GLY-3034  NATURAL DISASTERS  Weekly Schedule
Instructor: LONGORIA 





NOTE: GLY3034 requires time and discipline. Students in this class need: 

(1) to follow the instructions given at the beginning of the term; 

(2) to do the browsing for specific activities, 

(3) to check the WebCT mail for communication with the instructor; and

(4) to devote time to read the posted materials in the website;
 
 

Consequently this course requires time so if you are busy, or overloaded with courses, or have a busy personal schedule, or plan to travel during the semester, or if you feel you will learn better in a face-to-face (traditional) modality you may not be suited to a course like this, if you have to make a change do it now.  The first two weeks of the semester are programmed to give students time to become familiarized with the way these asynchronous / hybird courses are conducted and to become used to the Web site. 
 
 

Work for the first two weeks of the semester is devoted to getting students familiar with teaching/learning style of the course and for students gaining acquaintance with the online procedures used in this course, which will be strictly followed during the semester.  The sooner you start the sooner you will be prepared for the semester!
 
 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

Week 1: 1/16- 1/12
SECTION 0: Habilitation
Introduction || Course Setup || Headcount
Organization and expectations: Access Codes; Participation Forum (PF1) Entry, Narrative
 
 

Week 2: 1/13 - 1/19
SECTION I: Foundations, Assignment 1; PF2
 
 

Week 3: 1/20 - 1/26
SECTION I: Foundations
An Introduction to Disaster Management -  Assignment 2;PF3
Geological Setting

 
Week 4: 1/27 - 2/2
SECTION II: Disasters Involving the Lithosphere
2.1. Earthquakes - Assignment 3; PF4


Week 5: 2/3 - 2/9
2.2 Volcanoes - Assignment 4; PF5
 
 

Week 6: 2/10 - 216
2.3. Landslides - Assignment 5; PF6
 

EXAM 1: 2/12
 

Week 7: 2/17 - 2/23

SECTION III: Disasters Involving the Hydrosphere
3.1 Tsunami Assignment 6; PF7
3.2 Floods   Assignment 7
 
 

Week 8: 2/24 - /3/1

SECTION IV: Disasters Involving the Atmosphere
4.1 Hurricanes  Assignment 8; PF8
4.2 Tornados  Assignment 9
4.3 Lightning Assignment 10
 
 

Week 9: 3/2 - 3/8
SECTION IV: Disasters Involving the Atmosphere
4.1 Hurricanes  Assignment 8
4.2 Tornados  Assignment 9; PF9
4.3 Lightning Assignment 10
 
 

Week 10: 3/9 - 3/15: EXAM 2: 3/11
 
 

Week 11: 3/16 - 3/22 NO CLASSES - SPRING BREAK

Week 12: 3/23 - 3/29: NO CLASS - FILED WORK AND CONFERENCE
 
 

Week 13: 3/30 - 4/5

SECTION V: Disasters Involving the Biosphere
5.1 Drought/Desertification Assignment 11; PF10

5.2 Forest Fires  Assignment 12; PF11
5.3 Biosphere Assignment 13; PF12
 
 

Week 14: 4/6 - 4/12
SECTION VI:  Human-induced Disasters
6.1 Environmental Concerns   Assignment 14; PF13
6.2 Social Aspects  Assignment 15
 
 

Week 15: 4/13 -4/19
SECTION VII: Disasters Involving Extraterrestrial Bolides
7.1 Asteroids and Meteors  Assignment 16; PF14
7.2 Future of Humanity   Assignment 17
 
 

Week 16: 4/20 - 4/26 Finals Week.
ESSAY - EXAM  3
Check the academic calendar
http://www.fiu.edu/~register/academiccalendaranddeadlines.html