REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Instructions for Registering through Banner Self-Service - this is available to students who have applied and been accepted to the program.
  • Non-matriculated students who are taking one or two courses should use the Graduate Course Registration Form.
  • Registration for Summer 2022 classes will open Tuesday, March 1 through Wednesday, March 30.  It will be unavailable March 31 through April 25. It will open again on Tuesday, April 26 and continue through Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
  • We are planning to offer 5 graduate courses in Fall 2022. Information on the courses will be posted below as it is finalized. Registration for Fall 2022 classes will open Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30. It will be unavailable March 31 through April 25. It will open again on Tuesday, April 26 and continue through Sunday, September 4, 2022.
  • If you have any registration questions, please contact Deb Bolen - bolend@dickinson.edu

Summer 2022


Course/Title/Instructor Meets Enrollment
MGCD 830: Psychosocial Dimensions of Disaster
Instructor: Reggie Ferreira
Course Description:
This course aims to provide students with the tools to understand and critically appraise human behavior within a disaster context. Students will consider and apply knowledge gained through this course to promote disaster resilience using an ecological systems perspective.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, T
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:3
MGCD 853: Theory and Practice in Humanitarian Response and Human Rights Protection
Instructor: William Bertrand
Course Description:
The course will prepare students to understand and engage in humanitarian response and human rights protection, while examining emerging critical challenges that have multi-dimensional global impacts.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, M
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:1

Fall 2022


Course/Title/Instructor Meets Enrollment
MGCD 801: Managing Complex Disasters
Instructor: Reynold Hoover
Course Description:
A survey course designed to introduce students to basic issues and concepts relating to human security. Students will discuss natural sources of disasters, including climate change, environmental degradation, and pandemics. They will also be introduced to human sources of vulnerability, including poverty, racism, marginalization, and poor governance. Students will also discuss the prerequisites for effective emergency management.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, T
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:0
MGCD 820: Environmental Hazards, Global Warming and Resource Depletion
Instructor: Marcus Key
Course Description:
A survey of the essential elements of large-scale environmental hazards, global warming and resource depletion that act on national and international scales and that need to be integrated into adaption, response and mitigation strategies in order to better manage complex disasters.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, W
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:1
MGCD 840: Public Health and Disasters
Instructor: William Bertrand
Course Description:
From the standpoint of public health, a disaster is defined on the basis of its consequences on population health and health services. The recent experience of Covid 19 has demonstrated how important public health is to the security of all populations. This course focuses on the role of public health throughout the disaster cycle (preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation) to help minimize the effects of disasters on communities.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, M
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:0
MGCD 861: GIS and Remote Sensing for Disaster Management
Instructor: Deb Sinha
Course Description:
This course focuses on the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) products and technologies in the prevention, preparedness, relief and rehabilitation stages of disaster management. The lectures and lab exercises would present fundamental concepts and widely used methodologies for geospatial analysis of risk and vulnerability. This course will integrate perspectives from the physical and social sciences to identify and describe risk and vulnerability with empirical data and real-world examples. Utilizing desktop and online software applications from ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute), students would work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation involving various disaster scenarios.
09:00 AM-12:00 PM, R
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:0
MGCD 890: Capstone Seminar
Instructor: Reggie Ferreira
Course Description:
The Capstone Project provides an opportunity for students to engage in high-level inquiry focusing on an area of specialization within their area of interest. Capstone projects will be inquiry and practice-centered and will draw upon areas of interest to the student. The aim of the course is to facilitate the development of your Capstone Project. Students will work on the construction of either a multi-issue country report (for example, mapping the human security situation in a specific country) or a single-issue report (a study of multiple factors that combine to influence a single issue, such as food security or public health) at either the global or regional level.
01:00 PM-04:00 PM, T
Online
Capacity:30
Enrollment:3