EART 11 — Earthquakes

Creator: Susan Schwartz

The course focuses on causes and effects of earthquakes. How do we measure, mitigate, and try to predict earthquakes? We will explore concepts such as plate motion, frictional faulting, earthquake triggering, wave propagation, earthquake damage, related hazards, and other social effects, as well as hazard reduction through earthquake forecasting and earthquake-resistant design. Advanced algebra and high school geometry recommended.

General Education code(s): MF

Type of course and Credit: Online, 5 units

Course first offered: Summer 2019