Spring 2018





Interpretation of Near-surface Geologic Structure for Engineering and Environment

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
GEOLOGY (GEOL)
Course Number: 
GEOL 680 690
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

FREED, CHAD

Course Note: 
MSAG Fulfills Engineering Geology Requirement
Course Description: 

The course introduces the basic principles of structural geology and their applications to engineering and environmental site characterization. Includes the mechanisms for the deformation and failure of the earth’s crust, folded and faulted structures, and the orthogonal and stereographic solutions to characterize near-surface geologic structure. It also includes the construction and interpretation of geologic maps, geologic cross sections and block diagrams. Emphasis is placed on the graphical representation of subsurface data, including the use of selected computer programs, and the integration of the data to solve problems encountered in engineering and environmental projects.