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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
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GEOL 019 - Structural Geology

Semester Hours: 3
Every Other Year
Basic elements of stress and strain and their relationship to the development of natural structures in the earth’s crust. The mechanism and results of folding and faulting of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks during mountain building using national and global examples set in the context of plate tectonic mechanisms. Laboratories include case histories allowing interpretation of structures found in the Appalachian and Cordilleran mountain belts. Written research report and in-class oral presentation using visual media required of all students. Field trips support course topics. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.)





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