Course Description

Course Name

Sedimentary Systems

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course is designed as an introductory sedimentary geology class for Earth Science
majors. The course primarily deals with the origins of sediments and sedimentary rocks.
Exciting major advancements in the field of sedimentary geology during last 30 years such
as facies analysis, sea-level change and sequence stratigraphy and their impact to
sedimentary geology will be discussed. Special emphasis will be given to hand specimen
identification of various sedimentary rocks discussed in lectures. The goal of the course is to
give a clear understanding of sediments and sedimentary rocks to the student in order to
further his/her career into several related fields including petroleum geology as well as
environmental sciences.

Required textbook
Sedimentary Petrology (3rd Edition) (2001), Tucker, M.E., Blackwell Publishing,262 p.

*Course content subject to change