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EAS 123 - Natural Disasters


The study of natural geological and weather related disasters including, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter weather and flooding.  The course is founded on the science of when, where, and why disasters occur including the discussion of primary vs secondary disasters.  The course will also touch on the scientific monitoring and risk management of disasters through the use of natural disaster case studies.

Credits: 4
Hours
3 Class Hours; 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling.
  2. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  3. Analyze a natural disaster event and communicate the fundamental scientific causes of that event, distinguishing between primary and secondary disasters.