Hazards, risks and vulnerability

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Geography
    Code UE-SGG.00424
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2020

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire, PER 14, Room 0.026
    Struct. of the schedule 2 h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    The course is starting on Monday 14 September 2020.

    The course is an introduction to the very broad domain of “risk”. After an introductive session, several speakers from different horizons will talk about specific theoretical or practical approach(es) of the risk management. Social aspects of risk, identification of natural and industrial hazards, tools for risk assessment, strategies of damage mitigation or financial modeling are some of the themes evoked during the course.

    Training objectives During the course, the student will have to deal with information from different sources, perspectives, socio-economical contexts, scales and problems to be solved. This will be the task of the student to synthesize the information in a coherent way.

    On successful completion of the course the student should be :
    • more familiar with concepts, perspectives and methodologies of risk management related to natural, technological or industrial hazards;
    • able to apply an adapted methodology when analyzing a risk problematic;
    • aware about the diversity of understanding risk;
    • able to assess forthcoming challenges in selected aspects of risk management depending on the cultural, political and socio-economical context;
    • able to act as a geographer when coping with a risk problematic.
    Comments

    The course is starting on Monday 14 September 2020.

    - - - - Requirement for students from other Swiss universities - - - -

    The participation to the course and the registration for the exam are conditional to the enrollment as BENEFRI or guest students. At the beginning of the semester at latest :

    - Students from the universities of Bern and Neuchâtel (BENEFRI) are invited to follow the steps of the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/programme-benefri.html in order to be identified as BENEFRI students.

    - Students from other Swiss universities are invited to follow the procedure described on https://www3.unifr.ch/studies/fr/admission/admission-etudiant-hote/hote-complementaire.html in order to be enrolled as guest students.

    Below is some information concerning the registration to exams. Please be aware that registration to exams is mandatory and does not automatically happen if you are registered to a class:

    https://www3.unifr.ch/scimed/en/studies/register.

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No
  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    14.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    21.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    28.09.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    05.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    12.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    19.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    26.10.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    02.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    09.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    16.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    23.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    30.11.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    07.12.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
    14.12.2020 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 14, Room 0.026
  • Assessments methods

    Examen écrit

    Assessments methods By rating
    Descriptions of Exams Written / 60 min.
  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Additional TDHSE programme in Geography
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Additional TDHSE Programme Requirements for Geographie 60 or +30 > Programmes 60 or +30 > Additional Programme Requirements to Geography +30 > Additional TDHSE programme for Geography +30 (from AS2018 on)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science) [PRE-DOC] 0
    Version: 2015_2/V_01
    Additional PhD programme > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geography +30 [MA] 30
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option physical geography (from AS2020 on)
    Minor in Geography +30 (GEOG+30 for 90 ECTS) > Geography, Minor +30 [MA], option human geography (from AS2020 on)

    Geography [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Supplement to doctoral studies in Geography > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    Geosciences [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Supplement to doctoral studies in Geosciences > Specialized courses in geography (Master level)

    MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Environmental Sciences and Humanities, compulsory courses (from AS2020 on) > MSc-SE, Geosciences Module, compulsory courses (from AS2020 on)

    MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)

    sp-MSc-GG - Nature, Society and Politics [MA] 120
    Version: 2020_1/V_01
    sp. MSc in Geography, Nature, Society and Politics, compulsory lectures and seminars (from AS2020 on) > MSc in Geography, common module, compulsory courses (from AS2013 on)