Introduction to Earth processes

This course explores the scientific evidence for models of the Earth’s evolution and internal structure, and how this complements geological evidence for the theory of plate tectonics. The nature of internal processes will be investigated through the study of rocks, mineralogy, volcanism, earthquakes, geological structures and metamorphism. Surface processes including erosion, transportation and deposition of sediments will be examined in a wide variety of environments, exploring themes in palaeontology and stratigraphy. Together with ‘Evolution of Earth, life and environments’ this is one of a pair of linked courses running in alternate years which align with the first year of the undergraduate Earth Science programme.

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  • Cost: £260
  • Credits: 20