FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

GEOE214 PRINCIPLES OF STRATIGRAPHY

Course Code: 5640214
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. DEMİR ALTINER
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640209
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE214 PRINCIPLES OF STRATIGRAPHY .

Course Objective

The objectives of this course: 1. Provide students with the basic knowledge of formation of sedimentary rock packages, their relation and nomenclature. 2. Teach students how to seek information about stratigraphic data and their classification into meaningful categories. 3. Teach students recognition of fundamental sedimentary rock packages and their lateral and vertical relations in the field. 4. Teach students how to combine stratigraphic data to see and interpret the natural processes as a whole. 5. Create opportunity for students to work on a stratigraphic problem by himself/herself in order to increase his/her confidence in approaching geological problems.

Course Content

Depositional processes and classification of depositional environments. Stratification, unconformities, and facies concepts. Fundamentals of stratigraphic nomenclature. Lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, chrono- stratigraphic and geochronologic units.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course unit, the student is expected to be better in •understanding as how events interrelate with each other. •integrating knowledge from different sources to solve geological problems. •taking new information and effectively integrating with previous knowledge. •using knowledge from various courses in an integrated manner. •bringing together different information and ideas. •seeing the whole as well as the parts. •learning how to systematically identify a natural process. •recognizing interrelationships among problems. •applying logical (systematic) approach in solving problems. •applying principles already learned to new problems. •learning to develop a 3-dimensional image from a 2-dimensional view. •seeking information on problems from various sources. •understanding the importance of learning what has already been done to solve a given problem. •organizing information into meaningful categories. •applying scientific method in researching natural processes. •generating many potential solutions to a given problem. •managing (deal with) unknowns or open-ended questions effectively. •basic knowledge in the area of stratigraphy which you may use in practice of geological engineering. •learning independently. •thinking by yourself. •using graphics effectively to support the points being made.