Dec 10, 2023
GEOL 4520 - Depositional Environments
Advanced coverage of depositional processes and environments. Latter part of course focuses on global sedimentation and events. Students read, present, and discuss current literature, as well as write a term paper.
Requisites: GEOL 3500
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 1JE
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Attain a working familiarity with the processes operating in a broad spectrum of marine and nonmarine sedimentary environments of deposition in siliciclastic and carbonate systems ranging from alluvial fans to coastal deposits to submarine fans.
- Be able to investigate and analyze an instructor-approved topic of interest in the realm of depositional environments.
- Know the essential criteria for recognizing the environments of deposition listed above.
- Orally present the essential aspects of specific depositional environments as assigned by the instructor in short (~10 minute) or longer (~30 minute) formats so as to learn to focus on concepts at both punch-line and more detailed levels.
- Write a term paper and orally present those results.
- Write focused summaries of the essential aspects of specific depositional environments as assigned by the instructor.
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