Geology 365: Structural Geology

Winter 2015

Basic Information

Recumbent fold, Black Hills, South Dakota

Course Updates

Week 4
  1. Textbook: Read Chapter 4 about stress. Also skim chapter 5.
  2. Lab is due at the start of Tuesday.
  3. Image: your fourth image assignment is due next Tuesday (i.e. February 7). NOTE: The image is taken looking down at a horizontal outcrop. There is some rubble at the top of the photo - don't bother to sketch this; it has nothing to do with the main structure. Here is the image and the blank form to sketch on.
  4. The first batch of San Andreas fault talks are in lab on Thursday. Please load your slides onto the lab computer (desktop) before the start of lab. Bring your completed form for me to grade on. Also, here is a handout that I made about giving talks, with additional tips from those we discussed (and few of you wrote down) in class. The pdfs of each paper are located in the course folder for the lab. I also put some slides that some may find useful in the same location.
Week 3
  1. Textbook: Still Chapter 8. (And for Chapter 7, the best sections were 7.1-7.3 and 7.8).
  2. Lab #2 is due at the start of lab on Thursday.
  3. Lab #3 will start during common time, fueled by pizza. Note: the lab will be due on Tuesday during Week 4, at the same time as your image is due.
  4. Image: your third image assignment is due next Tuesday. Here is the image and the blank form to sketch on.
  5. The second SAF discussion will be on Thursday. Bring your typed answers to the questions to class.
Week 2
  1. Textbook: Read Chapters 7 and 8.
  2. Lab #1 is due at the start of lab on Thursday.
  3. Image: your second image assignment is due next Tuesday. Here is the image and the blank form to sketch on.
  4. We will have our first SAF discussion on Thursday. Bring your typed answers to the questions to class.
Week 1
  1. Textbook: The first reading assignment is Chapter 1 and the appendix reading about stereonets.
  2. Please buy a protractor from the bookstore (or bring the one from your majors kit). I recommend the red see-through kind where the protractor is within a ruler.
  3. Bring to class each day: protractor, colored pencils, textbook.
  4. The California map assignment is due on Thursday.
  5. Image: Your first image assignment is due next Tuesday at the start of class. Here is the image and the blank form to sketch on. This assignment will be graded on a ten-point scale: 3 for the sketch, 3 for the observations, and 3 for the interpretations. The last point is reserved as a je ne sais quoit point, which is awarded for special reasons that are hard to explain.