GPS 0233 - Planning (for) Disasters

Credits: 3

Planning (for) disasters presents a multidisciplinary approach to understanding both natural and human disasters. Presented will be the theories, processes, and applications of natural and human hazards from a planning perspective. Topics involve the basic physical processes that create the disaster and will include mitigation strategies and emergency planning and management considerations. Some of the subjects include earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, severe weather including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat waves, and winter storms, human caused events such as war, oil and chemical releases, and terrorism. Topics may change to address a current example.

Prerequisites: GPS 0101  or permission of instructor.

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