EAS 3040

EAS 3040

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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 2250, CHEM 2070 or equivalent; PHYS 2207 or PHYS 1112, or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 11984 EAS 3040   LEC 001

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

  • 11985 EAS 3040   LAB 401