Welcome to “Favorite Course Friday”! Throughout the semester we will be highlighting electives available next semester with the Department of Public Policy (DPP). Interested in joining the DPP in the classroom next semester? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
This course will examine what happens when things go wrong, and explore ways to avoid catastrophe or at least be better prepared to deal with the consequences. Students will look at different types of disasters and understand what makes them so challenging, and learn about strategies to manage them. Concepts of threats, hazards, risk, safety, and resilience will be discussed along with what governments do and why they do it. Students will have a better understanding of what organizations and communities can do to prepare, and how these activities fit into a national emergency management system.