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When Disaster Strikes - SOCI308

These are uncertain times, but how do we deal with them? Given the increased frequency and severity of crises this is a key concern for us all. Floods, fires, epidemics, wars, riots, corruption, pollution, terror attacks (real and imagined); be it sudden shocks or slow stressors we are constantly required to be vigilant, for danger is everywhere. But why? Is the world truly so risky, so dangerous? How do we study and research this; how do we secure the world and make it a safer place. This unit breaks down these questions and provides insight into the study of ‘risks’, ‘disasters’ and ‘resilience’. In this unit we question the use and utility of these concepts and explore the tools now used for governing these uncertain times.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Peter Rogers

36cp at 100 level or above including 6cp in SOC or SOCI units Prerequisite Information


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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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