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

Organization

Professor
Richard Allen, Dept. Earth and Planetary Science. Biographical sketch
Email: rallen@berkeley.edu

GSIs

  • Cheng Cheng - cchengster@berkeley.edu
  • William Hawley - whawley@seismo.berkeley.edu
  • Avinash Nayak - avinashguddu07@berkeley.edu

    Office Hours

  • Richard Allen: Tue/Thu 10-11am or by appointment. 279 McCone Hall.
  • GSIs: See bSpace assignments or contact GSI directly

    Expectations

    1. Lecture attendance: Tue Thu 11am 105 Stanley Hall
    2. Assignments to be completed approximatly every two weeks. Assignment info.
    3. Two field trips to explore the Hayward fault and slow-moving landslides in Berkeley. Each lasts ~2 hr and multiple times will be offered. Field trip info.

    Textbook
    "Earthquakes" by Bruce Bolt. Published by Freeman.
    The textbook website also has some useful study aids including the Flashcards for each chapter.

    Grading
    25% - Assignments
    15% - Field Trip Reports
    15% - Midterm I*
    15% - Midterm II*
    30% - Final*

    * some example questions are available.

    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://earthquakes.berkeley.edu/eps20
    Includes information about the course, syllabus and additional resources.

    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.