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ERSC401 - Natural Hazards and Society


The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the complex relationships between the natural hazards of earth processes that have direct, and often sudden and violent impacts on human society. The course integrates principles of geology, hydrology, meteorology, climatology, oceanography, soil science, ecology and solar system astronomy. This class describes the earth processes that drive hazardous events in an understandable way, illustrates how these processes interact with our civilization, and describes how we can better adjust to their effects. Examples and case studies are taken from international and U.S. experiences, along with how societies adjust to natural hazards. Prerequisites: GEOG103, ERSC206, and ERSC302





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
09/24/18 - 03/01/19 03/04/19 - 04/28/19 Winter 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes, 4th ed - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Link also available inside the classroom Lessons section.
ISBN: 9780321939968
Publication Info: Routledge
Author: Keller, Edward
Unit Cost: $138.00
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A