Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will investigate the role of data and science in policy and decision-making as it relates to natural hazard resiliency. The scientific fundamentals of specific hazards will be introduced along with an explanation of how available data, various policies, programs, and real-time decisions can impact a community’s response and recovery from disasters. Guest speakers describe their role in specific disasters, and in framing the policies and decisions made in the aftermath of the natural hazards. This course counts as a Great Issues course in the College of Science for Juniors and Seniors. Typically offered Spring.