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Human face-to-face with natural hazards (ERASMUS)

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Kod przedmiotu: 1900-ERASMUS-HNH Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (brak danych)
Nazwa przedmiotu: Human face-to-face with natural hazards (ERASMUS)
Jednostka: Wydział Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych
Grupy: Przedmioty dla studentów ERASMUSA
Przedmioty dla studentów programu ERASMUS, sem. letni
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
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Skrócony opis:

Natural hazards and disasters examines the causes and impacts of events like: earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods and wildfires with a focus on the understanding of social impact and opportunities to effect mitigation. This course will be background to the study of natural hazards taught of lecture connects with presentation and movies. There are three units to the course: a theoretical concepts to the study of hazards whit define the fundamental vocabulary used in the discussion and analysis of natural hazards and disasters, specific hazard types and extreme phenomena, and human responses. Finally, we will be considering a possibility of mitigation action by different group of society.

Classes are connected to the lecture with the same title. The course will be helpful to increase knowledge, understanding links natural hazards - society, to present a problem and activity discuss about it, and individual activity using computer.

Pełny opis:

Aim of the Course

Broadly, students will learn:

• Disaster risk reduction paradigms, and selected definitions related with natural disaster risk;

• Reliable sources of science information and data about natural hazards,

• How and why places are hazardous,

• Types of human behaviours and reaction,

• How the science and education can to change social reactions,

• Assessment methods of risk, and methodological problems of social study,

• Natural hazards effects mitigation and social adaptation,

Practical will useful to understand links between damages and social activity in risk area exposed to natural hazards, and importance of environment elements condition. We will focus on:

• Presenting natural hazards impact in regions;

• Methods study of risk elements and focus on social issue;

• Construct a scientific poster using a computer software (the CorelDraw);

• E.g. of educational computer game about preventing natural hazards;

• Project of disaster risk reduction with local stakeholders join; case study.


E. A. Keller and D.E. DeVecchio, 2011, Natural Hazards; Earth’s Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 3rd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.

B. McGuire, P. Burton, Ch. Kilburn and O. Willetts , 2004, World Atlas of Natural Hazards, Oxford University Press.

Rucinska, D., 2015, Spatial Distribution of Flood Risk and Quality of Spatial Management: Case Study in Odra Valley, Poland. Risk Analysis, 35: 241–251. doi: 10.1111.

Rucińska D., Lechowicz M., 2014, Natural Hazards and Disaster Toursim. Miscellanea Geographica - Regional Studies on Development. Volume 18, Issue 1, Pages 17–25, ISSN (Online) 2084-6118, DOI: 10.2478/mgrsd-2014-0002.

Rucińska D., 2011, Social education on extrme natural events in view of extreme floods and landslides in Poland, [in:] Prace i Studia Geograficzne, WGiSR, Wyd. Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.

Rucinska D., Social Aspects in Flood Risk Assessment. [in:] Stochastic Flood Forecasting System The Middle River Vistula Case Study, editors: Romanowicz R. J., Osuch M. Springer International Publishing; 189-198.

Efekty kształcenia:

Knowledge of contemporary scientific findings regarding natural hazards.

Understanding of the society-natural hazards relationship.

Understanding the terms: natural hazards, risk, vulnerability, and resilience.

Identification of the stakeholders involved in natural hazards problem solving.

Understanding the vulnerability to natural hazards, and its measuring methods.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:


Be able to communicate observations and conclusions about natural hazards as well as social problems; present individual works; term report, and class participation.

The total evaluation of the HF2F will be an average of classes work and written test based on the knowledge of lectures.

Time of work at home: 10 hours.


Unsatisfactory – 2.0 [0–50%]

Satisfactory – 3.0 [51–60%]

Satisfactory plus – 3.5 [61–70%]

Good – 4.0 [71-80%]

Good plus – 4.5 [81-90%]

Very good – 5.0 [91-100%].

Written test with five questions connected with subjects of the lecture.

Praktyki zawodowe: (tylko po angielsku)


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