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Academic Catalog 2017-2018
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Feb 20, 2018
Academic Catalog 2017-2018

LAMS267 Natural Disasters in a Global Environment 3cr

Do you have an interest in what causes natural
disasters? Come join us! Natural disasters
currently cost the world United States $175
billion USD per year. Fortunately, we have the
knowledge to significantly reduce these
costs.Unfortunately, political and cultural
trends will cause disasters to occur more
frequently and ferociously. This course provides
an overview of the causes, locations, and effects
of natural disasters. You can learn about:
earthquakes,volcanoes, tsunami, wildfire, floods,
landslides, pandemic diseases, hurricanes,
tornadoes, famines and droughts,meteorite
impacts, and climate change. We will investigate
recovery and rebuilding efforts and how loss of
life and
property damage can be minimized by implementing
scientific knowledge, through the lens of
historical case studies, as well as lively,
hands-on labs, and field trips!

Prerequisites: FRSM-100