University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course entry requirements: GEO2001F, PHY1031F or equivalent
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
This course builds on the previous mineralogy course and explores the physical processes involved in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock formation, modification and destruction as follows: Stratigraphy of South Africa; transport and deposition of siliciclastic sediment; sedimentary textures and structure;. siliciclastic, carbonate, evaporitic and other sedimentary rocks; earthquakes, stress, displacement and strain; brittle and ductile deformation; classification and petrography of igneous rocks; physical processes in magma chambers; the relationship between chemical and mineralogical composition; types of metamorphism, metamorphic textures and mineral assemblages.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.