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GLS 240 Geodynamics

3 Credit(s)
This course focuses on the understanding of the thermal and mechanical aspects of lithospheric deformation and evolution. Course covers topics that influence geodynamic processes, including mantle convection; lithospheric heat transfer; plate boundaries, body forces, and the dynamics of Earth’s lithosphere; lithospheric rheology; and orogenesis. Three lecture hours per week.  Prerequisites: One Geological Sciences 100-level laboratory course or permission of Department Chairperson.