   Disaster Exercise Planning 1 cr.  Exploration of the vital roles of local, state, and national preparedness enabling the student to test and evaluate plans and their capabilities. Table-top and/or coordinated full-scale disaster exercises prepare the student to design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and provide improvement planning through the exercise cycle. 
      EM  3010   Resource Allocation and Planning 3 cr.  Study of the development and implementation of a comprehensive site emergency plan to protect the organization’s people and property in an on-site emergency. Analysis of the roles that public, private, and non profit sectors have played in past incidents and how lessons learned from these incidents help an organization prepare for future incidents. Emphasis on ethical issues regarding interaction among these four entities. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      EM  3020   Industrial Espionage and Operations Security 3 cr.  Methods for the Emergency Manager to analyze and conduct risk assessments of technical and physical protection systems through the identification of current trends in information gathering techniques and the range of methods available to prevent, detect, and protect against, breaches of proprietary information and assets. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      PSY 3490   Psychology of Traumatic Experiences (EM/PSY*) 1 cr.  The immediate and long term psychological effects of such traumatic events as abuse, accident, assault, crime, disaster, homicide, and suicide. The reactions of victims, witnesses, and survivors. Issues relevant to helping and healing in the aftermath of trauma are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      CJ  3500   Homeland Security and Terrorism (CJ*/EM) 3 cr.  Examination of the nature of the threat to the United States and how America is responding to the danger of terrorism, international and domestic. The policies, principles, strategies, organizations, and programs that are responsible for protecting the homeland. The efforts of the federal government, state, and local governments, as well as business and private citizens, are explored. Prerequisite: CJ 1020 or permission of instructor. 
      AGE 4000    
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
Emergency Management: Cert Comp    
   Certificate Courses (18 cr. to be chosen)    
      EM  2010   Foundations of Emergency Management 3 cr.  Philosophy and principles of emergency management, including homeland security, for private, public, and non profit sectors. Topics include planning, mitigation, response, and recovery procedures using the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System. 
      EM  2410   Emergency Communication 2 cr.  Principles of emergency management communication systems that affect the flow of information within the emergency operating event and the understanding of how to communicate to the general public with safety and security instructions. The role of the media to assist in gaining information and to disseminate messages of importance. Exploration of trends and technology of communication equipment and the use of social media as a direct link to emergency personnel and the public. 
      EM  2420   Disaster Exercise Planning 1 cr.  Exploration of the vital roles of local, state, and national preparedness enabling the student to test and evaluate plans and their capabilities. Table-top and/or coordinated full-scale disaster exercises prepare the student to design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and provide improvement planning through the exercise cycle. 
      EM  3010   Resource Allocation and Planning 3 cr.  Study of the development and implementation of a comprehensive site emergency plan to protect the organization’s people and property in an on-site emergency. Analysis of the roles that public, private, and non profit sectors have played in past incidents and how lessons learned from these incidents help an organization prepare for future incidents. Emphasis on ethical issues regarding interaction among these four entities. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      EM  3020   Industrial Espionage and Operations Security 3 cr.  Methods for the Emergency Manager to analyze and conduct risk assessments of technical and physical protection systems through the identification of current trends in information gathering techniques and the range of methods available to prevent, detect, and protect against, breaches of proprietary information and assets. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      PSY 3490   Psychology of Traumatic Experiences (EM/PSY*) 1 cr.  The immediate and long term psychological effects of such traumatic events as abuse, accident, assault, crime, disaster, homicide, and suicide. The reactions of victims, witnesses, and survivors. Issues relevant to helping and healing in the aftermath of trauma are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      CJ  3500   Homeland Security and Terrorism (CJ*/EM) 3 cr.  Examination of the nature of the threat to the United States and how America is responding to the danger of terrorism, international and domestic. The policies, principles, strategies, organizations, and programs that are responsible for protecting the homeland. The efforts of the federal government, state, and local governments, as well as business and private citizens, are explored. Prerequisite: CJ 1020 or permission of instructor. 
