GEO380.21 Risks and Natural Disasters

Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. This course examines the factors that make up natural hazards and how to reduce disaster risk. You will analyze the origins of natural threats, the vulnerabilities of human settlements, and the reasons for the occurrence of disasters, capturing lessons learned and deepening understanding of planning and land use measures, mitigation, and early warning systems. Goals for the course include:

  • Know the theoretical foundations of the study of risks and natural disasters.
  • Understand the importance of disaster risk reduction.
  • Analyze extreme natural events and their interaction with vulnerable human settlements.
  • Know techniques for natural risk assessment.

(PUC #GEO404)

Department: Geography

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3