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2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 456/456L/556/556L Global Geophysics/Lab

Credits: (2-1) 3

This course develops the basic physical principles that govern the nature and evolution of the solid earth from a global perspective. Topics to be covered include, Earth structure, plate tectonics, Earth’s magnetic field, seismic imaging, gravity, and volcanic processes.

Prerequisites: MATH 123  and PHYS 211  
Corequisites: GEOL 456L/556L
Notes: Students enrolled in 556/556L will be held to a higher standard than those enrolled in 456/456L.

A grade of “C” or higher is required for graduation with a Geology BS.

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