Petrology and Structural Geology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: GEO2001F, GEO2004S
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units36
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
This course covers key concepts in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology in combination with structural geology as follows: interpreting major and trace element and isotope variations in igneous rocks; origin and evolution of the major magma series; thermodynamics, kinetics and chemography of metamorphic reactions; tectonic setting of metamorphic terrains; principles of interpretations and classification of continental and marine sedimentary environments; fault related folding, fold and thrust systems, kinematic principles and section balancing; ductile deformation.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.