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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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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, Environmental Science, :Water Quality and Quantity, Sociology
Special Interest: Sustainability

Geologic Catastrophes
Carla Whittington, Highline Community College
This is an introductory-level lecture and activity based course focused on geologic hazards in the Pacific Northwest: earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. Students are required to access the ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Mass Wasting, Volcanism, Coastal Hazards:Tsunami, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Hazards, Local Issue

Geohazards
Andrew Moore, Earlham College
This is an introductory-level, lecture-based course, primarily for non-science majors fulfilling general education requirements. Students work in small groups to apply what they've learned in class to simple ...

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

Natural Disasters
Robert Clayton, Brigham Young University-Idaho
Natural Disasters at BYU-Idaho is an interdisciplinary, case studies-based course about the risks, causes, effects, and mitigation of natural hazards. Via case studies, students examine issues in geology, ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

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, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Hazards, Sustainability

Natural Hazards and Disasters
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Natural Hazards and Disasters applies the basic principles of science to the recognition and analysis of natural hazards and the mitigation of related disasters. Students learn about the scientific causes and ...

Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level
Subject: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Floods/Fluvial Processes, Mass Wasting, Wildfires, Coastal Hazards, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes
Special Interest: Data, models, or simulations, Hazards, GIS

Living in a Hazardous Environment
Eric Kremers, Arkansas Tech University
Overview of emergency management systems with an analysis of the causes, characteristics, nature and effects of such disasters as avalanches, drought, earthquakes, epidemics, fires, flooding, hazardous materials, ...

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

Introduction to Environmental Science
Kelly Bringhurst, Dixie State University
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:Sustainability, Natural Hazards, Policy, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Environmental Science, :Forest Resources, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Energy
Special Interest: Hazards, Process of Science, Sustainability


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