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Structural Geology 7.5 Credits

First cycle, O0007K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2015 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Earth Science and Physical Geography

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and O0035K Geology, basic course or corresponding.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The course will provide the basic tools for structural analysis of rocks and regions. After the course the student will be able to recognize common structures and explain their formation. The student will be able to use stereographic projection on structural data.

Platetectonics: Diverging plateboundaries and ocean floor spreading. Plate boundaries at fracture zones. Converging plate boundaries and collision zones.  Structural analysis: Descriptive geometric analysis inkluding mapping and stereographic projection. Stress and Strain. Kinematiic och dynamic analysis. Primary structures: Primary sedimentary and volcanic structures used for structural analysis Secondary structures: Normal and reversed faults, thrusts and nappes, Strike-slip faults. Stress distribution at faults. Folding, lineation and schistosity. Fractures and joints.

Tutorial including practicals. Field work is also included in the course.

Project work and written examination at the end of the course. Students who have failed an examination on five occasions will not be allowed further resits.

Glenn Bark

Transition terms
The course O0007K is equal to KGO003

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Structural geology of rocks and regions
Davis, Reynolds and Kluth, 2013, 3rd edition
ISBN 978-0-471-15231-6

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0004Written exam3.5G U 3 4 5
0005Project work2.5U G#
0006Exercise1.5U G#

Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 11 Jun 2015