Master’s studies

Syllabus for Tectonics

Tektonik

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MP005
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Earth Science A1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), 3, 4, 5
  • Established: 2012-03-08
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2013-04-26
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2013
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits with knowledge and skills corresponding to 60 credits in Earth Sciences, including Structural Geology and Ground Stability 10 credits (1GV007) and Field Course in Earth Science 5 credits (1GV031), together with Mineralogy and Petrology 15 credits (1MP000), or equivalent knowledge.
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

After passing the course the student should be able to

  • explain tectonic processes and the resulting phenomena on various scales
  • explain plate tectonic processes, and the global evolution of continental crust
  • relate petrological processes to different tectonic environments
  • apply various methods for strain analysis
  • interpret and describe microstructures
  • explain the experimental methodologies for the study of tectonic processes
  • construct geological cross-sections from given surface data and the interpretation of structural geological measurements

Content

Tectonic processes which affect the planet and develop sedimentary basins. Orogenesis (mountain building) in various plate tectonic environments with examples from different mountain chains and tectonic basins.
Methodological part: strain analysis, optical microstructures, analogue and 3D modelling, as well as interpretation of bedrock maps, structural geological, petrological and geophysical data.
The course includes subject-specific training in communication through feedback and critical evaluation.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and practicals. Participation in practicals and seminars is compulsory.

Assessment

Written examination 5 credits, practical exam 5 credits, and practicals and seminars 5 credits .

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2013

  • Wilson, Marjorie Igneous petrogenesis

    Reprinted: Dordrecht: Springer, 2007

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Van der Pluijm, Ben A.; Marshak, Stephen Allmendinger, Richard W. Earth structure : an introduction to structural geology and tectonics

    2. ed.: New York: W.W. Norton, cop. 2004

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Passchier, Cees W.; Trouw, R. A. J. Microtectonics

    2nd, Revised and Enlarged Edition.: Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2005

    Find in the library

    Mandatory