Petrogenesis of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks|
Spring 2016 not offered
This course studies the occurrence and origin of volcanic, plutonic, and metamorphic rocks and how to read the record they contain. Topics will include the classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks, but emphasis will be on the geological, chemical, and physical processes taking place at and beneath volcanoes, in the earth's mantle, and within active orogenic belts.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (E&ES213 AND E&ES215)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (E&ES)(PSCI-MN)(SISP)
McBirney, IGNEOUS PETROLOGY, 2nd ed.
Mason, PETROLOGY OF THE METAMORPHIC ROCKS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Midterm and final exams plus term paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
E&ES316 should be taken concurrently.
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