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This module is part of a growing collection of classroom-tested materials developed by GETSI. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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Assessment of Module Goals

Unit 5: Mapping the impact of 100 and 500-year flood is the summative assessment for the module. In it, students analyze a variety of data that are relevant to basin-scale water budget. The assessment culminates in students writing a synthesis report for water policy makers. Refer to Unit 5 for details on that primary component of the summative assessment.

The summative assessment is designed to assess the overarching module goals:

Students will

  1. Describe flooding and its role as natural process versus hazard
  2. Apply probability concepts to determine relationships between flow rates and return periods
  3. Create flood inundation maps for a given flow rate using a hydraulic model
  4. Translate flood occurrence to societal risk and propose mitigation strategies

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This module is part of a growing collection of classroom-tested materials developed by GETSI. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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