May 27, 2023
GEOL 370 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Origin of sedimentary rocks, physical processes and stratigraphic principles. Identification of sedimentary rocks. Recognition of depositional environments represented in the geologic record. Field trip required.
Prerequisites: GEOL 203, and one of GEOL 201 or GEOL 202 or GEOL 210, and MATH 153. Co-requisite: MATH 153.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe, classify and name common sedimentary rocks.
- Describe the processes and deposits from common terrestrial and marine sedimentary environments
- Predict and explain affiliations between common sedimentary rock-types and sedimentary structures.
- Draw, read, and interpret stratigraphic sections.
- Explain and apply the basic principles of stratigraphic correlation, including applying Walther’s Law to standard stratigraphic sections.
- Apply the scientific method to questions in sedimentology/stratigraphy
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Fall Locations: Ellensburg
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