- Distinguish between a hazard event and a disaster. Explain why this distinction is not always completely objective.
- Describe the methods used to quantify the spatial extent and intensity of disasters.
- Explain the causes and impacts of any one disaster resulting from a natural hazard.
- Explain the causes and impacts of any one recent human-induced hazard event or disaster.
- Examine the ways in which the intensity and impacts of disasters vary in space and have changed over time.