UW Extension to Offer Distance Learning Class on Disaster Prevention
The course, (URBDP C598, “Toward More Sustainable Communities
Through Hazards Mitigation”) will focus on how to spot natural hazards and reduce their impacts. Students will deal with a variety natural disasters, but will draw heavily from the recent experience of the Nisqually earthquake in Puget Sound.
Students will not have to step into a classroom to take the course — all
information, assignments and discussions will take place over the Internet,
and most material will be available online. This is the first time UW
Extension has taught this course through distance learning.
The course is aimed mostly at planners in government and private
organizations where the risks from natural hazards are significant.
Students will be encouraged to come to class with real world problems for
To register call (206) 543-2310 or 1-800-543-2320, or visit the Extension
office at 5001 25th Ave. NE.(near University Village) or the downtown office
at 1325 Fourth Ave. (Union and Fourth streets), Suite 400. The course’s
registration number is 31090. Though the course is not yet ready for
registration, students will be able to sign up on the waiting list, to be
contacted as soon as it is.
For more information, contact Trisha Dvorak, program manager, at (206)
685-6443, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org