Manage Resources and Responsibilities in a Security Environment

The specialization of the BA in Security and Strategic Studies, in Emergency Management focuses on the causes and possible reaction methods against all kinds of security challenges national and international. Learning how to plan and manage human capital and resources against a crisis, is important. The specialty courses will help you shape, comprehend, analyze and apply appropriate security and strategic knowledge management steps against security leveled crises.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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ACCREDITATION

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education | caa.ae

FEE STRUCTURE

  • Tuition (One Semester)

    Approx. 23,000 AED
    One academic year is two semesters
  • Admission (One Time)

    3,150 AED

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GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

11 COURSES | 33 CREDIT HOURS

A: English Language

The student selects 9 credit hours (3 courses) from the list below

This course is designed to enable students to experience and develop learning and academic skills appropriate for university context. It aims to facilitate the process of orientation and transition into academic excellence and learning culture. Furthermore, it aims to develop confidence in students’ ability to succeed in university requirements.

This course focuses on improving students’ basic critical reading and writing skills in English so that they can successfully write free-error varied sentences and paragraphs. The course also focuses on contextualized mechanics instructions and sentence skills.

his course provides students with advanced writing skills in English so that they can successfully pursue their studies in various academic specializations. It helps students improve their writing and structure skills as the focus is on writing long argumentative, academic essays, and brief research methods which are applied in student projects and assignments.

The intent of this course is three-fold. First it introduces students with the basic research terminologies. Second, it familiarizes them with the process of research from choosing a topic to writing the report. Third, it equips the students with the skills to utilize and conduct scientific research. During the course of the study students will be immersed in hands on experience where they will be introduced to research concepts that will help them understand, interpret, and critique scientific research and ultimately provide foundational skills to be able to conduct original research. Contents to be covered include the language of research, types of research, elements of scientific research proposal, writing academic research using APA style, research ethics, crafting data collection instruments, and making meaning of data.

B: Arabic Language

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

ﺻﻤﻢ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻤﺴﺎق ﻟﺘﻤﻜﻴﻦ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ ﻣﻦ ﺗﺤﻠﻴﻞ ﻧﺼﻮص ﻣﺘﻌﺪدة ﻓﻲ ﺣﻘﻮل ﻣﻌﺮﻓﻴﺔ ﻣﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ؛ُ ﻟﻴﺼﺒﺢ ﻗﺎدراً ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﺘﻤﻴﻴﺰ ﺑﻴﻦ اﻟﻨﺼﻮص ﻋﻠﻰ اﺧﺘﺎﻟﻒ ﻣﻀﺎﻣﻴﻨﻬﺎ  وﻣﺤﺘﻮﻳﺎﺗﻬﺎ، ﻛﻤﺎ ﻳﻤﻜﻨﻪ ﺑﻌﺪ ذﻟﻚ ﻣﻦ ﻣﺤﺎﻛﺎة ﺗﻠﻚ اﻟﻨﺼﻮص ﺑﻄﺮﻳﻘﺔ ﺻﺤﻴﺤﺔ، وﺗﺤﻮﻳﻞ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺔ إﻟﻰ ﻣﻬﺎرة وﺳﻠﻮك. وﺑﻤﺎ اﻟﻜﺘﺎﺑﺔ ﻋﻤﻠﻴﺔ ﺑﻨﺎء ﻣﺘﻜﺎﻣﻠﺔ، وأن اﻟﺒﻨﺎء ﻳﺘﺄﺛﺮ ﺑﺄﺟﺰاﺋﻪ؛ ﻟﺬا ﻳﺤﺘﺎج إﻟﻰ ﻧﻤﺎذج، وﻗﻮاﻧﻴﻦ ّأن ّ ﺳﺎﻟﻤﺔ.ﻟﻐﻮﻳﺔ، وﺗﺨﻄﻴﻂ وﺗﻤﺎﺳﻚ وأﻫﺪاف ﻣﻨﻬﺎ: اإﻟﺨﺒﺎر وااﻟﺴﺘﻌﺎﻟﻢ، واﻟﻄﻠﺐ، واﻟﺘﺄﺛﻴﺮ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺘﻠﻘي

،ﺻُ ﻤﻢ ﻫﺬا اﻟﻤﺴﺎق ﻟﺘﻤﻜﻴﻦ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ اﻟﻨﺎﻃﻖ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻐﺔ اﻟﻌﺮﺑﻴﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات اﻟﻠﻐﻮﻳﺔ اﻟﻀﺮورﻳﺔ وﺧﺎﺻﺔ اﻟﺘﺮﻛﻴﺰ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺧﻄﻮات ﻛﺘﺎﺑﺔ اﻟﺘﻘﺎرﻳﺮ واﻟﺮﺳﺎﺋﻞ اﻹدارﻳﺔ واﻟﺒﺤﻮث اﻟﻤﻨﻬﺠﻴﺔ؛ وﻟﺘﺤﻘﻴﻖ ذﻟﻚ ﺟﺎءت اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات ﻣﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ وﻣﺘﺪرﺟﺔ، ﻟﺘﻨﻤﻴﺔ ﻗﺪرات اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﻔﻬﻢ اﻟﺼﺤﻴﺢ واﻷداء اﻟﻤﺘﻤﻴﺰ ﻟﻤﺎ ﻳﻘﺮأ وﻳﺴﻤﻊ، وﻟﻴﻜﺘﺴﺐ اﻟﻘﺪرة ﻋﻠﻰ ﻛﺘﺎﺑﺔ اﻟﻤﻘﺎﻻت واﻟﺘﻘﺎرﻳﺮ وﻣﺤﺎﺿﺮ اﻻﺟﺘﻤﺎﻋﺎت وﺗﻮﺻﻴﺎت اﻟﻤﺆﺗﻤﺮات واﻟﻨﺪوات ﺑﺼﻮرة ﺳﻠﻴﻤﺔ، ﻟﺬا ﻋُﻨﻲ اﻟﻤﺴﺎق ﺑﺘﺪرﻳﺐ اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ ﻋﻠﻰ اﻟﻤﻬﺎرات اﻷﺳﺎﺳﻴﺔ ﻟﻠﻜﺘﺎﺑﺔ؛ ﻛﻘﻮاﻋﺪ اﻹﻣﻼء اﻟﻤﺘﻌﺪدة وﻋﻼﻣﺎت اﻟﺘﺮﻗﻴﻢ وﻧﻈﺎم اﻟﻔﻘﺮة .وﻛﺘﺎﺑﺔ اﻟﻤﻘﺎل ﻋﻠﻰ ﻧﺤﻮ ﻣﺘﺪرج

. ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻘﺎﻻت 2اﻟﻮﻇﻴﻔﻴﺔ ذات اﻟﺼﻠﺔ ﺑﺘﺨﺼﺼﺎﺗﻬﻢ اﻟﺠﺎﻣﻌﻴﺔ واﻫﺘﻤﺎﻣﺎﺗﻬﻢ اﻟﺜﻘﺎﻓﻴﺔ. اﻟﻤﺘﻨﻮﻋﺔ ﻣﻀﻤﻮﻧﺎً، وﻳﻐﻠﺐ ﻋﻠﻴﻬﺎ ﻃﺎﺑﻊ اﻟﺘﺨﺼﺺ، إذ إﻧﻬﺎ ﺗﺘﻨﺎول ﻣﻮﺿﻮﻋﺎت ﻣﺘﻌﺪدة ﺗﻘﺎرب إﻟﻰ .ﺣﺪ ﻣﺎ ﺗﺨﺼﺼﺎت اﻟﻄﺎﻟﺐ اﻟﻤﺴﺘﻘﺒﻠﻴﺔ . ﺗﺪرﻳﺐ اﻟﻄﻠﺒﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﻬﺎرات اﻟﻜﺘﺎﺑﺔ 1ﻧﺒﺬة ﻋﺎﻣﺔ: ﻳﺮﺗﻜﺰ اﻟﻤﺴﺎق ﻋﻠﻰ ﻣﺤﻮرﻳﻦ أﺳﺎﺳﻴﻴﻦ:

