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Natural Hazards and Disasters
Meredith Denton-Hedrick, Austin Community College
This course provides a survey of earth sciences through an examination of natural hazards. Consumers, voters, and decision-makers need to understand the impact of these hazards, how the hazards are changing due to ...

Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Ignacio Pujana, University of Texas at Dallas, The
This is an interdisciplinary science course offered in an online format. A flexible approach based on programmed self-instruction, with frequent tests to monitor progress, substitutes for the usual lecture with ...

Geology and the Environment
Karin Kirk, Carleton College
This online course covers the basic elements of environmental geology including natural hazards, land use, resource use and climate change. The course is taught asynchronously and has 7 modules, each lasting 1-3 ...

Earthquake Investigation Workshop: Shake, Rattle, & Rock
Daniel Murray, University of Rhode Island
This 2.5 day workshop investigates provides MS & HS teachers with information about plate tectonics and earthquakes. It is geared to standards and Grade Span Expectations in Rhode Island. Over the next five ...

Environmental and Applied Geology
Katherine Scharer, Appalachian State University
Standard hazards and resources geology course. I continually emphasize physics and chemical processes that drive geologic outcomes, make students do a bit of math, and always incorporate current events.

Natural Disasters
Matt Brueseke, Kansas State University
This course seeks to provide a basic understanding of the physical nature of the Earth and how fundamental Earth processes can substantially affect how humans live.

GEO 101: The Dynamic Earth
Delores Robinson, University of Alabama, The
This course is designed to study the Earth including materials, internal and external processes, deformational events, plate tectonics and geologic hazards. The course is lecture-based and involves the use of large ...

Introduction to Environmental Geosciences
Robert Stewart, Texas A & M University
This is a problems based course that introduces undergraduates to important environmental problems, including global change, water resources, coastal problems, air pollution and ozone depletion, and land use and ...

Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens WA
Jennifer Thomson, Eastern Washington University
Living with Volcanoes - Mt. Rainier and Mt. Saint Helens, WA Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA 99004 509 359-2286; Drs. ...

On the Trail of the Yellowstone Hot Spot
On the Trail of the Yellowstone Hot Spot - Snake River Plain, Craters of the Moon, and Yellowstone Drs. Jenny Thomson and John Buchanan, Department of Geology, 130 Science Building, Eastern Washington University, ...

Course profile: Environmental Geology
John Huntsman, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington Entry level environmental geology course, 31-70 students Information for this profile was provided by John Huntsman in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Natural Hazards and Catastrophes
Alan Whittington, University of Missouri-Columbia
1 credit hour course for non-scientists, with no pre-requisites. Aims to improve quantitative and scientific literacy through applying simple skills to topics including global climate change, earthquakes, volcanoes ...

Environmental Science and Policy
Mary Anne Carletta, Georgetown College
This is an upper level college course for environmental science and sometimes political science majors or others who are interested. It consists largely of class discussions of material from an environmental policy ...

Geologic Catastrophes
Carla Whittington, Highline Community College
This is an introductory-level lecture and activity based course focused on geologic hazards in the Pacific Northwest: earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides. Students are required to access the ...

Geohazards
Andrew Moore, Earlham College
This is an introductory-level, lecture-based course, primarily for non-science majors fulfilling general education requirements. Students work in small groups to apply what they've learned in class to simple ...

Natural Hazards and Disasters
Corrie Neighbors, University of California-Riverside
Natural Hazards and Disasters applies the basic principles of science to the recognition and analysis of natural hazards and the mitigation of related disasters. Students learn about the scientific causes and ...

Living in a Hazardous Environment
Eric Kremers, Arkansas Tech University
Overview of emergency management systems with an analysis of the causes, characteristics, nature and effects of such disasters as avalanches, drought, earthquakes, epidemics, fires, flooding, hazardous materials, ...

Course profile: Environmental Geology
John Huntsman, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington Entry level environmental geology course, 31-70 students Information for this profile was provided by John Huntsman in 2007. Jump down to Overview and Context * Course ...

Geologic Disasters & the Environment
Kaatje Kraft, Whatcom Community College
This class teaches the essentials of geologic disasters and environmental geology to non-major students. Students examine human interactions with Earth and vice versa. This course is taught through a case study ...

Economics of Hazards & Disasters
Lorraine Motola, Metropolitan College of New York
This course, Economics of Hazards and Disasters, provides a comprehensive overview of the economic aspects of hazards and disasters through a review of the concepts, analytical tools and policies to aid emergency ...

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