Center for Neotectonic Studies
The academic home of the Center for Neotectonic Studies is within the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. Graduate students in the Center are accorded degrees through the Department
. The Department and University website provides a complete list of course offerings
to graduate students in geology, geophysics, and seismology. Courses provided in recent years by the Center for Neotectonic Studies include.
- GEOL 446-646 PHOTOGEOLOGY-IMAGE INTERPRETATION. 3 credits.
Application of photogeologic and image interpretation techniques for study and evaluation of terrestrial landscapes.
- GEOL 701/702 ADVANCED GEOLOGY-GEOMORPHOLOGY. 3 credits.
Selected topics in geomorphology.
GEOL 730 ADVANCED GEOLOGY OF NEVADA. 3 credits.
Tectonic and stratigraphic development of Nevada through geologic time.
- GEOL 735 NEOTECTONICS AND SEISMIC HAZARD. 3 credits.
Geomorphology of active faults. Determination of fault slip rates, age
and size of paleoearthquakes, and incorporation of geologic data into
seismic hazard analyses.
- GEOL 736 SEISMOTECTONICS. 3 credits.
Frictional, thermal and tectonic constraints on the observed spatial,
depth, size and mechanism distribution of earthquakes and faults in the
U.S. and around the globe.
- GEOL 737 NEOTECTONIC AND QUATERNARY MAPPING. 3 credits.
Field mapping of Quaternary sediments and morphology along actively faulted rangefronts.
- GEOL 738 QUATERNARY FIELD MAPPING EXERCISES. 3 credits.
Field mapping exercises designed to elucidate Quaternary surficial processes.