In this course, students will investigate how these the earth’s physical processes shape the planet’s natural characteristics and affect human systems. Student inquiry will surround natural disasters particularly the following questions: How are humans/human action involved in the creation of natural disasters? How do humans/human action influence the impacts of human disasters. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process and use spatial technologies to analyse these processes, make predictions related to natural disasters, and assess ways of responding to them.