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Structural Geology


E&ES 223
Spring 2017 not offered
Certificates: Environmental Studies
Course Cluster: Planetary Science, Planetary Science Minor

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM E&ES
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES199 OR E&ES115 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197 or ENVS197]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CES)(E&ES)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)

Last Updated on AUG-25-2019
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