CSU SOC 463 - SOC 463 Ryder Summer 2017 FINAL (11 pages)

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SOC 463 Ryder Summer 2017 FINAL

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School:
Colorado State University- Fort Collins
Course:
Soc 463 - Sociology of Disaster

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SOC 463 Syllabus Instructor Email Office Website Stacia Ryder Stacia S Ryder gmail com Sociology B 233 http disaster colostate edu Please utilize the research tab on this website to learn more about disasters and access free journal articles that you can use to support your research paper Course Description Disasters can result from forces of nature such as wildfires hurricanes tornados floods earthquakes and droughts technological accidents such as nuclear reactor meltdowns train derailments oil spills and chemical releases willful acts of violence such as terrorism and shootings or a combination of the above Disasters can be slow to emerge as is the case with drought or can be sudden or unexpected as when earthquakes or tornadoes strike While they are in part caused by changing environmental conditions the way disasters impact a society is a result of entrenched social economic and political inequalities that expose people to different levels of risk These events have the potential to disrupt community functioning cause displacement and result in significant economic and property loss injuries fatalities and profound emotional suffering This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological investigation of disasters Course Prerequisites and Co requisites SOC100 or SOC105 Technical Support Need technical assistance with your Canvas course Use the following Visit the Help Desk web page to troubleshoot common browser and Java issues Call 970 491 7276 Email Help Desk Support Course Objectives Upon the completion of this course you should be able to Understand and utilize key theories about social vulnerabilities in disasters and recovery Identify and explain how pre existing social forces influence outcomes in disasters Analyze how pre existing social forces influence disaster outcomes Analyze how disasters differently impact individuals groups and or institutions in society Demonstrate quality writing as dealt with in CSU s Writing Center http writing colostate edu 1 Required Texts Freudenburg William R Robert Gramling Shirley Laska and Kai Erikson 2009 Catastrophe in the Making The Engineering of Katrina and the Disasters of Tomorrow Island Press Shearwater Books Washington DC Other Required or Supplemental Material All other readings will be available in pdf format on Canvas They will consist of articles and excerpts from several texts The other primary text which you will have access to online but may purchase if you prefer is Thomas Debra S K Brenda D Phillips William E Lovekamp and Alice Fothergill eds Social Vulnerability to Disasters 2nd ed Boca Raton FL CRC Press Grading and Assignment Points 98 100 A 93 97 A 90 92 A 88 89 B 83 87 B 80 82 B Assignments 6 Weekly Discussion Forums Discussion Forum Responses to Cohort s Research Paper Outline Research Paper Semi structured Interview 78 79 C 73 77 C 70 72 CGrade Points 68 69 D 63 67 D 60 62 D 75 pts 75 pts 50 pts 150 pts 150 pts Grade Percentage 15 15 10 30 30 Total 500 pts Total



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