HLS-501: NATURAL DISASTERS AND SECURITY PLANNING Final Project Final Project Students will select a case study involving an actual natural disaster. They will do additional research on the disaster to discuss its causes, impact, and lessons learned. Students will present plans for mitigating the resulting problems and will critique existing solutions, taking into account critical resources, human safety concerns, technology issues, and socioeconomic and environmental factors. Students must discuss secondary disaster situations such as chemical spills, nuclear incidents, and power outages. Length: 1,750 to 2,500 words (about 7 to 10 pages), exclusive of bibliography. Please cite at least 7 credible references. Much of this information can be obtained at local libraries and government offices, government internet sites, news articles, and personal contacts with government officials. All citations included in your response(s) must follow APA format guideline. Course objectives covered in this module include: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 GUIDELINES Your paper should be 1750 to 2,500 words in length and should cover the directives already given. You should follow accepted research approaches and citation format (APA). Your paper should be well developed and convey your understanding of the readings and concepts. Your paper should be organized, coherent, and unified. Your paper should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. Base your research paper on at least a dozen different research sources which must be listed in the concluding bibliography list. Use an even mix of hardcopy and online sources because there is a definite qualitative difference between the two types. As much as possible, avoid using our textbooks as “research,” except when absolutely necessary for background information. Be sure to document all contentions and “facts” mentioned in an academically acceptable manner. Avoid plagiarism. (See writing resources below for tips.) Encyclopedias – especially Wikipedia – and dictionaries are unacceptable sources. If you have questions about the requirements of the paper, be sure to discuss them with your mentor well in advance of the final submission. Consult the Course Calendar for this paper`s due date. It must be submitted by the last day of the semester.
HLS 501 FINAL PROJECT Student`s Name: Professor`s Name: Course Title: Date: The Tohoku Earthquake in Japan Introduction The Tohoku earthquake that occurred on 11th of March 2011 is reported as the fourth largest recorded earthquake with a magnitude 9.0 on the Richter scale. The earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Honshu in Japan, a region known for notable seismic activity for many decades ranging from 869 A.D. The huge earthquake was later followed by a destructive tsunami that travelled many miles across the Pacific Ocean with effects being felt in the North American and Chilean coastlines. Despite Japan`s reputation as a disaster-savvy country, the disaster left many fatalities in Japan and significant global effects. One outstanding feature that was highlighted during this disaster is the humanitarian behavior of the Japanese people; this behavior served as an inspiration, especially to the global media which strongly highlighted their braveness. On the flipside, the Japanese government and its agencies show...