C: The Natural sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The natural science course incorporates a wide range of subjects of sciences such as astronomy, geology, biology, chemistry, and environmental sci-ence. The course will present the scientific facts of astronomy, the Earth and its weather, water, and environment, biology, and nutrition with the chemicals of life. The course emphasizes un-derstanding the core principles of different branches of science and their effects on our lives. Moreover, the course explores the scope of natural phenomena, changing environment condi-tions, general health rules of nutrition, and the variety of living organisms. The course helps the students to acquire skills in observation, critical thinking, analysing, interpreting, under-standing and discussing scientific terminology and facts.

This course provides an introduction to sustainable energy, conservation, and energy efficiency within the UAE and the world. It will explore the relationship between energy, environment, economy and ecological well-being. It will discuss energy production from the biology, natural science, environmental science and social sciences perspectives. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics including global warming, climate change, sustainable food production, solid waste management, environmental and natural resources laws. The course includes the growing challenges of climate change and energy crisis and proposes solutions to overcome them.

The ‘Principles of Environmental Science’ course is designed to introduce the fundamental concepts of Environmental Science to undergraduate students. It includes topics from different areas of study such as ecology, biology, soil science and atmospheric science. The course aims at raising environmental awareness among students and providing them with the scientific knowledge and skills to identify, prevent and solve environmental problems. Additionally, it deals with ecological concepts, organism interactions, communities and ecosystems. The course focuses on key areas of population dynamics, biodiversity, human activities and the environment managed ecosystems, air quality, water and solid waste management.

This course will provide the students with a comprehensive overview of geography. Emphasis is on concepts that are necessary to understand global, regional and local issues. The course will cover physical geography from landforms to the effects of various types of erosion. This physical geography is followed with work on Social and Cultural Geography and the relationships between these three means of mapping, analyzing and presenting information.

D: The social or behavioral sciences

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 courses) from the list below

n introduction to the science of psychology, its theories and foundations. The course is focused on principles and research methodologies, including the following topics: history of psychology, the biology of mind, memory, learning, child and personality development, psychological disorders and therapy. The aim of the course is to introduce the basis of psychology, provide the foundational knowledge to pursue the subject in more depth in the future, and build an ongoing interest in the application of psychology in everyday life.

This course serves as an introduction into the interdisciplinary and multifaceted social sciences. The content on the course covers the range of different disciplines that social sciences consists of, namely: anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, economics and to a lesser extent also history and geography. The secondary aim of the course is moreover for students to develop their critical thinking skills by engaging actively with material about social issues, social change and social institutions.

This course will examine how women participate and effect political change in a global context. Through a focus on the status of women in society, this course will introduce students to contemporary issues surrounding women’s political participation, representation, and citizenship. Students will develop the ability to think critically about the relationship between sex and gender and the intersections of race, class, religion, law and nation. This course will explore women’s diverse histories, movements, and feminist activism. Students will evaluate whether women’s efforts to achieve equal political rights have worked and what obstacles women still face in accessing political institutions. In addition, students will reflect on a wide-range of policy issues related to violence against women, employment, family values, and reproductive health. This course will also ask what possibilities are available for individuals to take action to improve society and enable women’s full participation as citizens, activists, voters, and politicians.

E: Information technology or Math

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 courses) from the list below

The General Statistics course is designed to develop good understanding of the basic concepts of statistical theorems, and applications. The course covers topics such as data collection methods, organization of data, analysis and interpretation of results. A software package will be used to analyze the statistical data.

F: The humanities or arts

The student selects 6 credit hours (2 courses) from the list below

Innovation is the engine of opportunity and, acting as a catalyst, this course is intended to ignite an interest in innovation and inspire entrepreneurial action. At the core of innovation and entrepreneurship is a commitment to experiential learning that will encourage students to engage in critical thinking, creative problem-solving while also equipping them with the soft skills needed in their pursuit of academic and professional endeavors. Students will discuss the relevance and role of innovation and entrepreneurship in work and life situations; determine opportunities for creative disruption and design  a strategy for its implementation; develop a practical understanding of innovation through thoughtful debate and exercises; and demonstrate critical thinking and individual insight with a personal mastery portfolio.

