University of Calgary

GEOG 311 - Natural Events and Human Disasters - Spring 2019

Explores how various Earth processes create hazards for humans in different regions. Topics may include earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, floods, landslides, hurricanes, drought, famine and disease. Lectures will focus on: the causes of dangerous natural events, how the physical geography of a region affects its vulnerability, historic human impacts, and how people in different regions perceive and mitigate risk from these events.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Credit for Geography 311 and 397.07 will not be allowed.


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