GEOL 206 - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy. Students learn associations between tectonic settings and depositional facies, and the tectonic controls on the development of sedimentary basins are presented with a focus on basin development in Yukon and Western Canada.


Students examine the physical and chemical processes that govern sediment production, transport, and deposition in a variety of environments, and gain expertise in the identification and classification of sediments and sedimentary rocks using various classification schemes. The course also introduces different principles and methods for stratigraphic analysis and correlation. Students incorporate these methods with sedimentological data and observations to describe and interpret sedimentary facies, predict facies architecture, and resolve depositional histories. 

Course details

Academic level(s)Bachelor
Language of instruction
InstitutionYukon University
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ECTS credits6.0
Field schoolNo
Fields of studyEarth science
Teaching placeAyamdigut campus, Whitehorse
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