Extramural courses

To increase the level of exposure to our community to varied topics of interest, Cotton College State University offers a limited number of extramural courses. These courses may sometimes also address specific needs of our students.
The number of seats in each of these courses will be limited at present. Preference will be given to Cotton students, but the courses will be open to anyone interested from the general public.

There will be a nominal fee for each course to cover the cost of overheads. The courses will be held so that regular teaching is not affected, and interested persons from the general public may find it more convenient to attend.

Please register at the Cotton College State University Administrative Office, College Hostel Road, Panbazar, Guwahati 781 001,Assam. Admissions will be on first come, first served basis. The precise room numbers will be announced shortly.

For any clarifications please call Mr Dewitz Thiek/Ms. Madhulipi Talukdar  at +91-(0)361-2733512.

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Course Number: EXM006
Course Name: Anthropology and/of Disaster
Course duration: 16 contact hours (1 credit)
Course fee: Rs.500/- per person
Course starts on 17th June 2015. Classes will be held on all working days.
Venue: Conference Hall, Cotton Campus
Time: 11:30 am
Course content:
1. History of social science study of disasters
2. What is a disaster? Types and causes of disasters
3. Difference between hazard, emergency, disaster, catastrophe
4. Theories of disaster: functionalist, hazards approach, political economy approach
5. Disaster as a social event; disaster and social change
6. Disaster and gender, ethnicity, class, caste
7. What Anthropology tells us about disasters, and what disasters tell us about Anthropology?

Enarson E., Morrow B.H., 1998. The gendered terrain of disaster Through Women's Eyes, Florida International University
Oliver-Smith, A., 1999. What is a disaster? Anthropological perspective on a  persistent question. In: The Angry Earth, eds. Oliver-Smith and Susanna Hoffman
Torry, William, 1979.  Anthropology and disaster research, Disasters, Vol. 3, pp 43-52
Quarantelli, E.L., 1995. What is a disaster? International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 13, 221

Resource person for 2015: Rowena Robinson, IIT Bombay
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