Relationships between humans and the earth are examined in this course, with a focus on natural hazards and natural resources. The course emphasizes the Earth processes that are important to human activities and the impact of human activities on Earth's processes. Topics may include volcanoes, earthquakes, flooding, water quality, water resources, global climate change, severe weather, wildfires and coastal processes, among others. The interactions between the various natural hazards are examined. An optional field trip may be offered. Co requisite: ENG 101.