Title Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics
Description Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 1 or 1H or 100. Designed for juniors/seniors. 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 units
Course Days Tuesday Thursday
Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location 3645 Geology
Level Undergraduate
Course ID 178422200
Type Lecture
Instructor Abby Kavner
Email akavner@ucla.edu
Phone 310-206-3675