Prerequisites: 18 credit hours in the ADES department or permission of Instructor.

This course uses a recent or currently unfolding disaster or significant issue to highlight the theories and concepts of emergency management and to refine the advanced student's disaster studies skills. Each year a new event or current issue will be selected as the focus of the course. Therefore, there will be an annual variation in the emphasis, however, each year will address mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery issues. The social, physical and economic context and the disaster's or issue's consequences on these factors will be examined. Implications for changes to legislation and best practices will be identified. Students should contact the ADES department for more information on upcoming offerings.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:455 in the BU Course Transfer Database.