Course Catalog - 2021-2022

     

EEPS 323 - EARTH AND PLANETARY STRUCTURE

Long Title: EARTH AND PLANETARY STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 101 OR ESCI 107 OR ESCI 108 OR ESCI 110 OR ESCI 111 OR ESCI 115 OR ESCI 301 OR EEPS 101 OR EEPS 108 OR EEPS 110 OR EEPS 111
Description: This course covers the formation and differentiation of Earth and planetary bodies, the resulting structure and composition of planetary interiors, and the geophysical tools that reveal these details. The mechanics and deformation of the Earth's crust and lithosphere are presented, emphasizing rock strength and rheology, earthquakes and faulting, brittle and ductile deformation mechanisms and processes, and an introduction to tectonic systems. A required 3-hour lab and field trip will further develop skills for recognition, interpretation, and analysis of Earth structures and deformation processes. Prerequisites ESCI 101 or ESCI 107 or ESCI 108 or ESCI 110 or ESCI 111 or ESCI 115 or ESCI 301 can be taken concurrently or with permission of instructor. Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 101 and (PHYS 101 or 111). These may be taken concurrently. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for EEPS 323 if student has credit for ESCI 323.