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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 115 - Science of Natural Disasters 4 s.h.

Course provides an overview of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis, mass movement, meteorite impact and severe weather (including hurricanes and longer term climate change). Students will learn about the geological and meteorological processes responsible for producing these disasters through the use of various national and international data sources, as well as local and national case studies. Laboratories will provide for experiences in the application of the scientific method. In addition, this course will demonstrate how science can influence personal, societal, and governmental decisions. No special costs or restrictions.