Natural Disasters, Sustainability, and the Future of Civilization

COLL-C 105 — Fall 2021 — Themester

Woodburn 120
Days and Times
09:25A-10:40A Tuesday and Thursday
Course Description

This course presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the most exciting—and terrifying—manifestations of life on a dynamic planet. The class will provide a scientific framework for understanding the processes that produce earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters, as well as their implications for society. We will explore the ways that natural disasters challenge the fundamental stability of societies, their impact on social and economic systems, and the ways they are linked with human-induced environmental change.

Choose section 17913 with Dr. Michael Hamburger for this topic; this course number includes multiple titles and topics. This course fulfills an IUB GenEd N&M, CASE N&M, and Critical Approaches (CAPP).

Credit given for only one of COLL-C 105 or COLL-S 105.

Instructor: Dr. Michael Hamburger

Read an interview with Dr. Hamburger