GEOL 9 - Earth Catastrophes and Disasters (3 units)
Letter Grade (LG) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) • Total hours: 51 hours lecture
This course covers the application of basic principles of Earth processes, including tectonics, erosion, climate, and wind, as well as issues of catastrophic and disastrous events from a global perspective. Topics include earthquakes, landslides, floods, severe weather, tsunamis, volcanoes, and climate change. The course emphasizes using the scientific method to interpret the causes and future probabilities of Earth catastrophes and disasters. Mitigation and adaptation measures are discussed for each hazard. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.
Credit transferable: Transfers to CSU & UC
GE Credit: CSU B1 Physical Science; IGETC 5A Physical Science