Schedule

Course Schedule For Spring 2020

Link to the Google Calendar for the course is here

The green highlighted links below will take you to the locations in this course WordPress site with detailed instructions for each Unit and assignment.

Unit Topic and Dates Assignments Due Dates Points
0 Event of the Week

January 24 — April 10

a. Read EOTW Post and do research Fridays
b. Comment on Post and answer specific questions Each following Friday 10 pts each, 100 pts total
1 Orientation
January 13 — 17
a. Create WordPress avatar and nickname

b. Syllabus Quiz

 January 17

 

January 17

20

 

15

c. Introduction blog post  January 17 20
2 Plate Tectonics
January 17 — 26
a. New resource post  January 26 10 pts – 6 pts for the post, 4 points for commenting
b. Google Earth project January 26 50 pts
3 Weather/Climate Basics
January 24 — Feb. 2
a. New resource post  January 31 10 (6+4)
b. All module quizzes complete February 2 50
4 Intro to Natural Hazards
January 31 to February 7
a. Case study choices Complete blog post by Feb 5

Complete comment and replies by Feb 7

40
5 Case Study 1
February 7 — March 6
Wk. 1 – Basic February 14 35 (Quiz – 5; writing and post/comment – 30)
Wk. 2 – Monitoring / mitigation February 21 35
Wk. 3 – Risk / vulnerability Feb 28 35
Wk. 4 – Report March 6 50
6 Case Study 2*
March 6 — April 6*You will do the same types of assignments for Case Study 2 as for Case Study 1, just with your second hazard topic.
Wk. 1 – Basic Science March 16 35
Wk. 2 – Monitoring / mitigation March 23 35
Wk. 3 – Risk / vulnerability March 30 35
Wk. 4 – Report April 6 50
7 Society, Response, Recovery
April 6 — April 17
a. Discussion

b. Presentation

April 13

April 17

75
8 Preparedness
April 15 — April 24
a. Assess your own preparedness April 24

 

April 24

75
b. Community preparedness blog post 75
9 Capstone Project
Due  May 2
May 2 150
 

Hangout bonus points will be added on top of your final points, with your grade calculated out of 1000 total

Total points 1000
Hangout Bonus Points  

(14 sessions)

 5 each

70 total

 

Weekly Google Hangout – Each week I will host a ~ 1 hour long Google hangout for the purpose of connecting with students, answering questions, discussing assignments, or just discussing anything hazards related you might have an interest in. Day and time TBD depending on participants. Instructions for how to join are in the How To menu.

Bonus points – each time you participate in a Hangout, you will receive 5 bonus points! Participation means that you actively communicate during the Hangout. If you show up but don’t say anything, you won’t get points

GEOS 380