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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Mar 04, 2024
 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 0820 - NATURAL DISASTERS


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
The geologic, hydrologic and atmospheric processes that impact the human environment in catastrophic ways are examined in this course. Natural disasters surveys energy cycles, plate tectonics with an emphasis on how they produce earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfires, flooding, landslides, climate change and mass extinctions. Students will get hands on experience in recitation. This course serves as an introductory course for three majors in geology and planetary science.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Attributes: DSAS Natural Science General Ed. Requirement, SCI Polymathic Contexts: Science NonSeq.GE. Req.


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