EOSC 114: The Catastrophic Earth – Natural Disasters

Zipped files (link) 
Detailed Summary (PDF) 


Introduction to causes and physical characteristics of disasters such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, storm surge, thunderstorms, tornadoes, landslides, wind waves, meteor impacts, mass extinctions. 


  • Overarching Aspects 
  • Fragile System 
  • Earthquakes 
  • Volcanoes 
  • Landslides 
  • Storms 
  • Waves 
  • Impacts and Extinctions 
  • Field Trip 

Resources Included 

  • Learning Goals Objectives 
  • Course Calendar 
  • Lecture Notes 
  • Assignments or Homework 
  • Instructor Reflection 
  • Course Logistics