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Fall 2012
Nov 25, 2015
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EAS 56000 - Seismotectonics And Lithospheric Deformation
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course explores plate tectonic processed from the scale of plate motions to the individual stresses that deform rocks. Emphasis is placed on sources of stress and how this stress is manifested in the lithosphere through faulting, folding, earthquake generation, and plate motions. Seismic waves and the information they provide about the interior of the Earth is discussed. Additionally, extensional, compressional, and transform plate boundaries are covered. Students are required to read, present, and discuss recent and important research papers relating to the lecture topics. Typically offered Fall semesters in alternating years.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Dept of Earth & Atmospheric Sc

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits

Learning Objectives: 1. Expanding the knowledge base of the students in the areas of seismology, plate tectonics, and geodynamics. 2. The students will improve their skills in critical thinking while reviewing and discussing research papers. 3. These discussions will provide opportunities for the students to gain experience in oral communication, as their presentation on their final research project.

May not be enrolled as the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore: 45 - 59 hours
      Sophomore: 30 - 44 hours
      Freshman: 0 - 14 hours
      Freshman: 15 - 29 hours

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