GO 125 Natural Disasters
SP 2006 HO
MWF 8-10 many other times by appointment
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Textbook: Natural Disasters, 5th Edition
Patrick Leon Abbott, SAN DIEGO STATE U-SAN DIEGO
©2006, ISBN 0073040770
Table of Contents
1 Natural Disasters and Their Energy Sources
2 Plate Tectonics and Earthquakes
3 Basic Principles of Earthquake Geology, Seismology and Tsunami
4 Some Earthquakes in Western North America
5 More United States and Canadian Earthquakes
6 Volcanic Eruptions: Plate Tectonics and Magmas
7 Volcanic Eruptions Continue
8 Mass Movements
9 Climate Change
10 Severe Weather
11 Hurricanes and the Coastline
14 The Great Dyings
15 Impacts with Space Objects
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: This course will study the earth's natural processes and phenomena that impact the earth. These natural impacts will be studied which result in massive damage to the earth and to its inhabitants. The course will explore how humans cope with natural disasters. Humans typically measure the damage in terms of loss of life or economic loss, but the end result is that these natural disasters influence human culture and population distribution. 3:0:3
Instructor Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework is due at the start of class. Homework turned in late will be counted off 10% per day, so you have 10 days to submit it before it becomes worth 0 Points. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other school-sponsored events must turn in all homework PRIOR to their absence. Other exceptions: students who miss class due to an extended illness requiring hospitalization will be allowed to make up missed homework assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Make-Up Examinations
Three lecture examinations and one final are scheduled for this semester. BE THERE! The final must be taken on the scheduled date. Do not make early travel arrangements! A make-up exam will be given ONLY if the student contacts the instructor before the next scheduled class meeting and gains approval from the instructor for a make up exam (584- 6475 OR firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students will be allowed one make-up test. If the student misses two tests, they will be allowed one make-up and the second missed test will be scored as a zero. The make-up tests will be comprehensive and will be given on the day of the final examination.
Exceptions: Athletes and students who know they will be missing class due to other school sponsored events or other reasons deemed acceptable by the instructor can make arrangements to take the exam before the miss.
Extra Credit = NO!!!!! It is a students responsibility to get work done on time in an acceptable form, therefore no extra credit will be given during this course.
The Please Don't List- 1. show up late. 2. If you do show up late do it quietly. 3. Do not go to the bathroom every class period. 4. Do not talk loudly to others during class. 5. Turn off the cell phones and pagers for 50 minutes (your parents and grandparents somehow survived without them). 6. Do not ask me for my book or notes. 7. Please do not ever feel like you can not talk to me. I get paid to help you!
*The schedule and procedures for this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Jan. 9 Introduction
11 History/Energy Sources
13 Plate Tectonics
16 NO CLASS (MLK)
18 Plate Tectonics
20 Plate Tectonics
Feb. 1 Earthquakes
3 EXAM 1
15 Mass Movement
17 Mass Movement
20 NO CLASS (President's Day)
22 Mass Movement
24 Climate Change
27 Climate Change
Mar. 1 Climate Change
3 EXAM 2
6-10 NO CLASS ( SPRING BREAK)
13 Severe Weather
15 Severe Weather
17 Severe Weather
20 Severe Weather
29 Hurricanes/Coastal Settings
Apr. 3 Floods
7 EXAM 3
14 NO CLASS (Good Friday
May FINAL http://park.edu/calendar/finals.asp
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .