Disasters and Development
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This course will address the social analysis of disasters, including issues pertaining to the perception and interpretation of "risk" and "vulnerability"; the link between emergency response-reconstruction- and development; natural and man-made disasters; and local interpretations of calamity versus scientific understandings. Case studies will illustrate the various issues.

Additional Course Information
1.0 credit in 200 level GS courses, or permission of the department.