Course Information

The objective of this course is to explore multiple aspects of the often conflicting interactions between human society and the natural environment. Topics to be discussed include the concept of sustainability, use of natural resources (in particular the issues surrounding water and energy, pollution and conservation), global climate change and natural hazards, both from the standpoint of their causes and of the efforts to cope with and mitigate their effects on society. The course also discusses methods of mitigation, monitoring, prediction and warning systems, hazard awareness, the role of technology in hazard reduction and adaptation, emergency response, and community redevelopment.

Credit hours: 5
GEC categories: Natural Science (Physical Science). Sequences: 100-203
Prerequisites: 100 or 121 or Geol Sci 100, 121
Class Times: Mondays AND Wednesdays (5:30 - 7:30 pm)
Laboratory times:  Mondays OR Wednesdays (7:40 - 9:40 pm)

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Instructor:
Ozeas S. Costa, Jr.
Tel: (419) 755-4128
Office: Ovalwood 395
costa.47@osu.edu
http://www.mansfield.ohio-state.edu/faculty/ocosta/