Tutor: Mike Horne, FGS.
For the University of Hull, Centre for Lifelong Learning.
We can get an enormous amount of information
from a geological map:
- where to find different types of rock and their fossils
- a greater understanding of landscape
- predictions of structures and rock types at depth
- discover the geological history of an area
This course will show you how a geological map is made, what all the symbols mean, how to draw a cross section and how to unlock the information from a two dimensional plan to get a four dimensional understanding.
The course offers the opportunity to study the geological maps in the University's collection.
The "rock cycle",
The laws of 'superposition' and 'cross cutting relationships'
Introduction to stratigraphy and structural geology.
How to make a geological map
Symbols used on geological maps
Drawing a topographic cross section
Use of dip and strike in creating a geological cross section
Unraveling the geological history of the area on a map
Prediction of geology at depth
Drawing a geological cross section
(The tutor will try to include other related items of interest to the class.)
This course is for those interested in Earth
Sciences, geology, stratigraphy, soils and landscape interpretation.
Students on previous courses have requested a course on this topic.
Previous experience would be an advantage - students are welcome to contact the tutor to discuss suitability
Students will be asked to interpret the geology shown on the maps provided, describe the geological history of the area and draw cross sections from cartoon and real geological maps. These will be used for the assessment.
The meetings will be held in the Geography Department, Cohen Building, Hull University, starting at 7-30pm. Each class will usually consist of one hour's informal lecture illustrated with slides and OHP, followed by practical work using cartoon maps and Geological Survey maps in the University collection. There will also be one half-day field trip on a weekend towards the end of the course (date to be decided) to study the relationship between landscape features and geological maps.
Course starts 9th January 2008
course code - U0702PS