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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 130 - “Natural” Disasters, Culture, and Sustainability in Indonesia WT18

Next Offered: Offered in a Future Term

Semester Offered: First Semester Second Module
Half Course
Credits: 2 credits
Attribute: 2 SS

Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is host to frequent seismic and volcanic activities. In recent years, Indonesia has also experienced events such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods. Drawing on multiple disciplinary perspectives, this class explores the cultural engagements with and responses to hazards in the environment that turn into so-called “natural” disasters. Course materials & discussions focus on the interactions of communities and artists with natural hazards; the framing and interpretation of disasters in museums; social dimensions of disaster preparedness and management; and sustainability issues. Required for participants in WT2018 LIASE Study Trip to Indonesia.
Field trips required.

Enrollment Limit: 8
Instructor: J. Fraser

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes: Participants in WT2018 LIASE Study Trip to Indonesia

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