GEOL 1410 Natural Disasters and Global Change Cr.Hrs.3
Discover how and when natural disasters occur, and how to identify and recognize them. Explore the Earth processes that lead to natural disasters and global change. Not to be held with the former GEOL 1360 (007.136).
GEOG 2440 Geography of Natural Hazards (PS) Cr.Hrs.6 (Formerly 053.244)
Physical environmental hazards to human settlement and economy are examined with particular attention to meteorological, soil erosion, mass wasting, earthquake, and volcanic phenomena.
Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or better in a minimum of three credit hours from Geography courses numbered at the 1000 level, or permission of department head.
GEOG 3610 Climate Change (PS) Cr.Hrs.6 (Formerly 053.361)
The course focuses upon the nature, evidence and causes of climatic change with special reference to historical and quaternary periods.
Prerequisite: GEOG 1200 or GEOG 1201 (053.120) (C), or GEOG 1290 or GEOG 1291 (053.129) (C),or GEOG 2540 or GEOG 2541
(053.254) (C), or permission of department head.
GEOG 4390 Global Climate Change Cr.Hrs.3 (Formerly 053.439)
Students will be introduced to the complexities of climate changes through a series of introductory lectures and reading assignments that focus on recent scientific publications and review articles (mathematical skills are not required). Both sides of the climate change debate will be addressed in weekly assignments, and students will defend their conclusions in classroom discussion. Each student will take on a project in some aspect of climate change -- glaciers, sea ice, temperature trends, precipitation, agriculture, animal migration, aerosols, or a regional impact.
Prerequisite: Permission of department head.
GEOG 4690 Natural Hazards and Disasters Cr.Hrs.3 (Formerly 053.469)
A conceptual and methodological survey of natural hazards. Characteristics and causes of geophysical disasters, human exacerbation of hazards, and human adjustments to and perceptions of natural threats will be studied.
Prerequisites: (GEOG 2440 (053.244)(C)), and (GEOG 2550 (053.255) (C)), and (GEOG 3580 (053.358) (C)), or permission of department head.
GEOG 7490 Natural Hazards and Disasters Cr.Hrs.3
This course provides a conceptual and methodological survey of natural hazards. Characteristics and causes of geophysical disasters, human exacerbation of hazards, and human adjustments to and perceptions of natural threats will be studied.
Prerequisites: (GEOG 2440), and (GEOG 2550), and (GEOG 3580), or permission of instructor.
BIOE 4630 Pollution Prevention Practices Cr.Hrs.4 (Formerly 034.463)
To give students an understanding of pollution prevention as it relates to solids and hazardous waste management, air and water pollution, energy usage, and resource depletion. To evaluate practices on improved manufacturing operations, present fundamentals of pollution prevention economics, examine waste minimization incentives, design improvements to existing systems, and investigate overall sustainability of industrial practices.
Prerequisite: CIVL 2790 (or 023.279) or MECH 2262 (or MECH 2260 or 025.226).
NRI 7320 Environmental Risk and Hazard Management Cr. Hrs. 3
Concepts of risks and hazards as the product of the complex interactions between society and environment will be established. Class discussions will include key concepts in the study of hazards and disasters including that of risk and vulnerability; conceptual, program and policy formulation and implementation issues related to prevention and mitigation of hazards. The Canadian problems and issues will be emphasized; special attention will be given on the comparative aspects of hazards and disasters in the developed and developing world. Dominant conceptual frameworks in hazard and disaster management will be presented, and case studies will be utilized to explore the challenges faced in managing a range of hazards and disasters.
CIVL 7360 Landslides and Slope Failures: Identification, Causes, and Control
Section 13: Civil Engineering / 75 Cr.Hrs.3 (Formerly 023.736) Slope movement types and processes in soil and rock masses; recognition and identification: factors influencing stability; field investigation and instrumentation; strength properties and their measurement; stability analysis; assessment of hazard and risk analysis; stability in open pit mining; remedial measures including stabilization, protection, and warning.