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San José State University Hazards and Risks of Earthquakes and Volcanoes Geology 112, Section 3 and 4 Spring, 2010 Instructor: Paula Jefferis Office Location: Duncan Hall, 419 Telephone: 408-924-5016 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday: 0930-1015; 1445-1530; Tuesday/Thursday: 1030-1130; 1445-1530 or by appointment Class Days/Time: Tuesday/Thursday: Section 3: 0900-1045 Section 4: 1330-1445 Classroom: Section 3: Duncan Hall 208 Section 4: Duncan Hall 208 Prerequisites: Passage of WST, upper division standing GE/SJSU Studies Category: GE Area R Faculty Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment directions, class assignments, and handouts may be found on my faculty web page accessible through the SJSU home page, sjsu.edu or the following address: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/paula.jefferis-nilsen/ Hazards and Risks of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Geology 112, Section 3 and 4- Spring 2010 Page 1 of 17
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Course Description This course includes the geologic explanation to why and how earthquakes and volcanoes occur on Earth. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions produce predictable types of hazards depending on different geological settings. Risks to people increase when populations are concentrated in areas where hazards may occur and when the possible hazards are not understood. There are methods scientists and governments employ to reduce risks. However, economic and social issues sometimes interfere with an overall reduction of risk. Geologic information presented in this class helps students understand the scientific explanation to why some areas are more prone to earthquake or volcanic hazards and why the affected populations should be concerned. Methods of preparedness are also discussed. This is especially important when living near many major faults in the San Francisco Bay Area that have the potential of producing significant size earthquakes. Course Objectives: Geology 112 addresses the student learning objectives for GE Guidelines under Area R courses in the following ways: 1. In order to demonstrate an understanding of the methods and limits of scientific investigation, the student will: examine and be able to explain the causes and distribution of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and the nature of and limitations of geoscientific study of these phenomena. o This topic is addressed in the first two weeks of class in a general overview of plate tectonics. More specific examples are presented with addressing what techniques were used to successfully predict the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The limitations of geoscientific study is addressed when discussing the research and funding in association with the Parkfield experiment in California. Hazards and Risks of Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Geology 112, Section 3 and 4- Spring 2010 Page 2 of 17
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2. In order to distinguish science from pseudo science, the student will: investigate a variety of postulated methods for predicting earthquakes and critically discuss the scientific basis, if any, of each.
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