GEOG 110

Landscapes of Disaster: An Introduction to Natural Hazards

Geography College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Exploring natural and social science of disturbances by analyzing causes, consequences, and role of human behavior in causing and mitigating natural disasters.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Dimensions of disasters

Learning Outcome

Define and categorize environmental hazards along several dimensions, and situate disasters within their physical and societal contexts

Title

Application of scientific principles and reasoning

Learning Outcome

Use scientific principles and reasoning to evaluate environmental hazards, investigate the causes and consequences of disasters, and suggest appropriate mitigation and disaster reduction strategies

Title

Interactions of Physical and Human Factors

Learning Outcome

Evaluate the physical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors influencing human vulnerability to disasters in a global context