Orogens And Basins

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Orogens And Basins

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Level 3 Earth Science

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 5
  • Overview

    Short Description
    The study of active orogenic belts and sedimentary basin development.

    Coursework exercises and essay completed during the field excursion (coursework includes rock descriptions, graphical logging, field sketching)
    Reassessment is not possible as this is a field class.

    Course Aims
    To introduce the study of active orogenic belts and sedimentary basin development, using the Betics as an example.
    Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
    To recognize, describe and document a range of rocks types and geological features within an active orogenic setting and determine their environment of formation.
    To explain the surface and lithospheric processes involved in orogen and basin development.
    To integrate a range of geological evidence to construct models of tectonic history and depositional environment.
    To use the timescales of geological processes in an active tectonic setting to understand the evolution of ancient orogens.
    To explain the complexity of orogenic belts, with particular reference to the western Mediterranean region.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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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