Spring 2018 - EASC 204 D100

Structural Geology I (3)

Class Number: 1937

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    AQ 4130, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 14, 2018
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    Daniel Gibson
    hdgibson@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-7057
    Office: TASC 1 Room 7413
  • Prerequisites:

    EASC 210, PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140. All with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Description, classification and interpretation of earth structures: folds, faults, joints, cleavage and lineations. Elementary rock mechanics.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles of structural geology with an emphasis on practical applications. Lectures will cover the nature of structural geology; which includes the description and analysis of deformation and deformation processes at scales ranging from minerals to mountain belts. Topics will cover major types of structures and fabrics (e.g. folds, faults, joints, cleavage, foliation), dynamic analysis (stress and strain), kinematic analysis of deformation, and an introduction to concepts of plate tectonics. Laboratory exercises will emphasize practical techniques applicable to the field analysis of geologic structures, including interpretation of geologic maps, stereographic projection and analysis of structural data, and cross section construction and interpretation.

Grading

  • Exam 1 15%
  • Exam 2 15%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Laboratory Exercises 15%
  • Laboratory Exam 25%

NOTES:

The laboratory exercises will include a Saturday or Sunday field exercise late in the term.

There will be lectures and a laboratory exercise the first week of classes.

There will be a supplemental fee of $30.00.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Mechanical pencil, colored pencils (hard lead), good eraser, ruler, tracing paper, protractor, drawing compass, calculator.

REQUIRED READING:

Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions. Davis, G.H., Reynolds, S. and Kluth, C.F. 3rd Edition, 2012, John and Wiley and Sons.
ISBN: 978047115216

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