(Prerequisites: ES110/111 or consent of instructor) Natural hazards are Earth processes that are potentially harmful to people and/or their property. Natural hazard phenomena includes events such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunami, coastal erosion, severe weather, mass wasting, flooding, wildfires, and asteroid impacts. This course provides a detailed discussion of natural hazards with an emphasis placed on understanding the processes that cause natural hazards to occur, and the factors that increase the risk for humans and their property. Special emphasis will be given to comparing and contrasting natural hazards, natural disasters, and natural catastrophes. Damage mitigation techniques, as well as ethical and legal issues concerning these dynamic Earth processes, will also be explored in this course.