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Physical/Life Science Exploration
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, meteorite impacts, and global climate change are among the natural disasters that can devastate civilizations and alter the course of world history. This course explores the physical causes, effects and social consequences of such events. Several recent natural disasters are examined in depth to analyze the processes responsible for them and how that understanding translates into public policy and governmental response, for better of worse.