CET144 Governing Social Resilience

Course Provider

School of Social Sciences (SSS)



Academic Unit



This course aims to give a short introduction to resilience studies, focusing on how communities and institutions develop capacity to withstand disaster and disturbance and bounce back from crisis. It examines how some societies are more resilient and others less resilient. It draws on advanced theories of risk and resilience from sociology, anthropology, and history. Students will learn how to apply these theories in disaster governance and crisis management.

The course is part of: 
- Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences
- FlexiMasters in Social Sciences

1. To be able to identify key factors that enhance social resilience.
2. To be able to develop generic strategy to respond to crisis and disturbance.

Introduction to Disaster Studies
- Disaster as Social Phenomenon
- Crisis and Disaster Risk
- Systems and Vulnerability

Understanding Resilience
- What is Resilience? Whose Resilience?
- Sociotechnical Resilience
- Governing Resilience

Managers, Policy Researchers, Journalists, Executives.

Standard Course Fee: S$1070.00

Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes
Cat-A SSG Funded Courses S$321.00
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS)  S$121.00
Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) S$121.00
  • All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST.
  • NTU/NIE alumni may utilise their $1,600 Alumni Course Credits. Click here for more information. 
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CET134 Religion and Public Health*1
CET135 Communicating Complexity Part 1: Tackling communication barriers 1
CET136 Communicating Complexity Part 2: Data Visualization1
CET137 Communicating Complexity Part 3: Communicating for different audiences1
CET138 Big Data and Computational Social Science1
CET139 Qualitative interviewing 1
CET140 Applied Research Methods in Social Sciences 1
CET141 Social Psychology1
CET142 Hip-Hop and Islam: A Sociology of Generations Perspective*1
CET144 Governing Social Resilience1
CET145 Singapore in the International System1
CET146 Crisis Diplomacy1
CET148 The Psychology of Everyday Design 1
CET149 Intergroup processes and social inequality1


Listed courses are:

  • Credit-bearing and stackable to Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences (total 9AUs) and FlexiMasters in Social Sciences (total 15AUs).
  • SSG funded and SkillsFuture Credit approved
  • *SFC funded only