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L&S Discovery Courses

LS 70C

Living on the Edge

Physical Science

Introduction to natural and human-induced hazards and their impacts on current and future development. The course explores dangers posed by geologic-, atmospheric-, pandemic-, and climate change-hazards and their impacts on human health and well-being. Examples of these dangers include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, the C0VID-19 pandemic, extreme heat, and drought. The course evaluates these hazards in the context of long-term hazards and risks to society and options for future adaptation and mitigation. The course explores the way scientists and engineers understand and evaluate hazards, vulnerability, and risk: three central and unifying concepts explored throughout the semester.

Robert Kayen faculty profile
Robert Kayen (Civil & Environmental Engineering)

Terms Offered

  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017