EPS116 - SYLLABUS - 2017

Preliminary draft and subject to changes. Click on topic for summaries of week's material prepared by previous EPS116 students. More information on reading assignments and copies of the lecture slides can be found here.


Date

Lecture Topic

Reading (read by date given)

Wed., Jan. 18 Organizational meeting and Introduction to Structural Geology T&M Chapter 1, pp. 1 -33
Fr., Jan. 20 Introduction to Structural Geology T&M Chapter 1, pp. 1 -33
Jan. 23 & 25 Techniques of Structural Geology Appendix 1 and 2, p. 693-712, skip Box A2.1, 2.2, &2.3
Feb. 1 & 3 Fractures and Joints
Introduction to Faults
T&M pp. 35-89, skip Box 2-1 (p. 46-52)
Feb. 8 & 10 Normal,
Thrust
and Strike-Slip Faults
T&M pp. 89-150
Feb. 15 President's Day Holiday  
Feb. 17 & 22 Stress and Mohr Diagram T&M pp. 151-192 
Feb 24 to Feb 29 Mechanics of Fracturing and Faulting I T&M pp. 209-230; skip Box 8.1, Sect. 8.8.
March 2 to 9 Mechanics of Natural Fractures II T&M pp. 231-270; skip Box. 9.1 and 9.2
Fr., March 4 Midterm Exam I 11:10 AM - 1 PM
March 5 Fieldtrip I   Moss Beach and Montara Beach  Leave McCone Hall at 8:00 AM 
March 14 & 16 The Description and Kinematics of Folds T&M p. 271-295
March 21 to 25  Spring Recess  
Mar 28 & 30   Strained Rocks: Deformation Fabrics, Foliations and Lineations T&M pp. 297-317
April 2 Field trip II   Marin Headlands  Meet at McCone Hall at 8:00 AM
April 4 & 6 Homogeneous Strain T&M pp. 319-362
April 11 & 13 Strain Analysis T&M pp. 423-455
April 18 & 20 Rheology and Stress-Strain Relations
T&M pp. 458-494 (Boxes 16.1-3 optional)
Fr. April 22 Midterm Exam II  
April 25 & 27 Rheology and Deformation Mechanisms T&M 495-535 (optional: 535-539, Box 17.2)
Wed., May 11 Final project proposals due (by 8 AM)    


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