GEOL 2640 Advanced Geohazards and Risk Management

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 2640
Number of Credits: 3

The geological and natural processes that affect the human environment in catastrophic ways are examined in this class in terms of science, prediction, mitigation, avoidance and the policy/safety issues involved. These problems commonly result from human activity modifying and impinging the natural geologic processes. Detailed topics covered include the four primary hazards that are common in the United States: earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, and flooding. Students taking this course should have taken Natural Disasters (GEOL 0820) or the permission of the instructor.

Offered alternate years in the Spring term. Lecture, 3 hours.

Course prerequisites

None. Department Consent Required.