Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Laboratory
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 1050.
Requirement Designation:
Comm/Wrtg & Quan BS & Phys/Life Sci Exploration
Description
Physical causes, effects and societal response to natural disasters including floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes and tsunami. Actual natural disasters are studied in depth to understand the physical processes responsible for them and their effects. The focus is on laboratory studies of recent natural disasters in order to understand why they occur, what their consequences are, and how we can respond to minimize their impact.