GEOL 2300 Structural Geology

2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory; 3 credits

Mechanical properties of rocks; rock deformation; folds; faults; joints; igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic structures; diapirs and salt domes. Laboratory work includes structural maps and cross sections, stereographic projections and one or more field trips involving use of the Brunton compass. (Not open to students who have completed Geology 41.)

Prerequisite: Geology 1100 [1]. Prerequisite or corequisite: Geology 1200 [2.2] or permission of the chairperson.


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