CEG2603 : Structural Geology
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Sanem Acikalin Cartigny
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
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
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Short report|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||5:00||5:00||Practical work book|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Unseen written exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||5||2:00||10:00||Geological cross sections and reconstructions. Principle stress and Mohr circles calculations|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||4:00||4:00||Field trip to examine geological structures|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||44:30||44:30||reading around the subject to gain a broader understanding|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Knowledge and understanding will be taught in the lectures and practicals. Field skills and observation will be taught on the field trips.
Stereonet 9 will be used to teach students to model geological structures
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||1||A||50||Unseen written examination|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||35||Practical work book (max 10 pages) Three exercises relating to practical lessons and the fieldtrip.|
|Practical/lab report||1||M||15||Short report: Up to two exercises relating to practical lessons|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam is to test the student’s knowledge and understanding of the core principles of structural geology. The mapping exercise test student’s ability to use 2D map and visualize the structures in 3D. The stereonet and orthographic projection exercises are to test the student’s ability to model and interpret 3-D structures.
The laboratory experiment and associated exercise facilitates reconstruction of larger-scale tectonic concepts in smaller-scale. The associated exercise tests students' ability to make observations in small-scale and upscale the findings. The field trip targets students' improvement on making field observations, recording them and interpret the findings as part of the practical work book.