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Structural Geology

Course ID: t37865

This topic surveys structural geology from a complete view of recent plate tectonic movement through the use of modeling of ancient tectonic processes. The topic includes: stress and strain, folds, faults, joints, and fractures. It also describes several structural styles, including those that involve compressional, extensional, and strike-slip tectonics. Structures on non-tectonic origin and features involving gravity and salt tectonics are also explored in this topic.

Total Number of Subtopics: 9

  • Examples of Recent Plate Tectonic Movement
  • Stress and Strain
  • Folds
  • Faults
  • Joints and Fractures
  • Unconformities and Structures of Non-Tectonic Origin
  • Structural Styles: Tectonic
  • Structural Styles: Non-Tectonic and Intracratonic
  • Process Modeling of Structural Geology
Estimated Time: 8 hours 33 minutes on a full time basis