This course introduces the science of Sociology. Students will examine Society, Institutions and the relationships that make up a social context. The scientific methodology used to study social interactions, stratification and other elements of sociological enquiry will be discussed to emphasize the core concept of sociology as a systematic study of societies and social structures.

This course provides an overview of World / General History. The course will conclude with discussions about perspectives on World History.

This course provides an overview of Middle-Eastern History, including the sources of Middle Eastern History. The course will conclude with discussions about perspectives on Middle-Eastern History.

G: Islamic Studies, History or Culture

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

This course will offer students’ knowledge to enable them understand the Islamic culture. The course offers a review of the history of Islam and how it is currently the fastest growing religion in the world.

The course is designed to give an in-depth understanding of the Islamic civilization. It deals with the universal principles that went into the making of the Islamic civilization. It examines the basic ideas of Islamic civilization besides exploring their contemporary relevance and challenges. The course seeks to effectively address the notion of the ‘clash of civilizations.

H: UAE Studies

The student selects 3 credit hours (1 course) from the list below

The course is designed to introduce the UAE and GCC society with its historical background and uniqueness. It is aimed at enabling students to understand the specific features of the society along with its customs, traditions and lifestyle. The course will introduce the processes and the challenges of development as well as the future aspirations of the UAE and GCC Society.

CORE COURSES

19 COURSES | 60 CREDIT HOURS

This course is designed as a broad survey of the contemporary Security and Strategic Studies and has two interrelated objectives: The first is to familiarize students with the theoretical foundations of the Security and Strategic Studies. The second objective is to encourage students to link the theoretical debates in the discipline to empirical observations in Global Politics.

Research is one of the most crucial objectives within a BA Program. Getting to accustomed and developing on conducting a research, firstly in social sciences, specifically in Strategic topics in the world, is the main objective of this program and course. Conducting the research and especially orchestrating a social survey, problem of objectivity in strategic research, cultivating a specific formula on research problems and most importantly propound a right hypothesis on a deep subject are the assets of this course. To ensure and develop above mentioned processes and steps, scanning current articles, books and different studies in a specific area and pursuing selective reading techniques are cardinal elements to be studied. Preparing extended outline in accordance with hypothesis assembled in Security Studies, extending and transformation techniques, data collection, and research writings are the steps which will be learnt in this course. Some research topics are included into study such as security history, strategic geography, modern phenomena of peacemaking and peacekeeping, disarmament, counterinsurgency, important military strategists, types of strategies, effect of military and industrial complexes on the conflicts.

This course examines the key themes in IR: state and non-state actors, international norms, international law, international institutions and international system. The “Four Cs”  (confrontation, compromise, co-operation and conflict) will be analysed in depth. Last but not least, this course will focus on international security – in particular, the major threats at the dawn of the 21st century.

: The course will help the students develop and understanding about various schools of thoughts of strategic studies. Furthermore, it will bridge the gap between theory and practice of strategic studies through the study of different works by classical and contemporary experts of this field. The course will help the students understand various themes of strategic studies to develop strategic thinking. The course will create a balance between mindboggling theories and their applications.

This course is an introduction to international law, generally understood as the set of rules binding the international conduct of Nation-states actors and non-state actors. Until the 20th century, International law was largely the law of nations, but today it also encompasses the rights and duties of transnational organizations and individuals.

This course examines the key themes in IR: state and non-state actors, international norms, international law, international institutions and international system. The “Four Cs”  (confrontation, compromise, co-operation and conflict) will be analysed in depth. Last but not least, this course will focus on international security – in particular, the major threats at the dawn of the 21st century.

