Catastrophic Geology: Causes and Consequences of Natural Disasters

An examination of the nature and causes of earthquakes, volcanos, and floods through in-depth study of several seminal hazardous events and regions. Unique and occasionally conflicting perspectives from historic/pre-historic records, modern science and present/future economics and politics underscore the slow progress in our understanding of these catastrophes. The events will also be examined within the global framework of plate tectonic theory to enhance understanding of dynamic earth processes. .5 or 1.0 unit. The 1.0 unit course provides one block toward the Critical Perspective: Scientific Inquiry requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: SA requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SA

1 unit

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2022 Block 8 Catastrophic Geology: Causes and Consequences of Natural Disasters Zhiyang Li Palmer Hall 15 20 / 2 05/21/2022
Spring 2023 Block 5 Catastrophic Geology: Causes and Consequences of Natural Disasters TBA 16 / 16 05/21/2022
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