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Teaching about Risk and Resilience Courses

These course descriptions have been submitted by faculty from a range of disciplines as part of the 2014 workshop: Teaching about Risk and Resilience.


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Introduction to Environmental Science
Kelly Bringhurst, Dixie State College of Utah
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental science, focusing on how an understanding of the natural world around us and the application of scientific method can help us address problems facing our ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Policy, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Sustainability, Forest Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Energy
Special Interest: Sustainability, Process of Science, Hazards

Social Ecology
Pamela McMullin-Messier, Central Washington University
This is a sociology course but also serves as an interdisciplinary elective for environmental and policy studies; the course revolves around discussion and application of the concepts and theories of environmental ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Sociology, Geoscience, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability, Global/National Issue

Natural Hazards Planning
Rebekah Paci-Green, Western Washington University
This interdisciplinary course emphasizes creation of safer human settlements through application of hazard mitigation strategies in community planning, site selection and layout, infrastructure design, and building ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Subject: Environmental Science, :Sustainability, Natural Hazards
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability

Vulnerable Populations & Disasters
Marc Settembrino, Southeastern Louisiana University
This course is designed to critically examine the relationship between social inequality and disaster vulnerability. Special emphasis will be placed on social theories of disaster vulnerability, research examining ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Subject: Geoscience, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Sociology, Geography, Environmental Science:Sustainability
Special Interest: Sustainability, Hazards, Student Selected Problem

Water and Society
Adelle Monteblanco, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Water and Society" introduces students to sociological considerations of water, particularly access, distribution and risk management. The course reviews the central role of water in human society, with ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Sociology, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Sustainability

Economics of Hazards & Disasters
Lorraine Motola, Metropolitan College of New York
This course, Economics of Hazards and Disasters, provides a comprehensive overview of the economic aspects of hazards and disasters through a review of the concepts, analytical tools and policies to aid emergency ...

Grade Level: Graduate/Professional
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards
Special Interest: Student Selected Problem, Hazards, Sustainability

Resources and Risks: Humans and the Physical Environment
This course draws upon the earth and environmental sciences to explore interactions between humans and the physical environment. Students use spatial and aspatial datasets (e.g., Google Earth, computer simulations, ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Subject: Environmental Science:Sustainability, Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability

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