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Module

CEG2603 : Structural Geology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim is to teach the students the key aspects of structural geology and tectonics. Specifically brittle and ductile deformation, the key mechanical forces associated with deformation and the resulting structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

Brittle Deformation; fractures, joints, faults, stress and the mechanics of fracturing and faulting.
Ductile deformation; folds, foliations and lineations and strain.
Tectonics; basin formation, orogenic belts
Practicals include mapping, stereographic and orthographic projections

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable