Structural Geology (GEOL 258.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
GEOL 258 01 September 2016 Camille Partin (primary instructor)

Description

An introduction to the structural features of rocks; including discussions of their origin and use. The description of folds, faults, and joints are emphasized, along with outcrop relationships of intrusive bodies. Other topics will include tectonics, orogeny, stratigraphic facing, and non-orogenic process, such as salt doming and glacial thrusting. Laboratories will introduce mapping techniques and the analysis of geological maps.

Prerequisite(s)

GEOL 121; and PHYS 115 or PHYS 155; and CHEM 112 or CHEM 114; and MATH 110 or MATH 123

Note

Students with GEOG 120 or 112 instead of GEOL 121 may take this course with permission of the department.

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