Solid Earth Geophysics

Solid Earth Geophysics
Physics of the earth, including earthquake seismology. Gravity, seismic, magnetic, electrical, and heat flow properties and methods.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPHSCS 106 & MATH 112 & GEOL 111
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 440
Course Outcomes

Physics of the Earth

Understand the fundamental principles of plate motions, seismic waves, gravity, magnetics, heat flow, and mantle convection

Problem Solving

Develop the ability to analyze processes in Earth's interior and on its surface through use of mathematics and problem solving

Science Writing

Become comfortable with reading scientific papers, analyzing their content, and writing summaries of your analyses

Earth as a Planet

Acquire an appreciation for the unique and complex processes in Earth's interior and the resulting surface manifestations and implications for development of life