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Spring 2010-2011
* GEO 103 (ST)  

Natural Disasters

Allan M. Rubin

An introduction to natural (and some society-induced) hazards and the importance of public understanding of the issues related to them. Emphasis is on the geological processes that underlie the hazards, with some discussion of relevant policy issues. Principal topics: Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunami, hurricanes, floods, meteorite impacts, global warming. Intended primarily for non-science majors.

Sample reading list:
Abbott, Patrick, Natural Disasters, McGraw Hill, 7th ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 30 pages of reading from Abbott's "Natural Disasters" each week. Laboratory work can usually be completed in lab period.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other information:
Must pass lab to pass course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42126 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Guyot Hall   10   Enrolled:74 Limit:110
B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
B03 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
B04 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
B05 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
B06 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
B07 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm W   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
42134 B08 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled