Fall 2018 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
|Course Cluster: Integrated Design, Engineering & Applied Science Minor, 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. Geologic structures can be used to interpret tectonic history and understand physical process responsible for geologic hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Many structures also exert a primary control on fluid flow in the earth's crust and thus play an important role in determining the distribution of natural resources and environmental contaminants.
In this course students will learn the theoretical foundations, observational techniques, and analytical methods used in modern structural geology. Case studies are drawn from local field work (see description of E&ES224) and published data sets from around the world.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: E&ES101 OR E&ES199 OR E&ES115 OR [E&ES197 or BIOL197 or ENVS197]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
|Examination and Assignments: |
Problem sets and short writing assignments, exams, final project
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES 225 must be taken concurrently.
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