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B.E.A.R.
Seismo Lab
Earth & Planetary
UC Berkeley

Organization

Lecturer
Ingrid Johanson
Email: ingrid@seismo.berkeley.edu
Office hours: Wednesdays 2-4pm in 220 McCone (look for me in Room 217 too)

Expectations

  1. Lecture attendance: Tue Thr 12:30-3pm 60 Evans
  2. Assignments to be completed by class time on the due date. Assignment info.
  3. Two field trips during class time (don't be late!) Field trip info.

Textbook
"Earthquakes" (5th edition) by Bruce Bolt. Published by Freeman.
The textbook website also has some useful study aids including the Flashcards for each chapter.
The textbook is not required but suggested for its additional insight.

Grading
40% - Assignments

  1. Assignment #1 (3 Jun) 6%
  2. Assignment #2 (5 Jun) 8%
  3. Assignment #3 (24 Jun) 15%
  4. Assignment #4 (1 Jul) 11%
15% - Field Trip Report
20% - Midterm*
25% - Final*

No late work will be accepted unless with the prior approval of an instructor.
No electronic submissions will be accepted unless with the prior approval of an instructor.

Website - http://seismo.berkeley.edu/~ingrid/eps20 with grades on bspace

Prerequisites
None - this class is intended for non-scientists and scientists alike.

Credit
EPS 20 is a 3 credit course.
EPS 20 fulfills the Physical Science breadth requirement.

Catalog description
Introduction to earthquakes, their causes and effects. General discussion of basic principles and methods of seismology and geological tectonics, distribution of earthquakes in space and time, effects of earthquakes, and earthquake hazard and risk, with particular emphasis on the situation in California.

See the objectives webpage for a more detailed description.