Term Assignment: In the course of the term you do a brief assignment on a specific topic related to earthquakes of your choice. The purpose of this assignment is to explore in depth a topic that is of some meaning or interest to you. The number of potential topics is nearly infinite; you are not limited to topics introduced in the lectures. This can take the form of a short paper (no more than 3 1.5 spaced pages; a powerpoint presentation; a video or other forms. The result must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of your chosen topic beyond what is provided in the course lectures. While some may perceive this requirement as onerous, it’s really the very best way to learn. Furthermore, the term assignment is weighted the same as an exam, and thus is an opportunity for individuals with a poor exam performance to improve their course grade. Suggested assignment topics: retrofit plan for your own home or business, earthquake disaster plan for your house and neighborhood, or your workplace; tsunami escape plan; politics and earthquake science; etc. Please select your term project topic by the end of Week 4 (Friday, July 16). Send me a title and a short description of what you plan to write about and the resources available to you, and I will respond quickly.