GEOL 308 & 308L: Natural Disasters (Spring 2017)

Geology 308 & 308L: Natural Disasters

Spring 2017

Lecture: CRN 25477 Section 1 TR 17:00 – 18:20 Founders Hall 025
Lab: CRN 25478 Section 1 W 08:00 – 10:50 Forestry 204 A

  • Instructor: Dr. Jason Robert Patton
  • Email: Jason.Patton at humboldt.edu
  • Office: Founders Hall 136
  • Phone: 707.826.3923
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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GEOL 308 Course Documents: pdf file

(this includes the syllabus and other important information)

GEOL 308 Course Syllabus: docx file

(this includes just the syllabus)

GEOL 308L Course Documents: pdf file

(this includes the syllabus and other important information)

GEOL 308L Course Syllabus: docx file

(this includes just the syllabus)


    308 Lectures

  • Week 1: Introduction to Disaster Management and Natural Disasters
  • Week 2: Weather Basics and Weather Hazards
  • Week 3: Weather Hazards and Hurricanes
  • Week 4: Floods
  • Week 5: Floods and Landslides
  • Week 6: Landslides and Plate Tectonics
  • Week 7: Plate Tectonics
  • Week 8: Plate Tectonics and Earthquake Faults
  • Week 9: Earthquake Case Studies, Beach Balls
  • Week 10: Tsunami and Coastal Hazards
  • Week 11: Next Stuff
  • Week 12: Climate Change
  • Week 13: Online Quiz and online Activities
  • Week 14: Climate Change
  • Week 15: Video Presentations






    Research Paper Guide

  • Here is research paper writing guide and example paper.
  • Here is the rubric that will be used to evaluate all reports and research papers.


    Additional Resources

  • Living on Shaky Ground How to survive earthquakes and tsunamis in northern California (website) (pdf pamphlet)

    Gender Neutral Pronouns

  • Here is a page where I present some gender neutral pronouns that I use in my classes.

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