Geology (History of Africa) OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Grad-Level Course by MIT on the Geological History of Africa

Published Jan 12, 2009

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Learn about the geological history of Africa with this free online OpenCourseWare from MIT. 'Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa' explores the origin and geological evolution of the African continent. This graduate-level course is intended for students interested in Geology, Geography, History and African Studies.

Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa: Course Specifics

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Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa: Course Description

The second largest continent in the world, Africa has a remarkable geological history. The African continent originated 600 million years ago and has since undergone a series of major geological events in its development. In MIT's 'Crosby Lectures in Geology: History of Africa' OpenCourseWare, students will discover what makes the African continent distinctive and learn about many significant events in Africa's geological history. Specific topics covered include the Pan-African orogeny, continental collisions, the evolution of Pangea, the Afro-Arabian tectonic plate and the eruption of the Afar plume. This graduate-level course incorporates studies in geology, geography and history and is taught by Professor Kevin Burke.

Lecture notes and study materials are available for download on the course website. To learn more, or to take this free class, visit the African geological history course page.

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