GLY 1880 – Earthquakes, Volcanoes & Other Hazards

General Education Credit: P
High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Paul Ciesielski
Paul Ciesielski, Ph.D.
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About The Course

Learn about the geological forces that give rise to natural disasters and how these hazards affect you in the short and long term.

Course Goals

  1. To examine the dynamic role of plate tectonics in the movement of continents and as a cause of natural disasters.
  2. To explore the geologic processes responsible for modification of the landscape.
  3. To examine how natural disasters have influenced the course of human history.
  4. To examine case histories of a variety of natural disasters to determine their cause and impact.
  5. To explore how natural disasters can be predicted and mitigated.
  6. To learn how the geologic record offers up its clues about the physical processes of the Earth.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective