|Lecturer||Marc HUMBLET, Associate Professor|
|Department||G30, 2015 Spring|
|Recommended for:||1st year 2nd semester (2・1.5hours / session One session / week 15 weeks / semester)|
The course "Fundamentals of Earth Science II" aims at understanding the interactions between human society and the Earth system. On one hand, the Earth is a dynamic planet on which climate and geologic hazards, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, profoundly affect human society. On the other hand, the rapidly growing human population is affecting the global environment to an unprecedented extent. Learning about the interactions between human society and the Earth system is crucial to minimize the risks of natural hazards and to use Earth’s limited natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The students are encouraged to ask questions during the class. Active participation in class is welcome as it makes the lectures livelier and promotes exchanges of ideas and opinions. I am also available outside lecture time and students should not hesitate to contact me if they need clarifications.
This course has no prerequisite, but prior completion of "Fundamentals of Earth Science I" is recommended.
Students will be graded following the five-step S-A-B-C-F grade evaluation system.
S: 90-100%, A: 80-89%, B: 70-79%, C:60-69%, F: 59-0%
A student will be given an "Absent" grade if he or she submits a Course Withdrawal Request by the end of May. This deadline does not apply to students who drop the class part-way through for an exceptional reason (e.g. illness, accident).
December 08, 2015