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GEOG 309 - Natural Hazards and Geomorphology


In the globalized world in which we live, every natural hazard contains two separate components: the natural science cause for the hazard, and the linked human-environmental effect of the hazard. In this course, students will understand the cause for natural hazards, and assess the risk associated with various types of natural hazards based on the proximity to a region’s “hot spots”. Students will gain an appreciation for how the natural sciences are used to address real-world problems by:

1. Analyzing any given natural disaster from a scientific, historical, and social perspective using theories and models that help describe the natural world.
2. Organizing and displaying collected data, interpret experimental observations and construct explanatory scientific hypotheses.
3. Articulating key considerations in planning and decision making related to managing the impacts of natural disasters.

Secondary goals include the introduction of geospatial tools and preparation for students to take additional courses in Physical Geography.

Requisites: GEOG 101!   or PHYS 106A  

Credits:3 cr



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