Studies in Disaster Science and Management Louisiana State University
Disaster Science and Management is an interdisciplinary program • Civil and Environmental Engineering • Department of Oceanography and Coastal Studies • Institute for Environmental Studies • School of Social Work • College of Arts and Sciences • Landscape Architecture • Department of Geography • Department of Economics
Program Goals • Provide a broad understanding of the nature and impact of disasters on the natural, built and human environments
Form a basis for establishing strategies to effectively plan for disasters, mitigate the adverse effects of disasters, respond to disasters, and recover from disasters.
Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary StudiesCollege of Arts and Sciences • Concentration: Disaster Science and Management • Hours: 37 hours (19 hours of core courses, and 18 hours of technical electives). • Status: Program under review by the Board of Regents (expected in early Fall, 2001).
Courses • Hazards and the Environment • Fundamentals of Emergency Management • Hazards Seminar
Areas of Study • Disaster Science and Engineering • Planning and Mitigation • Social Dimensions
Science and Engineering • Hurricane Engineering or Natural Hazards and the Built Environment (for Non-engineers) • Weather Analysis and Satellite Meteorology
Planning and Mitigation • Building Sustainable Communities • Environmental Hazards Analysis • Regulation and Environmental Hazards • Environmental Economics
Social Dimensions • Crisis Intervention • Social Dimensions of Disasters
Elective Course Requirements • 18 Hours • Natural Hazards • Chemical and Biological Hazards • The Human Environment • The Community • Practicum / Research
Natural Hazards • Applied Ecology • Environmental Remote Sensing • Physical Oceanography • Geographic Information Systems
Chemical and Biological Hazards • Quantitative Risk Assessment • Environmental Toxicology • Environmental Pollution Transport Processes
The Human Environment • Methods of Sociological Research • Human Ecology • Perspectives in Contemporary Social Welfare • Psychology of Adjustment • Counseling
The Community • Public Policy Making • Seminar on Coastal Zone Management • Technology and Emergency Management
Minor Disaster Science and Management
The Minor is open to LSU undergraduates • Coursework: 19 hours (7 hours of courses, and 12 hours of technical electives). • Currently available to LSU students • Although the Minor is generally available to students of any major at LSU. Students outside the College of Arts and Sciences are required to get permission from their Dean.
Hazards and the Environment * • Fundamentals of Emergency Management * • Hazards Seminar * • Weather Analysis and Satellite Meteorology • Hurricane Engineering or Natural Hazards and the Built Environment (for Non-engineers) • Planning Disaster Resistant Communities • Environmental Hazards Analysis • Regulation and Environmental Hazards • Crisis Intervention • Environmental Economics * REQUIRED
For Further Information • John C. Pine, Professor • Institute for Environmental Studies • Louisiana State University • Baton Rouge, LA 70803-5705 • (225) 578-1075 (225) 578-4286 FAX Email: email@example.com • www.hurricane.lsu.edu