Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2018

     

ESCI 464 001 (CRN: 12631)

GLOBAL TECTONICS

Long Title: GLOBAL TECTONICS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Instructor: Gordon, Richard G.
Meeting: 2:30PM - 3:45PM TR KWG 130 (20-AUG-2018 - 30-NOV-2018) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 0
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 19
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 2
Enrollment data as of: 29-NOV-2020 11:13AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
 
Description: Geometrical aspects of plate tectonics, the 3 traditional types of plate boundaries, instantaneous plate motions, earthquakes and faulting, space geodesy, geomagnetic reversals, paleomagnetic poles, hotspots, "absolute" plate motion, true polar wander, driving forces, diffuse plate boundaries, plate nonrigidity, and rheology of the lithosphere. Cross-list: ESCI 664. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ESCI 464 if student has credit for ESCI 664.