EESC 3975 Structural Geology and Tectonics

1.5 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Mechanical properties of rocks; mechanisms of plate tectonics; plate tectonic environments; rock deformation; folds; faults; joints; tectonic associations of structures; environmental aspects of tectonics and structures. Laboratory work includes structural maps and cross sections, stereographic projections and analysis and documentation of deformed rocks.

Prerequisite: EESC 2100 or permission of the instructor.


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