The link between International security and environmental politics is centuries old. Increased pace and frequency of conquests and annexations, supported by mechanized and well developed equipment’s (an outcome of industrial revolution), were responsible for making the relation more explicit. This basic fact apart, throughout human history, we see a trend of ignorance towards environmental issues as greater importance always remained associated with apparatus and procedures which were considered a pre-requisite for ensuring security. These problems finally caught human attention and focus in the mid twentieth century. Since then a vast discourse has emerged to solve environmental problems by attempting to reduce the conflict between environment and International security endeavors.
The main objective of designing this course is to make students familiar with this intricate web existing between security  and environment. The particular discourse introduced in this subject is based primarily on liberal and feminist approaches towards International Relations as well as International Security; the approach similar to that held by Peace studies.

The study of geopolitics involves the analysis of relation between state’s geography and its political power and position in regional and international system. Geopolitics combines anthropology, demography, economics, geography, international security, military policy, natural resources policy, and political science with reference to state’s foreign policy. In this course particular emphasis will be put onto political geography, states’ strategic choices and geopolitical constraints in modern international relations.

his course introduces a sub-field of Politic Science which concerns itself with the study of political relationships and processes within particular countries (e.g. China). Comparative politics identifies the principal similarities and differences among these cases and answers why certain countries (e.g. the USA) are administered in a particular way.

Weapons of mass destruction are a form of modern monstrosity. The different views of these kind of weapons have one common ability – they are all very dangerous to men and the environment, because the impact of such weapons would cause catastrophic casualties, and those who are in possession of these weapons must work on their safety. This course will discuss the development of Weapons of mass destruction in the beginning of the 21st century in the rise  of globalization and complex international relations. Today, WMDs are needed for different purposes, especially because of their role to completely stop a potential aggressor from using chemical weapons. However, with the further development of WMDs throughout the world, potential hazards are created for the entire Earths population. Therefore, we can conclude that Weapons of mass destruction are still being produced today, and the arms race is completely shrouded by the improvement of nuclear weapons from the strongest forces, which are being held in order to protect these forces from the aggression of the others. Also, different viruses and bacteria, created in laboratories are a certain danger for mankind and the environment.

The course is designed to provide the students with deeper insight and perspectives towards national security and the arms race in the era of globalization. After the WWII, the dominant actors in the world politics have spent major portion of their national budget pursuing missile defense system, transnational threats, proxy wars, and star wars to shield against the threat of nuclear attacks, thus, provoking new arms races among nations and states. The emergence of 21st century is experiencing the most critical concerns of national security, which reflects the balance of power politics and the global arms race. The rapid changes emanating from the susceptibility of the transnational threats observed after post 9/11 symptoms demands more dynamic thought process to examine pure military expeditions have resulted in further alienation and paralysis of statehood theory and to some extent the democratic apparatus system. The course looks more deeply into the national security, statecraft, emergence of faith based ideological aspects, conflict resolution and peacemaking. The present trends  on the arms races has seen countries both developed and under developing to set their security strategies covering risk assessment, security analysis, and public policy to long-term strategic goals. The course will help students to understand responsibility of the governments to address these threats to national and international security. Students will learn basic terminologies and discusses strategic and policy debates about new forms of terrorism after the 9/11. The sessions are designed to stimulate interest and debate among the students, professionals, public and policy-makers, by providing solid facts and analysis. This also allows scientific, geopolitical, historical and strategic analysis of various components to critique the delusion of perfect national security.

This course aspires to introduce students to the fundamental principles and techniques of modern diplomacy. The course will include, inter alia, discussions of the international legal obligations, diplomatic policy and the role of publicity in diplomacy.

This course is designed to provide students with a framework for understanding the role of strategic media planning in the overall context of marketing and advertising decision. The course will cover audience research as well as selection, evaluation, and planning of all major advertising media and consider various decisions and problems that arise in the media planning process. The knowledge gained in this course will be useful for those interested in any career that requires them to interact with the media industries, such as brand management, advertising, research, as well as the media and entertainment industry.

