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Structural Geology
STRUCT GEOL
CLASS CODE: GEOL 311 CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $10.00
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: GEOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Fundamentals of rock deformation and rock structures. Introduction to tectonics. Field Trips.
TAUGHT: Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Stress and Strain
2. Mechanisms for Mechanical Deformation of Minerals & Rocks
3. Formation and Identification of Brittle & Ductile Structures
4. Measurement, Analysis, & Interpretation of Structural Data
5. Global Tectonics
6. Geophysical Methods in Structural Geology
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Know how to identify Earth's basic structures and understand how they form.
2. Know the basics of measuring analyzing and interpreting structural data.
3. Know the basic concepts of global tectonics.
4. Know the basic tectonic history of western North America.
5. Improve familiarity with geologic literature.
6. Improve scientific writing skills.
REQUIREMENTS: This class requires significant preparation for and participation in class. Field trips are also required.
PREREQUISITES: Geol 111 & 112, Geol 350; Phys 105, 121, or 221; Math 111. Must be taken concurrently with Geol 210 and Geol 370.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2003