Course Description

Environmental and Ocean Sciences

EOSC 104-01 Natural Disasters (3)

Elizabeth Baker-Treloar

ebaker@sadiego.edu

CRN 284
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
M-Th              
1 – 4:15 p.m.
SCST 230

This course will give students an introduction to the earth and the dynamic natural processes that impact humanity and life in general. Man and nature are becoming increasingly intertwined as the human race continues to proliferate. This course will emphasize the fundamental scientific principles and processes related to natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides, severe weather, hurricanes, meteorite impacts, and climate change. Historic catastrophes will be emphasized. This course satisfies the core curriculum requirement for a physical science course without a laboratory. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.

EOSC 104L-01 Natural Disasters Lab (1)

Eric Cathcart

cathcart@sandiego.edu

CRN 285
3-week Post Session (8/7 – 8/25)
TTh    
9 am – 12 pm            
SCST-262

Prerequisites: EOSC 104 (Can be taken Concurrently)
This laboratory course will introduce students to skills and methods used to study natural disasters. Students will learn to identify rocks and minerals, employ map skills to study faults, volcanoes, coastal erosion, flooding, and other natural hazards, and interpret meteorological data. Natural hazards in San Diego will be examined through local field trips. ENVI 104L will fulfill the core curriculum requirement for a physical science laboratory. Note: Course will be canceled if there are fewer than six (6) paid students enrolled as of Monday, July 24.