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Disasters And Development (Module)

Module description

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.  

Staff information

Dr Daanish Mustafa

Teaching pattern

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%)

Key information

Module code 7SSG5149

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No