Middlebury

GEOG 0209

Human Geography of Hazards

Human Geography of Hazards
Why do storms, earthquakes, and other hazards result in disastrous loss of life in some places, and only minor losses in others? In this course we will study human geographies of population, economic development, politics, and culture to explain the diverse outcomes from biophysical hazards. We will compare hazard geographies at the global, regional, and local scales using diverse approaches, including quantitative analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), and comparative case studies. We will examine how geographic analysis and technologies are used in disaster planning and response. We will practice applying human geography theory and methods to hazards research through practical exercises, exams, and research projects. 3 hrs. lect./lab
Subject:
Geography
Department:
Geography
Division:
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CMP SOC

Sections

Spring 2017

GEOG0209A-S17 Lecture (Holler)