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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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GEOL 371 - Sedimentary Geology and Stratigraphy

Units: 4
Depositional systems and sedimentary processes. Facies models, succession, age relationships, and correlation of strata. Petrology and provenance of sedimentary rocks. Lecture Units: 3; Lab Units: 1.

Prerequisites: GEOL 361.
Equivalent Quarter Course: GEOL 3801.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Understand composition and formation of sedimentary rocks.
  2. Describe, identify, and classify clastic and carbonate rocks in outcrop, hand specimen and thin section.
  3. Collect lithostratigraphic data from field sites to construct cross-sections and stratigraphic columns.
  4. Analyze sedimentary rocks to determine facies relationships.
  5. Interpret common depositional environments using field relations.
  6. Correlate sedimentary rock units using basic stratigraphic tools.

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