This course examines the characteristics and causes of earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, and their relation to plate tectonics; development of plate tectonic and continental drift theory is also discussed. Videos, slides, and case histories help illustrate these phenomenon; relevance to North Carolina's geologic present and past is also considered. Although a scientific approach is used, the course is designed for non-scientists.
Richard Wiener (email@example.com) has a PhD in geology with thirty years’ technical geoscience experience at ExxonMobil. He has taught geology courses at the College for Seniors for three years. He previously taught at SUNY Oneonta and has numerous geologic publications to his credit.