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11/30/2007

EAC to offer new class this spring studying natural disasters

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[Click Image to Enlarge]  Learn about natural disasters and other phenomena in a new class at EAC this spring, Geologic Hazards and Disasters. The photo shows an arching fountain of pahoeoe lava from Pu’u Kahaualea, Hawaii. [USGS photo]
 

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Earth and Space Sciences Department is offering a new class this spring semester, Geologic Hazards and Disasters. This four-credit course transfers to all Arizona universities and fulfills a general education lab science requirement for graduation.

Taught by EAC instructor David Morris, the course will cover volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, meteor impacts, landslides, climate weather hazards, and flooding with the goal of understanding the effects of these natural phenomena and their impact on human activity and history.

“The geohazards class will be interesting, exciting, fun, socially relevant, culturally insightful, and scientifically inspirational,” says Morris. “The course will provide a framework through which public policy and human culture can be understood in terms of the geosciences.”

Students who enroll in Geologic Hazards and Disasters, GLG110 (Section #1032), are required to also register for the corresponding lab, GLG110G (Section #1031).

For Spring 2008, the class will meet in room 316 of the Math/Science Building each Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2:20 p.m. The lab will meet Tuesdays from 1 to 3:40 p.m.

To register, visit the Records and Registration Office in EAC’s Student Services Building, call 428-8270, or go online at www.eac.edu.

There are no prerequisites to enroll. For more information, contact Morris at 428-8318 or at david.morris@eac.edu.

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