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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Decision Analysis
Jun Zhuang, SUNY at Buffalo
This course provides an overview of modeling techniques and methods used in decision analysis, including multiattribute utility models, decision trees, and Bayesian models. Psychological components of decision ...

Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)

Environmetal Hydrogeology
Tej Gautam, Marietta College
This is a lecture course with a lab component. It is an interdisciplinary in nature and involves field visits and report writing.

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)

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

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:Forest Resources, Energy, Geoscience:Soils, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture, Sustainability, Policy, Natural Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Process of Science, Hazards, Sustainability

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

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, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards, Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Volcanism, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: GIS, Hazards, Data, models, or simulations

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, Environmental Science, Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Hazards, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology
Special Interest: Hazards, Local Issue

Environmental Science and Policy
Mary Anne Carletta, Georgetown College
This is an upper level college course for environmental science and sometimes political science majors or others who are interested. It consists largely of class discussions of material from an environmental policy ...

Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy, Environmental Science, Geoscience:Geology:Environmental Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards
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, Water Quality and Quantity, Sustainability, Sociology
Special Interest: Sustainability

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: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards, Sociology, Geoscience, Environmental Science
Special Interest: Hazards