This course provides an introduction to risk assessment and risk management related to public safety administration. Students will be provided an understanding of the laws, programs, agencies, and institutions involved in the provision of public safety. The role and challenges that public safety managers and their agencies will be discussed in relation to risk assessment and management.
This course provides a foundation to students from various disciplines for understanding issues related to risk, safety and emergency management issues in the public sector. It is also an introduction to all phases of emergency management. Students will learn core risk assessment and management principles, processes, and best practices.
This course will help students learn how to understand, analyze, assess, control, and manage risks from the individual to the operational front. To understand these issues and themes, the student will explore the political system, administrative law, ethics and the various theories of administration that guide public managers in risk assessment and management. They will develop the practical knowledge and skills in making judgments and decisions about which risks to control and how to control them.
Risk Assessment and Management will place a prominence on the cultural context and methods to intertwine ministry within the public safety field. This course will elaborate on biblical and theological models on assisting individuals within the field of public safety.
This course will allow students to discuss how to go where God is already working among public safety and homeland security professionals.
Risk assessment and management is a multi-faceted career field. Students will explore and research methods within their local communities to enable them to develop ministry approaches for their local contexts within the field of public safety.
Students will recognize that the public safety profession will take them out of their own cultural comfort zone. Students will discuss how to express their faith in their own social context in culturally-appropriate ways within this career field.
A free and truly democratic society that values life and liberty will not survive without God's moral law. Students will discuss how missional ministry, public safety, homeland security can be intertwined.
Discussions will equip students with the ministry and missional skills needed to enhance God's will through the discipline of public safety.