GC 210 Earth Hazards 4 cr.  (4-0-0)

Earth Hazards introduces students to the interdisciplinary study of extreme events that naturally occur and cause harm to humans. This includes volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, wildfires, floods, cyclones, tsunamis, and meteorite impacts. Students will be able to explain how earth processes drive these hazards, the methods scientists use to predict and assess the risk of these events, and the means by which individuals and societies respond and adapt to them.