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Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
STRAT & SED
CLASS CODE: GEOL 370 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $40.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Sediments, sedimentary rocks, and principles of stratigraphy. Only taught during the summer.
DESCRIPTION: The study of sedimentary rocks includes provenance, processes and diagenesis that produce the rocks. Classification of clastic and chemical sedimentary rocks along with bedforms, facies models, and sedimentary environments are taught as they relate to basic stratigraphic principles.
TOPICS: The following topics are included in the course: History of stratigraphy and significance of sedimentary rocks; classification and textures; bedforms and their interpretation; study of biogenic and chemical rocks; facies models; depositional environements; stratigraphic principles including sequence and seismic stratigraphy.
OBJECTIVES: This course is required for all geology majors. It will give a foundation in sedimentary processes, rocks, and sedimentary environments along with an understanding of stratigraphic principles essential for any geologist. Field experience will enhance the discussion and interpretation.
REQUIREMENTS: A textbook is required as designated by the instructor. Participation in weekend field trips. Registration in the First Summer block is required for this course whatever track the student is following.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 111 or 101, Geol 112
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003