الانتقال الى المحتوى الأساسي

بدر عبده حسن حكمي

مقدمة في الكوارث الطبيعية DCM 603

 

Executive Master Program (MSc) in Disaster and Crisis Management

 Prerequistes

 Course ID

 Course name

 

None

 DCM 603

Introduction to Natural Disasters


 


Course Description

General considerations:Natural Disasters such as floods, landslides, subsidence, earthquakes and related phenomena, volcanic activities, coastal hazards, desertification, and send dunes migration. 


Course Objectives

1.  To understand the processes of natural disasters in general.
2.  To understand earthquakes, floods, desertification, landslides, desertification, earthquakes, subsidence, and costal hazards, and in particular, sand migration.
3.  Review of natural disaster cases in Saudi Arabia.


General References for the Course: (Books/Journals...etc.)

Students in this course can read from:
1.  Environmental Geology, 4th Edition, by Keller, Edward A., 1985. Charles E. Merril Publishing Co.
2.  Environmental Geology: Geology and the Human Environment, by Bennett, M.R., & Doyle, P., 1997.New York: John Wiley & Sons.
3.  Geohazards: Natural and Human, by Coch, N.K., 1995. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Prentice Hall. 
4.  Natural Hazards: Explanation and Integration, by Tobin, G.A. and Montz, B.E., 1997. Guilford Publishing: New York.
  


List of URLs for this Course

- http://www.naturaldisasters.ednet.ns.ca/landslides.html 
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http://geohazards.cr.usgs.gov
- Volcanoes http://www.usgs.gov/themes/volcano.html
- Earthquakes http://www.usgs.gov
- Floods http://www.usgs.gov/thems/flood.html
- Landslides http://www.usgs.gov/thems/landslide.html



Course Outcome

The student will learn the following:
1.  Students are able to understand the general knowledge about natural disasters.
2.  Students are able to understand the prediction process of earthquake and volcanic hazards.
3.  Students are able to predict the flooding and coastal hazards..
4.  Students are able to understand the effects of sand dune movements.
5.  Students are able to understand the land failure hazards including: Earth fissuring, land subsidence, rock and soil slope failure, sabkha and expansive soils. 


Scheme of assessment:

Periodical examination:         15%

Essay (1500-2000 words):     20%

Midterm exam:                      25% 

Final exam:                            40%
       


Timetable for course lectures:

 Lecture topic Week 

Introduction:Types of Natural Disasters

 1

Earthquakes

 2

Earthquakes

 3

Volcanic activity

 4
  Periodical exam  5

Floods

 6

Coastal hazards

 7

Tsunami

 8
  Midterm exam  9

Sand dunes and desertification

 10

Land failures and slopes

 11

Rock and soil slopes

 12

Earth fissuring

 13

Land subsidence

 14
Final exam  15

 


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