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GEO 603: Global Plate Dynamics.

5 hours (3, lecture; 2, lab), 4 credits. Plate tectonics as a unifying theory for the dynamic processes that connect the exterior and interior of the planet and shape its surface. Plate boundary characteristics, driving mechanisms, plate motion, relationships to climate and biodiversity, and global implications for the Earth system. Laboratories include geologic map study and techniques of measuring, plotting, and interpreting structural and plate motion data. PREREQ: GEO 501, 502, or 601.

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