EARTH 146 - Plate Tectonics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed three of GEOSCI 105, 107, and 205 or EARTH 105, 107, and 205 (or any combination thereof). Those with credit for one of GEOSCI 105 and 107 or EARTH 105 and 107 (or any combination thereof) may only elect EARTH 146 for two credits. Those with credit for GEOSCI 205 or EARTH 205, or both GEOSCI 105 and 107 or EARTH 105 and 107 (or any combination thereof), may only elect EARTH 146 for one credit.
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Two hundred million years ago the Earth's continents were joined together to form one gigantic super-continent, called Pangea. Plate tectonic forces broke Pangea apart and caused the continents to drift. We study the evidence for plate tectonics and the large-scale dynamics of the Earth's interior that is responsible for mountain building, earthquakes faulting, volcanic eruptions, changes in Earth's magnetic field, and much more.

Course Requirements:

No data submitted

Intended Audience:

No background in Earth science is necessary.

Class Format:

The course involves three hours of weekly meeting time and selected reading material.

EARTH 146 - Plate Tectonics
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001 (SEM)
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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