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EA2300 - Introductory Structural and Metamorphic Geology

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is an introduction into metamorphic and structural geology. The subject will provide students with the basic background in metamorphic geology, including the metamorphic pressure-temperature conditions, identification of metamorphic rocks, the application of the phase rule, and the role of fluids in metamorphic processes. The structural geology part of this subject will focus on the description, identification and interpretation of geological structures and maps and their field relationships, construction of cross sections, and the use of stereographic projections to solve geometrical problems.

Learning Outcomes

  • to obtain an understanding of metamorphic processes in the Earth's crust;
  • be able to apply the phase rule to metamorphic mineral assemblages and metamorphic reactions;
  • be able to establish a sequence of geological events in an area from a geological map;
  • understand the role of fluids and whole-rock chemistry on metamorphic processes.
Prerequisites: EA1110 plus at least 9 credit points level 1 AN, AR, BZ, CH, EV, MA, MB, PH, SC (BU1004 or BU1104) subjects
EA2002 EA5049

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