Course Code: 5640326
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 2(2-0)
ECTS Credit: 3,5
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURETDİN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640214 | 5640313
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE326 FIELD GEOLOGY .

Course Objective

This course provides background information for geological mapping without field practice. It aims at obtaining skills related to geological mapping in the field; means of mapping, data collection methods and analysis field data.

Course Content

Reading topographic maps. Equipment used in geological mapping. Organization and interpretation of geological maps. Preparation of generalized columnar sections and cross-sections. Techniques of measuring stratigraphic sections. First aid and safety in the field. Ethics in earth sciences.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course students expected to acquire adequate knowledge to perform geological mapping in the field on their own and obtain necessary skills to collect and analyse field data.