Disasters: Approaches to Preparation, Response and Recovery (GEN ST 297 A, SPR/2019)

Spring undergraduate course to highlight disaster research

The Population Health Initiative is offering a one-credit, credit/no-credit seminar-style course for undergraduate students during spring quarter called, “Disasters: Approaches to Preparation, Response and Recovery.”

Natural and human-made disasters result in enormous human and economic costs, including immediate loss of lives, destruction of infrastructure, food shortages, disease outbreaks and displacement. The appropriate response to these disasters is complex, requiring multi-level, cross-sector coordination and input from a range of disciplines.

This course, GEN ST 297 A (SLN 14645), will offer undergraduate students an overview of the research and service-related activities at the UW that contribute to management of these types of emergencies. The course will meet Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall.

course schedule