Structural Geology and Tectonics

Course Type: 
EES
Code: 
4210
Level: 
Undergraduate
Credit Hours: 
4
Schedule Type: 
Lecture
Lab
Description: 

Study of the three-dimensional distribution of rock units. Deformational structures such as folds, faults, joints, cleavage, foliation, and lineation and their superposition are used to unravel the history of deformation, and to understand the stress fields that produced the observed strain and structures. Tectonics is the structural evolution of regional patterns of deformation at the scale of mountain ranges.

Prerequisites: 

Undergraduate level EES 2550 Minimum Grade of D