2022-2023 Catalog

GEOL 317 Structure and Tectonics of the Earth

An examination of global tectonics and the response of rocks to stress at all scales, with an emphasis on an understanding of the relationship of structural geology to tectonic theory. This includes a systematic study of folds, faults, joints, foliations, and lineations from which the geometric relationships and deformational history of the earth's crust can be deduced. Lecture/laboratory/required weekend field trips. [W]


Any 100-level geology course. GEOL 215 (or concurrent) recommended