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Marine Geology and Geochemistry

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E. Samajpati

Course Long Title

Marine Geology and Geochemistry


Approximately seventy percent of the earth’s surface is under water, and only a fraction of it has been studied. This course explores the geology and geochemistry of the ocean floor and the various methods used to study the marine provinces. Students examine the major seafloor features and their connection to plate tectonics, learn geochemistry to understand the origin of such features in ancient and current settings, and investigate the origin and distribution of deep sea sediments to understand major events in the earth’s history. Prerequisite(s): EACS 223.

Modes of Inquiry

Quantitative and Formal Reasoning [QF]

Writing Credit

No writing credit

Class Restriction

Exclude First Years

Offering Frequency

One-time offering