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GEOL 356: Structural Geology and Tectonics

(3-3) Cr. 4. S.

Prereq: (GEOL 100 or GEOL 201); PHYS 131; PHYS 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.