2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Dec 13, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 235 - Tectonics and Earth Structure

Mountain ranges, rifting continents and earthquakes show that the Earth is constantly deforming. This course serves as introduction to the principles of structural geology and geophysics, and explores the physical processes deforming Earth’s surface and interior and driving plate tectonics. Students will examine how and why deformation occurs, and what lines of evidence we use to study deformation on all scales, from the microscopic to global. The course will cover tectonic processes, brittle and ductile deformation mechanisms, earthquakes and seismic waves, and solid Earth properties.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: GEOL 235L  
Prerequisites: GEOL 190  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: GEOL 305

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