2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 0124 - Geologic Hazards

Credits: 3

The Earth is a dynamic planet, whose surface is constantly being modified by the internal processes associated with plate tectonics and by the external processes associated with the hydrologic cycle. Those processes make the Earth an interesting, but sometimes dangerous place to live. This course will explore the factors that shape the Earth’s surface by investigating the potential hazards associated with those processes (including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, floods, and climate change) and human attempts to predict, prepare for and respond to such events.