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Green Tip

Buying local and composting scraps are just a few of our tips for a green Thanksgiving

 

SPOTLIGHT

Green Campus Tour

Guided maps of sustainability initiatives at Temple University

Climate Action Plan

Temple became a signatory of the Presidents Climate Commitment in 2008 and again in 2016.

Annual Report

Find out about Temple’s progress toward a more sustainable future by reviewing our Annual Report

Geography of Hazards

School and Department: 
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • Geography & Urban Studies
  • Liberal Arts, College of
  • Environmental Studies
Course Number: 
4051
Category: 
Undergraduate
Semester: 
Fall
Description: 

This course provides a synthesis of the social and natural dimensions of disasters. Students become familiar with the concept that disasters emerge when the specific characteristics of hazards (e.g. volcanoes, droughts, floods, tsunamis) intersect with social vulnerability (e.g. class, race, gender). Case studies from around the world are used to elaborate and explore this concept.