Structural Geology and Tectonics

Course Type: 
EES
Code: 
6210
Level: 
Graduate
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 ultimately 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. Lecture/lab combined; 4 credit hours

Restrictions: 
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.