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Structural Geology

E&ES 223
Fall 2020 not offered
Course Cluster and Certificates: 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.
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 [ENVS197 or BIOL197 or E&ES197]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(IDEA-MN)(PSCI-MN)(STS)

Last Updated on JUL-19-2024
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