GEOSCI 108 - When Earth Attacks: The Science Behind Natural Disasters
Section: 002
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Geological Sciences (GEOSCI)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit earned by students enrolled in or who have completed GEOSCI 147.
Waitlist Capacity:
Class Misc Info:
Meets 10/27/2009-12/14/2009. (Drop/Add deadline=11/10/09.).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, landslides, floods, hurricanes, and tornados, can lead to thousands of fatalities and billions of dollars in economic damage. This course explores the science behind natural disasters, concentrating on our ability, or inability, to predict them, and how this affects public perception and policy. The course also addresses how natural disasters can lead to changes in both science and public policy.

Crs Requirements: Course grade will be based on 1 final exam.

Intended Audience: A broad spectrum of undergraduate students interested in understanding science behind preparation for natural disasters and the role of science in policy related to natural disaster preparation, mitigation, and response.

Class Format: Minicourse. One-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Fall or Winter term, or two-hour lectures twice weekly during half of Spring or Summer half-term.

GEOSCI 108 - When Earth Attacks: The Science Behind Natural Disasters
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002 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: Meets Oct 27 thru Dec 10. Final Exam on Dec 10 unless otherwise arranged.
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