Fall 2019 - CMNS 356 D100

Communication to Mitigate Disasters (4)

Class Number: 3351

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units, including two of CMNS 230, 240, and 253 (or 253W).



An introduction to the special role communication and information systems play in efforts to mitigate effects of major emergencies and disasters. Topics include: Canadian and international disaster management programs, practices and issues; principles of emergency communication planning and operation, and the application and influence of new communication and information technologies (including electronic networks) in hazard information gathering, interpretation, exchange and management. Students with credit for CMNS 456 may not take this course for further credit.

Registrar Notes:

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