Teaching about Hazards: Courses

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Coastal Processes, Hazards and Society
Tim Bralower, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus; diane maygarden, University of New Orleans; Sean Cornell, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
This blended and online course will provide students with a global perspective of coastal landscapes, the processes responsible for their formation, diversity, and change over time, as well as societal responses to ...

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Freshman Seminar: Geology and Human Health
Jeffrey Catalano, Washington University in St. Louis
This course explores the connections between human health and geological processes. It is taught through a series of case studies that first focus on the geological origin of a process that affects human health, ...

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 ...

Course profile: Earth Hazards
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont
Paul Bierman, University of Vermont Entry level geologic hazards course, more than 150 students Information for this profile was provided by Paul Bierman in 2007. Information is also available on the course ...

Resources and Risks: Humans and the Physical Environment
This course draws upon the earth and environmental sciences to explore interactions between humans and the physical environment. Students use spatial and aspatial datasets (e.g., Google Earth, computer simulations, ...

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 ...

Vulnerable Populations & Disasters
Marc Settembrino, Southeastern Louisiana University
This course is designed to critically examine the relationship between social inequality and disaster vulnerability. Special emphasis will be placed on social theories of disaster vulnerability, research examining ...

Natural Hazards Planning
Rebekah Paci-Green, Western Washington University
This interdisciplinary course emphasizes creation of safer human settlements through application of hazard mitigation strategies in community planning, site selection and layout, infrastructure design, and building ...

Social Ecology
Pamela McMullin-Messier, Central Washington University
This is a sociology course but also serves as an interdisciplinary elective for environmental and policy studies; the course revolves around discussion and application of the concepts and theories of environmental ...

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 ...

Climatology
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This course is designed to help students gain a scientific understanding of the physical aspects of Earth's climate system and the factors that influence climate change. We explore the global balance of energy ...

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, ...

Geological Disasters: Agents of Chaos
Lawrence L. Malinconico, Lafayette College
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, and asteroid impacts are all part of the geologic evolution of the earth. For many different reasons, humans are exposed to the often ...

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 ...

Natural Hazards & Environment (ISP-203 B - 002)
Brian Hampton, New Mexico State University-Main Campus; , Michigan State University
This is a geology majors/non-majors course that addresses the science and public policy issues related to tectonic and atmospheric hazards.

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105)
Christine Metzger, Whittier College
Hazards and Resources provides an introduction to Earth science, emphasizing the role of geology in environmental issues. The course focuses on geohazards (including floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, ...

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. ...

Environmental Geology
Carrie Davis Todd, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
This non-laboratory course is designed to cover key concepts in environmental geology, from natural hazards to resource extraction to environmental degradation to map interpretation. The course has no laboratory ...

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.

GEOL 1003: Environmental Geology
Carolyn Dowling, Arkansas State University-Main Campus
Environmental Geology is a survey of fundamental geologic processes and associated hazards (earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc.) and the interactions of humans with the environment.


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