2017 Introduction to Material Sciences of Earth and Planet

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Instructor(s)
Ohta Kenji  Nakajima Junichi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(I2-318)  Fri3-4(I2-318)  
Group
-
Course number
EPS.A201
Credits
2
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2017/3/17
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

This course aims at learning the elements of material science, and important pieces for learning solid Earth science, such as plate tectonics and plume tectonics which control dynamics inside the solid Earth.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will acquire the basic knowledge to officially learn solid state Earth and planetary sciences.

Keywords

Crust, Mantle, Core, Plate tectonics, Plume tectonics

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Before coming to class, students should read the course schedule and prepare for the topics with handouts and references.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of solid state Earth science To investigate the characteristic topography on the Earth's surface
Class 2 Mid Oceanic Ridge To investigate the distribution of mid-oceanic midge, and its role in Earth's dynamics.
Class 3 Subduction zone To investigate the distribution of subduction zones, and its role in Earth's dynamics
Class 4 Hotspot To investigate the distribution of hotspot and its role in Earth's dynamics.
Class 5 Plate tectonics To investigate the details of birth of plate tectonics theory.
Class 6 Magmatism (igneous rocks) To investigate the creation process of igneous rocks.
Class 7 Interaction between atmosphere, ocean, and solid Earth (sedimentary rocks) To investigate the creation process of sedimetary rocks.
Class 8 Collision of continents (metamorphic rocks) To investigate the creation process of sedimetary rocks.
Class 9 Earth's materials and phase transition 1~ mantle To investigate the structure of the Earth's mantle and constituent minerals in each layer.
Class 10 Earth's materials and phase transition 2~ core To investigate the structure of the Earth's core and constituent materials in each layer.
Class 11 Dynamics in the Earth's interior 1 To investigate what is the dynamics occur in the Earth's interior.
Class 12 Dynamics in the Earth's interior 2 To investigate what is the dynamics occur in the Earth's interior.
Class 13 Introduction of planetary material science 1 To investigate the structure, constituent materials, and tectonics of terrestrial planets.
Class 14 Introduction of planetary material science 2 To investigate the structure, constituent materials, and tectonics of terrestrial planets.

Textbook(s)

Handouts will be provided at each class

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Introduction of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Iwanami-koza Earth and Planetary Sciences vol. 1)

Assessment criteria and methods

Students will take a short test to increase the depth of understanding of contents in the course. At the 13 and 14th classes, students will discuss materials and dynamics of planets on the basis of the knowledges learned before the class. Students' course scores are based on short exams (65%) and the discussion (35%).

Related courses

  • EPS.A331 : Earth Materials
  • EPS.L331 : Experiments in Earth Material Science
  • EPS.L202 : Laboratory in Earth and Planetary Sciences (petrology)
  • EPS.L205 : Laboratory in Earth and Planetary Sciences (field geology)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

No prerequisite

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