Master’s studies

Syllabus for Natural Hazards and Disasters

Naturolyckor och naturkatastrofer

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1HY044
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5.
  • Established: 2015-03-12
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2015-09-23
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2016
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with Dynamics of Earth Systems - Global Change, 10 credits, or Our Natural Resources, 10 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After the completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe the influence of mitigation, preparation, response and recovery on natural hazards.
  • Discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in disaster risk reduction.
  • Compare and critically analyse recent disasters caused by natural events.

Content

The course inspects the disaster cycle (mitigation, preparation, response and recovery) in relation to the interaction of natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and earthquakes, with human society. Students will discuss and propose solutions to complex problems in disaster risk reduction, where the disaster cycle is compared and critically analysed in relation to recent events.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars, and exercises.

Assessment

Participation in seminars (1 credit), oral and written presentation of reports (4 credits).

Reading list

Applies from: week 31, 2016