2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EDSCI 6105 Natural Disasters

This course provides an introduction to the causes, occurrence, and consequences of natural and human-induced disasters. Students will analyze the physical causes, as well as the distribution and frequency, of disasters in order to understand the steps that might be taken to reduce their impact. Topics to be discussed include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and impacts with celestial objects. The engineering design process will be integrated within the course activities.




CNSCI 5100 or EDSCI 5200