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Volcanoes of the World
E&ES 154
Fall 2006 not offered

A perception exists among many that the science and humanities are incompatible. How could earth science have anything to do with human history, the arts and great literature?! In this course selected volcanic and seismic events will be discussed. Their origins will be analyzed but emphasis will be placed on the many ways in which those events affected people, societies, cultures, even history itself. Some volcanic eruptions had global consequences; others had cultural after-effects that lasted for centuries, even millennium. By describing not only the immediate physical effects of volcanic and seismic activity, but also those long term after-effects, the inherent connections that exist between earth science and the humanities will be demonstrated.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on APR-20-2024
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