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Course Code: 
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Description & Objectives: 

This is an introductory course in Geophysics. It is an elective course offered in second year. The course covers the structure of the earth, gravity and its anomalies, isostasy, seismology, geomagnetism and an iintroduction to plate-tectonics. 

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of the course the student should be able to:

  • Describe the major component of the structure of the earth
  • Explain the causes of earthquakes and how earthquakes are measured
  • Describe how the source parameters can be determine and the seismic methods used for describing the Earth’s Structure
  • Describe variations in gravity g at all points on the earth surface and the different types of gravity anomalies
  • Describe the earth magnetic field
  • List the basic types of plate boundaries and the possible sources of forces that drive the plate


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