Crustal evolution 704

Module code GLY 704
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Precambrian crustal evolution. Precambrian plate tectonics. Precambrian evolution of the African plate (Eburnean, Kibaran and Pan-African events). Phanerozoic evolution to the African plate; global examples of tectonics as a continental crustal source. Determination of deformational history of crustal rocks; determination of palaeostress conditions in ancient crustal rocks. Practical experience of structural analysis and determination of deformational history. A one-week field trip to a tectonically complex area.

Module credits 20.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Geology
Period of presentation Year

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