DISASTERS AND RESPONSES
2011/2012, Semester 2
University Scholars Programme (University Scholars Programme)
Modular Credits: 4
Focusing upon disasters and responses, this module interrogates the core issues underlying humanitarian interventions and development programs. This includes consideration of environmental and social vulnerabilities, resilience, local capacities, the roles of beneficiaries, governments and NGOs, aid governance, and accountability. The module draws upon literature from a wide range of disciplines to contextualize the diversity of theoretical and practical approaches involved in complex humanitarian emergencies. The module utilizes extensive problem-based learning in which students engage with real world scenarios. The module is aimed for students interested in the inner workings of government, NGO and beneficiary interaction in humanitarian and development situations.
Not applicable to USP First-Tier modules. USP Advanced modules (Course-Based Modules, CBMs) may state general pre-requisite skills/knowledge. Prerequisites should not make reference to NUS modules.
Not applicable to USP modules.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
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D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week