Details of ES1101 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 1 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
ES1101 Earth and Planetary Sciences Supriyo Mitra,
Tapabrato Sarkar

Plate Tectonics The Kinetic Earth, Analyzing Plate Boundaries: Major types, Deformation at Boundaries: Faulting & Earthquake Sources, Deformation at Depths: Folding, Rock cycle: Minerals, Igneous rocks and volcanoes, Metamorphic rocks, Surface processes: Weathering & erosion, Sedimentary rocks, Ocean: The great buffer and sink, Treasure from the rock: Igneous and metamorphic rocks, Coal, Petroleum and natural gas, Time scale-relative and absolute, History of life through time. Earth sciences and society, the human impact on Earths environment.

1.Press, Siever, Grotzinger & Jordan: Understanding Earth; W.H. Freeman & Co., NY, 2004 (4th Ed).
2.The Solid Earth: An Introduction to Global Geophysics: 2nd Ed, CMR Fowler, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
3.Anderson, Don L. Theory of the Earth. Blackwell Scientific Publications. (download book from:

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Not Allowed
2 IP 3 Not Allowed
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 1 Core
7 RS 1 Not Allowed
8 RS 2 Not Allowed