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GEOL 460 - Plate Tectonics


History, fundamentals, and consequences of plate tectonic theory. Early ideas, including continental drift and seafloor spreading. Using magnetics and seismicity to determine plate motions. Performing plate rotations. Study of driving forces, and interactions at plate boundaries. Competing ideas, such as the expanding Earth theory.

Prerequisites & Notes
PRQ: GEOL 335 or consent of department.

Credits: 3