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Oct 27, 2021
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HIS 327 - Disasters in America
Disasters In America
Prerequisites: None

Violent natural and man-made events that have caused widespread physical destruction and death, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, and industrial accidents, have always been part of American history. This course lays a foundation for inquiry into the meaning and significance of disasters in the United States from the colonial period to present. Topics covered include causes, preparation, destruction, relief, recovery, and long-term responses. On a deeper level, the study of disasters reveals extraordinary insights into underlying values that characterize American society, because people under duress often act upon their basic beliefs in direct and unequivocal ways that may not be evident under normal circumstances.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

History Department

Course Attributes:
History US

May not be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Non Credit

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