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Spring 2012-2013
* GEO 103 (STL)  

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,8th ed.

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 30 pages of reading from Abbott's "Natural Disasters" each week. Pre-lab assignments and lab reports typically require 2-4 hours/week.

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

Other information:
Must pass lab to pass course. Each student is also required to obtain an I-Clicker used for the class participation part of the course.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41081 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W F   Guyot Hall   220   Enrolled:27 Limit:110
B01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:9 Limit:14
B02 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
B03 7:30 pm - 10:20 pm M   Guyot Hall   178   Enrolled:8 Limit:14