Prerequisites: 40:151, 40:152, 38:190 and 38:170 or 42:160 or permission of Instructor.
Through a review of the causes of geophysical, biological, hydro-meteorological, and technological hazards and disasters, this course will examine the complex interaction of dynamic processes and of life support systems. A number of case studies dealing with earthquakes, landslides, floods, storms, droughts, and other natural and technological hazards will be critically examined.
3 lecture hours per term, one term
Successors: 40:253, 40:362, 40:451.
Transfer Equivalents: Look up 40:251 in the BU Course Transfer Database.