Five College Consortium

TECTONICS & EARTH HISTORY

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Subject Name: 
Geosciences
Course Number: 
361
Institution: 
Smith College
A broadly-based examination of tectonics, the unifying theory of geology. We discuss lithospheric plate movements, the creation and destruction of Earth’s crust, the formation of mountain belts and sedimentary basins, the dynamic coupling of crust and mantle, and how these processes have shaped the Earth through time. Emphases includes critical reading of the primary literature; communication of scientific ideas orally and in writing; and the central role of tectonics in uniting diverse fields of geology to create a cogent picture of how the Earth works. Prerequisite: any two 200-level courses in geosciences, one of which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Schedule #: 
10108-F17

Course Sections

TECTONICS & EARTH HISTORY
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 John Loveless jloveles@smith.edu MWF 10:00-10:50 SAB-RD 101