This course addresses key topics in disaster prevention and recovery. To understand disasters, students will learn about the role of climate change in disasters, as well as the fields of vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation. The focus is on developing an understanding of problems and trends, discussing challenges, and anticipating likely outcomes in disaster planning, management, and recovery. Students will discuss the lessons to be learned from academic research and past experiences to ensure more effective management of natural and manmade disasters.
Students enroll in PADM 1734.