GEOL 111 - Structural Geology

This course addresses the fundamental techniques in structural geology, including the mechanics of rock deformation, classification of tectonic structures in stratified and non-stratified rocks, and manipulation of structural data and its predictive use. The links between geological structures, mineral deposits, and exploration and mining practices are examined throughout the course, as is the interplay between deformation and plate tectonics. Students will spend considerable time learning how to understand structural data presented in geological maps and cross sections, as well as eventually developing those materials from their own data.

Credits: 3.0
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