2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOL 27450 Structural Geology

The study of the architecture of rock units in Earth’s crust as a result of deformation associated with Earth's tectonic forces. Subject matter includes stress-strain relationships, folds, faults, rock fabrics, and plate tectonics. Laboratory techniques include strike and dip, scaled drawings and construction techniques, geologic maps and cross-sections, isopach maps, structural maps, and stereonets. Five hours of lecture and laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GEOL 27212 and GEOL 27420 and one mathematics course that incorporates trigonometry. (S)