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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- EM 202
- Course Title:
- P & P of Hazard Mitigation
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The disaster mitigation goal of governments is to develop disaster resistant communities. This course identifies hazard risks and associated mitigation programs and strategies and how to identify local mitigation opportunities and cost effective solutions. Prerequisite: EM 114.
Addendum to Course Description
The course differentiates pre-disaster from post-disaster programs and discusses resources and funding. There is also discussion of community planning, zoning and building codes.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Students will be able to:
- Relate current hazard mitigation practices from a historical perspective and through application of evolving theory.
- Identify best practices, common mistakes and discuss various mitigation strategies.
- Refine critical thinking and decision making as it applies to hazard mitigation
- Demonstrate the practical application of mitigation theory in specific situations.
Course Activities and Design
- Discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of pre-disaster vs post-disaster mitigation programs
- Identify locally specific mitigation opportunities
- Asses various mitigation solutions and make project recommendations
- Create a pre-disaster mitigation plan
- Create a post-disaster mitigation response
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Demonstrated knowledge of terminology, theory, practices and techniques in various assignments
- Case study analysis
- Term paper
- Written exams
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Pre-disaster mitigation programs
- Post-disaster mitigation programs
- Mitigation opportunities
- Cost effectiveness of various solutions
- Sources of funding and resources
- Community planning, zoning and building codes