Spring 2020 - EASC 204 D200

Structural Geology I (3)

Class Number: 9227

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
    TASC1 7005, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 21, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    AQ 5005, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

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


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.


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


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 $32.48.



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


Structural Geology of Rocks and Regions. Davis, G.H., Reynolds, S. and Kluth, C.F. 3rd Edition, 2012, John and Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780471152316

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