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GEOG0209A-F20

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
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92322
Subject Code:
GEOG
Course Number:
0209
Section Identifier:
A

Course

GEOG 0209

All Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

GEOG0209A-F20 Lecture (Holler)