Spring 2022  |  PA 5741 Section 001: Risk, Resilience and Decision Making (58944)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Repeat Credit Limit:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/15/2022 - 05/02/2022
Tue, Thu 09:45AM - 11:00AM
UMTC, West Bank
Enrollment Status:
Open (0 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Interplay between risk analysis, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Description:
Interplay between risk assessment, decision making, and policy in the context of new and emerging technologies, environmental and human well-being, risk and resilience. Assessment methods; risk management processes, issues and methods; role/treatment of uncertainty; factors in decision making; risk-based rule making; public values; risk communication and perception. Scientific, technical, social, political, and ethical issues. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
This course embraces how risk assessment informs policy development and decision-making in a cross-disciplinary way by addressing core natural science issues on technological impacts and core social science issues on public values and perceptions of risk. It will cover important issues related to risk assessment, risk perception and risk communication.
Grading:
Grading will involve a combination of aspects covering attendance, essays, a quiz and a critical review of risk laws.

One essay (Assignment 3 is a practice and Assignment 5 is the one that will be graded) - worth 25%.
Quiz session 7 worth 25%.
Risk law policy assessments (Assignment 8) worth 30% (10% for presentations and 20% for written policy assessment).
Overall attendance and involvement worth 20%.
Class Format:
Classes will involve lectures from the instructor and interactive sessions where class members will express views based on readings. Risk principles will be translated into practice when the class divides into groups to critically assess risk laws.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58944/1223
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2019.pdf (Spring 2019)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2018.pdf (Spring 2018)
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/pcalow_PA5741_Spring2016.pdf (Spring 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2018

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