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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Natural Disasters

2. Course Prefix & Number:
ESCI 1444

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is a survey of phenomena known collectively as natural disasters, covered from the geoscientific perspective, with consideration for the impact of such events on human societies. Topics in this course will include volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and others. Course also includes studies of the underlying processes that create the environment for these events, such as plate tectonics, the oceanic heat budget, and atmospheric circulation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

ESCI 1444 - Natural Disasters

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

ESCI 1444 - Natural Disasters

There are no corequisites for this course.