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    Macalester College
  Feb 24, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOL 255 - Structural Geology

This course focuses on the primary and secondary structures of rocks, the mechanics of rock deformation, and global tectonics. Discussions focus on the origins and interpretations of major rock features using hand samples and thin sections. Problem sets use graphical techniques to solve structural problems. This course also provides an introduction to map interpretation and mapping techniques. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Field trips. Prerequisite(s): GEOL 160  and GEOL 165 . Spring semester. (4 Credits)