GLG 170 Disasters-Living on the Edge
PRISM #
3706
Credits
4
Format
LEC
Days
Online 
Instructor
McCluskey,James M
Room
Online
Final Exam
Section
Q381
Session
Regular Academic Session
Start Date
9/5/2017
End Date
12/22/2017
Class Type
Online
Open Seats
0

Description

(Same as GEO 170) Study of various environmental hazards, their causes, impacts on humans, and mitigations. Core topics are natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, flooding, landslides, tornadoes, hurricanes), and anthropogenic hazards (climate change/global warming, nuclear hazards, and overpopulation). Additional topics may be covered: coastal hazards, pollution of groundwater, air, soil, and water, other atmospheric hazards (extreme weather, droughts), impacts from space, extinctions, biohazards, chemical hazards, and terrorism. NS; if 4 cr, also LS and will include lab work.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Special Notes

There is a $25 per credit course fee. The course fee becomes non-refundable approximately one week prior to the start of term. See http://online.uwc.edu/ for specific dates.

Associate Degree Requirements

Natural Science
Lab Science