* GEO 103 (ST) Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit
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.
Approximately 30 pages of reading from Abbott's "Natural Disasters" each week. Laboratory work can usually be completed in lab period.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 30%
Lab Reports - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Must pass lab to pass course.
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