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Earth Sciences (ERTH)

Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science

ERTH 1007 [0.5 credit]

The Dynamic Earth: Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonic processes that drive our planet, create the interior structure of the Earth, and form the oceanographic, geological, and geophysical characteristics of plate boundaries; origin of earthquakes, seismic hazards, and use of seismicity to explore the subsurface.
Precludes additional credit for GEOG 1100 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: OAC in Calculus and one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Sciences or Physics; or permission of the Department.
Lectures three hours a week and a laboratory three hours a week.

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