Discovery Courses Fall 2017

L&S C70Y Earthquakes in Your Backyard

This course is also listed as Earth and Planetary Science C20

Richard Allen (Home Department: Earth and Planetary Science)

Tuesday and Thursday 11:00-12:30, 245 Li Ka Shing (3 units), Class number: 16032

• How close do you live to the fault? Check out the map at the link below.
• What is the chance of an earthquake this semester?
• What will be the impact on the Californian economy?

The goal of this class is to inform future leaders of our society about the various hazards associated with earthquakes and tsunamis. You will learn to evaluate scientific information, solve problems and influence policy through the use of case studies.

How close do you live to the fault? Open link in new window
This course may be used to satisfy the Physical Science breadth requirement in Letters and Science.

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