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GLY 4730: Marine Geology Spring 2015 MWF 11-11:50 Professor: Rosemary Hickey-Vargas Office: Office: AHC5-394; Lab: PC-340 Contact: [email protected] Required Text: The Ocean Basins: Their Structure and Evolution , 1998, (Second Edition), Open University Course Team, Butterworth-Heinemann, 184pp. Recommended Text (especially for Biology or Paleobiology students): Marine Biogeochemical Cycles, 2005, (Second Edition) Open University Course Team, Butterworth-Heinemann, 130pp. Description: Origin of ocean floor physiographic provinces and modern theories concerning the evolution of Earth's ocean basins. Characteristics and distribution of marine sediments and their interpretation. Objectives and Learning Outcomes: This course is designed to introduce you to the geologic features of the ocean basins, their origin and evolution in time. We will cover both the origin of the oceanic lithosphere and ocean basins as the result of Earth's internal tectonic processes, and subsequent changes due to sedimentation, changes in ocean and atmospheric conditions, and biological activity.
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