May 19, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 5500 - Stratigraphy-Sedimentology


This course provides an introduction to principles of stratigraphy and sedimentation. Topics include the interpretation of depositional environments and their relation to plate tectonic setting. Students will engage in scientific writing to deepen their understanding of how professional writing in Geological Sciences is undertaken, strengthen their abilities to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize primary literature sources in sedimentary geology journals. Writing and editing drafts will strengthen student skills in construction of compelling and logical arguments as well as critical assessment of the written work of other scientists.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to describe the factors that control subsurface alteration and cementation of sedimentary rocks.
  • Students will be able to explain of the principles governing the development of facies models for modern and ancient sedimentary environments.
  • Students will be able to explain the factors controlling the precipitation carbonates and evaporites.
  • Students will be able to explain the principles governing sediment transport and the interpretation of bedforms and structures formed during and after transport.
  • Students will be able to produce a measured stratigraphic section, apply the principles of stratigraphic correlation, and interpret the section in terms of sedimentary processes and relative sea level change.
  • Students will be able to describe the basics of the development and use of the stratigraphic code.
  • Students will be able to describe the principles of sequence stratigraphy and its use in interpreting stratigraphy at different spatial and temporal scales.
  • Students will be able to use the library system to identify and locate papers on a sedimentary geology topic.
  • Students will be able to evaluate and synthesize primary literature in order to produce a research paper on a sedimentary geology topic.
  • Students will be able to incorporate faculty critique on style and content to produce an improved research paper.



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