      AGE 4000    
Emergency Management Major: Bach Sci    
   Major Courses (44 cr. to be chosen)    
      CJ  1020   Introduction to Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An overview of the criminal justice system in the United States. The history of law enforcement; the political, sociological, and philosophic background of police functions, the courts and corrections system; constitutional problems as they relate to the police function; and the use of recent technology in criminal justice is explored. 
      FS  1010   Introduction to Fire Protection and Prevention (EM/FS*) 3 cr.  History of fire protection practices; problems of fire suppression and practices; aspects of fire protection and prevention, including basic field equipment, methods of fire suppression, fireground command structure, inspection procedures, codes, and the town grading schedule. 
      EM  2010   Foundations of Emergency Management 3 cr.  Philosophy and principles of emergency management, including homeland security, for private, public, and non profit sectors. Topics include planning, mitigation, response, and recovery procedures using the National Incident Management System and the Incident Command System. 
      EM  2410   Emergency Communication 2 cr.  Principles of emergency management communication systems that affect the flow of information within the emergency operating event and the understanding of how to communicate to the general public with safety and security instructions. The role of the media to assist in gaining information and to disseminate messages of importance. Exploration of trends and technology of communication equipment and the use of social media as a direct link to emergency personnel and the public. 
      EM  2420   Disaster Exercise Planning 1 cr.  Exploration of the vital roles of local, state, and national preparedness enabling the student to test and evaluate plans and their capabilities. Table-top and/or coordinated full-scale disaster exercises prepare the student to design and develop, conduct, evaluate, and provide improvement planning through the exercise cycle. 
      EM  3010   Resource Allocation and Planning 3 cr.  Study of the development and implementation of a comprehensive site emergency plan to protect the organization’s people and property in an on-site emergency. Analysis of the roles that public, private, and non profit sectors have played in past incidents and how lessons learned from these incidents help an organization prepare for future incidents. Emphasis on ethical issues regarding interaction among these four entities. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      EM  3020   Industrial Espionage and Operations Security 3 cr.  Methods for the Emergency Manager to analyze and conduct risk assessments of technical and physical protection systems through the identification of current trends in information gathering techniques and the range of methods available to prevent, detect, and protect against, breaches of proprietary information and assets. Prerequisite: EM 2010. 
      PSY 3490   Psychology of Traumatic Experiences (EM/PSY*) 1 cr.  The immediate and long term psychological effects of such traumatic events as abuse, accident, assault, crime, disaster, homicide, and suicide. The reactions of victims, witnesses, and survivors. Issues relevant to helping and healing in the aftermath of trauma are discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      CJ  3500   Homeland Security and Terrorism (CJ*/EM) 3 cr.  Examination of the nature of the threat to the United States and how America is responding to the danger of terrorism, international and domestic. The policies, principles, strategies, organizations, and programs that are responsible for protecting the homeland. The efforts of the federal government, state, and local governments, as well as business and private citizens, are explored. Prerequisite: CJ 1020 or permission of instructor. 
      AGE 4000    
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      EM  4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Preparation and presentation of a library research paper that integrates knowledge gained in the major discipline. Taken by students with senior status as a requirement for graduation; to be taken in the final six hours of the program. 
      MGT 2360   Principles of Management 3 cr.  An introduction to the nature and principles of management; history, theories, practices, problems, and techniques; characteristics and qualities of managers; contemporary trends in management thought and practice. 
      MGT 3020   Organizational Behavior 3 cr.  Analysis of group and individual behavior in the organization; analysis of social structures which affect management policies and procedures. Prerequisite: MGT 2360. 
      Electives (9 cr. to be chosen)    
         CJ  2650   Criminal Law 3 cr.  History, purposes, and philosophy of criminal law, local, state, and federal law; development, application, and rights of the offender. 
         CJ  3050   Criminal Procedures (CJ*/FOR) 3 cr.  Procedural law for law enforcement officers. Law of arrest, evidence, and search and seizure. 
         CJ  4110   Ethics in Criminal Justice 3 cr.  An examination of the multitude of ethical dilemmas encountered in the criminal justice system. Ethical issues inherent in a variety of practical situations identified and discussed. Focus on problem solving strategies, interpersonal skills, and professional considerations relevant to criminal justice practitioners. Course discussions and group work provide a foundation for ethical decision-making related to policing, the courts, corrections, interpersonal relations, and diversity. 
