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Course Title: STRATIGRAPHY AND STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY
This course covers Principles of Stratigraphy: Concepts of geological time and its scale. Correlation techniques, isostasy and continental drift are discussed. Stratigraphy of northwestern Pennsylvania with special emphasize of Devonian and Mississippian stratigraphy. The course also covers Introduction to Structural Geology and its role in oil exploration. The course discusses the primary and secondary structures of sedimentary rocks and determination of dip and strike and thickness of the beds. Mapping and completion of outcrops and construction of cross sections using GIS technology is included in this course. Modes of Deformation of Rocks are included in this course which includes: varieties and classification of Folds, Faults, Joints, and Unconformities. Expression of the above features on geological field maps and construction of cross sections. Geological mapping using photogrammetry. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.
Prerequisite: GEOL 0101