2020 Advanced Earth and Space Sciences F

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Earth and Planetary Sciences
Nakajima Junichi 
Class Format
Lecture    (ZOOM)
Media-enhanced courses
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Tue3-4(Zoom)  Fri3-4(Zoom)  
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Course description and aims

In the first half of the class, I will summarize recent studies on several topics on subduction-zone dynamics. Then, students will select papers about seismic and volcano-tectonics and present the results in the paper.

Student learning outcomes

Understand seismic heterogeneity in the Earth.


subduction zone, earthquakes, volcanoes, magma, fluids, seismic tomography

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

Take attendance in every lecture. Students will have presentations during the class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 General introduction Learn general topics
Class 2 Oceanic plate Understand the structure of an oceanic plate
Class 3 Interplate earthquakes in subduction zone Understand interplate earthquakes in subduction zone
Class 4 Intraplate earthquakes in subduction zone Understand intraplate earthquakes in subduction zone
Class 5 Deep structures of arc volcanoes Understand deep structures of arc volcanoes
Class 6 Crustal deformation and earthquakes Understand crustal deformation and earthquakes
Class 7 Presentation 1 Group work
Class 8 Presentation 2 Group work
Class 9 Presentation 3 Group work
Class 10 Presentation 4 Group work
Class 11 Presentation 5 Group work
Class 12 Presentation 5 Group work
Class 13 Presentation 6 Group work
Class 14 Summary Summarize the lecture

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


None required.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

None required.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on reports and presentation.

Related courses

  • EPS.A336 : Dynamics of the Earth and Planet
  • EPS.A331 : Earth Materials

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

No prerequisites.

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