Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2009/2010
Canadian Excellence

Disasters and Development
0.5 Credit

This course will address the social analysis of disasters, including issues pertaining to the perception and interpretation of "risk" and "vulnerability"; the link between emergency response-reconstruction- and development; natural and man-made disasters; and local interpretations of calamity versus scientific understandings. Case studies will illustrate the various issues.

Additional Course Information
1.0 credit in 200 level GS courses, or permission of the instructor.

Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision April 14, 2009: GS361 prerequisite change; effective September 1, 2009.