University of Calgary

GEOG 311 - Natural Events & Human Disasters - Winter 2015

Explores how various Earth processes create hazards for humans in different regions. Topics include but are not limited to: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, floods, landslides, hurricanes, drought, famine and disease. Lectures will focus on: (1) the causes of dangerous natural events, (2) how the physical geography of a region affects its vulnerability, (3) historic human impacts, and (4) how people in different regions perceive and mitigate risk from these events.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(3-0)


  • Geography 311 is not open to students with credit in Geography 397.07.


This course will be offered next in Fall 2015.
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