Natural Hazards-Related Courses

ATMO 1300/GEOL 1300 – Weather and Climate (4)
Introductory survey of meteorology including weather and climate principles, processes, and patterns, at a variety of scales from local to global.

ATMO 2510/GEOG 3510 – Physical Meteorology (3)
P: ATMO 1300 or GEOG 1300; MATH 1065; or consent of instructor. Basic principles of atmospheric hydrostatics, thermodynamics, cloud and precipitation processes, and radiative transfer.

BIOL 4320 – Ecological Responses to Global Climate Change (3)
P: BIOL 2250, BIOL 2251. Theory and practical examination of effects of climate change. Predicted and present environmental influences on ecosystems, communities, populations and organisms.

COAS 2025 – Coast/Marine Resources Management (3)
May not be taken after receiving credit for COAS 2125. P: Basic science course in BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS. Biological, physical, social, and historic aspects of coastal and marine resources.

ECON 3855 – Environmental Economics (3)
P: ECON 2133. Application of microeconomic analysis to environmental problems such as air and water pollution and formation of environmental policy.

ECON 5170 – Resource Economics (3)
P: For undergraduate students: ECON 3144. Applies microeconomic analysis to study of allocation of natural resources.

GEOG 2350 – Climate Change Science and Society (3)
Explores societal aspects of climate change science, relevant social science debates, human adaptation, mitigation strategies, and international policy.

GEOG 6440 – Tech Coast Resource Analysis (3)
P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent. Applications of geographic information science to research in coastal environments.

GEOL 7002 – Coastal GeoScience (4)
P: Consent of instructor. For PhD students and natural science MS students. Fundamental concepts of geological and physical oceanographic principles of coastal systems.

PLAN 4015 – Emergency Management Planning (3)
Case studies examine emergency management planning and techniques. Emphasis on mitigation of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from natural and technological disasters.

SUTO 6100 – Environmental Systems & Sustainability (3)
Integration of environmental science in sustainability and tourism; emphasis on environmental systems, impacts, and tourism; causes and consequences of environmental change.

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