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GEOS 340 - Structural Geology

FC NSMA QFR
4 credits
The measurable deformation that occurs within Earth produces a variety of rock structures. Lectures examine rock structures, analyze the factors that control how rocks deform, discuss the role of rock deformation in tectonics, and discuss interpretations of the deformation patterns in the context of plate tectonics. Labs and problem sets emphasize techniques for observing, analyzing, and interpreting map patterns, outcrops, hand samples, and thin sections of deformed rocks. Field trip(s) required.
Prerequisites & Notes: Any 200-level geoscience (previously geology) course or consent of instructor. Preferably GEOS 206 (previously GEOL 206).



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