Schedule

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

Course Schedule For Spring 2018

Link to the Google Calendar for the course is here

Unit Topic and Dates Assignments Due Dates Points
Event of the Week January 26 — April 18 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 16 — 19
a. Create WordPress avatar and nickname

b. Syllabus Quiz

 January 19

 

January 19

20

 

15

c. Introduction blog post  January 19 20
2 Plate Tectonics
January 19 — 26
a. New resource post  January 24 10 pts – 6 pts for the post, 4 points for commenting
b. Google Earth project January 26

February 2

50 pts
3 Weather/Climate Basics
January 26 — Feb. 2
a. New resource post  January 31 10 (6+4)
b. All module quizzes complete February 2 50
4 Intro to Natural Hazards
February 2 – 7
a. Case study choices February 7 40
5 Case Study 1
February 7 — March 5
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 5 50
6 Case Study 2
March 5 — April 6
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 18
a. Discussion

b. Presentation

April 13

April 18

75
8 Preparedness
April 18 — April 27
a. Assess your own preparedness April 27

 

April 27

75
b. Community preparedness blog post 75
9 Capstone Project
Due  May 4
May 4 150
 

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