40:253 Hazards and Risk Assessments [Spence]

Prerequisites: 40:152 and 40:251 or permission of Instructor.

Through assessment of core issues and competing models, students will learn effective strategies for identifying a wide range of environmental, technical and human-induced hazards, assessing social and environmental vulnerabilities to these, and people's efforts to reduce risk. Particular attention is paid to the factors constraining and promoting effective risk assessment at the community level. Students will examine case studies of disaster risk assessment and work in groups to produce their own.

3 lecture hours per term, one term

Successors: 40:362, 40:453.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:253 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Balfour Spence