Environmental geology and natural hazards is
designed to provide students with a basic understanding on surveying of
environmental processes with respect to the interactions between humans and the
Earth. During the course students will learn how to identify environmental
hazards, understand the challenges of predicting and preventing natural disasters,
and prevent pollution. Various catastrophic events such as earthquakes,
tsunamis, floods, landslides, volcanic eruptions will be clarified and
discussed on real case studies. In addition, the relationship of natural
resources to pollution distribution, resource usage and impacts, waste management,
hydrologic cycle,  water quality,
desalination, resource availability, toxic and radioactive waste disposal
problems and proposed solutions, landfill, global climate change, sea level
rise, greenhouse gases, extreme weather and so on will be mentioned.