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Economics of Disasters Online


This set of lessons looks at a variety of natural disasters of the past – from the Black Death of the Middle Ages, to Hurricane Katrina, as well as the recent SARS and COVID-19 pandemics – through the lens of economic analysis. The contexts were chosen to facilitate the teaching of economic reasoning principles in history, current events, and other social studies courses in addition to economics.

  • Cost: $225
  • Course Length: 12 weeks
  • Prerequisites: Successful completion of one other FTE online course, or other online course with instructor approval.
  • Curriculum: lectures, teacher background outlines,  lesson plans, and videos of classroom activity demonstrations.
  • Registration: Online (30 students per section, first-come, first-served, based on receipt of deposit)
  • Optional graduate credit: 3 sem. hrs. graduate credit – University of Colorado, Colorado Springs – $366