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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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Risk Communication
Bruno Takahashi, Michigan State University
This course addresses research on the communication of health and environmental risks. We will address current thinking about the nature of risk, risk perceptions, decision-making and theoretical perspectives on ...

Grade Level: Graduate/Professional
Subject: Sociology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Environmental Science, Geoscience
Special Interest: Hazards

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

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: Sustainability, Hazards, Global/National Issue

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


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