Middlebury

GEOL 0111

Natural Hazards

Natural Hazards
Despite increasing technological sophistication, modern civilization remains vulnerable to natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, flooding, landslides, extraterrestrial impacts, and other events. In this course we will consider the geologic mechanisms behind these hazards, the societal implications of these hazards, and approaches to reducing risk. Case studies will be combined with exploration of fundamental geologic concepts to provide students a foundation for understanding risk exposure and evaluating approaches to hazard management. (Not open to students who have taken GEOL 0112 or 0170) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0111
GEOL 0112
GEOL 0170

Sections in Spring 2020, SA UGs Full Term

Spring 2020

GEOL0111A-S20 Lecture (Walowski)
GEOL0111X-S20 Discussion (Walowski)
GEOL0111Y-S20 Discussion (Walowski)
GEOL0111Z-S20 Discussion (Walowski)