EAS 3040

EAS 3040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Investigates the geology of the solid earth with emphasis on igneous and metamorphic petrology, structure of the continents and ocean basins, and large-scale tectonics. Interaction between deformation, melt generation, and metamorphism is examined as mechanisms by which the crust is differentiated from the underlying mantle. Geophysical and geochemical techniques for probing the deep interior of the earth are investigated. Plate tectonics is used as a unifying theme to understand processes operating in the solid earth.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: EAS 2200 or EAS 2250, CHEM 2070 or equivalent, PHYS 2207 or PHYS 1112, or permission of instructor.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17426EAS 3040  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: EAS 2200 or EAS 2250, CHEM 2070 or equivalent, PHYS 2207 or PHYS 1112, or permission of instructor.