GEOL 2207: Natural Hazards

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Course Format Lecture 3.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 2.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

An introduction to catastrophic natural events including earthquakes, volcanoes, mass movement, severe weather, fire, and river and coastal flooding. Also presented are climate change, sea-level fluctuation and ground water pollution, which represent other seemingly less dramatic, but no less important, hazardous conditions. Emphasis is placed on how these events impact on the earth's natural environment and how they influence and are influenced by human activity including efforts at predictions, preventions, and mitigation of large and small scale events.

Prerequisite(s): GEOG 1190 or GEOL 1110.

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