EPS116 - Structural Geology and Tectonics

Will be taught again Spring 2015

CCN: 19063
URL: www.seismo.berkeley.edu/~burgmann/EPS116

This class introduces students to geologic structures, their classification, their geometry, and their mechanics. Emphasis is put on the origins of geologic structures, their genetic relation to stress fields and their use as kinematic indicators. Laboratory exercises will focus on the analysis of field data and on the application of continuum mechanics to the interpretation and understanding of geologic structures. Laboratory sections will include the use of computers, as well as several field trips to observe geologic structures.

2013 EPS116 Fieldtrip to Marin Headlands

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EPS 116 Instructors

 Roland Bürgmann
burgmann AT seismo.berkeley.edu
389 McCone Hall
Office Hours: Th 3-4 PM

GSI:  Mong-Han Huang
mong AT berkeley.edu
Co-Instr.: Kim Blisniuk
kblisniuk AT bgc.org

Office Hours:
Mong-Han: Tu 2:30-3:30pm - McCone 401
Th 1:00-2:00pm - McCone 220
Kim: W 3:00-4:00pm - McCone 220
F 2:00-3:00pm - McCone 220

Class Schedule

Lecture: MW 11 to 12 AM, 265 McCone

Laboratory: Friday 11 AM - 1 PM, 325 McCone


  • EPS050 is the only prerequisite for this course. 
  • Our required text book is: Twiss, R.J. and Moores, E.M., Structural Geology, 2nd edition, W.H. Freeman and Co., New York, 2006.
  • Not required, but useful:
    • Marshak, S. and Mitra, G., Basic Methods of Structural Geology, 1998.
    • Allmendinger, R. W., N. Cardozo, and D. M. Fisher, Structural geology algorithms: vectors and tensors , Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.

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