جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Earth Sciences - Structural Geology and Remote Sensing

decisions BA, Department of Structural Geology and Remote Sensing

Course Descriptions

 

 

Course and Code ESR 211 Course Title Introduction To Structural Geology             

Course and Code ESR 231 Course Title INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGEOLOGY AND GEOMORPHOLOGY

Course Descriptions Definition and scope of structural geology.  Classification and uses of primary structures.  Mechanical behavior of rocks during deformation; folding, faulting and jointing. Planar and linear structures. Emplacement of igneous bodies.  Introduction to deformation of lithosphere.

 

Prerequisites EMR 201

Course Descriptions Basic concepts of aerial photographs, types and specification of aerial photographs.  Basic fundamentals of landforms.  Summary of the processes that shape the earth's surface. Fundamentals of photogeologic interpretation.  Lithologic interpretation, structural interpretation.  Basics of geologic mapping using aerial photographs.

Prerequisites EMR 201

 

Course and Code ESR 301 Course Title Field Geology               

Course and Code ESR 302 Course Title Geologic Surveying

Course Descriptions Recognition and description of rocks in the field and their plotting in geologic maps. The use of compass and aerial photographs in location, measuring stratigraphic sections and geologic parameters. Preparation of geologic maps by mapping a small area and training the students on how to write a geologic report.

 

Prerequisites ESR 211

Course Descriptions An introduction to composition of errors. Preparation of contour maps, leveling instruments and surveys. Theodolite: principles, features, adjustment and distance measurements. Traversing: Triangulation and trigonometric nets. Compass and Plane Table Surveying, tachometry and construction of topographic maps. Simple location surveys. Electronic distance measurement.

Prerequisites ESR211, ESR231

 

Course and Code ESR 303 Course Title Geological Mapping               

Course and Code ESR 311 Course Title Analysis Of Directional Data

Course Descriptions The course  covers in detail the basic techniques of geologic mapping. It considers in brief the standard scales of geologic maps and the used universal and local coordinate systems. Topics include:  procedures followed in the different mapping techniques, preparation of base maps, steps of field work and construction of geological cross-sections,  use of recent equipments and techniques to facilitate the process of mapping.

 Prerequisites ESR 301

Descriptions The artesian/stereographic analysis of directional data, classification and symmetry, calculation of mean vector and fold axes. Correction of measurement of elementary data. Applications of descriptive geometry in solving some of the faulting and fault intersection problems.

 

 

Prerequisites ESR 301

 


 

 

Course and Code ESR 313 Course Title Fracture Analysis

Course and Code ESR 321 Course Title Analysis Of Map Data

Course Descriptions Analysis and classification of fracture data. The effect of fracture on the physical and mechanical behavior of rocks. The relationships between shear planes and stress axes. The effect of external agents such as pressure and temperature on the mechanical behavior of rocks.

Prerequisites ESR 301

Course Descriptions Converting maps into digital forms. The use of computer applications in documenting and processing map data and preparation of compiled maps. Uses of compiled maps for geological mapping and exploration of natural resources. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their applications in earth sciences.

Prerequisites ESR 301

 

 

Course and Code ESR 331 Course Title Introduction To Photogrammetry

Course and Code ESR 332 Course Title Photogeology

Course Descriptions Mathematical, geometric and optical foundations of photogrammetry. Airborne cameras and topographic parameters. Aerial surveys planning. Ground triangulation and control points. Stereoscopic vision and stereo-observation equipment. Aerial photo-drafting equipment. Relative and absolute orientation. Analytical drafting equipment. Fundamentals of aerial triangulation correction and mosaicking.

Prerequisites ESR 231

Course Descriptions The use of aerial photographs in deducing or inferring qualitative and quantitative information. Geometric parameters for measuring of relief, displacement and parallax measurements of slops, relief pattern and inclination of beds by parallax bar. Analysis of lineament, drainage systems, analysis and classification of soil. Construction of photogeologic maps.

 

Prerequisites ESR 301

 

 

Course and Code ESR 399 Course Title Training In The Specialization      

Course and Code ESR 401 Course Title Selected Topic In Structural Geology & Remote Sensing

Course Descriptions Field study of geologic structures. Classification of structures. Timing of successive generations of structural elements. Structural and geometric analyzes. Drawing structural maps of some selected areas. The use of stereographic projection in structural analysis. Performing a structural study of a selected area and submission of a structural map and a report on that area.

Prerequisites ESR301, ESR331

Course Descriptions A research study on a topic  in structural geology or Remote Sensing, which conforms to the needs and requirements of the student's field of specialization.

 

 

 

Prerequisites ESR 399

 


 

 

Course and Code ESR 408 Course Title Seminar        

Course and Code ESR 411 Course Title Advanced Structural Geology

Course Descriptions A series of scientific seminars on selected topics that represent modern study or research fields in structural geology and remote sensing. Each student will be assigned a research topic on which he will be expected to prepare and present a talk using up to date techniques.

 

Prerequisites ESR 399

Course Descriptions Definition of stress/strain fields, mechanical properties of rocks and the different factors affecting these properties. Analysis of brittle structures. Mohr circle. Mohr envelope. Theories of rock failure. Fault surface striations and their relationship to stress fields. Analysis of ductile structures, deformed pebbles, deformed grains, deformed fossils and their relationship to the infinitesimal strain field. Software available.

Prerequisites ESR 399

 

 

Course and Code ESR 412 Course Title Geotectonics

Course and Code ESR 421 Course Title Principles Of Remote Sensing

Course Descriptions Theory of continental drift, sea floor spreading paleomagnetism, plate tectonic theory. Orogenic and related processes. Regional depressions.

 

 

Prerequisites ESR 211

Course Descriptions Basic concepts of Remote Sensing including electromagnetic spectrum and the energy interactions. Resolutions in satellite images, space platforms and sensors. Acquisition of satellite data. Rectification of digital satellite images, processing, analysis and interpretation of data.

Prerequisites ESR231, ESR331

 

Course and Code ESR 423 Course Title Computer Processing Of Satellite Data             

Course and Code ESR 424 Course Title Remote Sensing In Environmental Geology

Course Descriptions Remote sensing systems characteristic and orbits. Processing of satellite images in geological applications. Pre-processing treatments comparison and rectification of digital scenes, computer classification of satellites digital data and construction of thematic maps.

Prerequisites ESR 301/ESR 421

Course Descriptions Aspects dealing with engineering geology and  environment. Remote sensing view.

 

 

 

Prerequisites EEG201, ESR301

 

 

 

Course and Code ESR 431 Course Title Geomorphology               

Course and Code ESR 499 Course Title B.Sc. Project

Course Descriptions Methods and objectives of geomorphologic studies. Discussion on various aspects of geomorphologic features and methods of control. Analysis of earth shaping processes, slope and deformation of drainage systems, types of peneplains. Eolian landforms, arid land cycle, and coastal shaping earth processes, Volcanic and glacial landforms.

 

Prerequisites ESR 301

Course Descriptions Students will  perform a detailed structural study for a selected area; draw a detailed structural map in which small-scale structural elements would be studied;  delineate structural patterns and represent them in 3-D diagrams and analyze them stereographically, compare and relate them to regional structural pattern. Students will  also be required is to explain the chronological relationships between stratigraphy and structural events,..

Prerequisites ESR301, ESR 399

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