EESC 2300 Structural Geology and Plate Tectonics
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 41.1.
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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: Earth and Environmental Sciences 1101.
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