Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Erosion; sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition; depositional systems and facies analysis; principles of stratigraphy. Field trips.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGEOL 112 & GEOL 210 & GEOL 230
 ProgramsContaining GEOL 370
Course Outcomes

Application of Concepts

Apply problem solving, critical thinking, and communication skills relative to depositional models and interpreting the stratigraphic record.

Depositional Systems

Understand depositional systems, facies relationships, and introductory aspects of sequence stratigraphy.

Process Sedimentology

Discuss processes and forces that weather, transport, and deposit sedimentary grains under both sunaqueous and subarial conditions.

Rock Classification

Observe and describe sedimentary rocks objectectively. Gain the ability to communicate using appropriate scientific vocabulary.