Description
NATURAL DISASTERS
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.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Natural Science
Pmathic Ctext: Science Nonseq.
Offering
Course
GEOL 0820
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring