Olin-Rice Science Center, Room 118
This course focuses on sedimentary rocks and the stratigraphic record. Topics covered include the origin and classification of sediments and sedimentary rocks (siliciclatic and carbonate), sedimentary structures (physical and biogenic), diagenesis, and basin analysis. Students are introduced to the principles and practice of stratigraphy (including the latest applications of sequence stratigraphy). Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of ancient sedimentary environments. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. Field trips.