Fall 2014

Plate Tectonics and Continental Dynamics

Listed in: Geology, as GEOL-401

Formerly listed as: GEOL-40

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Tekla A. Harms (Section 01)


An analysis of the dynamic processes that drive the physical evolution of the earth’s crust and mantle. Plate tectonics, the changing configuration of the continents and oceans, and the origin and evolution of mountain belts will be studied using evidence from diverse branches of geology. Present dynamics are examined as a means to interpret the record of the past, and the rock record is examined as a key to understanding the potential range of present and future earth dynamics. Three hours of class and three hours of laboratory each week.

Requisite: GEOL 111 and two additional upper-level Geology courses. Fall semester.  Professor Harms.


Lab science course, Research attentive, Writing attentive


2015-16: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2012, Fall 2014