Course Code: 5640313
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. NURETDİN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640208
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE313 STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY .

Course Objective

This course is designed on understanding of the Earth's architecture shaped by geological structures and dynamics.Therefore, it helps the students to reconstruct them in three dimension. In addition, evaluation and interpretation of past dynamics may help students to predict what the present actions may hold for the future.

Course Content

Review of common diastrophic and non-diastrophic rock structures. Introduction to themechanical properties of rocks. Kinematics of bending, fracture, shear and flow. Application to the study of faults, folds, cleavage, joints, foliation, and lineation. Use of stereograms in structural studies. Plate tectonics.

Learning Outcomes

Structural Geology: a) provides students with the basic knowledge of structural nomenclature, geological events, structures, their main characteristics,origin, development history, and relationships; b) develops students ability of 3-D thinking; c)teaches students how the geological structures are recognized and systematically identified in both field and laboratory; d)teaches students how the structural data are collected, analyzed, interpreted and used in solution of some global and societal problems; e.provides means to students to orginize and combine informations obtained from the field and other sources in suitable ways in writing technical reports.