Ridgewater College

Course Equivalents

Course Equivalents for ESCI 1140 at Ridgewater College in Spring 2020 (Jan - May)



While all courses listed as equivalents below are transferable, they are not necessarily equivalent in both directions. The courses below transfer TO the college or university shown above. To see how courses from your home college or university transfer to other participating colleges or universities, you can search Transferology.

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Central Lakes College

ESCI 1444 - Natural Disasters - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course is a survey of phenomena known collectively as natural disasters, covered from the geoscientific perspective, with consideration for the impact of such events on human societies. Topics in this course will include volcanoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, and others. Course also includes studies of the underlying processes that create the environment for these events, such as plate tectonics, the oceanic heat budget, and atmospheric circulation. MnTC Goals 3 and 10
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Century College

ESCI 1080 - Natural Disasters (Partially Online) - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
This course will investigate the physical processes, origins, as well as the human and economic impacts caused by natural disasters. Students will examine earthquakes, volcanism, severe weather, climate change, wildfires, and floods among other natural catastrophic phenomenon. They will have the opportunity to access information from government agencies and universities involved in the study of these phenomena.
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Inver Hills Community College

GEOL 1115 - Natural Disasters - 3 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Investigates the physical processes, origins, and human and economic impacts of natural disasters. Students will examine earthquakes, volcanism, severe weather, climate change, wildfires, and floods among other natural catastrophic phenomena and will engage in lab-like experiences that include mapping and data analysis.
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Lake Superior College

GEOL 1125 - Geology of Natural Disasters - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
Natural disasters are investigated from a geologic perspective along with the societal impacts. Topics include: earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, mass-extinctions, floods, mudslides, global-warming, meteorite impacts and sea level changes. MTC goal areas: (3) Natural Sciences and (10) People and the Environment. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing, or instructor's consent) (3 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
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Winona State University

GEOS 113 - Natural Disasters with Laboratory - 4 credits
Natural Science (03)
People/Environment (10)
An investigative exploration of significant geohazards impacting the Earth with emphasis on volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides and other hill slope failures, hurricanes, tornadoes and floods. Geologic processes governing each type of disaster are explored. Prediction, impacts and mitigation potential for each hazard are examined. Climate change, human influence on the impacts of a changing climate on weather-related disasters will be discussed. Grade only. Offered yearly. NOTE: Students may enroll in either GEOS 113 or GEOS 103 - Natural Disasters, but they cannot earn credit for both courses. Meets GOAL 3 and GOAL 10.
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