The GEOL130 paper must be 1000-1500 words in length (not including the works cited page), typewritten (12 point font), double spaced, and prepared in accordance with either APA or MLA guidelines (specify style when the paper is uploaded to Blackboard. Papers must include a minimum of five sources. A minimum of two of the five sources must be from state or federal government agencies.
write about a historical volcanic eruption or a more recent volcanic eruption. In the United States, the 1980 Mt. St. Helens volcano eruption impacted travel and commerce in the U.S. for several weeks. The Iceland volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in April 2010 grounded airplane travel in Europe for several weeks and impacted University of Evansville students trying to fly home after a semester at Harlaxton College in England. In Hawaii, the Kilauea Vocano continues to erupt. There are volcanoes in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.
You can choose to write about any of these volcanoes or other historical volcanic events. I recommend you use one page of your paper to explain the different types of volcanoes (shield volcanoes, composite volcanoes, and cinder cones), then use the rest of your paper to describe a volcanic eruption that occurred and how it impacted people living in the area.