The aim of this module is to provide students with an appreciation of the theoretical and empirical links between natural disasters and international development and facilitate an understanding by students of the coupled human and physical root causes of disaster. It enables students to develop a critical awareness of the role of development failures in global patterns of human vulnerability and disaster risk and encourages critical reflection on the management of disasters through humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction approaches.
Please note that this is indicative and may change from year to year.
Dr Daanish Mustafa
10 lectures/10 seminars
Module assessment - more information
One 10 minute oral presentation (15%); one 1,000 word essay (35%); one 2,000 word essay (50%)