FEATURED COURSES · SUMMER 2018

Cultures of Disaster: Natural Hazards and Society (May 29-June 14)

Envir St 402/404 Sec 002


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Mon-Thur
9:00 AM - 12:25 PM
3 credits

3-week session • May 29-June 14


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Humanities or Social Science Intermediate

Instructor

Shari Wilcox
Shari Wilcox
Lecturer; Associate Director, Center for Culture, History, and Environment
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Natural earth processes can have direct, sudden, and even violent impacts on human society.  This course examines the human dimensions of natural hazards including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, tropical storms, floods, and landslides. Integrating work in the social sciences and the humanities with principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, and ecology, students will explore the interactions of human society with the mechanisms of these natural processes in order to understand how these events become hazardous. This course illustrates how natural processes interact with human civilization, examining how risks are perceived and assessed, and how societies can better plan for, mitigate, and adapt to their effects. Examples and case studies are taken from U.S. and international contexts. Enroll through Envir St 402 for Social Science credit or through Envir St 404 for Humanities credit.


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