2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Mar 27, 2023  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSEM 340 Effective Organizational Com. and Public Speaking (4 credits)

Prerequisite Current enrollment in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Homeland Security Emergency Management program.

Course Description
This course analyzes personal and group dynamics in emergency management including public speaking emphasizing speech, organization and audience analysis in the Homeland Security Emergency Management environment.

Student Outcomes
1.0 Identify and explain the three goals of risk communication.
1.1 Develop risk communication plans targeted to the needs of constituencies and concerned parties.

2.0 Research a Homeland Security Emergency Management issue using multiple information sources and present the results using computer-generated visual aids.

3.0 Evaluate personal perceptions and biases that are barriers to communication in a high stress emergency environment.
3.1 Apply knowledge of the use of persuasive strategies in an oral presentation.

4.0 Differentiate between emergency, crisis, and risk communication.
4.1 Differentiate pre-crisis, crisis, and post-crisis communication principles.

5.0 Demonstrate facilitation skills and practices to support project management and other planning activities.

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