GGR434H1: Building Community Resilience

Hours: 
36S

Examines concepts of resilience as a way of building the capacity of communities to (a) respond to predicted disruptions/shocks associated with climate change, global pandemics, anticipated disruptions in global food supply, energy insecurity, and environmental degradation; and (b) nurture the development of alternative spaces that support the emergence of more life-sustaining structures and practices. Includes explicit attention to equity and public health, and explores issues such as: participatory governance of social-ecological systems, the nature of social change, complexity science, the role of social movements, indigenous and political ecology perspectives.

Prerequisite: 

10 FCEs

Exclusion: 

GGR400H1 (2011-12)

Recommended Preparation: 

1.0 FCEs in Geography

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)