Spring 2022

CRP 383 (01320) P A388K (59290)  LAR 385 (01514)


This course familiarizes students to natural hazards policy, planning and management so they can incorporate hazard reduction policies into their professional practice. Students will develop an understanding of how geologic, climatic and physical factors combine to produce selected natural hazards and their damage functions. We will examine the history of natural hazard events in the U.S. and abroad. Students will also learn about the full spectrum of hazard reduction measures that can and should be employed for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. However, the primary course emphasis will be on mitigation and recovery measures as these approaches offer the greatest promise for improved resilience in the long term. We will evaluate how various hazard reduction measures have performed through case studies of recent hazard events.