ESCI 101: The Earth

The study of the nature of Earth and its processes.

ESCI 323: Earth Structure and Deformation

Introduction to the mechanics and deformation of Earth's crust and lithosphere, emphasizing rock strength and rheology, earthquakes and faulting, brittle and ductile deformation mechanisms and processes, and an introduction to tectonic systems.

ESCI 464: Global Tectonics

Geometrical aspects of plate tectonics, the three traditional types of plate boundaries, instantaneous plate motions, earthquakes and faulting, space geodesy, geomagnetic reversals, paleomagnetic poles, hotspots, and "absolute" plate motion.