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EAS-201 The Science of Disasters

Designed both for professionals working in the field and for students seeking a science elective, this course focuses on developing a scientific understanding of the causes and mechanisms of common natural disasters. The perspective is global and historical while focusing on contemporary events and potential for catastrophe. The emphasis of the course is on earthquakes, volcanic activities, flooding, and severe storms, and the consequent secondary disasters they can trigger. The course also addresses some of the social, economic, and political ramifications of these events.

Study Methods:

Online Courses (EAS-201-OL):
Jul 2020,  Aug 2020,  Sep 2020,  Oct 2020,  Jan 2021,  Apr 2021

Credits: 3

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