EAS-201 The Science of Disasters

Designed both for professionals working in the field and for students seeking a science elective, this course focuses on developing a scientific understanding of the causes and mechanisms of common natural disasters. The perspective is global and historical while focusing on contemporary events and potential for catastrophe. The emphasis of the course is on earthquakes, volcanic activities, flooding and severe storms, and the consequent secondary disasters they can trigger. The course also addresses some of the social, economic and political ramifications of these events.

Study Methods:

     Online Courses (EAS-201-OL) Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015

Semester Hours: 3

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