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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2021-22

EARS 37 Marine Geology

This course investigates the geology,processes, and paleoarchives hidden beneath the world’s oceans. The course material is necessarily broad, covering marine geography, plate tectonics, active and passive margins, coastal processes, ocean processes, sediment processes, and climate interactions. We will investigate a few specific concepts (case studies) in detail to relate the course material to current events and the recent scientific literature. A key objective of this course is for you to use case studies to practice how to critically evaluate and synthesize published marine geological data, and to construct, in writing, sound, logical, succinct arguments based on your analyses. We do not have a lab for this course, but I will introduce you to marine geological field methods throughout the term.




One course from EARS 1, EARS 2, EARS 3, EARS 4, EARS 5, EARS 6, EARS 8, EARS 9 or permission of the instructor.

Distributive and/or World Culture


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