Sep 26, 2022  
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GEOS 302 - Structural Geology


Class Hours: 3
Lab/Discussion: 3
Credits: 4

Prerequisite: Grades of “C” or better in GEOS 200  
A study of the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of the primary structures of the earth’s crust. Focuses on the geometric relations between geologic contacts and surface topography, the description of primary structures such as foliations, lineations, folds and fractures, the constraints on crustal motions, and the relation between stress and strain. Students are introduced to the tools of rock mechanics and spherical geometry. The laboratory includes extensive work with geologic maps and profiles, the Brunton compass, and orthographic and stereographic projections. Includes field trips that may occur on weekends.



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