Middlebury

ECSC 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. (formerly GEOL 0111)
Subject:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Department:
Earth & Climate Sciences
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
SCI
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0170
GEOL 0170
ECSC 0112 *
GEOL 0111
ECSC 0142
GEOL 0112

Sections in Fall 2006