GEOL113-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

GeoHazards

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

'GeoHazards' provides an introduction to the dynamic nature of the Earth’s surface and the hazards that geological processes pose for human society. The introductory course focuses on earthquake, volcanic, tsunami, and landslide hazards - exploring how the processes occur, how they can be hazardous to society, analyses disaster events, and identifies strategies that reduce the impact of disasters.

'GeoHazards' provides an introduction to the dynamic nature of the Earth’s surface and the hazards that geological processes pose for human society. The introductory course focuses on earthquake, volcanic, tsunami, and landslide hazards - exploring how the processes occur, how they can be hazardous to society, analyses disaster events, and identifies strategies that reduce the impact of disasters.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students successfully completing this course will have a basic understanding of:
  • how plate tectonics drives the earth system to produce hazard processes
  • the nature, causes and effects of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, landslides and floods;
  • how natural processes as described above impact humans and society
  • geological hazard and risk; and how they can be assessed and mitigated
  • concepts and applications of disaster impact reduction and disaster management

    Students will be able to:
  • interpret the landscape to identify potential geohazards which could impact society
  • analyse problems of managing geohazards within complex natural and human systems
  • identify and prioritize resources for the mitigation of geohazards (workshop)
  • create solutions for reducing risk (workshop)
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

      Engaged with the community

      Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 005 (19/7, 20/9-11/10)
Rehua 009 (26/7-23/8, 13/9, 18/10)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Rehua 005
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Rehua 005
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 102 23 Aug - 29 Aug
Tutorial B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 17:00 Rehua 102 20 Sep - 26 Sep
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Saturday 09:00 - 17:00 Rehua 528 (14/8)
Rehua 529 (14/8)
C2 Lecture Theatre (14/8)
Rehua 329 (14/8)
9 Aug - 15 Aug

Timetable Note

Lectures
Three 1 hour lectures per week: schedule to be advised

Practical classes
There are two 2-hour tutorials and a one day workshop on campus on one weekend.

Course Coordinator

Tom Wilson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
In-module assessments 40% In-module assessments
Workshop exercises 30% Workshop exercises
Scientific Report 30%


In-module assessments  -  40%
Workshop exercises  -  30%  -  08 September
Scientific Report  -  30%  -  16 October

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required textbooks for this course.

Notes

Prerequisites: None

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $910.00

International fee $4,438.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

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