Middlebury

GEOL 0301

Act Tectonics-Earthquake Haz

Active Tectonics and Earthquake Hazards
In this class we will explore what drives Earth’s system of tectonic plates and why plate motion causes earthquakes. We will learn about modern techniques used to document plate motion and predict the size, style, and timing of earthquakes. Students will also explore the numerous hazards associated with earthquakes and how the threat they pose to humans can be mitigated. Learning goals will focus on reading primary scientific literature, identifying unanswered questions, and developing ideas for original research. (One introductory course in GEOL, or instructor’s permission) 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
Geology
Department:
Geology
Division:
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW SCI
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Fall 2021

GEOL0301A-F21 Lecture (Amidon)

Spring 2020

GEOL0301A-S20 Lecture (Walowski)

Fall 2017

GEOL0301A-F17 Lecture (Amidon)

Fall 2016

GEOL0301A-F16 Lecture (Amidon)

Spring 2015

GEOL0301A-S15 Lecture (West)

Spring 2013

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

Spring 2011

GEOL0301A-S11 Lecture (Amidon)
GEOL0301Z-S11 Lab (Amidon)

Spring 2009

GEOL0301A-S09 Lecture (Koteas)
GEOL0301Z-S09 Lab (Koteas)

Spring 2007

GEOL0301A-S07 Lecture (West)

Spring 2005

GEOL0301A-S05 Lecture (West)