GEOL 2110 Plate Tectonics

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 2110
Number of Credits: 3

Historical background of the concept of plate tectonics. Geophysical evidence for reconstructing the motions of continental and oceanic areas. Plate tectonic processes and characteristics of plate boundaries. Dynamics -- the nature of the driving forces. Geosynclines, orogenic belts and crustal evolution will be examined with regard to plate tectonic theory. Types of plate boundaries (divergent and convergent zones, transform faults) will be studied and compared to existing geotectonic features.Offered every other year. Lecture, 3 hours.