POLS 010F. First-Year Seminar: When Disaster Strikes

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, what are the political repercussions? Using a variety of cases from a different historical periods, different regions of the world, different levels of politics (national, regional, and local), this course will examine both the causes and consequences of disaster. How does the trauma of disaster influence political processes, institutions, and leaders? Is the impact fleeting or enduring? A different case will be examined each week. In the final weeks of the semester, the class will choose several cases of interest to them that we will then investigate together.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS
Catalog chapter: Political Science  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/political-science

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