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Structural Geology


E&ES 223
Fall 2009
Section: 01  
Certificates: Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Planetary Science

Structural geology is the study of the physical evidence and processes of rock deformation including jointing, faulting, folding, and flow. These structures provide insight into the evolution of the earth's crust, geologic hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides), and distribution of natural resources and contaminants. This course introduces the theoretical foundations, observational techniques, and analytical methods used in modern structural geology. Geologic structures are studied in the field and from published data sets and are analyzed to understand fundamental processes.

Essential Capabilities: Quantitative Reasoning, Writing
Writing: course includes three assignments to develop students' technical writing skills, emphasizing brief summaries of published research. Each assignment is rewritten at least once.
Quantitative reasoning: weekly assignments emphasize quantitative analysis of field data and model results.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES199 OR E&ES106 OR E&ES115 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(E&ES)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on NOV-22-2019
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