This course introduces students to the natural and technological hazards that cause disasters. Tis course will examine the fundamentals of natural hazards and their interface with social environments. Specifically, this part will discuss geological, hydro-meteorological, and epidemiological hazards within the social content of their occurrence. This course will also discuss the dynamics of techno-social hazards, such as hazardous material and mass causality accidents, with a special emphasis on the emergence of global terrorism.
3 lecture hours per week, one term.