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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOCI 471 - Disasters, Vulnerability & Development

Credit(s): 3
Component: Lecture
Introduces students to social vulnerability analysis of disaster. Students examine how social, geographical, and cultural factors as well as patterns of development put people differentially at risk to disasters. Students will explore how vulnerable social groups are affected by and cope with hazardous conditions and events, as well as study the capacities of these groups to increase resiliency. Readings draw from disaster studies, feminist studies, and development studies.
Repeatable for Credit: N Allowed Units: 3 Multiple Term Enrollment: N Grading Basis: Student Option
University Breadth: Social and Behavioral Sciences College of Arts and Sciences Breadth: GROUP C: A&S Social & Behavioral Sci Requirement Designations: Multicultural and Discovery Learning Capstone: Course-Based Research Course Typically Offered: Verify offering with Dept
General Education Objectives:
GE1A: Read Critically GE1B: Analyze Arguments and Information GE1C: Engage in Constructive Ideation GE2A: Communicate Effectively in Writing GE2B: Communicate Orally GE3A: Work Collaboratively Across Cultures GE3B: Work Independently Across Cultures GE4: Critically Evaluate Ethical Implications GE5C: Reason Scientifically