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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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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.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
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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Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg

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