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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENV 112 - Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change

Students are introduced to global climate change and hazards. Different types of natural hazards such as Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Dust Storms and resultant impacts worldwide are discussed. Rock, Hydrological, Tectonic and Bio-geochemical cycles are discussed along with the plate tectonics and continental drift theories and the fundamentals of understanding natural hazards. Connection of global climate change to hazards and conclusions of how societies may face them will be drawn. Remote Sensing, Satellite technology and modeling will also be introduced as important tools in studying global climate change and related hazards. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits