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Environmental Volcanology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
After a brief introduction to volcanology students learn the relationships between plate boundaries and plate intriors and volcanism. Next seven major volcanic hazards and what can be done to mitigate them is covered. Finally, students are exposed broader issues between volcanism and climate change, mass extinctions and volcanism, origin of life and submarine volcanoes and cultures developed around volcanoes.The course ends with a class discussion of benefits of volcanoes.