Explores major concepts and ideas in geology and the connections between geology, landscape, and culture through field studies of an area of outstanding geological interest. Includes study abroad, location varies. Offered: S.
By the end of this course you should be able to: o Bring a scientific awareness and understanding to natural phenomena that are commonly perceived as hazardous or disastrous. o Explain the physical processes governing geological phenomena that are regarded as geohazards. o Explain the physical processes governing other non-geological phenomena that are regarded as natural hazards. o Gain an appreciation for the affect that natural disasters have on our lives.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, in class exercises, discussion, viewing slides and videos.
Complete assigned readings prior to classes Read and follow guidelines for assignments Participate in class
Class assignments and grading
Three written papers Two exams In-class exercises/ brief homeworks
Based on three written papers, two exams and in-class assignments/homeworks. See syllabus for grade breakdown