GEOL 1003 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 1003
Number of Credits: 4

A lecture and laboratory course concerned with a study of the origin, occurrence, identification, and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The primary purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with the physical and chemical processes that control the formation of the main rock types. The main lecture topics are the distribution of igneous and metamorphic rocks, the contrasting geological environments in which the principal rock types form, physical and chemical properties of the earth's crust and mantle, origin of magmas, and crystallization processes of silicate melts.Offered every spring term. Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 4 hours.

Course prerequisites

GEOL 1001. [CG EEG]

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