2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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HSEM 430 Legal Issues in HSEM (5 credits)

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

Course Description
This course provides an overview in public policy and law related to public service and the Homeland Security Emergency Management field.

Student Outcomes
1.0 Describe the laws, authorities, and mandates of state and federal agencies involved in emergency management.
1.1 Assess the role of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in disasters.

2.0 Analyze the legal and policy principles applicable to current Homeland Security and Emergency Management issues through case studies of recent issues and events.

3.0 Evaluate ethical and legal responses to recent emergencies and disasters utilizing interpretations of fundamental local, state, federal and international rules and regulations.

4.0 Compare and contrast the evolution of crises and consequence management policies.
4.1 Differentiate between crises and consequence management policies that have developed gradually and those that have developed rapidly in response to events.

5.0 Analyze organizational changes, statutes, and policies enacted post-911 and post Katrina.
5.1 Describe how these events have affected the Emergency Management field.

6.0 Evaluate the critical role of recent court decisions and how they may have impacted the application of legislation and executive directives.

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