Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
International Requirement & P/L Sci Exploration
Course Attribute:
Continuing Education
Flexible Schedule
Description
Where and why do earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur today? How do local cultural attitudes and economic conditions affect the local consequences of earthquakes and volcanoes? The concept of plate tectonics explains global patterns of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Hazards, prediction, and societal impacts are considered, using examples from many countries.