GEO-3104 Advanced Structural Geology - 5 ECTS
Bachelor's degree in geology, or a similar degree following a programme of study of at least three years duration, or similar education approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4. In addition, specialization in geology worth the equivalent of at least 80 ECTS credits is required. Normally, an average mark of C or better is required at the bachelor's degree level or other programme for basis of admission.
Application code: 9371.
The student has
- knowledge of the basic principles of strain analysis
- knowledge of brittle structures and their stress prientation
- understanding of the pysics and processes of viscous deformation
- understanding of the machanical conditions of the different types of deformation structures
- knowledge of basic fold theory
- understanding of different deformation processes
The student can
- use structural data, observations, and theoretical knowledge to study rocks.
- recognize different geological structures in the field.
- analyze the structures in terms of strain (viscous structures) or stress orientations (brittle structures).
- analyze fold patterns and fold shapes.
- recognize different deformation processes and their temperature conditions.
- use macro- and mesoscale structures, and kinematic indicators to analyze the mechanical conditions and deformaton history.
- describe and analyze structural elements from field observations.
- use stereographic projections to analyze superposed folding histories.
The student can
- carry out the most important elements of structural geological research projects: penetrating literature, carrying out field research, analyzing data, and communicating results to fellow students/scientists.
- solve problems analytically and quantitatively and present the results in written English.
- work independently and in a team.
4 hours written exam that counts 100% of the final grade.
Grading scale: Letter grades A-F, whereof F is fail. There will be a re-sit exam for students who did not pass the previous ordinary examination.
Compulsory learning activities:
Admittance to the examination requires:
- approved exercises and field report
- approval of training in health, safety and environment prior to the field course and excursion. This includes the use of helnmets, hifh-visibility safety vests etc., and the use og geological equipment (e.g. hammer, spade, scraper, magnifier) in field.