The Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Emergency Management and Homeland Security into a New Program
This paper argues that homeland security and emergency management education programs in higher education must be a collaborative and integrated endeavor involving multiple disciplines because of the complexity of the homeland security enterprise. Looking at the homeland security enterprise through a variety of perspectives, taken together and synthesized, can deepen understanding and shed additional light on the scope of the field or discipline. Next, this paper provides an example of a graduate program at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi that has integrated EM and HS components into the curriculum. Finally, this paper highlights both the benefits and challenges of an interdisciplinary approach to EM–HS education.
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Kiltz, L. (2012). The benefits and challenges of integrating emergency management and homeland security into a new program. Journal of Homeland Security Education, 1(2), 6-28. http://www.journalhse.org/v1i2-kiltz.html