GEOL 2021 Advanced Igneous Petrology

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 2021
Number of Credits: 3

The origin and characteristics of the common igneous rocks and minerals are studied in light of natural and synthetic rock systems. Main topics covered are equilibria relations of the main silicate systems, petrogenesis of the principal igneous rock types and their relation to plate tectonic regimes, and generation and source of magmas.Offered occasionally. Lecture, 3 hours. No prerequisites.