|OSAKA UNIVERSITY SHORT-TERM STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM _|
Juan Jose CASTRO (Center for International Education and Exchange)
In recent years highly populated urban areas around the world have been intensively affected by natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and hurricanes. The primary objective of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the natural hazards mechanism and how they affect the urban areas. The structural damage, reconstruction and retrofit of buildings and damage of lifeline will be analyzed. Moreover countermeasure for disaster mitigation will be discussed.
There is no assigned textbook. Reading material will distributed in each class
Report and Quiz 20%
Class participation 25%
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