Earth Structures & Tectonics

Description

The evolution of the Earth’s crust and mantle over geological time involves a variety of tectonic processes that drive deformation and mountain building. This module provides essential level C introduction and grounding in tectonics and structural geology. Key skills include identifying and describing structures, tectonics, and map interpretation.

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Understand the relationship between stress and strain;
  • Identify and interpret basic geological structures;
  • Interpret basic geological maps;
  • Measure and plot structural data stereographically;
  • Understand the principles of plate tectonics.

Assessment

Theory class test (MCQ) – 1.5 hours (100%)