Instructors: Prof. Drs. Whitney Behr and Sean Willett
Course Information: Lecture and practical exercises, taught annually in Fall semester.
Course Objectives: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the evolution, mechanics, and rheology of divergent, convergent and strike-slip tectonic systems from the lithospheric scale to local shallow crustal and outcrop-scales. Assessment of mechanisms responsible for plate movements (the Earth as a heat transfer machine, dynamics of earth mantle, plate driving forces) and subsequent large-scale structures (oceanic basins and cycle of the oceanic lithosphere, convergence and mountain systems and continental growth, etc) through theoretical and experimental information. Evaluation of plate tectonic and other orogenic processes through the study of reference examples of taken from the western North America, Aegean, and Taiwan orogenic systems.
Instructors: Dr. Jonas Ruh
Course Information: Lecture and practical exercises, taught annually in Spring semester.
Advanced Structural Geology:
Instructors: Prof. Dr. Whitney Behr
Course Information: Lecture and field-based exercises, taught annually in Spring semester.