GEOLOGY 416 - Understanding and Living with Volcanoes

Description
This course will examine the distribution, tectonic setting, and morphology of a range of volcano types on Earth and a few examples from other planets. Students will study volcanic processes including explosive and passive processes and how we investigate them. This will involve discussion of volcanic hazards and hazard assessment, risk communication, and the challenges of volcanic crises response. The course will also cover how volcanoes impact the local and global economy and Earth’s climate. Recommended preparation: GEOG 314 / GEOLOGY 314 or GEOLOGY 325 or GEOLOGY 342. Prerequisites: GEOLOGY 220 or ENV-SCI 110R/110L, and GEOG 203 or GEOG 402. Cross Listings: GEOG 416 and ENV-SCI 416.
Credits
3
Attributes
Environmental Studies
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2017
Offered
MW
Avg. Class Size
30
Avg. Sections
1