Jun 07, 2023
GEOL 360 - Structural Geology
Exploration of the methods, tools, and theories to describe, quantify, and explain geologic structures and the behavior of Earth’s crust at all scales. Includes lab, field, and computer-based investigations.
Prerequisites: GEOL 201 and GEOL 202 and GEOL 203 and GEOL 210 and GEOL 320 and MATH 154.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe and utilize the fundamental principles and tools of structural geology.
- Identify geologic structures in the field and in geologic maps and cross-sections and interpret their tectonic significance.
- Measure, record, and analyze relevant structural data in the field and in the lab.
- Describe and quantify dynamic properties of Earth’s crust.
- Interpret and synthesize data from the field, the literature, geologic maps, cross-sections, geodesy, and seismology to determine the tectonic and structural setting of an area.
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Spring Locations: Ellensburg
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