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 in Spring 2013

Spring 2013

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