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GEOL0301A-S13

Plate Tectonics- World Geology

Plate Tectonics and World Geology
Tectonics refers to the many processes associated with development of regional-scale geologic features. These features include the origin and evolution of mountain belts, the growth of continents and ocean basins, and the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The challenge of tectonic analysis lies in the accumulation and synthesis of a wide range of geologic information in an attempt to reconstruct the tectonic history of a particular region. An overnight weekend field trip towards the end of the semester will introduce students firsthand to the tectonic elements of the Appalachians. 3 hrs. lect.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
22125

Course

GEOL0301

All Sections in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

GEOL0301A-S13 Lecture (Amidon)
GEOL0301Z-S13 Lab (Amidon)