Title Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Description Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 1 or 100. Designed for juniors/seniors in physical sciences. Classical concepts of sedimentation and tectonics. Alfred Wegener's theory of continental drift and ensuing controversy. Physiography of continents and oceans. Geophysical evidence regarding nature of ocean floor. Magnetic stratigraphy. Seafloor spreading. Plate tectonic model and its driving mechanisms. Tectonic, igneous, and metamorphic processes at plate boundaries. P/NP or letter grading.
Units 4.0 units
Restrictions None
Course Days Tuesday Thursday
Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location Geology 3656
Level Undergraduate
Course ID 411414200
Type Lecture
Class Website https://ccle.ucla.edu/course/view/18W-EPSSCI119-1
Instructor Gilles Peltzer
Email peltzer@epss.ucla.edu
Phone 310-206-2156