Dec 03, 2020  
Catalogue 2020-2021 
    
Catalogue 2020-2021
Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

ESCI 135 - Volcanoes and Civilization


1 unit(s)
Few natural phenomena are more spectacular than a volcanic eruption. Volcanoes have been an important part of human culture throughout history whether in legends or in actual events. Through accounts of volcanic events, such as Plato’s account of the legend of Atlantis, recent scientific analysis of the eruption of Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii, or news media coverage of current eruptions, this course studies the role volcanoes have played in society as it traces the historical development of volcanological study using sources such as classical literature, nineteenth century treatises in natural science, modern scientific journals, and the popular media.

An optional field trip to an active volcano is possible.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2020/21.

Course Format: CLS



Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)