Natural Hazards
Cod: 21098
Department: DCET
Scientific area: Earth Sciences
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

This course unit focus on different natural hazard factors: seismic and volcanic phenomena, earth movements, floods and coastal dynamics. Also, it will be approached the anthropic influences and the minimization of its effects.

  1. Geology
  2. Geological Hazards

Analysing and discussing topics related to anthropic actions that may increase or reduce the effects of natural hazards.

Seismic hazards. Volcanic hazards. Coastal dynamics. Mass movements. Floods.

Readings available online at the e-learning platform.


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).