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    University of Massachusetts Boston
  Dec 15, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

CRSCAD 601L Social Vulnerability to Disasters

By means of a multi-disciplinary approach, this course introduces students to an understanding of hazards and disasters grounded in social vulnerability analysis. It examines different theories of social vulnerabilities as well as the historical, geographical, social, and cultural factors and conditions that put people differentially at risk before, during, and after disasters. In particular, the course focuses on global, national, regional, and local patterns of development. Students will explore how vulnerable social groups are affected by and cope with various types of disasters, and strategies for community-based mitigation engaging those most at risk. CRSCAD 601L and UPCD 601L are the same course.

3 Credit(s)