Structural Geology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Undergraduate Class on Structural Geology

Published Jan 30, 2009

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'Structural Geology' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by MIT. The undergraduate-level course focuses on the mechanics of rock deformation and geological structures. The course is intended for students interested in studying Geology, Engineering and Earth Science.

Structural Geology: Course Specifics

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Structural Geology: Course Description

'Structural Geology' is taught by Professor B. Clark Burchfiel from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The course teaches students about the effects of temperature, pressure and folding on geological structures. Professor Burchfiel provides students with a better understanding of geological concepts. The course focuses on how to identify rock deformations in nature. Upon completion of this course, OpenCourseWare readers will be able to identify the factors that affect rock deformation and the significance of rock deformations on the world. Other course topics include stresses, strains, folds, faults and plate tectonics.

This course provides downloadable lecture notes and exams. To learn more, visit the structural geology course page.