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ESCI_1012_01 - Natural Hazards & Disasters ESCI...

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Unformatted text preview: Natural Hazards & Disasters ESCI 1012-Instructors- Josh Feinberg Bruce Moskowitz http://www.unescap.org/esd/water/urbangeology/hazard.asp The primary goals of this course are: 1. To educate about the underlying natural process that give rise to natural hazards such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, Foods, and more. 2. To emphasize how society evaluates and confronts the dangers posed by these natural processes from a political, social, and ethical perspective. 3. Expose students to the technological innovations that are allowing an increasing large human population to monitor, predict, and warn society about natural hazards and impending disasters. The aim here is not simply to better understand geologic hazards or be able to assess how hazards are minimized; it is also to give students a foundation for critically evaluating future approaches to managing hazards, from a technical, personal, and societal point of view. Case studies of recent and past natural disasters will be discussed, focusing on both the geological context of the hazard and its impact on society, individuals and the environment. Geo 1012 is designed for students without an extensive background in science or math and can be used to partly satisfy minor programs in either Geology or Environmental Geosciences. This class satises the TECHNOLOGY & SOCIETY theme of the Liberal Education Requirements. Course Goals Course Materials Class Website: http://www.joshfeinberg.org/ESCI1012 Username: esci1012 Password: wisegopher Grading Plan Exam I, II, III 25% each (We will drop the worst of the Frst three exam scores.) inal Exam 25% Hazard & Disaster Log 10% Homework Assignments 15% or those taking the course on an S/N basis, an S grade will be considered equivalent to a C- grade or better....
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