Sedimentary Systems

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sedimentary Systems

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    *** Note: this class is not recommended to sophomores in Earth and Environmental
    Sciences because of lack of background in geology to take this class.

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course is designed as an introductory sedimentary geology class for Earth Science
    majors. The course primarily deals with the origins of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
    Exciting major advancements in the field of sedimentary geology during last 30 years such
    as facies analysis, sea-level change and sequence stratigraphy and their impact to
    sedimentary geology will be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to hand specimen
    identification of various sedimentary rocks discussed in lectures. The goal of the course is to
    give a clear understanding of sediments and sedimentary rocks to the student in order to
    further his/her career into several related fields including petroleum geology as well as
    environmental sciences.

    Required textbook
    Sedimentary Petrology (3rd Edition) (2001), Tucker, M.E., Blackwell Publishing,262 p.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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