An introduction to the destructive power of natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanos, hurricanes, tornadoes and related phenomena. The origin and occurrence of such hazards will be examined. Recent disasters as well as catastrophic events in the Earth's past will be utilized as case studies. Methods of prediction and strategies for minimizing loss of life and property will be emphasized. Three class hours.
Course Offered Fall and Spring
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Fall Semester 2014
Building 8, Room 212
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.