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2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSCI 421 - Marine Geology: Environments, Processes, and Records

Credits: (3)
Prerequisite(s): GEOL 100  or GEOL 101  or GEOL 110  
This course provides an introduction to the geologic processes which have shaped the world’s oceans and their margins. It is specifically targeted to advanced undergraduates and junior graduate students with a background in geological sciences. It will focus on three key study areas (the Bay of Bengal, the US Atlantic Coast, and the Arctic Ocean), and explore the geology and morphology of each, the key processes responsible for their formation and evolution over timescales ranging from decades to hundreds of millions of years, and the records of past changes in sea level, climate, and physical oceanography contained within their sedimentary deposits.
Cross-listed with: GEOL 421