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Earth Structure and Dynamics/Lab

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Earth Structure and Dynamics/Lab


The processes of mountain building and plate tectonics are understood by observing the structure and architecture of rocks. This course explores the nature and types of structures present in rocks that make up the Earth's crust. Fundamental concepts and principles of deformation are examined in a variety of field settings. The laboratory introduces the techniques used in descriptive and kinematic structural analysis. Several one-day excursions and one weekend field trip may take place throughout Maine and the mountains of the northern Appalachians. Prerequisite(s): any 100-level earth and climate sciences course.

Modes of Inquiry

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QF], Scientific Reasoning [SR]

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Class Restriction

Exclude First Years