EARTH 451 - Introduction to Structure and Tectonics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in GEOSCI 351.
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of Instructor.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description and interpretation of geological structures in the Earth's crust and introduction to global plate tectonics. Topics covered are: mechanics, stress, strain and deformation; hand-specimen and field description of geological structures; the kinematics and dynamics of folding and faulting; flow of rocks (rheology); introduction to dislocation theory; microstructural analysis; principles of plate tectonics; tectonic evolution of selected regions.

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Intended Audience:

The course is aimed at those with an interest in geology beyond the introductory level, as well as students who want a basic understanding of the outer Earth's physical properties.

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EARTH 451 - Introduction to Structure and Tectonics
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001 (LEC)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
Note: Restricted to graduate students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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