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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 456 - Geodynamics

Study of plate tectonics and mountain building processes that shape Earth. Lab includes introduction to Matlab software for analysis and visualization. Required field trip. GEOL 456 and GEOL 556 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: (either GEOL 101 or GEOL 103 or GEOL 107 or GEOL 108) and GEOL101LAB, or SCED 102. Corequisite: MATH 172.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use MATLAB software to manipulate and solve mathematical descriptions of the earth’s dynamics.
  • Compare, contrast and combine different lines of evidence about how the Earth works.
  • Describe the principles behind a variety of geophysical techniques, and explain how these techniques are applied to the solid Earth.

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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Spring Locations: Ellensburg

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