         CJ  4150   Criminal Investigation (CJ*/FOR) 3 cr.  Integration of principles and procedures of criminal investigation; conduct at a crime scene; search, collection, and preservation of evidence; interviewing; methods used in crime laboratories; and planning for effective courtroom participation. Prerequisite: CJ 1020. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
         MIS 3440   Information Security 3 cr.  The requirement of organization managers to safeguard both electronic and non-electronic information and data; an understanding of the threats to information security to which organizations are exposed; and effective strategies for minimizing their effects. Topics such as risk assessment and management, human factors, compliance with regulations, and ethical considerations are discussed. Case studies are emphasized. Prerequisites: CIS 2380. 
         OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety and Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3520   Industrial Hygiene I 3 cr.  Familiarization with irritating or toxic substances and various occupational stress factors causing employee discomfort or illness; emphasis on sources and the control of environmental pollution, concepts of industrial hygiene; hazard evaluation, and elimination of related problems. Prerequisites: CHM 1110; BIO 2250, or BIO 2430 and 2440, or NSC 1250. 
         OSH 3980   Industrial Hygiene II 3 cr.  Techniques of instrumentation and sampling. Hands-on training in use of instruments to measure and evaluate occupational health hazards by taking samples or surveying noise level, heat exposure, oxygen deficiency, combustible vapors, ventilation, as well as toxicology and radiation sources, along with protective measures to cope with hazards for their prevention and control. Prerequisites: OSH 3520, CHM 1110; BIO 2250, or BIO 2430 and BIO 2440 or NSC 1250. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
Emergency Management Major - Recommended Electives: Bach Sci    
   Recommended Electives    
      COM 1050   Communication Concepts and Contexts 3 cr.  Principles of communication applied to interpersonal, group, and public speaking situations. Emphasis on verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, persuasive techniques, delivery, and responding to messages. Opportunity to practice speaking skills. 
      PHL 4080/4090/4110 Option    
         RST 4080   Moral Issues in Business (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  Review traditional philosophical theories of ethics; examine principles of Christian morality, particularly those dealing with ethics from a Catholic perspective; investigate areas in the American marketplace that raise ethical concerns (e.g., injustices in the American economic system). 
         RST 4090   Environmental Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  A study of moral/ethical dilemmas of equitable and responsible stewardship over creation. Judeo-Christian/Franciscan, non-western perspectives of contemporary issues of war and peace, abundance and want, stewardship and domination, excess and poverty, etc., are explored. 
         RST 4110   Medical Ethics (PHL/RST*) 3 cr.  An academic study of contemporary moral issues relative to modern health care, life science, and future issues in the light of Judeo-Christian convictions. Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
      PSC 3030   International Relations 3 cr.  Analysis of world politics, sources of foreign policy, dynamics of the existing international system, systematic theorizing about future developments. 
      PSC 3770   State and Local Government 3 cr.  Analysis of state and local governments, local forces, trends in metropolitan and suburban politics, problems in planning in an age of urbanization and governmental relations. 
Emergency Management Major - Support: Bach Sci    
   Support Courses (19 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 2250   Basic Human Physiology 3 cr.  Non-laboratory study of the functioning of the body systems considering the integration and control of life processes in the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Not applicable to Biology major but may be applied to Biology minor. 
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      FOR 1010   Introduction to Forensic Science 4 cr.  Introduction to the theory and application of modern forensic science techniques. Fundamental science concepts applied to crime scene evidence collection and analysis. 3 hours lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: none. 
      MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
      MTH 2350   Probability and Statistics 4 cr.  Topics include data collection and graphic presentation; measures of central tendency; measures of dispersion; normal and binomial distributions; regression and correlation; sampling methods; design of experiments; probability and simulation; sampling distributions; statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one-sample and two- sample problems; chi-square distribution and test of significance; ANOVA. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra within the last three years, or placement test, or MTH 1040. 
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