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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 1500 - Earth Hazards and Disasters


An introduction to the major geologic hazards affecting the earth. Impacts, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami and coastal hazards, mass wasting, and flooding will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on understanding how and why these hazards occur, how these hazards affect the lives of citizens in the United States and around the world, and how geoscience and technology can be used to identify and manage potential hazards.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area VII: Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implications.
When Offered: Fall



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