Oct 07, 2022  
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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GEOL 644 - Structural Styles of Plate Margins and Regions


Units: 4
Thematic topical study of important regions, deformational styles, or plate-margin types. Focus on reading seminal papers on the subject and contemporary work. Format is combined lecture, seminar-style discussion, and student presentations. Students write weekly précis and make one class presentation.  

Prerequisites: M.S. Geology major.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding and appreciation for how structural style varies around in response to differences in plate tectonic rates and directions, sedimentary deposition, erosion rates, etc. around the planet.
  2. Interpret geologic maps and datasets from different area and regions, and identify the geological conditions that account for their common features and differences.
  3. Recognize and classify tectonic styles and relate them to their type-locality and seminal academic references.
  4. Critically review and summarize seminal and current journal articles in précis format and present articles to their peers.




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