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EMGT 445. Understanding Vulnerable Populations in Disasters. 3 Credits.

Using the framework of vulnerability theory this course examines research related to groups that have been historically labeled "special populations" and how their functional needs might be addressed through emergency management. The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the concept of vulnerable populations and its relationship to disasters, the ways members of various populations can be impacted disproportionately by these events and needs that arise as a result, and what can or should be doing to help prepare for and respond to these needs.