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Course Info for ENVS - 115 - 01, Fall 2018
Class number: 3792 Title: Natural Disasters Department: Environmental Science
Career: Undergraduate Component: Lecture Session: Regular
Instructor's Permission Required: No Grading Basis: Regular Units: 1.00
Enrollment limited to 29 Current enrollment: 42 Available seats: 0
Start date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 End date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Mode of Instruction: In Person
Schedule: MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM, MECC - 246 Instructor(s): Bouali, El Hachemi
Prerequisite(s): None
Distribution Requirement: Meets Natural Science Requirement
Course Description:
An introductory course on natural disasters, their study, their impacts, and human attempts to mitigation. The course will begin with an overview and discussion about why humans decide to live in harm's way. It then takes a closer look at natural disasters that have the potential to cause catastrophic property damage and loss of human lives. Natural disasters covered in the course include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, landslides, sinkholes and subsidence, climate change, flooding, and major weather events. The course will emphasize real-world examples and include discussions of current, ongoing events as they occur throughout the semester. This course is designed for non-science majors who seek to learn more about dramatic geological, environmental, and meteorological phenomena.