40:356 Social Vulverability in Disaster Management [Yasui]

Prerequisite: 40:151 and 40:152 or permission of Instructor.


As disasters in our modern times have become increasingly
human-induced, it is important to understand how human development
practices adversely influence the vulnerability of existing
populations, as well as the resilience of local governments and
communities. This course provides a detailed analysis of the social
construction of disasters, that is, how different social characteristics
(e.g., rage, gender, class, and age) interact before, during and
after a disaster. Theoretical perspectives for practical application
will be examined in order to address current issues related to vulnerability
and resilience in disaster management.

3 lecture hours per week, one term

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:356 in the BU Course Transfer Database.

Instructor: Etsuko Yasui