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Goals and Objectives

Goal

Students will assess the physical and social components of vulnerability to coastal hazards.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • identify the types of vulnerability of coastal populations (i.e. physical vulnerability and social vulnerability);
  • quantify physical vulnerabilities in terms of exposure (geologic setting, coastal hazards, bathymetry, climatic setting, etc.) to coastal hazards;
  • quantify social vulnerabilities in terms of sensitivity (age, social status, gender, language, health, etc.) and adaptive capacity (social networks, social support, government and non-governmental institutions, etc.) of coastal populations;
  • assess and compare the physical and social vulnerabilities of different coastal settings, populations, cultures, etc. from an integrated earth-systems perspective.

Lesson 10 Roadmap

Lesson 10 Roadmap
AssignmentLocation
To Read
  • For this module, you will need to read all of the required materials here on the course site.
To Do

BLENDED CLASS

  • Complete Activate Your Learning online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit Formative and Summative Assessments in attached word documents
To Do

ONLINE ONLY CLASS

  • Complete Activate Your Learning online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit Summative Assessment using the Module 10 Lab Assignment

These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
Explore the Collection »