You will learn to evaluate scientific information, solve problems and influence policy through the use of the following case studies:What will be the impact on the Californian economy?
The goal is to inform future leaders of our society about the various hazards associated with earthquakes and tsunamis. We hope to foster a generation of non-scientists who are sophisticated consumers of scientific information, and to develop a generation of scientists who are sensitive to the political, economic, and social context of their work.
EPS 20 is a 3 credit course, there are no prerequisites and the class fulfills the Physical Science breadth requirement.
The class is intended for all students interested in earthquakes, their impact on our society and how we deal with them. Students taking this class come from the the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business and law.
What students think of this class
"I enjoyed the combination of field trips, guest speakers, films and discussion on current events. Getting multiple perspectives helped in understanding the material."
"The focus on earthquakes in the Berkeley region made me really, really, really care about the material."
"This is the best physical science breadth requirement I know of."
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If you have questions or want to know more please email Richard Allen.