Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
GEO 111 Geological Hazards and Natural Disasters
3 hours, 3 credits
An introduction to geologic hazards, their causes and the natural disasters that result. Processes at the surface of the Earth and in the atmosphere and hydrosphere. Geologic hazards that occur due to surface processes, including slope failure, stream and coastal flooding, severe weather events, wildfires, climate change and impacts. The Theory of Plate Tectonics, and the earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes produced as a result of tectonic processes. A full day fieldtrip is required.
Prerequisite: MTH 020 or an appropriate score on the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test
Corequisite: GEO 112
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