GEO2004S - Physical Geology

24 credits at NQF level 6

Entry Requirements:

GEO2001F, PHY1031F or equivalent DEPARTMENTS IN THE FACULTY 145

Course Outline:

This course builds on the previous mineralogy course and explores the physical processes involved in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock formation, modification and destruction as follows: Stratigraphy of South Africa; transport and deposition of siliciclastic sediment; sedimentary textures and structure; siliciclastic, carbonate, evaporitic and other sedimentary rocks; earthquakes, stress, displacement and strain; brittle and ductile deformation; interpretation of geological maps and cross sections; introduction to tectonics and global geophysics; types of metamorphism, metamorphic textures and mineral assemblages.