The Special Topics in Strategic Studies’ is intended to showcase the diversified areas of teaching that has wide relevance in local, regional and global context. The course stands as a cognitive learning tool and bridge between number of additional subjects for the students who seek to gain further in-depth knowledge on policy analysis, assessment and development in strategic studies. Students will learn about contemporary challenges to security such as terrorism, insurgencies, organized crime and new means of strategy and warfare. The course seeks to identify and address current and emerging strategic challenges, and to identify strengths and weakness of the newly emerged threats. ‘Special topics’ will offer a new outlook for the innovative interdisciplinary subjects in regional and international strategic studies, and of multidimensional security character.

ICM and negotiation is the science of securing agreements between two or more interdependent parties in international arena. The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in  the context of competitive situations. This course ensures  to understand and think about the nature of negotiation. This objective is paramount because many of the important phenomena in negotiation (such as interests, goals, and cooperation) are ambiguous and often do not have “right” answers we cannot teach a set of formulae that will always maximize your profit (although they might help).  It also studies to gain a broad, intellectual understanding of the central concepts in negotiation. These concepts will be the building blocks from which we can systematically understand and evaluate a negotiation process. It explains how to develop confidence in the negotiation process as an effective means for resolving conflict in organizations process.

After 9/11 terrorism studies has emerged as a science and made a considerable number of social scientists and scholars write and debate about complex dynamics of terrorism. In all these debates paradoxes and controversies have divided scholarly approaches evidently. This course is designed to make the students understand Contemporary Debates on Terrorism in detail regarding number of key issues in contemporary studies on terrorism from both ‘traditional’ and ‘critical’ perspectives. A purely debate course is structured in such a way that covers two totally opposite positions for one controversy. These two perspectives represent two different schools of thoughts regarding same issues.

This course examines the defense policies of major world powers (e.g. the USA /Russia) in an effort to understand the policy-making issues with regards to national security. In addition, the inter-connection between strategy and defense will be briefly analyzed.

The course aspires to introduce the students to the 21st century’s international system and, in particular, examine the causes and the processes behind the rise of new world powers such as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

his Internship course offers students a substantial industry placement. The Internship course intends to provide students the opportunity to apply and develop their classroom and academic learning in the workplace environment related to their study discipline and chosen specialization prior to graduation. Students typically enroll in this course in their penultimate or final semester. Employers increasingly expect university graduates and their graduate employees to have gained practical and vocationally specific experience as part of an undergraduate degree program. Employers increasingly expect graduates to behave with an accomplished professionalism and to have developed professional attitudes, skills and behaviors. Undergraduate students, likewise, wish to have the academic and practical skill set to be valued as a potential employee. Undergraduate students also seek knowledge about the various career possibilities and opportunities in security field. An internship allows current students to understand the relationship between their academic and career choices and build a personal portfolio to assist them to make their career ambitions become a reality. The AUE motto “Nothing is Impossible” takes seriously our commitment to assisting students ensure that their career aspirations are indeed possible. The academic advisor and the Internship supervisor will work with students enrolled in the Internship course to identify the right workplace placement for individuals. Host organizations and businesses will be chosen on their ability to provide specialized training relevant to Security Studies, such as Risk Management, Crisis Management, and Emergency Management.

SPECIALIZATION COURSES

5 COURSES | 15 CREDIT HOURS

The course aims to develop a theory-cum-practical base for the participants who enjoy background and share responsibilities in the field of Emergency Management. However to meet growing demands, yet, the course is designed to meet the needs and interests of people and groups from private, corporate and public sectors who deal or want to develop keen knowledge on the protection of life and properties. These groups come from host areas like security forces, emergency services, police, ambulance, fire services, local government, community emergency services, health services, risk and insurance and manufacturing industry. There is a quantum increase in the damage caused due to the natural hazards and incidents in the world in recent times. This has duly affected communities and people from natural and technological hazards. The response to meet these hazards had been significant through governmental initiatives to prepare, prevent, reduce, readiness, response and recovery from emergency situations. In the course the concepts will be addressed broadly and principles of emergency management demonstrated, contextualized and applied
in practice. Besides, the management of disasters is more formalized through legislate on that has helped to establish emergency management organizations, which now have plans and developed the mechanism to maintain community based counter-emergency preparedness at all levels of the society. The participants will also have clear knowledge and insight to understand how communities become more resilient and sustainable from an emergency management perspective,
as they ensure that they continue to develop the emergency management capabilities. The development phase of the plan, assessment, strategy, hazard, risk, emergency management operational management and community recovery aspects will assist in reversing the hazard trend by reducing the risk of hazards, occurrence and the consequences. Such activities are essential aspect of comprehensive emergency management practices and students should effectively learn and apply on the key areas of emergency management planning, emergency operational management and emergency recovery principles and practices associated with the management of emergencies within the communities.

