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Disasters in the Caribbean and Latin America
Hurricane Irma and residents in Cuba photo - wading through the city
Credit Hours:

Exploration of the history of notable disasters in the Caribbean and Latin America since the heyday of European expansion. The readings focus on earthquakes, hurricanes, and other phenomena, such as epidemics, that human action and inaction have at times transformed into catastrophes. Consideration of how historical forces have conditioned the effects of natural phenomena, how disasters have helped spur socio-political transformations, and how shifting understandings of religion, science, and politics have influenced disasters and disaster relief.


Instructors of this Course

Associate Professor

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