Stratigraphy and Economic Geology

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Stratigraphy and Economic Geology

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Course entry requirements: GEO2004S, DP in GEO3005F

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course outline:
    This course covers the development of the oceanic and continental rock record and associated ore deposits as follows: the principles of stratigraphy with examples drawn from the South African rock record; the methods and procedures involved in dating rocks; the genesis of economic mineral deposits, their microscopic textures, and their valuation and exploitation; geophysical techniques.

Course Disclaimer

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.


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