This course provides an understanding of how communities prepare for disasters through social vulnerability analysis and community capacity analysis. It examines historical, geographical, social, and cultural factors and conditions that put people differentially at risk in the community and require integration and coordination among agencies and organizations.

The response and recovery to any disaster event both small and large scale, natural, unnatural or manmade cannot be anticipated. More rationally early preparedness to handle disaster situation, response and appropriate recovery measures can limit damages to facilities, public lives, properties, human resources, services and operation systems. This course analyzes the methods by which governmental organizations, private sector entities, and the general public can respond to and recover from natural, intentional, and technical disasters. The outline of the course deals with Disaster Response and Recovery plans that are aimed to assess the potential risks and impact to the business and operations in all sectors in the event of a disaster. It also enumerates plan of actions with allocated responsibilities to be followed in order to provide an adequate immediate response and a responsible follow-up for recovery should a disaster occur. The emphasis is also placed upon facilitating swift and effective reaction to disaster emergencies and implementing suitable recovery procedures. Disaster prevention methods, including studying appropriate structural design and maintenance rules. It covers topics such as crisis action planning, conducting a needs assessment, establishing unity of effort, and integrating key personnel and organizations. This course also positions various organizational capabilities in an innovative partnership, outlining their inherent strength and uniqueness to evolving areas in the disaster recovery and response. This will allow students to gain knowledge about humanitarian professionals, the techniques of supporting and building sustainable, resilient communities and nations covering existing practice-knowledge with the right blend of academic and practical approaches to reduce vulnerabilities and risks to hazards. The course addresses these areas in a comprehensive and holistic manner; including pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation, rescue and relief in the context of disaster, post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery, disaster risk reduction, development planning and disaster response and recovery. There will also be a project paper writing component as work assignment.

This course analyzes the methods by which governmental organizations, private sector entities, and the general public can prevent and prepare for natural, intentional, and technical disasters. It will discuss topics such as vulnerability and threat assessments,  resources and capabilities identification/integration, and training and exercise programs.

MGlobal Security and Strategic Studies students are required to take a three credit hour course on the Capstone Graduation Project. To be graduated, students are requested not only to passing courses and earning required credits, but also they need to show that they have developed proficiency in core-content knowledge and can demonstrate proficiency in applied learning skills in the four concentrations. It will be a challenging and rigorous journey but the reward for undertaking a meaningful experience are immense and will undoubtedly give AUE graduates a powerful start in career they may choose. In addition, English language and technology proficiency must also be demonstrated. The Capstone Graduation Projects should be in the form of field-based case studies. The Capstone Graduation Project is designed to give students a constructive working understanding of the requirements and expectations needed to graduate from AUE.

FREE ELECTIVES

5 COURSES | 15 CREDIT HOURS

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ATTENDANCE

Student builds the schedule based on available offered courses in the registered semester

Weekday Morning Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Weekday Evening Classes

SUN – TUE | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MON – WED | BETWEEN 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Weekend Classes

FRI - SAT | BETWEEN 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

WHEN CAN I JOIN

Student can join at the beginning of any semester

September

FALL SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

JANUARY

SPRING SEMESTER

MIN 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS
MAX 6 COURSES | 18 CREDIT HOURS

MAY

SUMMER SEMESTER

MAX 3 COURSES | 9 CREDIT HOURS

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