This class will review the history and development of crisis and disaster management. It will also discuss the wide range of hazards that can cause a disaster and it will explore the four phases of emergency management (preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery).
The student need served by this class is to provide a foundational understanding of the subject of Crisis and Disaster Management to those who will become involved in this field of ministry in their communities.
Crisis and disaster management is a field in which specific techniques, procedures, and organizations are required to be effective. This course will help the student demonstrate an understanding of these factors.
This course is Biblical because as it addresses needs of people in crisis.
This course is missional in that the subject of this work is done outside the physical plant of the church.
This course is Contextual because it addresses needs in the environment of the person(s) being assisted.
This course is Intercultural because all peoples experience disaster and crisis.
Ths course has Practical application in society because disasters occur in society.
This course is Experiential in that the class will help the students understand the effects of disaster on their community.