GEOS 301 Fall 2014 Structural Geology (Q)

The structure of the Earth's crust is constantly changing and the rocks making up the crust must deform to accommodate these changes. Rock deformation occurs over many scales ranging from individual mineral grains to mountain belts. This course deals with the geometric description of structures, stress and strain analysis, deformation mechanisms in rocks, and the large scale forces responsible for crustal deformation. The laboratories cover geologic maps and cross sections, folds and faults, stereonet analysis, field techniques, strain, and stress.
Class Format: lecture/discussion, three hours per week; laboratory, three hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on weekly laboratory exercises, problem sets, a midterm exam, and a final exam; many of the labs and problem sets use geometry, algebra, and several projection techniques to solve common problems in structural geology
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Prerequisites: GEOS 101, 102, or 103, or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Geosciences majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: GEOS Solid Earth Courses
Enrollment Limit: 16
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 1261
GEOS 301 - 01 (F) LEC Structural Geology (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Paul M. Karabinos
MW 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Clark Hall 102 1261
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