2018-2019 Catalog

GEO 235 Global Geophysics and Tectonics

An introduction to plate tectonics and the geology of plate boundaries. Topics include: techniques for describing plate motions, earthquakes and seismology reversals of the earth's magnetic field, the nature of the seafloor, and the geology of mountain belts. Includes one three-hour laboratory per week.


4 units


GEO 105 or GEO 106, or permission of instructor


GEO 235L

Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science