Sedimentology 2

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Course Code: 
GLO 3105
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 3
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course deals with the scientific study of the classification, origin and interpretation of sediments and sedimentary rocks. It is concerned with physical, chemical and biologic properties of sedimentary rocks and the processes by which these properties are generated. It covers weathering, transportation, deposition in continental, marine and polar environments, post-depositional processes and sedimentary structures.  

Learning Outcomes: 

At the end of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Interpret the history of sediments and their depositional environments.
  • Explain the origin and history of sedimentary rocks.
  • Appreciate the importance of sedimentology in petroleum exploration and research.
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