Graduate Research Programme


Natural Hazards and Society

Course Code:ES7001
Course Description:
This course examines the natural and human dimensions of hazards such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, tropical storms, floods, landslides, soil erosion and desertification. Course work focuses on the causes of major natural hazards -- such as climate change, sea-level rise, and tectonics – as well as their spatial and temporal distribution. Moreover, students will be exposed to the assessment of risks posed to society and possibilities for sustainable adaptation.
Next Offered: Semester 1
Lecturer: Judith HUBBARD
Office Location: N2-01a-09
Lecturer: Kerry SIEH
Office Location: N2-01a-10b