Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course addresses key topics in disaster prevention and recovery. To understand disasters, students will learn about the role of climate change in disasters, as well as the fields of vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation. The focus is on developing an understanding of problems and trends, discussing challenges, and anticipating likely outcomes in disaster planning, management, and recovery. Students will discuss the lessons to be learned from academic research and past experiences to ensure more effective management of natural and manmade disasters.

Outcome 1: Students will describe key trends in disasters, disaster prevention, and disaster recovery.

Outcome 2: Students will describe how climate change contributes to disasters.

Outcome 3: Students will identify what makes communities vulnerable, and how to build their resilience to facilitate recovery.

Outcome 4: Students will evaluate the roles that different institutions are playing in the disaster prevention and recovery spheres.

Outcome 5: Students will draft an original research paper comparing policy, planning, management, and recovery around two distinct disasters and draw comparisons between each.

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Previously offered classes

The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time.