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SLGY 4411 – Sociology of Disaster

(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture

This course is an introduction to the sociological study of disasters and their effect on human populations. The goal of the course is to understand how floods, hurricanes, heat waves, oil spills and other catastrophic events provide a “strategic research site” where we can refine our ideas and assumptions about social life and inequality.

Prerequisite: Any one of Sociology 3233, 3309, 3321, 3323, 3331, 3333, 3335, 3345, 3351, 3370, 3379 or consent of the department.