The plate tectonic framework of a dynamic Earth as it relates to the origin of major groups of minerals and rocks. Earthquakes, structural geology, and the origin of mountain belts. Surface processes and their sedimentary products. History of life and extinctions. Prerequisite: EAS 100 or GEOPH 110 or GEOPH 210. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been obtained in EAS 201 or 210.