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To focus their research, students are presented with the following hypothetical situation: Suppose you and your classmates are members of an organization that is looking for a site to build a new headquarters. As the Society for Earthquake Enthusiasts (SEE), you plan to put your headquarters at the site of a historically significant earthquake. You are not looking to put yourselves at risk, however, and are therefore looking for a safe location. You have decided that a safe site is one that will not produce a deadly earthquake in your lifetime (i.e., in the next 80 years). Students complete a series of assignments throughout the semester to demonstrate their understanding of structural geology by writing papers and giving an oral presentation. First, a letter proposing a site is due early in the semester, next a historical background paper is due mid-semester, and finally a persuasive report and oral presentation are due at the end of the semester. Has minimal/no quantitative component

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    Keywords:

    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Undergraduate (Lower Division),Earthquakes,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201220790T,Seismology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience,NSDL

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    English

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