This course investigates geologic aspects of natural hazards that affect people and society. We will focus on the geologic processes that causing floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and other natural hazards.
The course includes a discussion of major events in the geologic and historical record as well as future hazard potential. We look at the risks humans face in different regions, including local hazards, our contribution to geologic hazards, and how we can minimize and cope with future events.
Who should take this course? ...everyone who is a citizen of Planet Earth. This course is good introduction to hazards for Engineers. Students interesting in getting a background in tectonics, public policy, and water resources will find this course useful.
This course satisfies GEN ED and, like all Introductory courses in the Geosciences, it has no prerequisites.
Offered: Every year, different terms (check current Catalog)