G 476 Earthquake Geology
Characterizes earthquakes from a geological perspective. Course content includes discussion of the earthquake process, and the application of a variety of tools (e.g. geomorphology, stratigraphy, structure, geophysics, and seismology) to evaluate the earthquake cycle. The course will cover sub-disciplines within earthquake geology and skills necessary to conduct a geological investigation of earthquakes. The class will evaluate the four tectonic environments; transform, extensional, subduction, and continental collision. Field trips required.