EARTH 107 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Winter 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in EARTH 205 or 146 or 147; or GEOSCI 205 or 146 or 147.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:


This one-credit course focuses on two major geological hazards, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. We will introduce basic theories of plate tectonics, the distribution of earthquakes and volcanos, their mechanism and whether they can be predicted. In addition to the lectures, one video will be shown on volcanic eruptions and one will be on earthquakes. Course grade will be based on a final exam (70%) and six pop quizzes (5% each).

Course Requirements:

The class is expected to be in person as I am planning now. The quizzes and final exam will be in the classroom. In case the class is converted to remote teaching, then other modes of quizzes and final exam will be adopted.

Intended Audience:

All undergraduate students in the University who are interested in learning about volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.


EARTH 107 - Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets January 05 thru February 23. Final Exam on February 23 unless otherwise arranged. Early Drop/Add Deadline: January 17.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Half-term minicourse. Meets March 07 thru April 19. Final Exam on April 19 unless otherwise arranged. Drop/Add deadline March 21.

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