UT Dallas 2015 Graduate Catalog

GEOS5441 - Stratigraphy and Sedimentology

GEOS 5441 Stratigraphy and Sedimentology (4 semester credit hours) Origin and classification of sedimentary rocks, reconstruction of ancient environments, and basic principles of modern stratigraphic nomenclature. Concepts of space and time in the rock record and methods of stratigraphic correlation. Integrated stratigraphic techniques. Study of sedimentary rocks in hand specimen and outcrop. Laboratory course. Field trips. Course is directed to graduate students not majoring in geology and is meant to provide a practical overview of sedimentary geology. Instructor consent required. (3-3) Y