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Heidi B Houston
ESS 202
Seattle Campus

Earthquakes

Earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world - their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur. How earthquakes affect human life: shaping landscape, hazards. Laboratory explores physical processes associated with earthquakes. One field trip. Open to non-science majors.

Class description

Earthquakes of the Pacific Northwest and around the world -- their cause and relationship to plate tectonics; why, where, and when they occur. How earthquakes affect human life: shaping landscape, hazards. Laboratory explores physical processes associated with earthquakes. Open to non-science majors.

Student learning goals

Understand why and where earthquakes occur and their consequences.

Learn about earth processes associated with earthquakes, including plate tectonics, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and landslides.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Heidi B Houston
Date: 03/31/2008