Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Crisis Management AFY 004 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. MURAT UTKUCU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

With this course, it is aimed to bring the student in knowledge about what the crisis is, how to manage it and how to make appropriate communication during the crisis.

Course Content

Definition of crisis, crisis management and structuring of crisis management team, management of natural and human-induced crises, coping with post-crisis situation, creation and presentation of communication messages during crisis.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learns major terms about the crisis management Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 Lists stages of the crisis management. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Tells how to structure crisis management teams with his own sentences. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 Learns fundemental elements of the risk and crisis management Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 Assess how to manage a given crisis situation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Purpose of the lecture and introduction to the crisis management
2 Definitions: crisis, chaos, risk, disaster and management
3 Major properties of the crisis
4 Risk and crisis management
5 Stages of the crisis management
6 Risk and crisis management
7 Structuring crisis management teams
8 Natural disasters and their management I
9 Natural disasters and their management II
10 Crisis case studies
11 Crisis case studies
12 Crisis case studies
13 Crisis case studies
14 Crisis case studies
Course Notes
Course Resources

1. Ruff, P (2003). Managing Communications in a Crisis. Ashgate Publishing Group, . 183pp

2. Mukhopadhyay, A.K.. Crisis and Disaster Management Turbulence and Aftermath. New Age International, .93 pp. 

3. Walaski, P. Risk and Crisis Communications: methods and Mesaages, Willey Publication.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 ability to access wide and deep information with scientific researches in the field of Engineering, evaluate, interpret and implement the knowledge gained in his/her field of study X
2 ability to complete and implement “limited or incomplete data” by using the scientific methods.
3 ability to consolidate disaster management problems, develop proper method(s) to solve and apply the innovative solutions to them
4 ability to develop new and original ideas and method(s), to develop new innovative solutions at design of system, component or process
5 gain comprehensive information on modern techniques, methods and their borders which are being applied to disaster management X
6 ability to design and apply analytical, modelling and experimental based research, analyze and interpret the faced complex issues during the design and apply process
7 gain high level ability to define the required information and data
8 ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to take responsibility to define approaches for complex situations X
9 systematic and clear verbal or written transfer of the process and results of studies at national and international environments
10 aware of social, scientific and ethical values guarding adequacy at all professional activities and at the stage of data collection, interpretation, and announcement
11 aware of new and developing application of profession and ability to analyze and study on those applications
12 ability to interpret disaster management application’s social and environmental dimensions and it’s compliance with the social environment X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 30
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 6 6
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 162
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.48
dersAKTSKredisi 6