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GEO 142 - The Geology of Pacific NW Volcanoes, Mountains, and Earthquakes

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Credit Hours: 4

Studies plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, mountain-building processes, and geologic hazards, with emphasis on the Pacific Northwest. Includes plate tectonic theory, types and effects of volcanism and other geologic activity on humans, seismic waves and faults, accreted terranes, geologic maps, and Oregon’s geomorphic provinces.

Prerequisite: Placement into WR 115  (or higher), or completion of WR 090  (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor.