Earthquakes & Volcanoes

EES 150-002

Instructor: 
Summer Brown
Start Date: 
01/16/20
End Date: 
05/06/20
Semester: 
Spring 2020
Room: 
Rm.200
Building: 
Funkhouser Building
Meeting time: 
TR 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Credits: 
3.0

Course Description

An introduction to earthquakes and volcanoes through theory, active learning assignments, and case studies. Using the basic principles of plate tectonics, students will learn why, where and how earthquakes and volcanoes occur. The hazards associates with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions will be discussed, as well as their societal implications in both the United States and the developing world. Earthquake and volcanic hazard mitigation techniques will be addressed. In addition, earthquake hazards in the central United States will be discussed.

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