The landforms that surround us are constantly being modified by tectonic forces. Structural geology provides a framework for investigating, describing, and quantifying these changes. This course will provide an introduction to the structures that form at all scales, from millimeter-sized fractures to rifts in Earth's lithosphere thousands of kilometers long. Through the study of these features and the processes that form them, students will gain a fundamental understanding of the physical evolution of our planet. Topics will include descriptive analysis of microscopic and macroscopic structures, field methods, the physical bases for rock deformation, and global tectonics. Prerequisites: EPS 201 Earth and the Environment.
Course Attributes: FA NSMBU SCIAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Structural Geology
INSTRUCTOR: SkemerView Course Listing