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GEOL 641 - Earthquake Geology


Units: 4
Aspects of earthquake geology, plate tectonic and geographic location of seismicity; the source region and rock mechanics and deformation; seismic waves; dating techniques and tectonic geomorphology; fault types and behavior.

Prerequisites: M.S. Geology major.
Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Develop a firm understanding of the causes, nature and location of earthquakes and their associated phenomena by interpreting and analyzing both classic and current articles, reports, and maps and texts.
  2. Use their geologic knowledge to critically analyze textbook and journal reading assignments and identify the fundamental theses and supporting evidence of each.
  3. Communicate the concepts, geometries and analysis schemes associated with earthquake geology by means of focused critical precis of textbook chapters and topical journal articles and oral presentations to the class.
  4. Understand the role of earthquakes in the context of plate-tectonic theory and also in society, and the important connections between each.




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