GEOL 356: Structural Geology and Tectonics
(3-3) Cr. 4. S.
Prereq: GEOL 100 or GEOL 201; PHYS 131 and 131L
Principles of stress, strain, and rheology. Brittle and ductile behavior of rocks. Mechanics of formation, description, and classification of fractures, faults, folds, foliation, and lineation. From micro-structures to tectonic processes. Laboratory includes application of learned concepts to real-world scenarios, geometrical techniques to solve structural problems.